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Dr Ali Adawi

Dr Ali Adawi

Reader in Physics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences

Summary

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.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

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

Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Rate and Efficiency in Plasmonic Nanopatch Antennas

Hamza, A. O., Bouillard, J. S. G., & Adawi, A. M. (in press). Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Rate and Efficiency in Plasmonic Nanopatch Antennas. Chemphotochem, https://doi.org/10.1002/cptc.202100285

Polarization tuning of an H1 organic–inorganic nano-cavity

Murshidy, M. M., Adawi, A. M., Fry, P. W., & Lidzey, D. G. (2021). Polarization tuning of an H1 organic–inorganic nano-cavity. Journal of applied physics, 129(20), Article 203103. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0050458

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

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

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