Gillian Greenway

Professor Gillian M Greenway

Professor of Analytical Chemistry / Interim Head of Department of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering

+44 (0) 1482 466355

Gillian Greenway is passionate about developing new methods to make accurate chemical measurements whether it is in the laboratory, a doctors surgery or out in the environment. 

Her work has focused on developing point of care systems and portable environmental measurement devices.

Gillian's research is very interdisciplinary and she collaborates widely with engineers and bio scientists.

Further recent research with collaborators is involved in finding new applications for waste materials and developing new materials for environmental applications.

Gillian is a member of the ESPRC college and has been invited to be on international research panels.


Research Interests

  • Chemical miniaturisation
  • Chemiluminescence
  • Sensors
  • Environmental analysis
  • New applications of waste materials
  • New materials for environmental and clinical applications


Al-Awady M J, Greenway G M, Paunov V N, 'Nanotoxicity of Polyelectrolyte-Functionalised Titania Nanoparticles towards Microalgae and Yeast: Role of the Particle Concentration, Size and Surface Charge', RSC Advances, 5, pp 37044-37059, DOI: 10.1039/c5ra05577 (2015)

Saunders P, Rogerson M, Wadhawan J D, Greenway G M, Pedley H M, 'Mg/Ca Ratios in Freshwater Microbial Carbonates: Thermodynamic, Kinetic and Vital Effects', Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 147, pp 107-118, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.10.014 (2014)

Wade A J, Palmer-Felgate E J, Halliday S J, Skeffington R A, Loewenthal M, Jarvie H P, Bowes M J, Greenway G M, Haswell S J, Bell I M, Joly E, Fallatah A, Neal C, Williams R J, Gozzard E, Newman J R, 'Hydrochemical Processes in Lowland Rivers: Insights from In Situ, High-Resolution Monitoring', Hydrology And Earth System Sciences, pp 4323-4342, DOI: 10.5194/hess-16-4323-2012 (2012)

Garcia-Alonso J, Fakhrullin R F, Paunov V N, Shen Z, Pamme N, Haswell S J, Greenway G M, 'Microscreening Toxicity System Based on Living Magnetic Yeast and Gradient Chips', Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, vol 400, issue 4, pp 1009-1013, DOI: 10.1007/s00216-010-4241-3 (2011)


Research PhDs

Gillian welcomes applications in analytical and environmental chemistry.

Completed PhDs

Gillian has successfully overseen the completion of 29 PhDs, as first or joint Supervisor, with recent examples including

  • Jwan O Abdulsattar, Development of Analytical Platform for Insitu Measurements (2017)
  • Zeid Oiaidha, Development a Portable System for Monitoring Chemicals Pollutants in Environmental River Water Samples (2016)
  • Mohammed AlAwady, Nanoparticle Mediated Toxicity and Antimicrobial Action (2016)
  • Ahmed Fallatah, Development of Lab-on-a chip Technology for the Analysis of Ions in Natural Waters (2016)
  • Kevin Wright, Development Towards a Point-of-Care System to Monitor Pregnancy and Fertility Biomarkers (2015)
  • Asim Jilani, Development of a Microfluidic Methodology for Drug Analysis in Forensic Chemistry Applications (2015)
  • Loay Kashkary, Development of a Combined DNA and Drug Extraction Methodology for Forensic Toxicology Application (2014)

Current PhD supervisions

  • Mohammed Aljohani, Analytical Platform for Multiplexed Analysis (joint supervisors Jay Wadhawan and Huw Jones)
  • Zahraa Al-Mashaykhi, Porous Materials for Pollution Remediation, Iraqi Government (joint supervisors Gillian Greenway and Jiamin Chin)
  • Nasser Alamrani, Optical Laser Free Sensor, Iraqi Government (joint supervisors Gillian Greenway and Nicole Pamme)
  • Rana Al-Shemary, Optical Biosensors, Iraqi Government (joint supervisors Gillian Greenway and Nicole Pamme)
  • Saba Al-Obaidy, Microfluidic Device for Screening Nanocarrier - Formulated Antibiotics (joint supervisors Gillian Greenway and Vesko Paunov)

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Senior Fellow of HEA

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Analytical Science, University of Manchester (1985)

External roles

  • Contributing Editor to Trends in Analytical Chemistry
  • Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
  • President of the Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2008-2011)

Awards and accolades

  • Awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry SAC Silver Medal in 1996

Professional highlights

  • Gillian was the first female President of the Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry