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. Jenkins, C., Lewis, P., Dunstan, P., Harris, D. Role of Raman spectroscopy and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy in colorectal cancer World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology 8 5 427
  2. Williams, A., Flynn, K., Xia, Z., Dunstan, P. Multivariate spectral analysis of pH SERS probes for improved sensing capabilities Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
  3. Aldakov, D., Chappaz-Gillot, C., Salazar, R., Delaye, V., Welsby, K., Ivanova, V., Dunstan, P. 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. Dunstan, P. Enhancement of lattice defect signatures in graphene and ultrathin graphite using tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 45 15 21
  5. Walker, K., Doak, S., Dunstan, P., Dunstan, P., Doak, S. Mechanisms of cell–cell adhesion identified by immunofluorescent labelling with quantum dots: A scanning near-field optical microscopy approach Ultramicroscopy 111 8 1200 1205

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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.

Supervision

  • Antimicrobial protein matrix for medical applications (current)

    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Kenith Meissner
  • Crosslinking ultrabithorax to produce fibres using an LED and Tris(2,2'bipyridyl)ruthenium (II). (current)

    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Kenith Meissner
  • Contemporary approaches to the diagnosis and management of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma, examining the role of biomarkers in aiding early diagnosis (current)

    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)

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

    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)

    MD
    Other supervisor: Prof Gareth Jenkins
  • Characterisation and Functionalisation of Ultrabithorax Materials for Tissue Engineering and Biosensing (current)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Kenith Meissner
  • '''Nanosensor development for internal pH measurements within marine organisms.''' (awarded 2019)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Dirk Van Der Werf
  • Raman spectroscopy and colorectal cancer: towards early diagnosis and personalised medicine (awarded 2019)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Catherine Thornton