Dr Ioannis Papakonstantinou - Senior Lecturer
Dr Tao Li - Postdoctorate Researcher
Dr. Li’s research field is in nanotechnology, with interdisciplinary efforts extended to material science and nanofabrication technique. He joined the group since June. 2016 for moth-eye smart windows project after earning his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He received his M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering (2010) from University of California at Riverside, USA and received his B.Sc. degree in Pharmaceutical Science (2008) from the Tianjin University, China. Previously he has successfully addressed several topics, including: block copolymer lithography, porous materials and membrane separation process. Current research interests include developing large-scale and cost-effective nano-fabrication methods for smart coatings.
Dr Sasha Noimark - Postdoctorate Researcher
Dr Johannes Schlaefer - Postdoctorate Researcher
Johannes received his PhD (summa cum laude, 2014) in Inorganic Chemistry from University of Cologne (Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Sanjay Mathur. During his PhD he focused on the synthesis of rare earth metal singles-source precursors for chemical vapour deposition of functional metal oxides. Before joining the group in May 2016 Johannes worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Barcelona, Catalonia) in the group of Prof. Jordi Arbiol characterizing nanomaterials by advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques. Currently his work is focused on the synthesis of metal-organic precursors, the deposition of thermochromic films for smart window applications and the modification of surface functionalities.
Richard Colchester - PhD Student
Radikha Poduval - PhD Student
Mark Portnoi - PhD Student
Mark completed his undergraduate degrees here at Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCL, from which he graduated with first class honours in 2015. During the last year of this programme he joined the group for both a summer project and a final year project, developing a Monte Carlo methods ray tracing programme in C++, for use in the modelling of Luminescent Solar Concentrators. In September 2015 he re-joined the group as a PhD student, on an EPSRC funded studentship, working towards improving the efficiency of Luminescent Solar Concentrators, including modelling of, fabrication and characterisation of the devices.
Christian Sol - PhD Student
Christian completed his undergraduate degree in physics at the University of Leeds in 2014. He then went on to join the UCL-Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems, where he undertook MRes projects in both the Cavendish Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser research group in Cambridge, and the Photonic Innovations Lab at UCL. He is currently working towards a PhD in the development of thermochromic smart windows based on the switching properties of vanadium dioxide. Specifically, Christian is involved in the simulation and characterisation of vanadium dioxide based smart windows along with the scalable fabrication of nanostructures with anti-reflective and hydrophobic properties.