Prof. Fred Mosselmans


AFFILIATION: Diamond Light Source

A. Diamond Light Source, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0DE, UK.
P. +44 (0) 1235 778 568

Currently: Principal Beamline Scientist Microfocus Spectroscopy , Diamond Light Source, and Visiting Professor, University of Kent.

1986: BA (Cantab) Natural Sciences

1990: PhD Southampton (Inorganic Chemistry)

1989-1992: PDRA Southampton (Surface Science)

1993-1994: PDRA Manchester (Geochemistry)

1994-2005: Senior Station Manager, SRS Daresbury Laboratory

Fred's main area of interest is the development and application of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, particularly with regard to Environmental Science research.  Fred is also conducting research:

- with medical professionals from Charing Cross Hospital looking at the fate of metal atoms in the tissue around artificial hips,
- with the University of St Andrews in looking at the visible and UV light emission from feldspars when illuminated by X-rays,
- with Imperial College, London, in developing a furnace to study the effect of oxygen fugacity by means of XANES analysis in high temperatures melts,
- with the University of Reading looking the effect of earthworms on the mobility of toxic metals in contaminated land,
- with the Mary Rose Trust and the University of Kent in developing technologies to help preserve historical artefacts.


Roque-Rosell, J; Mosselmans, JFW; Proenza, JA; Labrador, M; Gali, S; Atkinson, KD; Quinn, PD (2010).Sorption of Ni by "lithiophorite-asbolane" intermediates in Moa Bay lateritic deposits, eastern Cuba. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 275, 9-18.

Finch, AA; Allison, N; Steaggles, H; Wood, CV; Mosselmans, JFW (2010). Ba XAFS in Ba-rich standard minerals and the potential for determining Ba structural state in calcium carbonate. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 270, 179-185.

Berko, A; Smith, AD; Jones, AM; Schofield, EJ; Mosselmans, JFW; Chadwick, AV; Eds DiCicco A; Filipponi, A (2009). XAS studies of the effectiveness of iron chelating treatments of Mary Rose timbers. 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON X-RAY ABSORPTION FINE STRUCTURE (XAFS14), PROCEEDINGS. Journal of Physics Conference Series, 190, 1742-6588.

Hart, AJ; Sandison, A; Quinn, P; Sampson, B; Atkinson, KD; Skinner, JA; Goode, A; Powell, JJ; Mosselmans, JFW. Eds DiCicco, A; Filipponi, A (2009). Microfocus study of metal distribution and speciation in tissue extracted from revised metal on metal hip implants 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON X-RAY ABSORPTION FINE STRUCTURE (XAFS14), PROCEEDINGS. Journal of Physics Conference Series, 190 1742-6588.

Ngwenya, BT; Magennis, M; Olive, V; Mosselmans, JFW; Ellam, RM (2010). Discrete Site Surface Complexation Constants for Lanthanide Adsorption to Bacteria As Determined by Experiments and Linear Free Energy Relationships. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 44, 650-656.

Lloyd, NS; Mosselmans, JFW; Parrish, RR; Chenery, SRN; Hainsworth, SV; Kemp, SJ (2009). The morphologies and compositions of depleted uranium particles from an environmental case-study. MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE, 73, 495-510.

Mosselmans, JFW; Quinn, PD; Dent, AJ; Cavill, SA; Moreno, SD; Peach, A; Leicester, PJ; Keylock, SJ; Gregory, SR; Atkinson, KD; Rosell, JR (2009) I18-the microfocus spectroscopy beamline at the Diamond Light Source JOURNAL OF SYNCHROTRON RADIATION, 16, 818-824.

Tourney, J; Ngwenya, BT; Mosselmans, JWF; Magennis, M (2009). Physical and chemical effects of extracellular polymers (EPS) on Zn adsorption to Bacillus licheniformis S-86. JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 381-389.

Ngwenya, BT; Mosselmans, JFW; Magennis, M; Atkinson, KD; Tourney, J; Olive, V; Ellam, RM (2009). Macroscopic and spectroscopic analysis of lanthanide adsorption to bacterial cells GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 73, 3134-3147.

Wiltshire, RJK; King, CR; Rose, A; Wells, PP; Davies, H; Hogarth, MP; Thompsett, D; Theobald, B; Mosselmans, JFW; Roberts, M; Russell, AE (2009). Effects of composition on structure and activity of PtRu/C catalysts PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 11, 2305-2313.

Ahmed, IAM; Young, SD; Mosselmans, JFW; Crout, NMJ; Bailey, EH (2009). Coordination of Cd2+ ions in the internal pore system of zeolite-X: A combined XAFS and isotopic exchange study. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 73, 1577-1587.

Prag, AJNW; Garner, R; Pantos, E; Bennett, SL; Mosselmans, JFW; Tobin, MJ; Kockelmann, W; Chapon, LC; Salvado, N; Pradell, T (2009). Ed .Paipetis, SA. How the Greeks Got Ahead: Technological Aspects of Manufacture of a Corinthian Type Hoplite Bronze Helmet from Olympia. SCIENCE ANDTECHNOLOGY IN HOMERIC EPICS Olympia, GREECE, 6, 205-220.

Mosselmans, JFW; Quinn, PD; Rosell, JR; Atkinson, KD; Dent, AJ; Cavill, SI; Hodson, ME; Kirk, CA; Schofield, PF (2009). The first environmental science experiments on the new microfocus spectroscopy beamline at Diamond. MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE 8th International Symposium on the Geochemistry of the Earths Surface, 72, 197-200

Rayment, T; Davenport, AJ; Dent, AJ; Tinnes, JP; Wiltshire, RJK; Martin, C; Clark, G; Quinn, P; Mosselmans, JFW (2008). Characterisation of salt films on dissolving metal surfaces in artificial corrosion pits via in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction ELECTROCHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS, 10, 855-858.

Pearce, CI; Coker, VS; Charnock, JM; Pattrick, RAD; Mosselmans, JFW; Law, N; Beveridge, TJ (2008). Microbial manufacture of chalcogenide-based nanoparticles via the reduction of selenite using Veillonella atypica: an in situ EXAFS study. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 19.

Tourney, J; Ngwenya, BT; Mosselmans, JWF; Tetley, L; Cowie, GL (2008). The effect of extracellular polymers (EPS) on the proton adsorption characteristics of the thermophile Bacillus licheniformis S-86. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 247, 1-15.