Hoxley - Biosensing applications of wide bandgap semiconductors
Dr David Hoxley
Lecturer, College of Science, Health and Engineering
I am interested in semiconductor crystal surfaces, particularly diamond, and how they react to the world around and within us. By coating these surfaces with organic and metallo-organic compounds and observing the change their electrical and optical properties, we can use them to engineer implantable biosensors for medical assays.
I am also deeply committed to the dissemination of knowledge through teaching, which I regard as a process of institutionalised coaching. This extends to research into ways of making this coaching possible (and efficient) in a mass tertiary education system, primarily through combining the modern educational psychology with information technology. I work extensively with the secondary school system, particularly in ways of linking science-as-practiced with contemporary classroom practice through reconceptualising initial teacher education programs.