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Theme B

Lead: Elena Besley

Can we control the way that Single Metal Atoms/Metal NanoClusters (SMAs/MNCs) interact and react with surfaces?

We design specific surfaces (e.g. derivatives of graphene, carbon nitride, silica, ionic liquids) to ensure effective adsorption and stabilisation of SMAs/MNCs. DFT theoretical modelling is applied to calculate the bonding and interactions between the SMAs/MNCs and support materials and predict the functional properties of these systems.”

Researchers

Dr Tanweer Ahmed

UCAM

Tanweer Ahmed
Tanweer specialises in the investigation of materials through Raman spectro-electrochemical measurements.
 
 

Dr Osman Balci

UCAM

osman balci
Osman is investigating both the growth of 2D materials via chemical vapour deposition and field-effect transistor measurements
 
 

Dr Yarjan Samad

UCAM

yarjan samad
Yarjan is working on 2D materials and the preparation of graphene, hexagonal boronitride and molybdenum disulphide by exfoliation.
 
 

Tom Burwell

UoN

Tom Burwell
Tom is a PhD candidate investigating hybrids of ionic liquids and carbon nanotubes with SMAs/NMCs 
 
 

James Faulkner

UCAM

james faulkner
James is a PhD student whose focus in MASI is on Raman spectroscopy characterisation of field-effect transistor devices.
 
 

Andy Jones

UoN

Andy Jones
Andy is a PhD candidate investigating metal-organic framework synthesis and the deposition of SMAs/MNCs onto these surfaces.
 
 

Tara LeMercier

UoN

Tara LeMercier
Tara has recently begun a PhD focussed on the synthesis of carbon and metal oxide nanomaterials, with a view to developing catalytic nanoreactors based on SMAs/MNCs.
 
 

Jeremiah Marcellino

UCAM

jeremiah marcellino
Jeremiah is working towards a PhD in graphene-related materials and thermal testing and analysis of materials.
 
 

Chao Wen

UCAM

chao wen
Chao is studying for a PhD investigating chemical vapour growth and transfer of 2D materials.