Dr Ali Adawi is a senior lecturer in physics whose research focuses on areas of organic and inorganic semiconductor nanostructures, nanophotonics and their technological applications.
His current research interests include hybrid organic / inorganic two-dimensional photonic crystal nano-cavities, plasmonic and hybrid plasmonic/photonic nanopatch antennas for highly efficient nano-light sources, Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and the development of plasmonic nano-gaps for single molecule detection, near-zero refractive index metamaterials for directive emission and the spectroscopy of organic and inorganic nanomaterials.
Dr Ali Adawi has more than 40 research publications and one patent.
Long-term ambient air-stable cubic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots using molecular bromine
Thapa, S., Bhardwaj, K., Basel, S., Pradhan, S., Eling, C. J., Adawi, A. M., …Tamang, S. (in press). Long-term ambient air-stable cubic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots using molecular bromine. Nanoscale advances, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9na00486f
Optical properties of nanowires based on a blend of poly (9,9-dioctylfluorene) [PFO] and poly(9,9-dioctyl fluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole) [F8BT]
Khalil, G. E., Adawi, A. M., & Lidzey, D. G. (2020). Optical properties of nanowires based on a blend of poly (9,9-dioctylfluorene) [PFO] and poly(9,9-dioctyl fluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole) [F8BT]. Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 118, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2019.113829
Dynamic electric field alignment of metal-organic framework micro- rods
Cheng, F., Young, A. J., Bouillard, J. G., Kemp, N. T., Guillet-Nicolas, R., Hall, C. H., …Chin, J. M. (2019). Dynamic electric field alignment of metal-organic framework micro- rods. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(33), 12989-12993. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b06320
Probing the molecular orientation of a single conjugated polymer via nano-gap SERS
Marshall, A. R. L., Roberts, M., Gierschner, J., Bouillard, J. G., & Adawi, A. M. (2019). Probing the molecular orientation of a single conjugated polymer via nano-gap SERS. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 1(5), 1175-1180. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.9b00180
Dr Adawi welcomes applications in
- Light matter interactions on the nanoscale
- Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and single molecule detection
- Plasmonic nano-light sources
- Anthony Edwards, 2016, Optical Properties of Organic Plasmonic Devices
- Addison Marshall, 2017, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Single Molecule Detection and Biosensing
Current PhD supervisions
- Abdullah Hamza, Modification of F?rster Resonance Energy Transfer using Plasmonic Nanogaps
- Donatello Pagnotto, Directed Self-Assembly for Metamaterials