I am a proud Yorkshireman, born to an Estonian father, which makes me completely foreign in Manchester. I enjoy running, reading, climbing mountains, ale festivals, rugby league, waste and recycling, and supporting persons who have fallen upon hard times through addiction.
I teach because I believe that everyone deserves to have access to the tools to a fulfilling and successful career. I fundamentally believe that there is intelligence inside every human being, but many persons fail to recognise just how powerful their mind is and how it can limit their abilities. My goal through my teaching is to help my students realise their potential and use it to contribute towards some common good in the world. I teach this through my units in workplace regulation and environmental management.
Life is 10% the hand you're dealt, and 90% how you deal with it.
You can expect for me to demand high standards, but at the same time I will provide the necessary support for you as an individual. I value the student/teacher partnership in furthering your understanding of any given topic and I develop meaningful relationships with my students during taught sessions.
MChem (Hons) Chemistry with Nanotechnology (University of Hull)
PhD - The Voltammetric Applications and Frequency-Dependent Properties of Screen-Printed Electrodes and Carbon Nanomaterial Electrodes (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
NEBOSH National General Certificate
Viridor-Laing (2015 - 2018)
In this role I utilised scientific research methods to help solve liability disputes surrounding technology failure and provided expert advice on process redevelopment in the waste management sector. I worked on many projects including corrosion identification within anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting plants, diagnosis of failure mechanisms for regenerative thermal oxidizers and activated carbons beds, and optimization of exisiting processes including sludge dewatering using liquid polymers and reducing sulfide and methane from hydrolysis processes.
Studying with the Chemical Science Undergraduate Programme is a unique opporutnity for our apprentices because they combine degree level study with their everyday on-the-job experiences. The Chemical Science industry requires high quality analysts, formulation chemists and chemical engineers that can help grow and maintain the high standards set within their particular area. Studying with the CSUP team allows our students to put into practice the teachings from our units, which are designed to compliment most chemical science orgnaizations. This experiential model of learning enables the student to apply fundamental principles to real world situations.
Introduction to Workplace Regulations (CSUP)
Fundamental Inorganic Chemistry (CSUP)
Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry (CSUP
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CSUP)
Environmental Management and Sustainability (CSUP)
Fundamental electrochemistry (Frontiers)
Part of the supervisory team for 2 completions
Currently on the supervisory team for 1 PhD student
Strathclyde - external examiner for a PhD viva (December 2019)
Waste and Recycling
EP. Randviir, O. Kanou, CM. Liauw, GJ. Miller, HG. Andrews, et al. (2019). The physicochemical investigation of hydrothermally reduced textile waste and application within carbon-based electrodes. RSC Advances. 9, pp.11239-11252.
E. Bernalte, J. Kamieniak, EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2019). The preparation of hydroxyapatite from unrefined calcite residues and its application for lead removal from aqueous solutions. RSC Advances. 9(7), pp.4054-4062.
EP. Randviir (2018). A cross examination of electron transfer rate constants for carbon screen-printed electrodes using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. Electrochimica Acta. 286, pp.179-186.
SJ. Rowley-Neale, EP. Randviir, AS. Abo Dena, CE. Banks (2018). An overview of recent applications of reduced graphene oxide as a basis of electroanalytical sensing platforms. Applied Materials Today. 10, pp.218-226.
E. Randviir (2017). Novel Research Methods Supporting Advanced Waste Treatment Technologies within a Circular Economy. Environmental Scientist. 26(4), pp.82-87.
AF. Khan, EP. Randviir, DAC. Brownson, X. Ji, GC. Smith, et al. (2017). 2D Hexagonal Boron Nitride (2D-hBN) Explored as a Potential Electrocatalyst for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Electroanalysis. 29(2), pp.622-634.
AF. Khan, DAC. Brownson, EP. Randviir, GC. Smith, CE. Banks (2016). 2D Hexagonal Boron Nitride (2D-hBN) Explored for the Electrochemical Sensing of Dopamine. Anal Chem. 88(19), pp.9729-9737.
