Teaching and Research Interests:
1. Developer of the Open Source project
JSpecView for the
display of spectroscopic data.
2. Webmaster of the Department of Chemistry website where
I make extensive use of
JSmol and JSpecView to highlight
areas of general interest such as: the development of informative
web articles on the chemistry of Jamaican fruits, vegetables and
spices, the prospects of teaching chemistry via the World Wide
Web, multimedia computer applications in chemistry, use of JCAMP-DX file formats on the
3. Microwave Oven Reaction Enhanced (MORE) Chemistry.
4. Development of the Jamaican Research and Education Network (JREN)
and its use for creating sensor networks.
The History of the Chemistry Department at UWI, Mona, Jamaica.
Published in 2010 with Professor Emeritus Kenneth E Magnus
and available from Amazon.
6. The History of the Turner Family of Clarendon. Edward Turner
was the first Prof of Chemistry at the University of London
(1827-1837) and Wilton George Turner obtained a PhD in chemistry
from Justus von Liebig at Geissen in 1838.
7. The History of the Blyth Family of Westmoreland. John Buddle Blyth was
the first Prof of Chemistry at Queen's College, Cork, Ireland.
Blyth translated many of von Liebig's notes on Agriculture.
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, since 1977
Member of the American Chemical Society, since 1979
Member of IUPAC, since 1989
Past Member of the IUPAC Committee on Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards and the Subcommittee on Cheminformatics Data Standards (SCDS) (formerly SEDS and JCAMP-DX), since
Fellow of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Web maintainer and designer for the
www.caswi.org and www.caswi.org.jm web sites.
Past IUPAC representative to the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA)
Past Member of the CODATA task group on "Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries"
Editor of the CAS
Some Selected Publications:
-R.J. Lancashire and C.W. Ingram, "On the formation of C3
hydrocarbons during the conversion of ethanol using HZSM-5 catalyst." Catalysis
Letters, 31(4), 395-403, 1995.
-R.J. Lancashire and P.B.Reese. "Microwave Oven Reaction Enhanced
(MORE) preparation of stilbenediamines". Electronic Conference on
Trends in Organic Chemistry (ECTOC-1), Eds. H.S. Rzepa and J. G.
Goodman (CD-ROM), Royal Society of Chemistry publications, 1995.
See a copy here or the other
held at Imperial College, London.
-A.N. Davies and R.J. Lancashire. "Setting up a chemically active
Internet/Intranet web server". Spectroscopy
Europe, 9(1), 30-32, 1997.
-R.J. Lancashire. "An introduction to data formats".
Spectroscopy Europe, 9(2), 22-23, 1997.
-A.N. Davies and R.J. Lancashire. "Introducing the Working Party
on Spectroscopic Data Standards (JCAMP-DX)". Chemistry
International, 19(2), 39-41, 1997.
-A.N. Davies and R.J. Lancashire. "Using Chemistry properly on
Internet J. Vib. Spect., 1(4), 57, 1997.
-A.N. Davies, J. Lambert, R.J. Lancashire and P. Lampen.
"Reporting NMR pulse sequences", Spectroscopy
Europe, 11(3), 18-20, 1999.
-P. Lampen, J. Lambert, R.J. Lancashire, R.S. McDonald, P.
McIntyre, D.N. Rutledge, T. Frohlich and A.N. Davies. "An
extension to the JCAMP-DX standard file format, JCAMP-DX V5.01",
and Applied Chemistry, 71(8), 1549-1556, 1999.
- P.M. Lahti, E.J. Motyka and R.J. Lancashire, "Interactive
Visualization of Infrared Spectral Data: Synergy of Computation,
Visualization, and Experiment for Learning Spectroscopy" J.
Chem. Educ., 77, 649, 2000. [
- R.J. Lancashire, "The use of the Internet for teaching
chemistry" Anal. Chim.
Acta, 420/2, 241-246, 2000.
-A.N. Davies, J. Lambert, R.J. Lancashire, P. Lampen with W.
Conover, M. Frey, M. Grzonka, E. Williams, and D. Meinhart,
"Guidelines for the Representation of Pulse Sequences for
Solution-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry (IUPAC
Pure and Applied Chemistry, 73(11), 1749-1764,
-M. Bakir, S. A. Clarke, I. Hassan, R. J. Lancashire and M.
