World Recognised Expertise

MSA is a spin out company based at Aston University and was formed as a limited company in 2011. However, our analysts have been at forefront of the technology and its applications for much longer than that.

Over the last 30 years the Midlands Surface Analysis Team has developed extensive expertise and a track record in successfully analysing samples and data from both industry and academia.

Working closely with our clients we offer a flexible service, from routine quality control based tests to more detailed investigations and development projects tailored to your company’s needs. High quality work with short turnaround times are guaranteed, as is absolute commercial confidentially. Full customer participation is also encouraged if desired.

The Team

Prof John Sullivan

John Sullivan was previously Professor and Head of Surface Science at Aston University and is now Emeritus Professor in Surface Science and director of Midlands Surface Analysis Ltd. He was awarded a D.Sc. for his work in Surface Science in 1992. He is a Fellow of both the IoP and IET. He is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist and qualifies as an expert witness.

Dr Sayah Saied

Dr. Sayah Saied was a member of the Surface Science Research group at the university for over 30 years, where she was responsible managing and operating Aston University’s surface analysis facilities. She has been a director of Midland Surface Analysis Ltd and is responsible for the analysis and solution of a wide range of industrial problems.

Dr Baigui Shi

Dr Bob Shi, has developed expertise and experience in investigations of material and product failure analyses. Over the last 18 years has become an expert in surface analysis and the application of surface analytical techniques. He has been working for Midland Surface Analysis Ltd since its formation.

Mr Andrew Abbot

Andy Abbot, has a B.Sc. in Physics, as well as being expert in Surface Analysis, he also specializes in electronics, computing and vacuum technologies. He has been a director of Midlands Surface Analysis since its formation as a separate company.

For further information, please contact or telephone +44 (0)121 204 3530 or alternatively please complete our analysis request form and a consultant will be in contact.