Department: Physics & Astronomy
Institution: Queen Mary University of London
Phone: +44 (0)20 7882 5795
My overarching research interest is in self-organisation and emergent phenomena in the physical and life sciences. Nanotechnology – the understanding, characterisation, and manipulation of matter on the scale of several atoms to large macromolecules – is the vehicle for this activity. My prime focus is on the science and applications nanoscale carbon macromolecules (fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene) – considered to be the archetypal building blocks of nanotechnology – in the physical and life sciences. I also have the related interests: nano-bio interface phenomena, percolation in molecular networks, quantum electronic phenomena, and nanoscale magnetism.
My current activity spans:
• Targeted drug delivery systems
• Magnetic hyperthermia cancer therapy
• Transparent conducting electrodes for plastic electronics
• Thermoelectric materials for energy harvesting
• Smart tissue scaffold for regenerative medicine.
• Single molecule detection
• Quantum electronic devices
• Multifunctional composite materials
Energy Materials, Organic Electronics, Carbon, Graphitic Materials, Biomaterials, Carbon Nanotubes, Conductivity (Electrical), Conductivity (Thermal), Crystal Growth, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Interfaces, Nanoscale Electromagnetism, Nanotubes, Nanowires, Self-Assembly, Self-Organisation, Thermoelectric Effect, Nano-Bio Systems, Nanoparticles, Nanorods, Nanostructures, Scanning-Probe Microscopies, Scanning-Tunnelling Microscopy, Mesoscale Modelling, Polymer Composites, Nano-Bio Systems, Nanostructures, Plasmonics