Over 20 years, combined experience in conducting research on diverse material types, in laboratory facilities management, and in the development of innovative, state-of-the-art analytical methodologies using a broad range of microscopic and chemical techniques.

We are HD Analytical Solutions

HD Analytical Solutions is the vision of Dr. Linda Howie and Dr. Alexis Dolphin. Both are active researchers who routinely engage in multi-disciplinary research on geological, engineered (ancient and modern) and biological (human and zoological) materials. Both have extensive experience in project management and in designing and implementing research strategies. They have collaborated in several international research projects, involving research professionals in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Central America. Their research endeavours have won the support of major granting bodies such as the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of Britain, and has been published in top international journals.

Meet our team

Linda Howie BA, MA, MSc, PhD
My area of expertise is cross-disciplinary studies of geological and engineered materials (e.g. ceramics, construction and building materials, refractories, glass, metals). I specialise in sourcing and characterisation studies and the reconstruction of ancient production technologies.


Alexis Dolphin BA, MA, PhD
I am a biological anthropologist who specialises in the retrospective assessment of growth disturbances, nutrition and environmental pollution via histological and chemical analyses of bones and teeth.


Our Mission: to expand the horizons of materials research and characterization initiatives one sample at a time