Dr Ali Adawi is a reader 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 60 research publications and one patent.
Using adsorption kinetics to assemble vertically aligned nanorods at liquid interfaces for metamaterial applications
Morgan, S. O., Muravitskaya, A., Lowe, C., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. G., Horozov, T. S., …Buzza, D. M. (2022). Using adsorption kinetics to assemble vertically aligned nanorods at liquid interfaces for metamaterial applications. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 24, 11000-11013. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1cp05484h
Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers
Ibrahem, M. A., Verrelli, E., Cheng, F., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. S. G., & O'Neill, M. (2022). Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers. Journal of applied physics, 131(10), Article 103103. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0079006
Adsorption trajectories of nonspherical particles at liquid interfaces
Buzza, D. M. A., Stasiuk, G. J., Horozov, T. S., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. G., Lowe, C., …Morgan, S. O. (2021). Adsorption trajectories of nonspherical particles at liquid interfaces. Physical Review E, 103(4), Article 042604. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.103.042604
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