M.Sci (Birmingham), Ph.D (Cambridge)
Room Number..........:  2.10
Building....................:  Physical Sciences
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Chris graduated with a degree in Physics from the University of Birmingham in 1998. His Ph.D research at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge explored aspects of the synthesis, characterisation and applications of colloidal semiconductor nanoparticles. He then moved to the University of Southampton, where as a postdoctoral fellow, he researched in the areas of photonic crystals and optical fibre based metamaterials. In 2007, he was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, working in the group of Prof Sir Richard Friend at the Cavendish Laboratory, in the area of supramolecular optoelectronics. Recently, Chris has also developed an interest in soft nanophotonics and polymeric photonic materials. He moved to Aberystwyth in April 2011, to take up his appointment as Lecturer in Physics.
- Areas of Interest are:
- Supramolecular Materials: Designing functional materials at the smallest scales; the molecular and supramolecular levels. Investigating fundamental characteristics, such as photophysics, charge and energy migration, chirality and surface wetting interactions. Feedback into advanced chemical synthesis strategies.
- Optoelectronics: Application of molecular semiconductors and conjugated polymers to photovoltaics/solar-cells, LEDs, transistors, optical gain media.
- Soft Nanophotonics: Polymeric photonic materials (e.g. polymer opals), self-assembly of polymers and sub-micron particles, composite materials with novel electronic and/or mechanical properties
- Low Dimensional Semiconductors: II-VI and III-V “nanocrystals” and quantum dots. Synthesis, optical and optoelectronic properties; device applications.
- FG37500: Prosiect (40 Credyd)
- FG37540: Prosiect (40 Credyd)
- PH22010: Optics
- PH23320: Experimental Analogue Electronics
- PH32410: Concepts in Condensed Matter Physics
- PH32710: Probing Atoms and Molecules
- PH33810: Materials Physics
- PH34510: Modern Optics and Photonics
- PH35620: Project (20 Credits)
- PH37500: Project (40 Credits)
- PH37540: Project (40 Credits)
- PHM5800: Major Project
- PHM5860: Major Project
- PHM5920: Minor Project
- PHM7020: Advanced Research Topics
Spray-coating deposition techniques for polymeric semiconductor blends. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 71 pp. 174-180. 10.1016/j.mssp.2017.07.0262017.
Generating Bulk-Scale Ordered Optical Materials Using Shear-Assembly in Viscoelastic Media. Materials 10 (7) 6882017.
Low cost 3D-printing used in an undergraduate project: an integrating sphere for measurement of photoluminescence quantum yield. European Journal of Physics 37 055501 Cadair2016.
The influence of the compounding process and testing conditions on the compressive mechanical properties of poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide)/α-tricalcium phosphate nanocomposites. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 4 (7) pp. 1081-1089. 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2011.03.017 Cadair2011.
The influence of hydroxyapatite (HA) microparticles (m) and nanoparticles (n) on the thermal and dynamic mechanical properties of poly-L-lactide. Polymer 52 (13) pp. 2883-2890. 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.04.028 Cadair2011.
A comparative study of the thermal and dynamic mechanical behaviour of quenched and annealed bioresorbable poly-l-lactide/α-tricalcium phosphate nanocomposites. Acta Biomaterialia 7 (5) pp. 2176-2184. 10.1016/j.actbio.2011.02.006 Cadair2011.
Macromolecular Scaffolding: The Relationship Between Nanoscale Architecture and Function in Multichromophoric Arrays for Organic Electronics. Advanced Materials 22 (8) pp. E81-E88. 10.1002/adma.200903672 Cadair2010.
The Relationship between Nanoscale Architecture and Charge Transport in Conjugated Nanocrystals Bridged by Multichromophoric Polymers. Journal of the American Chemical Society 131 (20) pp. 7055-7063. 10.1021/ja809731e Cadair2009.
Exciplex emission from electroluminescent ladder-type pentaphenylene oligomers bearing both electron- and hole-accepting substituents. Journal of Chemical Physics 128 (4) ARTN 044703 10.1063/1.2813351 Cadair2008.