Areas of Expertise

  • nano-reporters
  • scanning probe microscopy
  • tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
  • nanoparticle functionalisation
  • nanoscale physics
  • Nano-optics
  • STM
  • graphene
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • scanning near-field optical microscopy
  • AFM
  • nanoparticles

Publications

  1. & Role of Raman spectroscopy and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy in colorectal cancer. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology 8(5), 427
  2. & Multivariate spectral analysis of pH SERS probes for improved sensing capabilities. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
  3. & Properties of Electrodeposited CuSCN 2D Layers and Nanowires Influenced by Their Mixed Domain Structure. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118(29), 16095-16103.
  4. & Generic epitaxial graphene biosensors for ultrasensitive detection of cancer risk biomarker. 2D Materials 1(2), 025004
  5. Enhancement of lattice defect signatures in graphene and ultrathin graphite using tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 45, 15-21.

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Teaching

  • PH-210 Laboratory Physics 2 and Group Projects

    The objective of this module is for students to carry out a range of physical measurements and to collate data in a structured manner. Students will be familiarised with various software packages for the collation, analysis and representation of data. They will be expected to keep neat and comprehensive laboratory notebooks, and to write lucid reports of their experiments. The students will also get experience of working within a team (or group) environment on a five-week project.

  • PH-210C Ffiseg Labordy 2 a Phrosiectau Grwp

    Amcan y modiwl hwn yw i fyfyrwyr i wneud amrywiaeth o fesuriadau ffisegol ac i gasglu'r data mewn modd strwythuredig. Bydd myfyrwyr yn dod i arfer â gwahanol becynnau o feddalwedd ar gyfer coladu, dadansoddi a chynrychioli data. Bydd disgwyl iddynt gadw llyfrau labordy taclus a cynhwysfawr, ac i ysgrifennu adroddiadau eglur o'u harbrofion. Bydd y myfyrwyr hefyd yn cael profiad o weithio mewn amgylchedd tîm (neu gr¿p) ar brosiect pum wythnos.

  • PH-211 Laboratory Physics 2 and Group Projects

    The objective of this module is for students to carry out a range of physical measurements and to collate data in a structured manner. Students will be familiarised with various software packages for the collation, analysis and representation of data. They will be expected to keep neat and comprehensive laboratory notebooks, and to write lucid reports of their experiments. The students will also get experience of working within a team (or group) environment on a five-week project.

  • PH-211C Ffiseg Labordy 2 a Phrosiectau Grwp

    Amcan y modiwl hwn yw i fyfyrwyr i wneud amrywiaeth o fesuriadau ffisegol ac i gasglu'r data mewn modd strwythuredig. Bydd myfyrwyr yn dod i arfer â gwahanol becynnau o feddalwedd ar gyfer coladu, dadansoddi a chynrychioli data. Bydd disgwyl iddynt gadw llyfrau labordy taclus a cynhwysfawr, ac i ysgrifennu adroddiadau eglur o'u harbrofion. Bydd y myfyrwyr hefyd yn cael profiad o weithio mewn amgylchedd tîm (neu gr¿p) ar brosiect pum wythnos.

  • PH-361 Probing the nano-scale

    The aim of this course is to understand the physics behind the latest developments in nanotechnology with particular emphasis on the advanced characterisation techniques used. Current hot topics in Nanotechnology will be reviewed. Students will gain an appreciation of nanostructures and nano-probes and be able to understand modern research concepts within this field.

  • PH-E00 Physics Industrial Placement Year

    The industrial placement year (often referred to as the Year in Industry) takes place before the final year. Only students on schemes which explicitly includes a year in industry are eligible for industrial placements. Students may enrol on programmes with an industrial placement year at the beginning of their studies, subject to appropriate enhanced entry qualifications, or may transfer to such a programme (subject to placement availability) up to the end of Level 5. Students complete a minimum of 40 weeks in a placement in companies in the UK (or potentially outside the UK).

Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Dirk Van Der Werf
  • Raman spectroscopy and colorectal cancer: towards early diagnosis and personalised medicine (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton