Sustainability database

People

Dr Andrew Thomas

Research Fellow, PSI

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Current research interests include molecular adsorption at metal and metal oxide surfaces using synchrotron radiation techniques such as NEXAFS and photoelectron spectroscopy. This work has been carried out at Daresbury laboratory, near Warrington, LURE, France and MaxLab in Sweden.  Recent work has investigated the adsorption of organic molecules relevant to novel photovoltaics and molecular electronics, and amino acids on TiO2 surfaces.

He is also working in collaboration with the Biomaterials group in the school of Pharmacy to investigate surface functionalisation of TiO2 nanoparticles and with the Biomaterials group in the School of Dentistry.  In this latter work the surface corrosion properties of novel dental arch wires based on Nickel-Titanium alloys and the surface composition of Ti alloy dental implants are being analysed in order to understand what surface factors may govern their success or failure in clinical applications.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
Yes
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Climate
Energy
Engagement

Connections

Group

Biomaterials

Our group covers the development of new materials from their chemical synthesis to their medical use.

Keywords: 
Biomaterial

Group

Photon Science Institute

The Photon Science Institute was established in 2005 to bring together experts from a wide range of scientific fields to foster the development of cross and multi-disciplinary collaborations and provide a dynamic and exciting culture for the progression of new ideas in photon science. The term photon science encompasses all areas where light is used in scientific endeavour — light for science.

Keywords: 
Photon science, Solar energy, Interdisciplinary