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Richard is Director of the Analytical Centre at the University of Bradford; a specialist facility managing the major analytical equipment for the University. He joined Bradford in 2005 to manage commercial projects run through the Centre and continues to collaborate widely with industrial partners delivering continuously on multiple projects to the Pharmaceutical, Agrochemical, Healthcare and Specialty Chemical Sectors as Principle Investigator. He has delivered over £2.0m commercial research income since joining the University. Prior to this, Richard started his career at Zeneca (subsequently AstraZeneca and Syngenta) where he spent 8 years in characterisation functions at their HMC and Jealott’s Hill manufacturing and R&D sites as a Senior Analytical Chemist. He has extensive expertise in a broad range of analytical techniques including NMR, vibrational spectroscopy (Raman, FTIR), separation science (HPLC, GC, CE), mass spectrometry, thermal analysis (DSC, TGA, DMA), and electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), with a particular research interest in hyphenated techniques including DSC-Raman/FTIR/XRD (the focus of a recently co-authored book chapter for the RSC text “Principles of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry”).


Analytical Chemistry 
Research collaborators
NameProfessor Simon Gaisford
ThemeAnalytical Chemistry, Hyphenated Techniques, 3D printing, Pharmaceuticals
NameDr Gareth Williams
ThemeAnalytical Chemistry, Hyphenated Techniques, 3D printing, Pharmaceuticals
NameProfessor Ian Scowen
CompanyUniversity of Lincoln
ThemeAnalytical Chemistry, Hyphenated Techniques, Pharmaceuticals
NameDr Tasnim Munshi
CompanyUniversity of Lincoln
ThemeAnalytical Chemistry, Hyphenated Techniques, Pharmaceuticals
NameProfessor Howell Edwards
CompanyUniversity of Bradford
ThemeAnalytical Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy
NameProfessor Richard Bowen
CompanyUniversity of Bradford
ThemeMass spectrometry
NameDr Colin Seaton
CompanyUniversity of Bradford
NameDr Sanit Nayak
CompanyUniversity of Bradford

Professional activities

  • University of Bradford - PhD
  • University of Huddersfield - BSc
  • HMC, Syngenta (formally Zenenca / AstraZenenca) - Senior Analytical Chemist
  • 01-JAN-16: - Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 01-JAN-11: - Chartered Chemist (CChem)
  • 01-JAN-11: - Chartered Scientist (CSci)


