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Expert in Organic Chemistry, Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Pesticide Analysis, Sugar Cane and Editing

Expert ID: 730003 Mauritius

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Expert. Expert is an expert in organic chemistry. While working on his projects, he synthesized various organic molecules. His project on the production of bio-plastics from sugarcane biomass attracted a research grant of € 934,500 from the European Union to the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute.

Expert. Expert has a very good knowledge in chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques. He has good experience in the handling of IR, GC, GC-MS, HPLC, NMR and UV instruments. He supervised undergraduate laboratory courses at the University of British Columbia, Canada. While serving as a former member of the Chemicals Standards Committee of the Mauritius Standards Bureau, he gave suggestions to improve test methods.

At the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute, Expert. Expert converted bagasse into bioplastics (biodegradable polymers) and ethanol by saccharification (hydrolysis of cellulose and hemicellulose into glucose, xylose and other monosaccharides) and fermentation. He studied the effects of weather on the turbidity of sugar cane juice/syrup, and color and filterability of raw sugars. He developed multi-residue methods to analyze over 30 pesticide residues in sugars. He also provided technical support to sugar factories and a rum manufacturer whenever needed.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Year: 1997 Degree: Candidatus Scientiarum Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Year: 1996 Degree: Candidatus Magisterii Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Responsibilities: Expert. Expert set up Scanlab Technical Solutions Ltd in January 2011. He is responsible for the daily running of the company.
Years: 2005 to 2011 Employer: Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute Title: Research Scientist Department: Sugar Technology/Agricultural Chemistry Responsibilities: He did research on the production of value-added products from sugarcane biomass. He developed methods to analyze pesticide residues in sugars. He also studied the effects of weather (during the time of harvest) on the quality of sugarcane juice/syrup and sugars. Moreover, he provided technical support to sugar factories and a rum distillery whenever needed.
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: Shell Mauritius Ltd Title: Lubricants Sales Engineer Department: Lubricants Responsibilities: He recommended lubricants to customers according to technical specifications. He also gave advice on the proper storage and handling of lubricants to contractors and end-users.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: University of Mauritius Title: Part-time Lecturer Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: He taught organic chemistry to graduate students.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: University of Mauritius Title: Research Scientist Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: He extracted and characterized biopolymers from seaweeds.
Years: 2000 to 2001 Employer: University of British Columbia, Canada Title: Vice-coordinator of chemistry laboratory courses Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: He coordinated undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses whenever required.
Years: 1998 to 2003 Employer: University of British Columbia, Canada Title: Teaching Assistant Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: He conducted undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses.
Years: 1994 to 1996 Employer: University of Bergen, Norway Title: Teaching Assistant Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: He conducted undergraduate chemistry tutorial classes.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2011 to Present Country / Region: Germany Summary: He imports laboratory supplies from Germany.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is an Associate Member of the Professional Business and Technical
Management, Warwickshire, England
Publications and Patents Summary
He has six publications in the fields of chemistry and sugarcane co-products.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He prepared and delivered chemistry graduate courses.
Marketing Experience
He is well aware of the challenges faced by sugar producers.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency

Fields of Expertise

chemical compound, organic chemical structure, organic chemistry, organic compound, organic reaction, organic synthesis, synthetic organic chemistry, chemistry, analysis technique, analytical reagent, chromatography applications, chromatography method development, column chromatography, flash chromatography, gas chromatography, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, gas-liquid chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatograph, high-performance liquid chromatography, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometer, mass spectrometry, organic chemical separation, organic liquid analysis, organic solvent, spectrophotometer, spectroscopy, sugarcane, monosaccharide, cellulose, saccharide, sucrose, sucrose chemistry, sucrose crystallization, sugar-based polymer, xylose, ethanol, rum, pesticide residue analysis, biodegradable plastic, distillery, pesticide chemistry, brewing science, high-performance liquid chromatography detector, carbohydrate nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, oligosaccharide chemistry, organic acid analysis, distillate, cellulose chemistry, ion source, natural product chemistry, industrial chemistry, agricultural pesticide, gas chromatograph, cation-exchange chromatography, sugar chemistry, oxidation chemistry, gas detection, cation-exchange resin, ion-exchange resin, gas-liquid separation, liquid sugar, sucrose processing, macromolecule physical chemistry, carbohydrate analysis, carbohydrate synthesis, hydrophilic, organic compound process development, layer, gas chromatography hydrocarbon analysis, hydrocarbon analysis, water, carbohydrate chemistry, substituted phenol, mass spectroscope, stereoisomer, gas chromatography carrier gas, gas chromatography application, capillary gas chromatography application, capillary gas chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography troubleshooting, high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy, wastewater chemistry, ion trap mass spectrometry, environmental organic chemistry, Maillard reaction, size-exclusion chromatography, lead acetate, ion chemistry, application, chemical analysis separation, pollutant material, molecular exclusion chromatography, thin-layer chromatography, distillation, isomer, alcohol compound, quantitative chemical analysis, qualitative chemical analysis, alkane chemistry, synthesis chemistry, gas material, ion exchange, chemical reaction mechanism, homogeneous mixture, paper chromatography, organic reaction mechanism, ion, phenolic compound, oligosaccharide, hemicellulose, instrument, hydrocarbon, carbohydrate, amino acid, synthetic organic polymer, starch, solvent, refining, qualitative organic chemistry, polymer, polymer physical chemistry, polymer material analysis, polymer chemistry, petroleum, petrochemistry, pesticide, organic acid, natural organic compound, liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy, ion-exchange chromatography, inorganic chemistry, glucose, gel permeation chromatography, fructose, distilled spirit, disaccharide, chromatography, chemical analysis, cation exchange, aromatic hydrocarbon, aroma, applied organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, aliphatic hydrocarbon

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