Vaughan Langford Syft Technologies Director - Applications & Marketing

Dr. Vaughan Langford

BSc(Hons), PhD

Principal Scientist / Consultant

Vaughan joined Syft in 2002 after completing his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Canterbury (1997) and post-doctoral fellowships at the Universities of Geneva, Western Australia, and Canterbury.

As manager of Syft’s contract laboratory, Vaughan has worked extensively with customers to understand their analysis needs and develop market-tested SIFT-MS solutions.

Vaughan has experience across all SIFT-MS application areas, but has particular expertise in environmental and food industry applications. He is an expert in SIFT-MS application and method development.

In addition to the technical aspects of his role, Vaughan attends and presents on many of Syft’s webinars and attends various conferences on our behalf.

In cooperation with Anatune, I’ve just taught my fourth advanced SIFT-MS applications training course for 2019!  The photo shows the class and tutors near the end of the course.

This year I’ve been to Baltimore, MD, USA in March, Mulheim-an-der-Ruhr, Germany in July, Cincinnati, OH, USA in September, and Cambridge, UK in December.

If you haven’t yet attended a course and are actively using SIFT-MS, developing your own methods and reviewing your data, then I recommend attending a course to enhance your effectiveness. We cover the fundamentals of the technique and apply these to effective method development, data review, etc. Attendees find the course really helpful in enhancing their skills.

Please consider attending and contact me at to register your interest.  I’m currently looking at possible dates and venues for 2020.  Also, in 2020 I’m considering launching an on-line training option – a module or two at a time.  I’m also be interested in hearing if that is a viable option for you.