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Our people-our expertise: Dr Ashley Tronoff

Our people-our expertise

Dr Ashley Tronoff

Qualifications | Research interests | Publications | Memberships

Dr Ashley Tronoff (MRACI CChem) is a Senior Chemist in the Organic Chemistry / Environmental Contaminants section at Forensic and Scientific Services (FSS).

He is professionally active in the scientific community, having been on symposia organising committees for topics such as advances in analytical chemistry, and emergency planning for facilities holding bulk quantities of chemicals, and has chaired sessions at local chemistry conferences. He is Chartered Chemist of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) where he has previously performed roles such as Secretary of the Queensland Branch and Chair of the Queensland Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Group.

At FSS Ashley is responsible for the analysis of biological materials for occupational and intentional exposure to a wide range of pesticides, herbicides and persistent organic pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Ashley is an Authorised Signatory under the FSS Organic Chemistry laboratory NATA accreditation, accredited by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the analysis of therapeutic materials, and accredited by Biosecurity Australia for the handling of quarantine materials. He has been appointed a State Analyst under the Health Act 1937 (Qld) and Public Health Act 2005 (Qld).


  • PhD (Chemistry), University of Sydney, NSW.
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons. 1) (Chemistry), University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld.
  • Diploma of Management, TAFE Queensland.
  • State Analyst under the Health Act 1937 and the Public Health Act 2005 issued 2018

Research interests and expertise

  • Analytical chemistry and instrumentation
  • Sample preparation techniques
  • Extraction of environmental and biological fluids by a range of techniques for GC and LC analysis
  • Data analysis, quality control, client reporting
  • Method development and validation
  • Standard operating procedure creation and maintenance
  • VBA programming/spreadsheet creation for data analysis across the section


Tronoff A (2008) Chloride abstraction from ruthenium alkyl bis-diphosphine dichlorides. The University of Sydney,


Dr Ashley Tronoff
Chemist, Organic Chemistry