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Professor Seamus Higson

Emeritus Professor


BSc (Hons), PhD, AKC, C.Sci, C.Eng., FIMMM – DSc 

Seamus Higson joined Chichester from Cranfield having served terms as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Biosciences and head of the Cranfield Biotechnology Centre at Cranfield University.

Professor Higson brings more than 20 years’ experience of bringing fundamental research through to practical implementation and full commercialisation – based on technologies ranging from biomedical biosensors through to smart wound dressings and sensors for use within the water industry and environmental monitoring.

Professor Higson’s career to date has spanned academic departments of Chemistry, Medicine, Biotechnology, Materials Science and Engineering across every part of the University sector – with this being reflected in his publications and ongoing research interests.

Professor Higson is a long standing college member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) of the UK, serves in an advisory and/or consultative capacity for a number of public and professional bodies, has acted as an expert witness for a number of high profile intellectual property and patent legal cases in the US and Europe as well as being the founding Director for Microarray Ltd – a company formed in 1999 upon science and patents originating from his group.

A chartered scientist and Engineer, Professor Higson is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Professor Higson is author of in excess of 125 research papers along with a number of textbooks including the flagship Oxford text, ‘Analytical Chemistry’: (ISBN: 0 19-8502893).

Research Output


Viitala, T., Nabok, A., Walch, N.J., Dutton, S., Davis, F. and Higson, S. P. J. (2017) Graphene-based LbL deposited films: further study of electrical and gas sensing properties. MATEC Web of Conferences, 98 (04001). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2261-236X 10.1051/matecconf/20179804001

Partridge, M., Davis, F., James, S., Higson, S. P. J. and Tatam, R. (2017) A solution to the slow stabilisation of surface pressure sensors based on the Wilhelmy method. Matters. pp. 1-7. ISSN 2297-8240 10.19185/matters.201611000016

Higson, S. P. J., Tur-Garcia, E. L., Davis, F., Collyer, S. D., Holmes, J. L. and Barr, H. (2016) Novel Flexible Enzyme Laminate-Based Sensor for Analysis of Lactate in Sweat. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 242. pp. 502-510. ISSN 0925-4005 10.1016/j.snb.2016.11.040

Walch, N. J., Nabok, A. V., Davis, F. and Higson, S. P. J. (2016) Characterisation of Thin Films of Graphene-surfactant Composites Produced via a Novel Semi-Automated Method. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 7. pp. 209-219. ISSN 2190-4286 10.3762/bjnano.7.19

Walch, N. J., Davis, F., Langford, N., Holmes, J. L., Collyer, S. D. and Higson, S. P. J. (2015) Enhancement of Electrode Performance by a Simple Casting Method Using Sonochemically Exfoliated Graphene. Analytical Chemistry, 87 (18). pp. 9273-9279. ISSN 1520-6882 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01829

Mercantili, L., Davis, F., Collyer, S. D. and Higson, S. P. J. (2014) Ultrasonic modification of the viscosity of vegetable, mineral and synthetic oils - effects of nucleating agents and free-radical scavengers. Lubrication Science, 27 (3). pp. 177-191. ISSN 0954-0075 10.1002/ls.1263

Book Sections

Davis, F. and Higson, S. P. J. (2017) Recent Trends and the Future of Electrochemical Immunoassay Systems. In: Immunoassays: Development, Applications and Future Trends. Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd., Singapore, pp. 291-325. ISBN 9781315206547 10.4032/9781315206547

Other department members

Adrian Oldknow
Emeritus Professor
Alec Coutroubis
Associate Lecturer in Engineering
Emmanuel Edet
Dr Emmanuel Edet
Lecturer in Electronics & Electrical Engineering

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