Dr Neil Kemp

Dr Neil Kemp

Director of Postgraduate Researchers (Physics and Mathematics), Senior Lecturer in Physics

Faculty and Department

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

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • PGCert (University of Hull)

Summary

After a PhD in Physics at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) in the field of electronic transport in conducting polymers, Neil went on to do postdoctoral work at the University of New South Wales (Australia) and Université de Strasbourg / CNRS - IPCMS (France).

In 2009 he established a research group in Nanophysics at the University of Hull with a focus on developing nanotechnology for real-world applications.

Find out more at https://kempnanogroup.com/

Undergraduate

Current Lecture Courses:

Semester 1

Quantum Physics II (2nd Year)

Experimental Techniques Laboratory (2nd Year)

Semester 2

Solid State Physics (2nd Year)

Magnetism and Superconductivity (3rd Year)

Experimental Research Skills (3rd Year)

Nanofabrication and Surface Science (4th Year)

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Multilevel Resistance Switching and Enhanced Spin Transition Temperature in Single- and Double-Molecule Spin Crossover Nanogap Devices

Gee, A., Jaafar, A. H., Brachnaková, B., Massey, J., Marrows, C. H., Šalitroš, I., & Kemp, N. T. (2020). Multilevel Resistance Switching and Enhanced Spin Transition Temperature in Single- and Double-Molecule Spin Crossover Nanogap Devices. Journal of physical chemistry. C, 124(24), 13393-13399. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c03824

Nanoscale junctions for single molecule electronics fabricated using bilayer nanoimprint lithography combined with feedback controlled electromigration

Gee, A., Jaafar, A. H., & Kemp, N. T. (2020). Nanoscale junctions for single molecule electronics fabricated using bilayer nanoimprint lithography combined with feedback controlled electromigration. Nanotechnology, 31(15), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/ab6473

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

Wavelength dependent light tunable resistive switching graphene oxide nonvolatile memory devices

Jaafar, A. H., & Kemp, N. T. (2019). Wavelength dependent light tunable resistive switching graphene oxide nonvolatile memory devices. Carbon, 153, 81-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2019.07.007

Percolation threshold enables optical resistive-memory switching and light-tuneable synaptic learning in segregated nanocomposites

Jaafar, A. H., O'Neill, M., Kelly, S. M., Verrelli, E., & Kemp, N. T. (2019). Percolation threshold enables optical resistive-memory switching and light-tuneable synaptic learning in segregated nanocomposites. Advanced Electronic Materials, 5(7), https://doi.org/10.1002/aelm.201900197

Research interests

- non-volatile memory for artificial intelligence applications

- molecular spintronics

- biosensors

Find out more at https://kempnanogroup.com/

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Kemp welcomes applications in

- Nanoscale Spintronics

- Memristors and Neuromorphic Computing Devices

- Nanoscale Engineering

- Conducting Polymers

- Nanogap Bio-Sensors

Completed PhDs

- Noor Jabarullah

- Ayoub Hamdiyah (Jaafar)

- Rob Gray

- Zahra Namhil

- Alex Gee

Current PhD supervisions

- Stephen Wilkinson

- Chris Carter

- Michael Gater

- Daniel Whitt

- Harry Burton (with Dr Bouillard)

Current MSc supervisions

- Craig Venables

Awards and prizes

Leverhulme Research Project Grant (5 Year)

2021 - 2026

Ultra-fast computer vision using highly parallel optical memristor cellular nonlinear networks £398,534

TU Dresden Senior Visiting Research Fellowship

2020 - 2021

Senior Visiting Research Fellowship, Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, visit from Jan 2020 to March 2021.