Charlotte Levy, PhD Researcher
Hello and welcome to my professional website! This website is the home for information regarding, among other things, my studies, research interests and publications, and career pursuits.
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Since finishing my PhD in December 2016, I undertook various non-contractual roles within the university, which included research, demonstrating/teaching to all stages of the BSc (Hons) chemistry course, outreach, laboratory management (ISO 9001 documentation), and conducting consultancy work. The consultancy work was on an ad hoc basis through the UoPEL (University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd) Commercial Consultancy and Contract Research department for a small company called Kernow Analytical Technology (KAT) within the Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group (PEGG), in which the separation, using a novel method known as T-SEP, and subsequent analysis of various oils for its wax content were performed. T-SEP is a proprietary, small scale, thermal separation technique that has been developed by KAT in partnership with the University of Plymouth, and concentrates the >nC20 fraction of the oil in order for better and more accurate analysis of the heavier n-alkanes using high temperature gas chromatograph (HTGC) coupled with mass spectrometry.
Currently, I have passed the Royal Navy’s Admiralty Interview Board (AIB) and have been accepted on the 2-month Accelerated Officer Programme (AOP) offered by the Royal Navy to reservists, which fast-tracks potential officer cadets to Midshipman in the RNR over the summer (July-September 2017). Officer cadets undergo professional Royal Navy training in leadership, sea survival, and seamanship skills on the river Dart culminating with time at sea on a naval ship.