Curriculum Vitae 

Prof. Philip John MARRIOTT






Prof. Philip MARRIOTT

Professor of Separation Science

School of Applied Sciences

RMIT University

GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne, Australia

Tel. +61 3 99252632 Fax: +61 3 96391321



Philip MARRIOTT completed University education at LaTrobe University, Victoria with BSc Honours (1976) and PhD (1980). Throughout his research career, he has specialised in aspects of chromatographic and electrophoretic separations and technologies.

His PhD thesis research developed capillary GC and GCMS of metal complexes, and also aspects of operation and optimisation of the flame photometric detector.

He then had a postdoctoral appointment in the United Kingdom, working with Professor Geoffrey Eglinton (FRS) in the Organic Geochemistry Unit in the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, where he developed methods for petroporphyrin and biological porphyrin analysis by using high temperature GC and GCMS of suitably derivatised compounds, with focus on use of porphyrins as molecular markers for geochemical processes for oil generation.

He then accepted an academic position at the National University of Singapore, where he stayed from 1982 – 1987. During this time, his research was directed towards the study of dynamical molecular systems in GC.

Returning to Australia he is now a Full professor at RMIT University – the largest provider of tertiary education to international students in Australia. Professor Marriott’s research group was established about 10 years ago, with the formation of the Chromatography and Molecular Separations Group, which was recently supported by Agilent Technologies to set up a state-of-the-art separations laboratory. It has now grown into the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS), with nodes in a number of other Australian Universities. Professor Marriott’s group has focussed on developing novel multidimensional gas chromatography research, for which he has developed and patented a unique cryogenic modulation device. Other studies include various projects in the area of capillary electrophoresis.

Professor Marriott has published about 140 original research papers in international journals, and has delivered in excess of 50 invited lectures to chromatography and analytical chemistry conferences. He has a broad range of international collaborations, and has received a number of awards including the Applied Research Award and the Analytical Division Medal of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, and the Silver Jubilee Medal of the Chromatographic Society, London. He is on the editorial or editorial advisory boards of a number of journals (J. Chromatogr., J. Sep. Sci), and is on the International Advisory Committee or Scientific Committee of a number of international conferences, including Asianalysis, Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography, and the International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography.