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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.


Adrian Muxworthy

Adrian is currently a Reader in Earth and Planetary Magnetism at Imperial College London, where he heads the Natural Magnetism Group. He was a Royal Society University Research Fellow from 2004 to 2012. Before that he held post-doctoral research positions at the University of Edinburgh, University of Toronto, Univ. München and the GFZ Potsdam. He completed his D.Phil. at the University of Oxford, and was an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh. He spent a year at the GFZ Potsdam whilst a Royal Society URF.

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.

Sandrine Heutz

Professor Heutz's research concentrates on the growth and characterisation of organic thin films with interesting optoelectronic and magnetic properties. The material components are based on polyaromatic molecules such as phthalocyanines, and porphyrins, close analogues to natural products (e.g. chlorophyll). Particular emphasis is placed on developing growth methods to obtain new types of structures and morphologies, and charge-transfer complexes.

David Dye

Professor Dye's research Interests focus on the fatigue, micromechanics and design of jet engine, aircraft and reactor materials, particularly superalloys, titanium, NiTi, TWIP steels and zirconium. In his group, they work on problems across the life-cycle from alloy design to processing to fatigue and failure. A lot of the work involes advanced TEM techniques, complementing work at neutron and synchrotron major facilities like ISIS, Diamond, ESRF and SNS.

Daniel Bracewell

Dr Bracewell's research is in the area of bioprocess analysis. The area is fundamentally linked to the speed and capabilities of the analytical techniques used. The rise of "omics" (genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics) has lead to significant efforts in the area of analytical instrumentation to match these needs. This offers exciting possibilities to those engaged in the analysis of processes involving biological molecules at every scale.