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Dr Sam Stevens

Lecturer (E&S)


Sam Stevens teaches to Engineering, Biosciences and Natural Sciences on the topics of thermodynamics, ethics, materials and chemistry. His research currently includes electron microscopy of living systems and reflectance transformation imaging of just about everything else.

Course Involvement
  • BIO1340 - Fundamental Inorganic Chemistry - Convenor
  • BIO1343 - Fundamental Inorganic and Physical Chemistry - Demonstrator
  • BIO1344 - Integrated Practical Chemistry - Demonstrator
  • BIO2091 - Bioinorganic Chemistry - Convenor
  • BIO3073 - Specialist Topics in Chemical Sciences - Lecturer
  • BIO3082 - Science Communication - Lecturer
  • ECM1107 - Materials and Manufacturing: Core Engineering 2 - Lecturer
  • ECM3130 - Engineering in Society and Company Finance - Lecturer
  • ECM3151 - Thermofluids and Energy Conversion - Lecturer
  • ECM3160 - Materials - Lectures
  • NSC1003 - Foundations in Natural Science - Convenor
  • NSC1004 - Experimental Science - Convenor
  • NSC2001 - Frontiers In Science 2 - Supervisor
  • NSC3001 - BSc Research Project - Supervisor
  • NSC3003 - Group Project - Supervisor
  • NSCM002 - MSci Research Project 2 Extension - Examiner
  • NSCM003 - Further Advanced Topics - Lecturer
Other Responsibilites

