Carbon Nanostructures

Nick Quirke

Nick is Professor of Chemical Physics at Imperial College, London. His group conducts theoretical and experimental research in the general area of nanomaterials with particular interest in their interaction with biomaterials and bionanotechnology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Nanotechnology, Editor-in-Chief of the international Journals, Molecular Simulation, and the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience.

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Arash Mostofi

Materials lie at the heart of almost every modern technology and our research is dedicated to the application and development of theory and computational simulation tools for solving problems in materials. We develop and use methods at a wide range of length and time-scales, combining analytical theory, quantum mechanical first-principles simulations of interacting electrons and nuclei, atomistic simulations that use simpler models of interatomic bonding, coarse-grained molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo techniques.

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Milo Shaffer

Professor Milo Shaffer is interested in synthesis, modification, characterisation, and application of high aspect ratio nanoparticles (particularly carbon nanotubes and oxide nanorods). These materials have unique and often extraordinary combinations of properties; the question is to what extent these properties can be manifested in assemblies at a macroscopic scale. His group has developed and studied a wide variety of pure and composite systems based on nanotube/nanorods for both structural and functional applications across a range of length scales.

Alexandra Porter

Alexandra’s research uses high resolution electron microscopy to visualize interactions between cells and bio- or nano-materials. Her current interest is to develop novel methodologies to image nanoparticles within cellular compartments using novel TEM techniques such as 3-D electron tomography and energy-filtered TEM. The overall goal of this work is to understand the impact of synthetic nanoparticles on human health and the environment. She is also involved in applying these techniques to characterise interfaces between tissues and biomaterials (e.g.