Mr Sam Ahmadzadeh
Mr Daxing Han
Mr Zhentao Wu
MSc from the University of the West of Scotland. The project title is “Trace chemical detections using a novel Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrate produced by oblique angle vapour deposition on pre-patterned nanostructured template” this project will produce reproducible SERS substrates using cost-effective means and applying these for trace-level chemical detection.
Mr Sijia Cai
Mr Jian Song
Mr Manuel Pelayo García
Miss Lucía Nieto Sierra
BSc in Chemistry from the University of Cádiz (Spain), currently I am a PhD student in Nanoscience and Material Technologies at the same university and I am carrying out my mobility action at ITFSI, supervised by Dr. Carlos García Núñez. My project title is ‘Aircraft wing energy harvesting through diamond based piezo systems (Diamond Wings)’, which belongs to the research group Diamond TEP-120 of the University of Cádiz. The project’s primary objective is to develop a structure based on aluminum nitride and diamond for energy harvesting for aerospace applications. The final approach consists on the deposition around carbon fibre of a diamond/AlN/diamond structure, which behaves as a piezoelectric system allowing the harvesting of the energy generated in the piezo crystal while conserving mechanical properties of the carbon fibre.
Miss Emma Keel
BSc (Hons) in Physics from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). Her project is titled “Investigation and optimisation of a design-for-manufacture deposition method for a single layer graphene”, supervised by Professor Des Gibson and Dr Carlos Garcia Nuñez. The aim of the project is to build on the RDG patented process, completing a research & development deposition system, optimisation and characterisation of the resulting graphene material. The project will include assembly and complete fabrication of the graphene reactor system, undertaken jointly by Integrated Graphene Ltd (IGL) and UWS ITFSI. Link to LinkedIn page: LinkedIn Profile
Mr Greg Mcgann
BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde. Project entitled "Investigation of doped IV-VI polycrystalline thin films deposited by sputtering methods for high speed and room-temperature mid-infrared photodetectors", supervised by Dr. Carlos Garcia Nuñez and Prof. Des Gibson.
The project will investigate the use of IV-VI material (PbSe) (alongside novel methods of deposition/sensitisation) as the active material within photodetector devices. Using the distinctive attribute of gases to absorb at known wavelengths of light, detectors can be optimised around this feature to provide measurements of relative concentration of target gas. Applications of this technology are wide ranging and of high importance. Examples include detection of gases which are of importance to air quality, greenhouse gases, industrial safety, health monitoring, and breath analysis.
Mr Michael McKinlay
BSc in Physics from the University of the West of Scotland. Project is titled “Investigation of new advanced materials and structures for development of self-charging hybrid energy systems” supervised by Dr. Carlos Garcia Nuñez and funded by the UWS Vice-Chancellor’s studentship. This project seeks to utilise the ITFSI’s plasma source technology for assisted electron beam deposition and microwave plasma-assisted deposition of dielectric thin film materials. The resulting thin film will then be used in the development of triboelectric and piezoelectric nanogenerators to produce a high-performance, environmentally-friendly energy generator.
Mr Connor Lindsay
BSc in Physics from the University of the West of Scotland. The project entitled “Fundamental research on plasma assisted deposition of dielectric optical coatings essential for future generation gravitational wave detectors” supervised by Professor Des Gibson and Dr Carlos Garcia Nunez. This project is focused on researching new plasma-assisted deposition of optical coatings technology, based on the plasma-assisted processes developed by UWS ITFSI, to optimise the optical coating deposition methods and increase the gravitational wave detection efficiencies.