Dr Kelvin N Tapley


  • Excellence & Innovation Fellow (Leeds Institute of Teaching Excellence)

Research interests

Novel techniques and applications in capillary electrophoresis. Monitoring reactions using analytical techniques (especially spectroscopic techniques). FT-Infrared and FT-Raman Spectroscopy for the analysis and characterisation of materials. Environmental analysis and effluent treatments. Hair chemistry, treatment and characterisation. Reactions of reactive dyes (analysis and kinetics of). Pigments.

Teaching interests: Environmental impact of coloured materials, analysis and characterisation of materials, colorants – properties and applications.

Principle Leadership, Management & Administration duties: Pro-Dean for Student Education (Mathematics and Physical Science) 2006-17, Chair of the University of Leeds Student Education Bulletin Board (until 2017), Chair of the University of Leeds Student Education Conference (until 2017) and Chair of the Publications Award Committee of the Society of Dyers and Colourists.

Pedogogic Research: Co-Founder of Pedogogic Research in Mathematics and Physical Science (PRiSM); Excellence & Innovation Fellow of Leeds Institute of Teaching Excellence (LITE)


Research groups and institutes

  • Colour and Polymer Science

Postgraduate research opportunities

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