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Professor Nicole Pamme

Professor in Analytical Chemistry

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Summary

Prof. Nicole Pamme holds a chair in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Hull (UK) in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Nicole Pamme obtained a Diploma in Chemistry from the University of Marburg (Germany) in 1999. For her PhD studies she went to Imperial College London (UK) where she joined the group of Prof. Andreas Manz. It was here that she first started working with microfluidic devices, more specifically, on single particle analysis inside microfluidic channels. In 2004, she moved to Tsukuba (Japan) as an independent research fellow in the International Centre for Young Scientists (ICYS) based at the Japanese National Institute for Materials Science. She was appointed as a lecturer in Hull in December 2005 and , following a few promotions, reached the rank of Professor in 2014.

Undergraduate

Prof. Pamme teaches analytical measurement sciences from L3 to L7. Teaching activities include lectures on spectroscopy, microanalytical and forensic chemistry as well as on biosensors. She has also co-authored a textbook for UG students on Bioanalytical Chemistry, now in its second edition.

Journal Article

Two-step numerical approach to predict ferrofluid droplet generation and manipulation inside multilaminar flow chambers

Gómez-Pastora, J., Amiri Roodan, V., Karampelas, I. H., Alorabi, A. Q., Tarn, M. D., Iles, A., …Ortiz, I. (2019). Two-step numerical approach to predict ferrofluid droplet generation and manipulation inside multilaminar flow chambers. Journal of physical chemistry. C, 123(15), 10065-10080. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01393

A method for determining average iron content of ferritin by measuring its optical dispersion

Gupta, R., Alamrani, N. A., Greenway, G. M., Pamme, N., & Goddard, N. J. (2019). A method for determining average iron content of ferritin by measuring its optical dispersion. Analytical chemistry, 91(11), 7366-7372. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.9b01231

“Learning on a chip:” Microfluidics for formal and informal science education

Rackus, D. G., Riedel-Kruse, I. H., & Pamme, N. (2019). “Learning on a chip:” Microfluidics for formal and informal science education. Biomicrofluidics, 13(4), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5096030

A feasibility study of a leaky waveguide aptasensor for thrombin

Alamrani, N. A., Greenway, G. M., Pamme, N., Goddard, N. J., & Gupta, R. (2019). A feasibility study of a leaky waveguide aptasensor for thrombin. Analyst, 144(20), 6048-6054. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9an01421g

Rapid Detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) from artificial urine samples based on IFAST and ATP Bioluminescence Assay: from development to practical challenges during protocol testing in Kenya

Ngamsom, B., Wandera, E. . . A., Iles, A., Kimani, R., Muregi, F., Gitaka, J., & Pamme, N. (2019). Rapid Detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) from artificial urine samples based on IFAST and ATP Bioluminescence Assay: from development to practical challenges during protocol testing in Kenya. Analyst, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9an01808e

Research interests

Our research evolves around the study of microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices, which allow precise handling of liquids at microscopic scales. Our group applies lab-on-a-chip technology for environmental analysis on-site, for clinical diagnostics at the point-of-care and the synthesis of smart materials in collaboration with Chemistry, Engineering and Biomedical Sciences.

Postgraduate supervision

Currently, we do not have any paid studentship positions advertised.

If you have your own funding, an externally sponsored PhD studentship, or want to apply for a Research Fellowship and are interested in our research topics, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

- on-chip radiochemistry for dose-on-demand PET imaging

- organ-on-a-chip/tissue-on-a-chip

- point-of-care clinical diagnostics, wearable sensors

- pathogen sorting and sensing

- in-the-field environmental analysis, citizen science

- droplet microfluidics