Dr Vincent Teng
Associate Professor
Telephone: (01792) 602461
Room: Academic Office
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Dr Teng leads the Nanoelectronics Research Group within the Systems and Process Engineering Centre at the College of Engineering.

His research interest is in the study of nanoscale electronic materials and devices. This involves the application of nanotechnology in electronics, which has major impact in healthcare, computer, photonic and energy technologies etc. His research includes the investigation of low-dimensional electronic materials, such as graphene, metal-oxide and nitride nanostructures etc., in the development of ultra-sensitive nano-biosensors for the early detection of diseases, short-wavelength lasers for ultra-high density data storage and nano-plasmonics for photovoltaic technology etc.

Dr Teng's expertise is in the designing, fabrication and characterisation of nanoscale electronic materials and devices, as well as controlling their properties through surface engineering for novel applications. His expertise also includes scaling-up technologies for nanodevices, the use of scanning probe microscopy and other surface science techniques for the study of semiconductor surfaces and interfaces.

His research work was supported by awards from the NHS-National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), The Royal Society, Welsh Government, HEFCW, Sir Halley Stewart Trust and industries etc. He is the principal inventor on nine patents/patent applications. Dr Teng serves as an Associate Editor for RSC Advances and Editor for Fluorescent Materials journals. He also serves as an organising committee member for a number of international conferences in the area of Nanotechnology and Material Sciences.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanobiosensors
  • Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
  • Semiconductor Surface and Interface
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy


  1. & Tellurium quantum dots: Preparation and optical properties. Applied Physics Letters 111(6), 063112
  2. & Facile fabrication of electrochemical ZnO nanowire glucose biosensor using roll to roll printing technique. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 247, 807-813.
  3. & Nanotextured Surface on Flexographic Printed ZnO Thin Films for Low-Cost Non-Faradaic Biosensors. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(49), 33802-33810.
  4. & Polymeric Carbon Nitride Nanosheets/Graphene Hybrid Phototransistors with High Responsivity. Advanced Optical Materials 4(4), 555-561.
  5. & Photoresponse of polyaniline-functionalized graphene quantum dots. Nanoscale 7(12), 5338-5343.

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  • EG-152 Analogue Design

    The module covers aspects of Engineering Applications for Level 1 students and all aspects of the design process for analogue circuits. It includes preparation, performance and reporting on a structured series of experiments supporting the taught modules at this level and gives practice in using IT packages to assist with report writing.

  • EG-242 Electronic Materials and Devices

    The module introduces the fundamental properties of semiconducting materials and the principles of operation of electronic devices.

  • EG-D07 MSc Dissertation - Nanoscience to Nanotechnology

    The module aims to develop fundamental research skills. It comprises the development of supervised research work leading to a dissertation in the field of the Master's degree programme. The specific research topic will be chosen by the student following consultation with academic staff.

  • EG-M114 Research Dissertation (Nanoscience to Nanotechnology)

    To enhance student¿s ability to review state of the art on a given topic and formulate his/her thoughts in clear and concise way in the form of a dissertation. .

  • EGA305 Nanoelectronics

    Nanoelectronics will soon succeed today's microelectronics technology and revolutionise the electronics industry. This cutting edge technology has major applications in both information and healthcare technologies, hence improving our quality of life. This module introduces the fundamental principle of nanoelectronics and its applications.

  • EGNM04 Nanoscale Structures and Devices

    To provide the student with an understanding of the basic quantum mechanics and techniques required to model the properties of particles and materials on the nano-meter scale.


  • Development of Breath Analyser using field-effect transistors based on hybrid nanomaterials (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Vincent Teng
    Other supervisor: Dr Thierry Maffeis
  • Development of Nanobiosensor for the direct Detection of Pathogens (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Davide Deganello
    Other supervisor: Dr Vincent Teng
  • Development of printable graphene biosensors (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Davide Deganello
    Other supervisor: Dr Vincent Teng

Key Grants and Projects

  • EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award (Research Fellowship for Dr Wei Zhang) 2017 - 2019

    Electrochemical Sensors as Early Alert Tools for Algal Toxin Detection in Water

  • Life Science Bridging Fund 'Follow-on Fund' Award 2017 - 2018

    In-vivo assessment of microneedle sensor for continuous glucose monitoring

  • Life Science Bridging Fund 'Pathfinder' Award 2016 - 2016

    Continuous glucose monitoring for diabetes using microneedle sensor technology

  • NHS-National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 2014 - 2017

    Development of a low-cost, easy to use point-of-care diagnostic device for the detection of human cytomegalovirus in urine

  • Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Advanced Engineering and Materials 2014 - 2016

    Development of Breath Analyser using Field-Effect Transistors Based on Hybrid Nanomaterials, with (PI-Thierry Maffeis)

  • Welsh Government Academic Expertise for Business (A4B)/Sir Halley Stewart Trust 2014 - 2016

    Direct Detection of Virus Using Electrochemical Nanowire Biosensors

  • Welsh Government Academic Expertise for Business (A4B) 2014 - 2014

    Development of continuous blood glucose sensor based on the applications of nanotechnology and microneedles

  • Welsh Government Academic Expertise for Business (A4B) 2014 - 2014

    Swansea Nano: surfACe ChEmcial analySiS system (ACCESS) Knowledge Transfer Centre, with (PI-Owen Guy)

  • EPSRC Bridging the Gap 2012 - 2013

    Effective management of chronic diseases and ageing population through innovative technology

  • HEFCW Welsh Crucible 2012 - 2013

    Novel point-of-care testing for the early detection of human cytomegalovirus

  • HEFCW Welsh Crucible 2012 - 2013

    ARMED: Automated Ruminant Methane Emission Detector, with (PI-Jeff Kettle, Bangor University)

  • EPSRC Building Global Engagement in Research 2012 - 2013

    Development of Novel Lab-on-a-chip Technology for Circulating Tumour Cells Isolation and Enumeration

  • Welsh Government Academic for Business (A4B) Collaborative Industries Research Project (CIRP) 2011 - 2013

    Non-invasive, Ambulatory and Continuous Monitoring of Chronic Diseases

  • Welsh Government Academic Expertise for Business (A4B) Collaborative Industries Research Project (CIRP) 2011 - 2014

    Grid Parity Photovoltaics, with (PI-Owen Guy)

  • Royal Society 2008 - 2009

    Investigation of ferromagnetic enhancement mechanism in Copper-doped Zinc Oxide

  • Royal Society 2007 - 2008

    Investigation of device problems using cross-sectional scanning tunnelling microscopy