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Thatcham scientist wins award for chemical weapon detection research

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Dr Kevin Giles (pictured right), a chemist who works for US-based Waters Corporation, has been named the Industrial Analytical Science award winner for 2014.
He has been involved in the development and application of technology relating to charged particles, or ions, which has resulted in the generation of a new type of analytical instrument that can detect drugs, chemical weapons and diseases from the analysis of breath.
The chief executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Dr Robert Parker, said: “Each year we present prizes and awards to chemical scientists who have made an outstanding contribution, be that in their area of research, in industry or academia.
"Our winners can be very proud to follow in the footsteps of some of the most influential and important chemical scientists in history.”
Forty-seven previous winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry awards have gone on to win Nobel Prizes in Chemistry for their work.

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