  • ISS3002 - Climate Change Summer School - Academic Lead
  • NatSci and Biosciences students - Tutor
  • Widening Participation - The Bigger Bang; RSC Above The Bench Scheme
Education and Employment
  • Associate Lecturer (E&S) Exeter University - - 2016 - Present
  • Associate Fellow / Lab Manager in Teaching - Exeter University - 2014 - 2016
  • Head of Research and Analytics - Good Growth Ltd. - Brewer - 2014
  • Post Doctorate - Stockholm University / KAIST University - 2010 – 2011
  • PhD Researcher - Manchester University - 2006 – 2010
  • MCHEM Researcher - Oxford University - 2004 – 2005
  • Guest Researcher - Princeton University - Summer 2004
  • HR Trainee Manager - Cadbury Schweppes plc - Uni. Summers
  • Associate Fellow of ASPIRE (application pending)
  • Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (application pending)
  • Associate Member Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of The British Association of Crystal Growth
  • Member of The European Microscopy Society
  • You may follow me on Google Scholar here.
  • Orchid: 0000-0002-3657-3279
  • Scopus: 24725792300
  • ResearcherID: M-5734-2016
  • M. Suga, S. Asahina, V. Alfredsson, T. Kjellman, S. M. Stevens, H. Cho, M. Cho, L. Han, S. Che, M. W. Anderson, F. Schüth, H. Deng, O. Yaghi, K. Sakamoto & O. Terasaki. Recent progress in scanning electron microscopy for characterising fine structural details of nano materials. Prog. Solid State Chem. (2014) vol.42 pp.1-21
  • Z. Liu, N. Fujita, K. Miyasaka, L. Han, S. M. Stevens, M. Suga, S. Asahina, B. Slater, C. Xiao, Y. Sakamoto, M. W. Anderson, R. Ryoo & O. Terasaki. A review of fine structures of nanoporous materials as evidenced by microscopic methods. Microscopy (2013) vol.1. pp.109-46
  • O. Terasaki, H. Cho, M. Cho, H. Jeong, S. Asahina, Y. Sakuda, M. Suga, H. Kazumori, M. Kudo, T. Nokuo, Z. Liu, S. M. Stevens, M. W. Anderson, D. Carolina G. Nunez, F. Schüth.T. Kjellman, V. Alfredsson, L. Han, S. Che, H. Deng, O. Yaghi, K. Cho and Ryong Ryoo. Novel Structural Characterisations of Insulating and Electron Beam Sensitive Materials Employing Low Voltage High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscopy. JEOL News vol.48 (1) pp.21-31
  • S. Asahina, S. Uno, M. Suga, S. M. Stevens, M. Klingstedt, Y. Okano, M. Kudo, F. Schüth, M. W. Anderson, T. Adschiri & O. Terasaki. A new HRSEM approach to observe fine structures of novel nanostructured materials. Micropor. Mesopor. Mat. (2011) vol.146 pp.11-17
  • P. Cubillas, S. M. Stevens, N. Blake, A. Umemura, C. B. Chong, O. Terasaki & M. W. Anderson. AFM and HRSEM Investigation of Zeolite A Crystal Growth. Part 1: In the Absence of Organic Additives. J. Phys. Chem. C (2011) vol.115 pp.12567–74.
  • S. M. Stevens, A. R. Loiola, P. Cubillas, L. R.D. da Silva, O. Terasaki & M. W. Anderson. Hierarchical Porous Materials: Internal Structure Revealed by Argon Ion-Beam Cross-Section Polishing, HRSEM and AFM. Solid State Sci. (2011) vol.13, pp. 745–9.
  • R. Brent, S. M. Stevens, O. Terasaki & M. W. Anderson. Coaxial Core Shell Overgrowth of Zeolite L − Dependence on Original Crystal Growth Mechanism. Cryst. Growth Des. (2010) vol.10 pp.5182–6 R. Brent, P. Cubillas, S. M. Stevens, K. Jelfs, A. Umemura, B. Slater, O. Terasaki & M. W. Anderson. Unstitching the nanoscopic mystery of crystal formation. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. (2010) vol.132 (39), pp.13858–68
  • N. S. John, S. M. Stevens, O. Terasaki & M. W. Anderson. Evolution of Surface Morphology with Introduction of Stacking Faults in Zeolites. Chem. Eur. J. (2009) vol.16 (7), pp.2220-2230
  • S. M. Stevens, P. Cubillas, K. Jansson, O. Terasaki & M. W. Anderson. Nanoscale Electron Beam Damage Studied by Atomic Force Microscopy. J. Phys. Chem. C (2009) vol.113, pp.18441-18443
  • S. M. Stevens, K. Jansson, C. Xiao, S. Asahina, M. Klingstedt, D. Grner, Y. Sakamoto, Keiichi Miyasaka, P. Cubillas, R. Brent, L. Han, S. Che, R. Ryoo, D. Zhao, M. Anderson, F. Schth & O. Terasaki. An Appraisal of High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscopy Applied To Porous Materials. JEOL News (2009) vol.44 (1), pp.17-22
  • P. Cubillas, M. Castro, K. Jelfs, A. Lobo, B. Slater, D. Lewis, P. A. Wright, S. M. Stevens & M. W. Anderson. Spiral growth on nanoporous silicoaluminophosphate STA-7 as observed by Atomic Force Microscopy. Cryst. Growth Des. (2009) vol.9 (9), pp.4041-4050
  • A. Lopez-Noriega, E. Ruiz-Hernndez, S. M. Stevens, D. Arcos, M. W. Anderson, O. Terasaki & M. Vallet-Reg. Mesoporous Microstructures with Doubly Ordered Core-Shell Structure. Chem. Mater. (2009) vol.21, pp.18-20
  • S. M. Stevens, P. Cubillas, K. Jansson, O. Terasaki, M. W. Anderson, P. A. Wright & M. Castro. Nanometre resolution using high-resolution scanning electron microscopy corroborated by atomic force microscopy. Chem. Commun. (2008) vol.33, pp.3894-3896
  • S. M. Stevens, K. Jansson, N. S. John, O. Terasaki, M. W. Anderson, M. Castro, P. A. Wright & P. Cubillas. High-Resolution Scanning Electron and Atomic Force Microscopies: Observation of Nanometer Features on Zeolite Surfaces. Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. (2008) vol.174 (2), pp.775-780
  • P. Cubillas, J. T. Gebbie, S. M. Stevens, N. Blake, A. Umemura, O. Terasaki & M. W. Anderson. AFM and HRSEM investigation of zeolite A crystal growth. Part 2: in presence of organic additives. J. Phys. Chem. C (2014) vol.118 pp. 1-21
  • L. Han, T. Ohsuna, Z. Liu, V. Alfredsson, T. Kjellman, S. Asahina, M. Suga, Y. Ma, P. Oleynikov, K. Miyasaka, A. Mayoral, I. Díaz, Y. Sakamoto, S. M. Stevens, M. W. Anderson, C. Xiao, N. Fujita, A. Garcia-Bennett, K. B. Yoon, S. Che & O. Terasaki. Structures of Silica-Based Nanoporous Materials Revealed by Microscopy. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. (2014) vol.640 (3-4) pp. 521-536