Research interests include various aspects of micro- and nanomechanics, including solid mechanics (stability theory, wave propagation), mechanical engineering (structural mechanics) and material sciences (composite and nano-materials).
Research in the group includes include liquid and amorphous materials, positron spectroscopy, Raman, magneto-Raman and terahertz spectroscopy, single molecule electronics, spintronics and superconductivity.
The Centre brings together experimental, theoretical and computational expertise in nanoscience and includes both creators and users of nanotechnologies, via the organisation of cross-departmental seminars, workshops and networking events.
This postgraduate programme is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of nanoscience and its potential environmental and human health related risk. The MRes focuses on the fundamental and underpinning science but also discusses applications, synthesis and policy and regulatory responses.
The group is focused on a number of areas: nanostructuring surfaces via the integration of top-down and bottom-up methodologies, gene delivery based on polycations, nanotribology, liquid crystals and nanoscale electronics
The research targets of the Laboratory are reflected in three major research programs: Physics and applications of size-selected nanoparticles (clusters); Atomic-scale modification of surfaces with electrons and femtosecond laser light; Fabrication of nanoscale sensors and devices.