Dr Peter Brooks

Dr Peter Brooks

PhD NSW, BSc(Hons) NSW

Position:
Senior Lecturer, Chemistry
Office:
I2.14A
Tel:
+61 7 54302828
Email:

Teaching areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Analytical Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry

Research areas

Research interests involve the chemical analysis and isolation of compounds from natural materials. His expertise in chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques applied to the trace analysis of important compounds in biological, environmental and industrial samples. Dr Brooks' current interests are in the isolation of bioactive compounds from honey and bee products, and the chemical monitoring of the environment.

Profile

Dr Peter Brooks was awarded his PhD in Chemistry from the University of New South Wales in 1989. He then taught in the Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Adelaide for two years. From 1991 to 2000, Dr Brooks lectured chemistry at La Trobe University, Bendigo. He has been with the University of the Sunshine Coast since 2001 and lectures in analytical, general and organic chemistries.

Dr Brooks has extensive research experience in analytical, environmental and organic chemistry. He has held research positions, supervised Honours and PhD candidates and attracted grants on projects involving bacterial chemotaxonomic studies, environmental monitoring and organic synthesis. At the University of the Sunshine Coast, Dr Brooks' research directions include environmental monitoring and the quantitation of bioactive compounds.

Publications

Key publications of Dr Peter Brooks  are available from the USC Research Bank.

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