Nano Engineering Science and Technology Group (NEST
The crystal structure of graphene.
Optical images of graphene layers deposited on SiO2 substrates. The labels 1L, 2L, 3L, 4L indicate the number of graphene layers.
Crystal form of haemozoin.
Nanomaterials and nanocomposites
AFM cantilever with ultra-sharp diamond-like-carbon tips used to study wear via atom-by-atom attrition
Our research focus is on the design and fabrication of novel materials, the understanding, via modelling and experimental characterisation, of their physical properties and their exploitation for a range of real-world applications; from electronic, magnetic and optical memories, to energy storage, to medical diagnosis, to high-strength composites and much more.