Surface Analysis

Researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology have determined the structure of DNA from measurements on a single molecule, a
There is an urgent need to find new antibiotics as bacteria are constantly evolving and steadily becoming resistant to the current
Novel flexible, lightweight and low cost “plastic” electronics, including OLEDs and organic solar cells, rely on semiconducting...
Traditionally, phosphorus and arsenic atoms have been used as donors in silicon, donating electrons that make up the current that

Z. Xiao Guo

Prof Guo’s research interest focuses on multiscale simulations and syntheses of materials and nanostructures for applications in clean energy and healthcare technologies, particularly in hydrogen storage, carbon capture, energy catalysis, biofuel cells and biointerfaces. Fundamental theories are coupled with ab initio, molecular dynamics, cellular automata and finite element simulations for materials discovery, while selected materials are synthesised and harnessed by mechanochemical, self-assembly, deposition and precipitation methods.


When Watson and Crick discovered the DNA double helix nearly sixty years ago, they based their structure on an averaged X-ray diff
New nanoscale electronic state discovered on graphene sheets Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology have discove
Differential stress induced by thiol adsorption on facetted nanocrystals When putting together a medical sensor for blood protein.
Ice exhibits a phenomenon known as pre-melting which was first alluded to by Michael Faraday in his ‘regelation' experiments...

Sanjiv Sharma

Research in the group falls broadly into the area of bioanalysis with a particular focus in the following areas:Biosensors: We are producing sensors based on both optical and electrochemical signal transduction schemes for applications in personal healthcare, bioreactor monitoring and clinical diagnostics. These biosensors often exploit engineered proteins.Protein Engineering: Although proteins have been widely used in bioanalysis many of their properties are not optimally suited to this application.