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My research interests lie primarily in the behaviour of inorganic surfaces and interfaces in ultra high vacuum environment, using surface analysis tools such as scanning probe microscopy (SPM). At Swansea I first worked on gas sensing devices made of SnO2 nanoparticles, using SPM to probe the sensing mechanism at the nonoscale.

This research led to another project where the nanocrystalline SnO2 surfaces were used as a subtrate for nanoscale charge patterning.

In August 2005, I was awarded a Royal Society university research fellowship and was made a lecturer in the MNC.

My research has moved on to the study of metal-oxide nanobelts, which are novel 1-dimensional structures with exotic properties and promising potential applications. I also retained a strong interest in nitride research and am keen to re-establish this area within the MNC.

Potential collaborations would be most welcome!