Dr Ali Adawi

Dr Ali Adawi

Reader in Physics

Faculty and Department

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

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

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), https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0050458

Förster resonance energy transfer and the local optical density of states in plasmonic nanogaps

Hamza, A. O., Viscomi, F. N., Bouillard, J. S. G., & Adawi, A. M. (2021). Förster resonance energy transfer and the local optical density of states in plasmonic nanogaps. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 12(5), 1507-1513. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c03702

Water-soluble rhenium clusters with triazoles: the effect of chemical structure on cellular internalization and the DNA binding of the complexes

Konovalov, D. I., Ivanov, A. A., Frolova, T. S., Eltsov, I. V., Gayfulin, Y. M., Plunkett, L., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2020). Water-soluble rhenium clusters with triazoles: the effect of chemical structure on cellular internalization and the DNA binding of the complexes. Chemistry : a European journal, 26(61), 13904-13914. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202001680

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

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