Experimental Biophysics & Nanotechnology
The research in the Group involves the development and applications of advanced optical and scanning-probe imaging techniques and of novel nanomaterials to address modern challenges in biological and material sciences and photonics. The Group adopts an interdisciplinary approach to provide leading-edge research in optical, mechanical and structural properties of nanostructures, underpinning their applications in nanophotonics, cell and protein imaging, sensing and soft-matter technologies.
The research is centred around three overarching themes:
- Functional nanoparticles
- Nano- and bio-imaging
We combine expertise in nanofabrication, advanced imaging techniques and numerical modelling. The Group makes use of the nanofabrication facilities of the London Centre for Nanotechnology and has extensive optical characterisation facilities. Strong collaborations exist with the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics and the Imaging Sciences Division at King’s as well as other UK and international universities.
Major projects include
If you are interested in using our facilities, contact the facilities manager, Mr Bill Luckhurst.