Nanomaterials and nanocomposites

This research theme encompasses:

  • Nanometamaterials, nanorods, nanowires, nano-tubes of carbon or carbon based structures
  • Carbon nanotubes and graphene for energy conversion and storage
  • Composites for control of electromagnetic radiation
Explore our college research page to learn more about our expertise in nanomaterials and nanocomposites.

Current projects and academic expertise

StudentResearch projectSupervisors

(University of Exeter)

Shane Davies Nanoscale patterning of interfaces for thermo-electrics

Dr Steven Hepplestone

Professor Gyaneshwar Srivastava

Dr David Horsell

Laicong Deng Nanoporous graphene materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion application

Dr Yongde Xia

Professor Yanqiu Zhu

Euan Humphreys The development of novel electronic and photonic metadevices for adaptive multispectral imaging in the infrared

Professor David Wright

Dr Jacopo Bertolotti

Pablo Martinez Pancorbo Functional, specially-doped core-shell nanoparticles for biomedical imaging applications

Professor Yanqiu Zhu

Professor Nick Stone

Conor Price Two-dimensional Metamaterial Batteries

Dr Steven Hepplestone

Professor Misha Portnoi

Professor Saverio Russo

Mian Zahid Hussain “Black” ZnO and TiO2 nanostructures for high efficient visible light photocatalysis Dr Yongde Xia

Professor Yanqiu Zhu


Past projects


StudentProject title


(University of Exeter)

Tanveer Ahmad Tabish  Fabrication and luminescence of graphene-like carbide quantum dots Professor Shaowei Zhang

Dr Yongde Xia