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 relies upon course like ours to provide 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 (Sam Rowley-Neale and Aamar Khan)
Currently on the supervisory team for 1 PhD student (Sheryl Lee)
My research expertise spans many areas of electrochemistry, including the application of advanced electrochemical methods (electrochemical impedance spectroscopy), the design of new electrode materials for electrochemical sensors, carbon electrochemistry for printed electronic devices, and the electrochemistry of secondary materials obtained from waste streams ranging from plastic to ligninocellulosic material. I have a keen interest in carbonization of waste consumer products for applications within both electrochemical devices and for other product applications ranging from plastics to rubber compounding.
I work with a range of academic collaborators from within the field of electrochemistry, primarily within the Banks Research Group at Manchester Metropolitan University. I have also worked with reputable researchers including Professor Frank Marken (University of Bath) and Dr Jay Wadhawhan (University of Hull).
E. Bernalte, J. Kamieniak, EP. Randviir, Á. Bernalte-García, 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.
E. 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. Analytical Chemistry. 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.
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.
EP. Randviir, CE. Banks (2015). The latest developments in quantifying cyanide and hydrogen cyanide. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry. 64, pp.75-85.
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, CE. Banks (2013). Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy: An overview of bioanalytical applications. Analytical Methods. 5(5), pp.1098-1115.
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 (2012). Electrochemical measurement of the DNA bases adenine and guanine at surfactant-free graphene modified electrodes. RSC Advances. 2(13), pp.5800-5805.
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.
Electrochem Northwest July 2015 (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)
Royal Society of Chemistry
Chartered Institute of Waste Managers