Dr Ali Adawi

Dr Ali Adawi

Senior Lecturer in Physics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Physics and Mathematics

Summary

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.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

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

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

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Adawi welcomes applications in

- Light matter interactions on the nanoscale

- Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and single molecule detection

- Plasmonic nano-light sources

- Metamaterials

Completed PhDs

- 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