Dr Thierry Maffeis

Associate Professor, Engineering
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


My current research is centred on the fabrication and characterisation of ZnO nanostructures and their surface properties using a variety of techniques including field emission SEM, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopy and photoluminescence. I am particularly interested in the effect of surface chemistry on the electrical and optical properties of ZnO nanostructures and how they can be controlled to improve gas sensing devices

Areas Of Expertise

  • Zinc oxide nanostructures
  • Surface science
  • Gas sensing
  • X-ray Photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Cryo-electron microscopy