Welcome Mike Bennison!

We are delighted to welcome Dr Michael Bennison to the group. Mike, whose background is in both synthetic and polymer chemistry, will be working with the team on the SPECTRACON project funded by the ERC, looking at ways to develop new spectral conversion materials based on organic-inorganic hybrid polymers.

Advance Article in Nanoscale

Congratulations to ex-group members Barry McKenna and Abhinav Shivkumar, and current group member Bethan Charles for their new paper, which has just been published in Nanoscale. The stability and reproducibility of perovskite nanocrystals (PNC) produced by ligand-assisted reprecipitation (LARP) is investigated. Significant differences in optical properties and morphology are observed depending on specific synthetic factors. … Continue reading Advance Article in Nanoscale

Paper published in SPIE 2020

Congratulations to Abi Collins, Thomas Southern, Morton Lyu and Mike Bennison whose SPIE Proceedings manuscript entitled Photoactive organic-inorganic hybrid polymer waveguides for optical device technologies from the Photosensitive Materials and their Applications Conference has been published. This work reports on the mechanical and optical properties of low molecular weight ureasils and the relationship between the … Continue reading Paper published in SPIE 2020

New article in Cell Reports Physical Science

Congratulations to Morton Lyu for the co-authorship of a paper published recently in Cell Reports Physical Science. This work is a collaboration with Rute A. S. Ferreira’s group in Portugal. This work reports an advanced visible-light communication (VLC) system integrating an optical amplifier, made of a flexible fibre based on a poly(fluorene)-based lumophore doped within … Continue reading New article in Cell Reports Physical Science

New paper in Journal of Materials Chemistry B

Congratulations to former group members Ilaria Meazzini, Steve Comby and Judith Houston as well as current member Kieran Richards and visiting student François-Xavier Turquet for their work on the paper entitled "Synthesis and characterisation of biocompatible organic-inorganic core-shell nanocomposite particles based on ureasils" which has just been published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B. The … Continue reading New paper in Journal of Materials Chemistry B

New Hot article in Nanoscale

Congratulations to current and former group members Elaine Kelly, Judith Houston and Camille Blayo whose paper entitled A Single-Component Photorheological Fluid with Light-Responsive Viscosity has been published as a Hot Article in Nanoscale. This paper reports an azobenzene photosurfactant, which at low concentrations in water, can reversibly switch between a high-viscosity, viscoelastic fluid and a … Continue reading New Hot article in Nanoscale

New paper for 2020 in ACS Applied Energy Materials

Congratulations to Guanpeng (Morton) Lyu for the first paper of 2020, entitled “Thermoresponsive Host Polymer Matrix for Self-Healing Luminescent Solar Concentrators”, to be accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials. The work is a collaboration with Gianmarco Griffini's group in Milan and features the work of Benedetta, who spent part of her MSc project here … Continue reading New paper for 2020 in ACS Applied Energy Materials

Paper published in ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.

Congratulations to current and former group members Morton and James whose paper entitled “Luminescent Solar Concentrators Based on Energy Transfer from an Aggregation-Induced Emitter Conjugated Polymer” has been published in ASC Applied Polymer Materials. This work reports a multilumophore LSC design that circumvents the problems of incomplete solar harvesting and aggregation-caused quenching through a combination … Continue reading Paper published in ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.