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Dr Moray Stark Highlights

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Higher Education Academy, 2016)
  • Chartered Chemist & Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (C.Chem. & MRSC, 1999)
  • Graduate Member Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (GradIOSH, 2019)

Recent Publications

Orcid ID:   Scopus Author ID: 7202293009  Google Scholar profile


M. S. Stark,* A. M. Tsokou and A. Howells Chemical spillage as a model for accident causation, Journal of Chemical Education (accepted Aug 2020)

J. E. Ruffell, T. J. Farmer, D. J. Macquarrie, M. S. StarkThe Autoxidation of Alkenyl Succinimides - Mimics for Polyisobutenyl Succinimide Dispersants, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58, 19649–19660 (2019)

A. M. Tsokou, A. Howells and M. S. Stark* Measuring & Reducing Chemical Spills by Students: a Randomised Controlled Trial of Providing Feedback, Journal of Chemical Education 96, 2180-2187 (2019)

A. S. A. Alwehaibi, D. J. MacQuarrie, M. S. Stark,* Effect of spruce-derived phenolics extracted using microwave enhanced pyrolysis on the oxidative stability of biodiesel, Green Chemistry 18, 2762-2774 (2016) 

T. I. J. Dugmore, M. S. Stark,* Effect of Biodiesel on the Autoxidation of Lubricant Base Fluids, Fuel, 124, 91-96 (2014)


Previous Notable Publications

M. S. Stark,* J. J. Wilkinson, J. R. Lindsay Smith, A. Alfadhl, B. A. Pochopien, Autoxidation of Branched Alkanes in the Liquid Phase, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.: 50, 817–823, (2011)

M. S. Stark,* R. J. Gamble, C. J. Hammond, H. M. Gillespie, J. R. Lindsay Smith, E. Nagatomi, M. Priest, C. M. Taylor, et al., Measurement of lubricant flow in a gasoline engine, Trib. Lett., 19, 3, 163-168 (2005)

M. S. Stark,* Addition of Peroxyl Radicals to Alkenes and the Reaction of Oxygen with Alkyl Radicals, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 4162-4170 (2000).

M. S. Stark,* Epoxidation of Alkenes by Peroxyl Radicals in the Gas Phase: Structure-Activity Relationships, J. Phys. Chem. 101, 8296-8301 (1997).

M. S. Stark*, J. T. H. Harrison and C. Anastasi, Formation of Nitrogen Oxides by Electrical Discharges and Implications for Atmospheric Lightning, J. Geophys. Res. 101, D3, 6963-6969 (1996)

M. S. Stark*, A. J. Waker, J. B. Hunt, Determination of Fluence to Dose Equivalent Conversion Factors for Am‑Be and Cf252 Sources from Microdosimetric Measurements, Rad. Prot. Dos., 18, 141‑146 (1987)

 * corrresponding author

Invited Keynote & Plenary Lectures

M. S. StarkChemical Safety Education, Second Int. Symposium on Chemical Safety, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (20th April 2013) (Invited Plenary Lecture)

M. S. StarkFire Safety in Chemistry Labs, Second Int. Symposium on Chemical Safety, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (20th April 2013) (Invited Plenary Lecture)

M. S. StarkMajor Factors in Lab Fire Safety, S-Labs Conference, University of Liverpool  (18th June 2013) (Invited Lecture)

M. S. StarkMajor Factors in Lab Fire Safety, S-Labs Scotland Conference, University of Edinburgh  (23rd August 2013) (Invited Lecture)

M. S. StarkChemical Safety in Universities, Heads of Chemistry UK Meeting, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London (14th November 2012) (Invited Lecture)

M. S. Stark, The Chemistry of Lubricant Degradation, BP Castrol-RSC International Symposium on Tribology and Lubricants, (Invited Lectures)
Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China (19 November 2013) & Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China (21 November 2013)

M. S. Stark, Lubricant Degradation in Automotive Engines, BALTTRIB' 2011, Kaunas, Lithuania (17-19 November 2011) (Invited Plenary)

M. S. Stark, J. J. Wilkinson, P. M. Lee, J. R. Lindsay Smith, et al., The Degradation of Lubricants in Gasoline Engines, Additives 2005, Dublin (April 2005) (Invited Keynote Speaker)