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.
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
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. (2019). Long-term ambient air-stable cubic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots using molecular bromine. Nanoscale advances, 1(9), 3388-3391. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9na00486f
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
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