Peer Reviewed Journal
Title3D Printing of a Multi-Layered Polypill Containing Six Drugs Using a Novel Stereolithographic Method (2019)
AuthorsRobles-Martinez, P; Xu, X; Trenfield, SJ; Awad, A; Goyanes, A; Telford, R; Basit, AW; Gaisford, S
TitleStructure reactivity relationship in the accelerated formation of 2,3-diarylquinoxalines in the microdroplets of a nebuliser. (2019)
AuthorsHayat N;Fenwick NW;Saidykhan A;Telford R;Martin WH;Gallagher RT;Bowen RD;
JournalEuropean Mass Spectrometry
TitlePolynuclear complexes as precursor templates for hierarchical microporous graphitic carbon: An unusual approach (2018)
AuthorsKobielska, P.A.; Telford, Richard; Rowlandson, J.; Tian, M.; Shahin, Z.; Demessence, A.; Ting, V.P.; Nayak, Sanjit
Title3D printed drug products: Non-destructive dose verification using a rapid point-and-shoot approach (2018)
AuthorsTrenfield, S.J.; Goyanes, A.; Telford, Richard; Wilsdon, D.; Rowland, M.; Gaisford, S.; Basit, A.W.
TitleTransition metal complexes of a versatile polyalkoxy oxazolidine-based ligand derived from in situ cyclization (2018)
AuthorsSaleem, Ayaan; Kobielska, Paulina A.; Harms, K.; Katsikogianni, Maria G.; Telford, Richard; Novitchi, G.; Nayak, Sanjit
TitleAnalysis Using Size Exclusion Chromatography of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) using Methanol as an Eluent (2017)
AuthorsSwift, Thomas; Hoskins, Richard; Telford, Richard; Plenderleith, R.A.; Pownall, David; Rimmer, Stephen
JournalJournal of Chromatography A
TitleStudy of molecular structure, chemical reactivity and H-bonding interactions in the cocrystal of nitrofurantoin with urea (2017)
AuthorsKhan, E.; Shukla, A.; Jadav, Niten B.; Telford, Richard; Ayala, A.P.; Tandon, P.; Vangala, Venu R.
TitleMixed-linker approach in designing porous zirconium-based metal–organic frameworks with high hydrogen storage capacity (2016)
AuthorsNaeem, Ayesha; Ting, V.P.; Hintermair, U.; Tian, M.; Telford, Richard; Halim, Saaiba; Nowell, H.; Holynska, M.; Teat, S.J.; Scowen, Ian J.; Nayak, Sanjit
TitleStabilisation of metastable polymorphs: the case of paracetamol form III (2016)
AuthorsTelford, Richard; Seaton, Colin C.; Clout, A.; Buanz, A.B.M.; Gaisford, S.; Williams, G.R.; Prior, T.J.; Okoye, C.H.; Munshi, Tasnim; Scowen, Ian J.
TitleMixed-linker approach in designing porous zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks with high hydrogen storage capacity (2016)
AuthorsNaeem A.;Ting V.;Hintermair U.;Tian M.;Telford R.;Halim S.;Nowell H.;Hołyńska M.;Teat S.;Scowen I.;Nayak S.
JournalChemical Communications
Title3D printing of medicines: Engineering novel oral devices with unique design and drug release characteristics (2015)
AuthorsGoyanes, A.; Wang, J.; Buanz, A.B.M.; Martinez-Pacheco, R.; Telford, Richard; Gaisford, S.; Basit, A.W.
TitleThermal Behavior of Benzoic Acid/Isonicotinamide Binary Cocrystals (2015)
AuthorsBuanz, A.B.M.; Prior, T.J.; Burley, J.C.; Raimi-Abraham, B.T.; Telford, Richard; Hart, M.; Seaton, Colin C.; Davies, P.J.; Scowen, Ian J.; Gaisford, S.; Williams, G.R.
TitleRapid preparation of pharmaceutical co-crystals with thermal ink-jet printing (2013)
AuthorsBuanz A.;Telford R.;Scowen I.;Gaisford S.
TitleHydrothermal modification of the Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite under low pH geothermal environments. A plausibly prebiotic route to activated phosphorus on the early Earth (2013)
AuthorsBryant, D.E.; Greenfield, D.; Walshaw, R.D.; Johnson, B.R.G.; Herschy, B.; Smith, C.; Pasek, M.A.; Telford, Richard; Scowen, Ian J.; Munshi, Tasnim; Edwards, Howell G.M.; Cousins, C.R.; Crawford, I.A.; Kee, T.P.
TitleCritical characteristics for corticosteroid solution metered dose inhaler bioequivalence (2012)
AuthorsGrainger C.;Saunders M.;Buttini F.;Telford R.;Merolla L.;Martin G.;Jones S.;Forbes B.
JournalMolecular Pharmaceutics
TitleRapid preparation of pharmaceutical co-crystals with thermal ink-jet printing (2012)
AuthorsBuanz, A.B.M.; Telford, Richard; Scowen, Ian J.; Gaisford, S.
TitleVibrational spectroscopic characterisation of salmeterol xinafoate polymorphs and a preliminary investigation of their transformation using simultaneous in situ portable Raman spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry (2008)
AuthorsAli H.;Edwards H.;Hargreaves M.;Munshi T.;Scowen I.;Telford R.
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Book Chapters
TitleDancing on Eggshells: A Holistic Analytical Study of a Ballet Dancer on Regency Porcelain (2018)
AuthorsH.G.M.Edwards, Alexander P H Surtees, Richard Telford
JournalRaman Spectroscopy in Archaeology and Art History: Volume 2
PublisherRSC Publishing
TitleSimultaneous Thermal Techniques (2016)
AuthorsI. J. Scowen, R. Telford
JournalPrinciples of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry; 2nd Ed.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry