Dr Colin Graham BSc, PhD, MRSC, C.Chem

Dr Colin L Graham

School of Chemistry
Visiting Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry

Contact details

School of Chemistry
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

  • Instrumental methods of trace analysis and chemical analysis on the microgram scale
  • Interest in the application of such methods to forensic chemical analysis.
  • The isolation, fractionation and characterisation of components of soil organic matter – so called humic substances.
  • Nuclear methods of analysis, especially radioactivation analysis.


  • Honorary Visiting Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry, 2004, University of Birmingham.
  • Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry, 1970, University of Birmingham.
  • Senior Research Associate in Applied Nuclear Science, 1966, University of Birmingham.
  • Assistant Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry, 1964, Queen’s University, Belfast.


Teaching Programmes

  • Coordinates and contributes to Year 3 Module: Advanced Chemical Analysis

Other activities

  • Chartered Chemist
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry Division (V), Membership 1986-93
  • Commission V.1 Secretary, General Aspects of Analytical Chemistry 1989-93
  • Steering Committee on Analytical Nomenclature 1991-93
  • Membership, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1961ž
  • Membership, Forensic Science Society, 2004 ž
  • Membership, International Humic Substances Society
  • Visiting lecturer, University College Cork, Forensic Chemistry Module, BSc in Forensic Science 2007 ž