Neil_Kemp

Dr Neil Kemp

Senior Lecturer in Physics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Qualifications

  • PhD

Summary

After a PhD in Physics at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) in the field of electronic transport in conducting polymers, Neil went on to do postdoctoral work at the University of New South Wales (Australia) and Université de Strasbourg / CNRS - IPCMS (France).

In 2009 he established a research group in Nanophysics at the University of Hull with a focus on developing nanotechnology for real-world applications.

Find out more at https://kempnanogroup.com/

Journal Article

Lyotropic ‘hairy’ TiO2 nanorods

Cheng, F., Verrelli, E., Alharthi, F. A., Kelly, S. M., O'Neill, M., Kemp, N. T., …Anthopoulos, T. (2019). Lyotropic ‘hairy’ TiO2 nanorods. Nanoscale advances, 1, 254-264. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8na00054a

Passive memristor synaptic circuits with multiple timing dependent plasticity mechanisms

Šuch, O., Klimo, M., Kemp, N. T., & Škvarek, O. (2018). Passive memristor synaptic circuits with multiple timing dependent plasticity mechanisms. AEÜ - International Journal of Electronics and Communications / Archiv für Elektronik und Übertragungstechnik, 96, 252-259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeue.2018.09.025

A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects

Ghobaei Namhil, Z., Kemp, C., Verrelli, E., Iles, A., Pamme, N., Adawi, A. M., & Kemp, N. (2019). A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 21(2), 681-691. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cp05510f

Percolation threshold enables optical resistive-memory switching and light-tuneable synaptic learning in segregated nanocomposites

Jaafar, A. H., O'Neill, M., Kelly, S. M., Verrelli, E., & Kemp, N. T. (2019). Percolation threshold enables optical resistive-memory switching and light-tuneable synaptic learning in segregated nanocomposites. Advanced Electronic Materials, https://doi.org/10.1002/aelm.201900197

Method to reduce the formation of crystallites in ZnO nanorod thin-films grown via ultra-fast microwave heating

Gray, R. J., Jaafar, A. H., Verrelli, E., & Kemp, N. T. (2018). Method to reduce the formation of crystallites in ZnO nanorod thin-films grown via ultra-fast microwave heating. Thin solid films, 662, 116-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2018.07.034

Research interests

- non-volatile memory for artificial intelligence applications

- molecular spintronics

- biosensors

Find out more at https://kempnanogroup.com/

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Kemp welcomes applications in

- Nanoscale Spintronics

- Memristors and Neuromorphic Computing Devices

- Nanoscale Engineering

- Conducting Polymers

- Nanogap Bio-Sensors

Completed PhDs

- Noor Jabarullah

- Ayoub Hamdiyah (Jaafar)

- Rob Gray

- Zahra Namhil

Current PhD supervisions

- Alex Gee

- Stephen Wilkinson