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.”
Tanweer specialises in the investigation of materials through Raman spectro-electrochemical measurements.
Osman is investigating both the growth of 2D materials via chemical vapour deposition and field-effect transistor measurements
Yarjan is working on 2D materials and the preparation of graphene, hexagonal boronitride and molybdenum disulphide by exfoliation.
Tom is a PhD candidate investigating hybrids of ionic liquids and carbon nanotubes with SMAs/NMCs
James is a PhD student whose focus in MASI is on Raman spectroscopy characterisation of field-effect transistor devices.
Andy is a PhD candidate investigating metal-organic framework synthesis and the deposition of SMAs/MNCs onto these surfaces.
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 is working towards a PhD in graphene-related materials and thermal testing and analysis of materials.
Chao is studying for a PhD investigating chemical vapour growth and transfer of 2D materials.