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MEET THE TEAM

To achieve this ambitious project, we have brought together a cross-disciplinary team of nine Investigators, eleven Post-doctoral Researchers, five PhD students, and a Project Manager spread across the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol and Exeter.  

 

Their combined expertise spans synthetic biology, photosynthesis, synthetic chemistry, nanotechnology, polymer science, plasmonics, molecular physics and theory. 

Graham Leggett
Prof Graham Leggett

Project Lead

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

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Christina Metcalfe
Christina Metcalfe

Project Manager

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

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Prof Steve Armes FRS

MPB Co-Investigator

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

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Prof Bill Barnes

MPB Co-Investigator

Department of Physics

University of Exeter

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Prof Jenny Clark

MPB Co-Investigator

Department of Physics

University of Sheffield

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Prof Neil Hunter FRS

MPB Co-Investigator

School of Bioscience

University of Sheffield

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Prof Dan Lambert

MPB Co-Investigator

School of Clinical Dentistry

University of Sheffield

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Prof Julia Weinstein

MPB Co-Investigator

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

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Prof Nick Williams

MPB Co-Investigator

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

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Prof Dek Woolfson

MPB Co-Investigator

School of Chemistry

University of Bristol

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Demetris Bates
Dr Demetris Bates

PDRA

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

 

Dye chemistry and the design of peptide antenna complexes

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Dr Joel Chubb

PDRA

School of Chemistry

University of Bristol

Design of synthetic proteins

Kamalika Das
Dr Kamalika Das

PDRA

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

 

Synthesis of gold nanoparticles and measurement of strong coupling to vibrational modes

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Dr Michael Horbury

PDRA

Department of Physics

University of Sheffield

 

Ultra-fast spectroscopy studies of the manipulation of electron transfer processes by strong light-matter coupling, and spectroscopy of antenna complexes

Edwin Johnson
Dr Edwin Johnson

PDRA

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

 

Design and synthesis of pigment-polymer antenna complexes

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Dr Maxime Naude

PDRA

School of Chemistry

University of Bristol

Design of de novo a-helical barrel structures

James Pidgeon
Dr James Pidgeon

PDRA

Department of Physics

University of Sheffield

Characterisation of excitonic energy transfer pathways both within and between molecules using ultra-fast spectroscopy

Marie Rider
Dr Marie Rider

PDRA

Department of Physics

University of Exeter

 

Theory work to support the programme, including modelling of plasmon-exciton coupling and exciton dynamics

William Wardley
Dr William Wardley

PDRA

Department of Physics

University of Exeter

 

Measurement of strong plasmon-exciton coupling and design of structures to achieve long-range transport of excitation

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Dr Jodie West

PDRA

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

 

Measurement of strong plasmon-exciton coupling and nanofabrication

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Dr Tingxiang Yang

PDRA

School of Bioscience

University of Sheffield

Measurement of excitation transfer in films of antenna complexes using fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy

Owen Gardner
Owen Gardner

PhD

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

 

Design of novel capture phases and reporters for use in sensors based on strong plasmon-exciton coupling.

Rob Gordon
Rob Gordon

PhD

Department of Physics

University of Sheffield

 

Spectroscopic investigation of strong coupling to molecular materials

Camery Ma
Camery Ma

PhD

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

 

Investigating the potential of plasmon-exciton coupling for the manipulation of photochemical reaction pathways

Iona Ivalo
Iona Ivalo

PhD

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

Spectroscopic characterisation of pigment-polymer antenna complexes and spectroscopic studies of the use of strong coupling to manipulate electron transfer pathways

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Devy Pramudyah Wardani

PhD - Funded by The Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education

Department of Chemistry

University of Sheffield

 

Development of sensors for early diagnosis of cancer based on strong plasmon-exciton coupling.

Past group members:

  • Dr Rahul Jayaprakash
  • Dr Anna Lishchuk
  • Dr Robert Oliver
  • Dr Fabio Pirro
  • Dr George Sutherland
  • Dr Wassie M Takele
  • Dr Ravi Kuma Venkatraman

Funded by Leverhulme Grant:

  • Dr Ben Bower
  • Dr Kishan Menghrajani
Project Manager
Project Lead
PDRA MPB Staff
PDRA Demetris Bates
Investigators
PhD
PDRA Edwin Johnson
PhD Rob Gordon
PDRA Fabio Pirro
PDRA Ravi Kumar Venkatraman
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