12 of our Investigators were successful in MBIE 2016 Endeavour Round.
MacDiarmid Investigators are involved in both ‘Smart Ideas’ and ‘Research Programmes’.
Bill, Alex, Cather, Maan, Shaun and Sandy work at The MacDiarmid Institute. They all do science for a living, but have very different jobs and persepectives. One thing they all have in common is their passion for science. Click on a scientist’s name to watch their video, or watch the whole playlist here. […]
This objective concerns manipulations and measurements of single biological cells within controlled, specific micro and nano-environments. We have particular interest in examining the responses of biological cells to lithographically-defined surfaces and materials. The interactions of cells with bio-imprinted patterns, used as secondary culture platforms, can be explored – it is found that the cell morphology […]
Novel physical technologies will be used for studying biological systems, and exocytosis in cancer cells will be studied using the biochip and BioImprint technologies we have developed. Additionally, a new project has been established to investigate how cells interact with micro/nano patterns made of biocompatible materials. An investigation that will lead to bioactive/biocompatible coatings […]
These are rapidly gaining an international profile as highly functional materials with the potential to deliver “next generation” semiconductor devices in UV optoelectronics, transparent electronics for solar cells and displays, high frequency/high temperature power electronics, and in nanoarchitecture due to their dramatic range of spontaneous polarisation induced nanostructures. Our semiconductor fabrication expertise gives us the […]
Sub-wavelength patterning will be achieved using optical interference lithography (IL), to complement existing electron-beam, nano-imprint and near-field optical nanolithography techniques. This will bring advantages of simplicity and the ability to pattern over large areas (~cm2), and we will use this technique to provide patterned substrates for other Institute research. Objective 1. Sub-wavelength patterning with interference […]