Professor Peter Dunstan
Chair
Physics
Telephone: (01792) 513052
Room: Office - 612
Sixth Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • nano-reporters
  • Biospectroscopy
  • Cancer diagnostics
  • 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. & A high-throughput serum Raman spectroscopy platform and methodology for colorectal cancer diagnostics. The Analyst 143(24), 6014-6024.
  2. & Investigation into the effects of surface stripping ZnO nanosheets. Nanotechnology 29(16), 165701
  3. & Role of Raman spectroscopy and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy in colorectal cancer. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology 8(5), 427
  4. & Multivariate spectral analysis of pH SERS probes for improved sensing capabilities. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
  5. & Properties of Electrodeposited CuSCN 2D Layers and Nanowires Influenced by Their Mixed Domain Structure. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118(29), 16095-16103.

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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-360 Nanotechnology

    This course gives an overview of the field of nanotechnology. Examples of real working nanodevices are given and the physics behind the devices are discussed. The course also covers the manufacture of nanodevices and their potential applications.

  • 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

  • Low-resolution optical lithography of ultrabithorax protein. (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Kenith Meissner
  • Contemporary approaches to the diagnosis and management of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma, examining the role of ELISA and Raman Spectroscopy in the development of reliable biomarkers to aid early diagnosis (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Dr William Walker
    Other supervisor: Prof Venkat Kanamarlapudi
  • Characterisation of proteins by Raman Spectroscopy and linkage to performance of commercial immunoassays. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • Machine Learning in Raman Spectroscopy for Cancer Diagnosis (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
    Other supervisor: Prof Kenith Meissner
  • Raman Spectroscopy as a surrogate endpoint marker for chemotherapy response in colorectal cancer. (current)

    Student name:
    MD
    Other supervisor: Prof Gareth Jenkins
  • Raman spectroscopy and colorectal cancer: towards early diagnosis and personalised medicine (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton
  • '''Nanosensor development for internal pH measurements within marine organisms.''' (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Dirk Van Der Werf