N,O)copper(II) 4-bromophenol solvate" Acta Cryst.
E60, m868-m870, 2004
-A.N. Davies, R.J. Lancashire and P. Lampen. "Embedding spectra
and structures in your web pages", Spectroscopy
Europe 17(5), 28-30, 2005.
-R.J. Lancashire and A.N. Davies. "Spectroscopic Data: The Quest
for a Universal Format",
Chemistry International 28(1), 10-12, January-February
-R. Cammack, Y. Fann, R.J. Lancashire, J.P. Maher, P.S. McIntyre
and R. Morse. "JCAMP-DX for Electron Magnetic Resonance (EMR),
(IUPAC Recommendations 2006)" Pure and
Applied Chemistry,78(03), 613-631, 2006
-S. Kuhn, T. Helmus, R.J. Lancashire, P. Murray-Rust, H.S. Rzepa,
C. Steinbeck, and E.L. Willighagen "Chemical Markup, XML, and the
World Wide Web. 7. CMLSpect, an XML Vocabulary for Spectral Data"
Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 47 (6), 2015
-2034, 2007. 10.1021/ci600531a
-R.J. Lancashire. "The JSpecView Project: an Open Source Java
viewer and converter for JCAMP-DX, and XML spectral data files",
Central Journal 2007, 1:31 (07Dec2007)
-R.J. Lancashire and C.A.D. Walters, "Colour prediction with JSpecView"
The ChemSpider Journal of Chemistry, 2009
-J-C. Bradley, R.J. Lancashire, A.S.I.D. Lang and A.J. Williams,
"The Spectral Game: leveraging Open Data and crowdsourcing for education"
Journal of Cheminformatics 2009, 1:9 doi:10.1186/1758-2946-1-9
-A.N. Davies, R.M. Hanson and R.J. Lancashire. "Your committee needs you"
Spectroscopy Europe 24(1), 22-23, 2012.
-R.J. Lancashire and A.N. Davies. "The ACS 2013 Symposium on exchangeable data formats."
Spectroscopy Europe 25(5) 22-23, 26, 2013
-A. N. Davies, M. Cashyap, R.J. Lancashire and R. M. Hanson
"A head in the clouds? -Part two: exploring distributed, multi-server 1H NMR prediction"
Spectroscopy Europe 26(5) 15-17, 2014
-A.N. Davies and R.J. Lancashire,
"Updating IUPAC spectroscopy recommendations and data standards"
Spectroscopy Europe 28(5) 25-26, 2016
-A.N. Davies and R.J. Lancashire,
"How standard are your standards?"
Spectroscopy Europe 29(1) 16, 17, 25, 2017
-R.J. Lancashire, "Jamaican Chemists in Early Global Communication"
Chemistry International 40(2), 5-11, 2018
-L. McEwen, D. Martinsen, R.J. Lancashire, P. Lampen and A.N. Davies,
"Are your spectroscopic data FAIR?"
Spectroscopy Europe 30(4) 21-24, 2018
-A.N. Davies, P. Lampen and R.J. Lancashire,
"Are you taking your Metadata seriously?"
Spectroscopy Europe 31(2) 17-23, 2019
-R.M. Hanson, D. Jeannerat, M. Archibald, I. Bruno, S. Chalk, A.N. Davies, R.J. Lancashire, J. Lang and H.S. Rzepa,
Spectroscopy Europe 33(2) 25-31, 2021
-A.N. Davies, R.M. Hanson, P. Lampen, R.J. Lancashire
"An overview of the JCAMP-DX format."
Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2022.
-R.M. Hanson, D. Jeannerat, M. Archibald, I. Bruno, S. Chalk, A.N. Davies, R.J. Lancashire, J. Lang, H.S. Rzepa,
"IUPAC specification for the FAIR management of spectroscopic data in chemistry (IUPAC FAIRSpec) - guiding principles."
Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2022.
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Lancashire, all rights reserved.
Created and maintained by Prof. Robert J.
The Department of Chemistry, University of the West Indies,
Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica.
Created Sept 1994. Links checked and/or last
modified 30th June 2022.