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.
From photoinduced to dark cytotoxicity via an octahedral cluster hydrolysis
Svezhentseva, E. V., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Solovieva, A. O., Pozmogova, T. N., Eltsov, I. V., Ivanov, A. A., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2018). From photoinduced to dark cytotoxicity via an octahedral cluster hydrolysis. Chemistry : a European journal, 24(68), 17915-17920. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201804663
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
Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion
Clarke, M. T., Viscomi, F. N., Chamberlain, T. W., Hondow, N., Adawi, A. M., Sturge, J., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2019). Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion. Communications Chemistry, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s42004-019-0138-z
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
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