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Dr Ashley Norris
Director and Global Sales
Ashley is the founder and director of Norris Scientific. He completed a BSc in physics at the ANU, and a DPhil in planetary chemistry at the University of Oxford. He has worked as a freelance programmer for over twenty years, and established Norris Scientific to bring together his passion for exciting research and development with cutting edge software and hardware.
He enjoys "making the computer do the work".
Phone: +61 481 481 970
Dr Duane Smythe
Technical Sales (North America)
Duane is an experienced geochemist with extensive microanalytical experience in the earth sciences. He has a PhD in geology from the University of Toronto and worked in experimental petrology research at the University of Oxford. He brings his unique dynamism to the technical sales role for the North American region.
Phone: +1 289 888 1392
Mr Nicholas West
Electronics Technician
Nicholas designs and builds electronics for Norris Scientific projects. He has almost three decades of electronics experience, and has designed circuits for research labs, automotive applications, veterinary monitoring, as well as education and outreach.


Leonid Danyushevsky is a professor in the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Tasmania. His research focuses on magma generating processes within the Earth and their evolution during ascent to the surface, as well as developing micro-analytical techniques for analysis of trace elements in minerals and rocks.
Michael Shelley
Laurin Technic
Michael Shelley has been developing laser ablation cells for LA-ICP-MS for over thirty years and his S155 sample cell is widely regarded as one of the best for laser ablation analysis within the earth sciences.
Claire Gilbert provides outstanding digital services that include project management, writing, editing and research.