Hoxley - Biosensing applications of wide bandgap semiconductors

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David HoxleyDr David Hoxley

Lecturer, College of Science, Health and Engineering

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I am interested in the surfaces of semiconductor crystals, particularly diamond, and how they react to the world around and within us. My research involves coating these surfaces with organic and metallo-organic compounds observing the change their electrical and optical properties, particularly in ways which can be useful for engineering implantable biosensors for medical assays.

My other interest springs from a deep commitment to the dissemination of knowledge through teaching, which I regard as a process of coaching. This includes 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.

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