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Research interests

Graphene and graphene oxide based dispersions, composites and coatings
Graphene and 2-d materials based electronic, sensor and NEMS devices

Biomedical applications of graphene
Bottom-up assembly of nano-devices for electronics, sensors and NEMS

Prizes and awards

Aug 2013    Fellowship of The Higher Education Academy (HEA)
April 2013    Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement
July 2006    Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship
Oct 2000    Indian Academy of Engineers’ Innovation Potential of Students Projects Award

My group

Post-docs

Dr. Maria Iliut

Dr. Daniel Melendrez

Dr. Mohan Pitchan

PhD Students (as main supervisor)

Rory Phillips

Wentao Zou

Dai Luan

Yizhen Shao

Natalie Parsons

Piramon Hampitak

Robert Mcmaster

Kaiwen Nie

Katherine Smith

PhD students (as co-supervisor)

Aidan Retallick

Opportunities

Interested in a Ph.D. or PDRA position in low-dimensional nano-materials, including graphene and other 2-d materials, carbon nanotubes and molecular electronics?
We offer Ph.D. studentships through the President's Doctoral Scholar Awards (all nationalities) and in the Graphene Doctoral Training Center and BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) (UK/EU only). Other funding opportunities for international students includes the China Scholrship Council (CSC) and Commonwealth Scholarship.
We support early career researchers applying for Newton, EPSRC and other fellowships.
Contact me for details.
(Please don't email me large attachments! Just your CV including qualifications, marks/class, publications and research experience. Thanks.)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Advisor: Prof. Pulickel Ajayan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

20022005

M.Eng. Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Advisor: Prof. Pulickel Ajayan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

20002002

B.Tech Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras

19962000

External positions

Senior post-doctoral research associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Oct 2009Sept 2010

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Advanced materials
  • Manchester Regenerative Medicine Network
  • Advanced Materials in Medicine
  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • National Graphene Institute

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