Ramon Gonzalez-Mendez


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Research Interests

Analytical Chemistry

Mass Spectrometry

Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Environmental pollution

Water quality



My principal research interest is the development of high resolution mass spectrometry techniques for environmental monitoring.


I obtained my degree in Chemistry in 2012 from the University of Oviedo (Spain), where I specialised in Analytical Chemistry. At the same university, I undertook an MsC in Analytical and Bioanalytical Sciences, focussing in Mass Spectrometry. After working in industry for several years, I moved to the University of Birmingham after being awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to work on developing hardware and applications for Proton Transfer Reaction-Mass Spectrometry for explosives detection, under the supervision of Professor Chris Mayhew. In 2017 I obtained my PhD in Molecular Physics on the topic of “Development and applications of Proton Transfer Reaction-Mass Spectrometry for Homeland Security: trace detection of explosives”, followed by a postdoctoral position in the same group for further 6 months and as an Honorary Researcher ever since. After that, I took a position in the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience - Coventry University, where I led the setting-up of the laboratory suite for the Research Centre, with emphasis in organic high-resolution mass spectrometry and inorganic mass spectrometry. During the last two years, I have been focussing in the implementation, development and expansion of the mass spectrometry facilities to help establishing a cutting-edge research service for environmental monitoring. My current role consists on leading and managing all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the laboratory, whilst developing mass spectrometry applications and methods for environmental monitoring. This specifically involves development and optimisation of both targeted and untargeted high-resolution mass spectrometry methodologies for the analysis of small molecules.

Education/Academic qualification

Mass Spectrometry, Doctorate, University of Birmingham

Analytical and Bioanalytical Sciences, MSc, University of Oviedo

Chemistry, Degree, University of Oviedo

External positions

Honorary Research associate, University of Birmingham

1 Sep 2016 → …


  • QD Chemistry
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Analytical Chemistry

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Projects 2013 2017

Research Output 2013 2019

  • 86 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 1 Poster
1 Citation (Scopus)
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Mass spectrometry

Ion Mobility Studies On The Negative Ion-Molecule Chemistry Of Pentachloroethane

Gonzalez-Mendez, R., 12 Feb 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Negative ions
6 Downloads (Pure)

Selective Reagent Ion Mass Spectrometric Investigations of the Nitroanilines

Olivenza-León, D., Mayhew, C. A. & González-Méndez, R., 1 Nov 2019, In : Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. 30, 11, p. 2259-2266 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Proton transfer
Charge transfer
Electric fields
6 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Use of Rapid Reduced Electric Field Switching to Enhance Compound Specificity for Proton Transfer Reaction-Mass Spectrometry

González-Méndez, R., Watts, P., Reich, D. F., Mullock, S. J., Cairns, S., Hickey, P., Brookes, M. & Mayhew, C. A., 1 May 2018, In : Analytical Chemistry. 90, 9, p. 5664-5770 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Proton transfer
Mass spectrometry
Electric fields
Earth atmosphere
4 Citations (Scopus)
46 Downloads (Pure)

A potential method for comparing instrumental analysis of volatile organic compounds using standards calibrated for the gas phase

Lourenço, C., González-Méndez, R., Reich, F., Mason, N. & Turner, C., 1 Aug 2017, In : International Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 419, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Volatile Organic Compounds
volatile organic compounds
Volatile organic compounds
vapor phases

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Invited talk

Evolution and Developments of Proton Transfer Reaction-Mass Spectrometry for Security Applications

Ramon Gonzalez-Mendez (Speaker)
10 Feb 201913 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk