I have a CV available on request.
There is also list of my publications
and posters on my work.
Visiting Researcher at the BioNano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo University, Tokyo
Trustee for the Vega Science Trust science communication charity
Committee Member of the British Carbon Group
and GDR-I Graphene Nanotubes
Co-organiser of the NanoteC international nanocarbon conference series, and others
Member editorial advisory board of Materials Today
Recipient of the 2006 EU Marie Curie Excellence Award
- Oct 2005- : CNRS Senior Researcher (CR1) at the Institute of Materials, Nantes
Computer modelling of impurities and active sites in nanostructures.
Design of new hybrid materials based on carbon nanotubes and oxide nanomaterials (applications
in nanoelectronics, photovoltaics, gas sensing, catalysis, ...)
- 2003-2005 : Marie Curie Individual Research Fellowship, in the STEM
group at the LPS in Orsay.
Modelling defects and defect spectroscopy in nanostructures, and EELS
microscopy of new nanomaterials.
- 2002-2003: TMR Research Fellow in the COMELCAN network at ONERA
French Aerospace research centre in Chatillon, Paris, developing new
carbon nanotube based composite
materials. Experimental research including epoxy resin-nanotube and
ceramic-nanotube composite design, production and testing (mechanical
- 1999-2002: The Vega Science Trust
Watson and Sir Harry Kroto NL on science
broadcasting and communication (...more).
- 1999-2002: Research fellow in Theoretical Chemistry at the University
of Sussex, Brighton,
with Prof. M. I. Heggie,
nanostructures, hydrogen interactions with graphite and dislocations
in bulk semiconductors (...more).
- Spent 1998 backpacking; some travel stories are available.
- 1997: Nine months post-doctoral research at Sussex plus two months
in Luleå, Sweden working with Sven
- 1994-1997: Research Assistant in the Department of Physics at the University of Exeter.
PhD with Prof.
R. Jones using AIMPRO, a DFT code using hydrogen
terminated clusters to simulate defects in crystals. This included
oxygen defects in silicon,
hydrogenated defects in InP, and theoretical
modelling of STM images.
- Summer 1995 at CINECA, the Italian centre for supercomputing
Bologna (here's my report).
- 1993: The Powder Metallurgy
Research Centre, Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, doing thermodynamic
computation and ceramic powder hot pressing experiments on SiC / Si3N4
/ TiCN combinations (a 4th year
project / diplomarbeit).
- 1989-1993: Undergraduate in the Department of Materials and Keble
College, Oxford University, studying "Metallurgy
and the Science of Materials".