Theme Leader

van Riessen - Experimental condensed matter and materials physics, and coherent X-ray imaging development

Our group develops novel methods of probing condensed matter and material properties using coherent X-ray imaging methods, electron spectroscopy, and nanofabricated devices.


Abbey - Coherent X-ray science and materials characterisation

Our group combines elements of optics, nanofabrication, synchrotron science and X-ray Free Electron Lasers, to develop new approaches to imaging materials and structures at the atomic, molecular and cellular level.

Anderson - Quantum-enhanced sensing and timing

Developing next-generation quantum technologies based on atom-light interactions, including quantum-assured PNT, atomic magnetometry, and control and automation software.

Angove - Colloid, environmental and pharmaceutical science

Our group use colloid chemistry to research environmental and agricultural soil systems. We also study pharmaceutical products that utilise colloidal particles and systems.

Brack - Surface modification and characterisation of advanced materials

Our research focuses on creating, understanding and controlling materials at the nanometer scale.

Hogan - Electrochemistry, photochemistry, chemical sensing and biosensing

Our group conducts a range of both fundamental and applied research to expand the bounds of analytical science.

Hoxley - Biosensing applications of wide bandgap semiconductors

I study the surfaces of semiconductor crystals, particularly diamond, and how they react to the world around and within us.

Kou - Bio-imaging and bio-photonics, optical micro- and nano-scopy, biomedical instrumentation

Our group explores the complex mechanisms behind cellular and sub-cellular events and processes. We also seek to develop novel bio-imaging modalities and instrumentation for new diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

Mechler - Bioinspired self-assembling nanostructures

Our group studies the principles of self-assembly in lipid membranes, peptide fibrillogenezis and peptide-membrane interactions.

Pakes - Quantum materials for electronics, spintronics and biosensing

Our team is interested in the functionalisation of technologically interesting materials such as diamond, graphene, silicon and organic semiconductors via the chemical modification of the surface and surface transfer doping.

Pigram - Interactions at surfaces

Our group focuses on creating, understanding and controlling materials at the nanometer scale. We explore chemical and molecular properties and processes at surfaces and at interfaces.

Reynolds - Self assembled nanomaterials

Our group uses self-assembling biomolecules as building blocks for nanomaterials with a range of biomedical and technological applications.

Robertson - Optical spectroscopy of atmospheric and biological molecules

Our group exploit powerful light sources to study molecules relevant to pharmaceutics, atmospheric and aerosol chemistry, and even the interstellar medium.

Tran - Interactions of x-rays with matter, optical coherence, x-ray imaging

Our group researches various forms of propagation-based x-ray imaging, and are developing quantitative full field imaging techniques using polychromatic x-ray sources.