Lisa Bushby, Ph.D.

Freelance Science Writer and Editor

Dr. Bushby is a freelance science writer based in London England and has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Durham. Her doctoral thesis was on the photochemistry and photophysics of lanthanide complexes. She is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics. You can email Dr. Bushby at

Articles by Dr. Bushby

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Energy of the Future - August 21, 2006
    Energy sources of the future will have to be cleaner and more efficient than current sources - hydrogen fuel cells fulfill these requirements several; however, challenges remain before we will see wide-spread commercialization.

Dr. Bushby's Curriculum Vitae


PhD University of Durham, Durham England, 2001

  • Major: Chemistry
  • Thesis:
    Photochemistry and Photophysics of Lanthanide Complexes

BSc (Hons) (1st) University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester England, 1998

  • Final year specialising in heavy metal ion sensing using fibre optics.


  • New technologies and their environmental effects
  • Hazardous substances


August 2003 - present: Development editor for a series of environmental, chemical and facilities titles

  • Practical interpretation and guidance for businesses on EU and UK legislation.

October 2001 - August 2003: Device engineer for ELAM-T Ltd

  • Development, manufacture and characterisation of organic LEDs produced by chemical vapour deposition.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of the Institute of Physics

[last updated: 2006-08-21]