Steve Croker MSc CChem FRSC - Bristol ChemLabS Laboratory Manager
Steve completed his degree at the University of West of England as a Graduate of The Royal Society of Chemistry (Part II) in 1987. He then went on to study his MSc in Instrumental analysis and graduated in 1990.
From 1980 until 2003 Steve worked at Long Ashton Research Station which was the Agricultural department of the University. For the first five years Steve worked in the Plant Physiology and Biochemistry group and then moved to work in the Hormone Biochemistry group. During his time at Long Ashton Steve developed his skills and expertise in the analysis of plant hormones using techniques such as GC, GC-MS, and HPLC.
Long Ashton Research Station closed in 2003 and Steve took up his current post as Technical Laboratory Manager of Bristol ChemLabS in 2003. Steve has responsibility for managing the technical provision of the teaching laboratories for the undergraduate students and for Outreach work.
Steve is very involved with the E-learning of the department and in 2007/8 Steve received the Faculty of Science Teaching and Learning Prize.
In 2009 Steve was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). This is the most senior category of membership and is only open to those with substantial career progression who can offer evidence of seniority and maturity of experience in any field which involves or promotes the advancement or wider application of chemical science.