Brief Biography

Kyoto March 2012

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Materials and a member of the Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College London. I am the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS), a role which takes overall responsibility for undergraduate teaching. Additionally I am the course director for the MRes in Plastic Electronics, year 1 of the Centre for Doctoral training (CDT) in plastic electronics.

Originally from
Houston in the West of Scotland I studied a BSc hons. in Chemistry at the University of Paisley (1996-2001). I then undertook a PhD at the University of Glasgow in the Department of Chemistry. I moved to Imperial College at the end of 2004 as a Research Assistant, then Research lecturer before being awarded A Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship in 2007. I was appointed as a Lecturer in 2013 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015.

My research group is focused on the preparation of a range of functional metal oxide nanostructures. Our primary objective is to develop an understanding of the structure, property and processing relationships in our materials. Many of our materials and structures are aimed at photovoltaic (solar) applications but our interests extend to other optoelectronic devices e.g. LEDs, catalytic and other functional materials. Many of the devices and applications require the formation of composites - normally oxide:organic structures. Here compositional homogeneity, layer conformity and interfacial morphology play a critical role in device performance and studying these parameters are of interest.
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