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Dr Alan Usher

Reader in Physics


Telephone: 01392 724110

Extension: (Streatham) 4110

My research is an experimental exploration of the ways in which quantum mechanics influences the properties of electrons in nanostructures.  I have studied a range of nanostructures and nanomaterials, with my current focus being on graphene.  For more details see the pages of the Centre for Graphene Science.

Education and Employment

  • 1984 MA Hons Physics (first class), Oxford University
  • 1988 DPhil in Physics, Oxford University
  • 1987-1988 Non-stipendiary Lecture in Physics, Merton College, Oxford
  • 1988 Lecturer in Physics, University of Exeter
  • 1998 Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter
  • 2001 Reader in Physics, University of Exeter