Rick Hughes

Rick boasts over 27 years of expertise in particulate characterisation and sizing. Armed with an Honours degree in Physics from Robert Gordon University, Rick’s journey began with a keen focus on innovation. Recognising a market gap during his 15-year tenure managing the Particle Analysis Service at CSIRO’s Waterford facility, he founded Microanalysis to meet the industry’s need for a comprehensive and efficient particulate characterisation laboratory.

Under Rick’s leadership, Microanalysis has thrived in delivering accurate and timely results through state-of-the-art instrumentation. His specialisation in forensic particulate science is evident in his ability to assist clients across diverse industries, offering valuable insights into understanding and mitigating the impact of particulate matter on their processes. Rick’s commitment to excellence is reflected in Microanalysis’s reputation for superior analytical services and consultancy.

  • NATA
  • Australian Institute of Petroleum
  • Australian X-Ray Analytical Association
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Telstra Business Awards
  • Scientific Partners Australia