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Dr Yates is a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.
His research interest lies in environmental chemistry with a particular emphasis on fate, distribution and effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and passive sampling methodologies in various matrices.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Lecturer on number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules which include:
Practical Skills for Life Sciences (AS1903), Analytical Chemistry (AS3040), Physical and Inorganic Chemistry (AS2002), Oilfield Chemicals (AS4052), Advanced Analytical Techniques (AS4040) Laboratory Work (ASM004), Professional Skills and Techniques (ASM004), and Contemporary techniques/Analytical Problem Solving (ASM010). Forensic Analysis (AS2063).Student research project supervision.
- Forensic & Analytical Science Stage 1 Year Tutor
- PhD – Environmental Investigation (RGU, 2008)
- MSc – Instrumental Analytical Science (RGU, 2003)
- BEng (Hons) Undergraduate Degree – Chemical Engineering (ABU, Nigeria, 2000)
Dr Yates worked as an environmental Chemist at the Fisheries Research Services Marine Laboratory (now Marine Scotland Marine Laboratory) Aberdeen before joining the Macaulay Institute Aberdeen (now James Hutton Institute) where he worked as an Analytical Chemist until 2010 when he was appointed a Lecturer with the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at RGU.
Dr Yates's research interest lies in environmental chemistry with a particular emphasis on fate, distribution and effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and passive sampling methodologies in various matrices. He also has an interest in environmental sensing and monitoring as well as the recycling of used drilling fluids and remediation of oily waste waters.
- Member- Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
- Associate Member - Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (AIEMA)
- Adegbotolu, V. U., Njuguna, J., Pollard, P., and Yates, K. (2014). Waste to Want: Polymer nanocomposites using nanoclays extracted from Oil based drilling mud waste. IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 64 012023 doi:10.1088/1757-899X/64/1/012023
- Yates, K., Pollard P., Davies, I.M, Webster, L., and Moffat, C. (2013) Silicone rubber passive samplers for measuring pore water and exchangeable concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sediments. Science of the Total Environment, 463-464: 988-996
- Yates, K., Pollard P., Davies, I.M, Webster, L., and Moffat, C. (2011) Application of silicone rubber passive samplers to investigate bioaccumulation of PAHs in Nereis virens, Environmental Pollution 159 (12), pp 3351-3356
- Rhind, S.M., Kyle, C.E., Mackie, C., Yates, K. and Duff, E.I. (2011) Geographic variation in tissue accumulation of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in grazing sheep, Environmental Pollution, 1519 (2), pp 416-422
- Yates, K. Davies, I.M, Webster, L., Pollard P., Lawton, L., and Moffat, C. (2008) Application of silicone rubber passive samplers to investigating bioaccumulation of PAHs in Nereis virens, FRS Marine Laboratory Aberdeen Internal report 01/08, January 2008
- Yates, K. Davies, I.M, Webster, L., Pollard P., Lawton, L., and Moffat, C. (2007) Passive sampling: Partition coefficients for a silicone rubber reference phase, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Vol. 9, pp 1116-1121