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The way proteins change their structure in the presence of certain chemicals, acids or bases - protein denaturation - plays a key

Stefan Maier

Professor Maier's research interests are in plasmonics and nanophotonics – finding ways to confine and guide light in a controlled manner on the nanoscale, below the optical diffraction limit. The main means to achieve this lies in the exploitation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs), electromagnetic surface waves supported at the interface between an electric conductor and a dielectric.

Saif Haque

Professor Haque is a Reader in Materials Chemistry in Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London. He is a physical chemist with a particular interest in nanomaterials, molecular electronic materials and photochemistry. His group's research activities include the function and development of solar cells based upon liquid processable hybrid inorganic / organic semiconducting materials and all-inorganic structures.

Joshua B. Edel

Professor Joshua Edel's research activities lie in the general area of nanobiotechnology with an emphasis on the development of micro and nanofluidic devices for analytical and bio-analytical applications and ultra-high sensitivity optical detection techniques. For example, tools are being developed to study molecular dynamics confined within 5 - 500 nm wide fluidic channels.

Alwyn Seeds

Prof Seeds' research interests include Photonic generation and detection of THz signals; Optical communication systems; Wireless over fibre systems; Application of optical techniques to microwave systems; Optical frequency synthesis; Coherent optical detection technology; Opto-electronic device technology, especially using quantum effects; Tuneable semiconductor lasers, especially fast tuning and athermal operation; Optical regeneration and signal processing; Optical control of microwave devices.


Ian Robinson

Prof Robinson's interest are in X-ray diffraction using synchrotron radiation, for which he developed the methods for studying surface structure based on crystal truncation rods, which he discovered and built them into a definitive technique for the determination of the atomic positions at surfaces and interfaces.

Oleg Mitrofanov

Dr Mitrofanov is actively involved in Terahertz (THz) research with the main focus on development and application of advanced THz characterization tools, such as THz time resolved imaging systems, which allow producing images in THz light with picosecond resolution. 



Paul Dalby

Prof Dalby's research focuses on routes to improve the stability and activity of biocatalytic enzymes and therapeutic proteins, for ease of manufacture, formulation and delivery to patients.  His work combines computationally-guided protein engineering and formulation, with biophysical characterisations, to understand the factors that influence protein stability, and then feeding back to inform the protein engineering strategies.