Conor Bolas

Technical Adviser

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Dr Conor Bolas joined ITOPF in 2019, where he is part of the Asia-Pacific team. He is a chemist and holds an MChem in Chemistry and a PhD in Atmospheric and Analytical Chemistry. Since joining ITOPF, Conor has attended a number of incidents worldwide including the widely publicised 2019 Northeast Brazil Mystery Spill and the 2020 WAKASHIO spill in Mauritius. In addition to on-site work, Conor has developed internal expertise in chemical fingerprinting and worked on a number of projects as part of the HNS working group.

Previous Experience

His doctorate at the University of Cambridge investigated naturally emitted trace gases in the atmosphere and the development of robust field instruments. Conor has previous experience of research projects in remediating groundwater contaminated with radioactive ions, anti-corrosion coatings and synthetic pharmaceutical chemistry. His research positions have included fieldwork in remote and fragile ecosystems in Southeast Asia and the British Isles.


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French (Conversational)

Spanish (Basic)

ITOPF Working Groups

Conor is a member of the HNS Working Group and the Risk Management Working Group.

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