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DR Alex Duan


  • Technical, and Laboratory Support, Chemistry



  • Dr Alex Duan has a background in Chemistry (PhD) and research experience studying materials and surface chemistry, focusing on characterisation using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and electron microscopy, particularly useful for contamination and unknown substance determination. Due to industry engagement and consultancy at SCAN, Duan has developed broader experience with materials analysis and investigation in the areas of construction, manufacturing, preservation and environmental science. His experience with interdisciplinary projects has given him expertise with understanding and comparing a suite of analytical techniques including gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrophotometry (ICPOES). He currently manages Trace Analysis for Chemical, Earth and Environmental Sciences (TrACEES) platform in aim to develop advanced analytical capabilities and capacities for multidisciplinary researches and technical supports.   


Member of

  • The Royal Australian Chemical Institute. Associate Member 2010 -
  • The American Vacuum Society. Member 2009 - 2012


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2011
  • B.Sc (Hon.), University of New South Wales 2006