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.

Development and release of aroma compounds from food products is a dynamic process. Conventional analytical technologies are poorly suited to studying changes on the seconds to minutes’ timescale. This webinar will introduce selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) – a recent introduction to the flavor chemist’s and new product developer’s analytical tool kit. SIFT-MS analyzes chemically diverse flavor compounds in real-time analysis, including amines, organosulfur compounds, and volatile fatty acids.

In this webinar, we will describe the benefits of SIFT-MS for flavor analysis using various application examples:

  • flavor development during processing of tomato, mango and cocoa
  • enzymatic flavor generation in fresh tomatoes and strawberries
  • in vivo assessment of “garlic breath” deodorization.