J. Kamieniak, EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2015). The latest developments in the analytical sensing of methane. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry. 73, pp.146-157.
EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2015). Electrode substrate innovation for electrochemical detection in microchip electrophoresis. Electrophoresis. 36(16), pp.1845-1853.
EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2015). The latest developments in quantifying cyanide and hydrogen cyanide. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry. 64, pp.75-85.
DK. Kampouris, X. Ji, EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2015). A new approach for the improved interpretation of capacitance measurements for materials utilised in energy storage. RSC Advances. 5(17), pp.12782-12791.
JP. Metters, EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2014). Screen-printed back-to-back electroanalytical sensors. Analyst. 139(21), pp.5339-5349.
EP. Randviir, DAC. Brownson, CE. Banks (2014). A decade of graphene research: production, applications and outlook. Materials Today. 17(9), pp.426-432.
T. Wang, EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2014). Detection of theophylline utilising portable electrochemical sensors. Analyst. 139(8), pp.2000-2003.
EP. Randviir, DAC. Brownson, JP. Metters, RO. Kadara, CE. Banks (2014). The fabrication, characterisation and electrochemical investigation of screen-printed graphene electrodes. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 16(10), pp.4598-4611.
CE. Banks, EP. Randviir (2014). Detection of creatinine: technologies for point-of-care determination of glomerular filtration. Bioanalysis. 6(2), pp.109-111.
EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2014). The Oxygen Reduction Reaction at Graphene Modified Electrodes. Electroanalysis. 26(1), pp.76-83.
EP. Randviir, DK. Kampouris, CE. Banks (2013). An improved electrochemical creatinine detection method via a Jaffe-based procedure. Analyst. 138(21), pp.6565-6572.
EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2013). Analytical methods for quantifying creatinine within biological media. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 183, pp.239-252.
EP. Randviir, JP. Metters, J. Stainton, CE. Banks (2013). Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy versus cyclic voltammetry for the electroanalytical sensing of capsaicin utilising screen printed carbon nanotube electrodes. Analyst. 138(10), pp.2970-2981.
EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2013). Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy: an overview of bioanalytical applications. Analytical Methods. 5(5), pp.1098-1098.
EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2012). Electrochemical measurement of the DNA bases adenine and guanine at surfactant-free graphene modified electrodes. RSC Advances. 2(13), pp.5800-5800.
JP. Smith, EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2016). An Introduction to Forensic Electrochemistry. In: Forensic Science. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, pp.89-102.
EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2016). Incorporating Graphene into Fuel Cell Design. In: NanoScience and Technology. Springer International Publishing, pp.293-312.
CA. Fletcher, E. Randviir, C. Banks, RM. Dunk (2017). A review of end of waste criteria and its application to MSW derived incinerator bottom ash. In: Proceedings Sardinia 2017, Sixteenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, 2 - 6 October 2017. S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy, 2/10/2017. pp.D(08)2-D(08)2.
Triple Helix Cofnerence, 2018, plastic waste
Electrochem Northwest July 2015 (Organiser)
Electrochem Northwest July 2019 (Organiser)
Analytical Methods (100+ articles reviewed)
Sensors and Actuators B (10+ articles reviewed)
Journal of Catalysis
Consultant to Greater Manchester Waste
Technical advisor for the management of chemical technology
Responsible for the delivery of contract research services to Viridor Laing Greater Manchester
Viridor Laing Greater Manchester
SMEs (Impact Air Systems, Furniture Recycling Network, Stitched Up, MetMunch)
RKE Award 2016 (Manchester Metropolitan)
Public Engagement Champion 2015 (Manchester Metropolitan)
Member of Mensa
NEBOSH General Certificate (March 2017)
RSC Applied Materials Chesmitry Group Committee Member
Vice-chair of RSC Manchester Local Section
Royal Society of Chemistry
Chartered Institute of Waste Managers