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Mr George MacLeod

Technical Specialist / Safety Officer

Biological and Environmental Sciences University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Mr George MacLeod

About me

Technical Specialist/ Safety Officer:
I gained my first degree in Physical Sciences majoring in Chemistry from Robert Gordon's University in Aberdeen in 1981. Whilst working at the University of Bournemouth I gained my MPhil in soil amino acid analysis. I took up my post in Micromorphology at the University of Stirling in 1997 later gaining my degree in Computing Science. I operate four laboratories in Biological & Environmental Sciences (BES) supporting research and consultancy in Geoarchaeology. Since my appointment as Safety Officer in BES I gained my NEBOSH general safety certificate. I am a member of the Institute of Science & Technology and a Registered Scientist.

RSci, MIScT,

MPhil: (University of Bournemouth)

BSc: Physical Sciences (Robert Gordon's University Aberdeen)

BSc: Computing Science (University of Stirling)

NEBOSH Gen Cert

Responsibilities:

BES Safety Officer

Administration of BES chemical and travel databases
Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS)

Operation of Thin Section Production Laboratory
Consultancy Services: Stirling Analyses for Geo-Archaeologystag logo

Operation and support of Scanning Electron Microscope & X-ray system

Operation and support of Image Analysis & Microscopy Laboratory

Operation and support of OSL and XRF laboratory

Web site administrator: HEaTED, Thin Section and Micromorphology, StAG, Geo-Technologists Guild, Unite, the union

Skills and Expertise:

Analytical chemistry: expertise in GF-AAS, HPLC, IC, GC, SEM-EDS, FTIR, UV-VIS, XRF, OSL. Database management: MySQL

Web design: XHTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, JAVA

Commercial Software: MS-Windows, MS-Office, DreamWeaver, PhotoShop, Director

Open Source: OpenOffice, Libre Office, FireFox, FileZilla, GIMP, InkScape, Audacity, 7-Zip,
CMS: WordPress, Joomla, E107, PHP-Nuke

Linux operating systems: Ubuntu, Debian, Suse etc.

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