Nanotechnology and Electronics research group
The Nanotechnology and Electronics research group has extensive facilities for the design, fabrication and characterisation of graphene (and 2D related materials) devices and sensors (including bio-sensors), high-speed electronics, solar cells, brain tumour treating fields, thin-films and composites.

These facilities include, class-100 clean room, sputtering machines, optical microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) system, Scanning (SEM) and Transmission (TEM) Electron microscopy (within the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre), atomic force microscopy (AFM), electrical, impedance and magnetic measurement systems.

India-UK Water Centre. Workshop - Call for Attendees

Safe and Sustainable Technologies and Strategies for Integrated Freshwater Resource Management

Mysuru, India - 25th-28th June 2019.

The India-UK Water Centre is inviting applications from Indian and UK water scientists and stakeholder to attend a workshop on Safe and Sustainable Technologies and Strategies for Integrated Freshwater Resource Management to be held over four days at the JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research in Mysuru, Karnataka, India 25th-28th June 2019.

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PhD Scholarships

  • Whitley T. (DoS), Awan S. A. and Davey P., “Antennas and Multifunctional sensors based on Graphene and 2D Materials”, PhD Studentship, University of Plymouth, Oct 2018 – Sept 2021.
  • Awan S. A. (DoS), Whitley T. and Davey P., “Graphene and 2D Materials based Sensors for Early Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases”, PhD (Self-funded), Oct 2018 – Sept 2021.
  • Jenkins D. J. (DoS), Handy R. and Awan S. A., “Graphene filteration system” PhD Studentship, University of Plymouth, Oct 2017 – Sept 2020.
  • Awan S. A. (DoS), Ifeachor E. and Whitley T., “RF Biomarker detection for Alzheimer’s Disease based on Graphene Sensors”, PhD Studentship, University of Plymouth, April 2016 – March 2019.
  • Jenkins D. F., Handy R. and Awan S. A., “Nanomaterials Workshop”, Newton Fund, British Council, Aug. 2016.  

Major grants

  • Pan G, Jenkins D and Ambroze M, EU H2020-MSCA-ITN, AiPBAND, Grant number: 764281, An Integrated Platform for Developing Brain Cancer Diagnostic Techniques, 3,687,311€ (819,864€ for Plymouth), 1/2018 - 12/2021 
  • Pan G & Davey P, EU H2020-MSCA-ITN, BBDiag, Grant number: 721281, Blood Biomarker based Diagnostic Tools for Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease, 3,465,750€ (819,864€ for Plymouth) 
  • 2018 Global Challenges Research Fund “Portable device for multiplexed detection of water-borne pathogens and heavy metals using aptamer conjugated functionalized nanomaterials “ with IISc Bangalore £80k
  • 20118 IUKWC Safe and Sustainable Technologies and Strategies for Integrated Freshwater Resource Management, workshop to be held in Mysore, India 2019. £25k

Journal Publications

Bing Li, Genhua Pan, Neil D. Avent, Roy B. Lowry, Tracey E. Madgett, and Paul L. Waines, “Graphene electrode modified with electrochemically reduced graphene oxide for label-free DNA detection”, Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 72(2015)313–319.

Xinzhong Li, Jintao Long, Genhua Pan and et al, “Systematic Analysis and Biomarker Study for Alzheimer’s Disease”, accepted for publication in Nature Scientific Report, in press. 

Kamrul Islam, Samar Damiati, Jagriti Sethi, Ahmed Suhail, and Genhua Pan “Development of a Label-Free Immunosensor for Clusterin Detection as an Alzheimer’s Biomarker”, Sensors 2018, 18(1), 308; 

Ahmed Suhail and Genhua Pan, “Improved efficiency of graphene/Si schottky junction solar cell with a back-contact structure”, Carbon, 129, 520-526, (2018). 

Kamrul Islam, Genhua Pan, Bing Li, Ahmed Suhail, “Non Covalently Functionalized Back-gated Graphene Field Effect Transistor for Ultrasensitive and Reproducible Immunosensing”, submitted to Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, in review.   

Ahmed Suhail, Genhua Pan, Kamrul Islam, David Jenkins, Angela Milne, “Effective chemical treatment for high efficiency graphene/Si Schottky junction solar cells with a graphene back - contact structure”, Advanced Materials Letters, 2017, 8(10) 977-982.

Kamrul Islam, Ahmed Suhail and Genhua Pan, “A Label-Free and Ultrasensitive Immunosensor for Detection of Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin Based on Graphene FETs”, Biosensors 2017, 7(3), 27.

Bing Li, Genhua Pan, Ahmed Suhail, Kamrul Islam, Neil Avent and Paul Davey, “Deep UV hardening of photoresist for shaping of graphene and lift-off fabrication of back-gated field effect biosensors by ion-milling and sputter deposition”, Carbon 118 (2017) 43e49.

Ahmed. Suhail, K. Islam, B. Li, D. Jenkins, and G. Pan, “Reduction of polymer residue on wet–transferred CVD graphene surface by deep UV exposure”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 183103 (2017); doi: 10.1063/1.4983185.

Jintao Long, Genhua Pan, Emmanuel Ifeachor, Robert Belshaw, Xinzhong Li, “Discovery of novel biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease from blood”, Disease Markers, Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 4250480 (9 pages).

Bing Li, Genhua Pan, Neil D. Avent, Kamrul Islam, Shakil Awan, Paul Davey, “A Simple Approach to Preparation of Graphene/Reduced Graphene Oxide/Polyallylamine Electrode and Their Electrocatalysis for Hydrogen Peroxide Reduction”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 16, 12805–12810, 2016.

Bing Li, Genhua Pan, et al, “A Shielding Technique for Deposition of Au Electrical Contacts on Graphene by Sputtering”, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology, A33(3), 030601(2015).

R A. Mussttaf, D Jenkins and A Jha. Assessing the Impact of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) on Biological Systems: A Review. Accepted for publication -International Journal of Radiation Biology, 2018

R A. Mussttaf, D Jenkins and A Jha. Genotoxic and cytotoxic potential influence of solar UV radiation on human monocytic leukaemia cells and DNA damage in vitro. Submitted to IET Bionanotechnology, 2018.

D Jenkins, K. Islam, G. Pan, B. L2, A. Suhail, Xinzhong Li & Shaofeng Liu. Biosensors for Ultrasensitive and Reproducible Detection of Disease Biomarkers in Blood. Invited talk, World Summit on Advances in Science, Engineering and Technology, Cambridge 4-6 Jan 2018.

R A. Mussttaf, D Jenkins and A Jha. Photo-stimulatory effect of LLLT on the proliferation rate of human monocytic leukaemia cells
IET Bionanotechnology Volume 12, Issue 2, March 2018, p. 175 – 181

David F L Jenkins, K Islam, A Suhail, G Pan, J Bloor, S Gorthi, S R Vikram, R Vasanthakumari and H P Shivaraju. “Nano Sensors and Affordable Filtration for water safety.” Invited talk, National Conference on Sustainable Clean Water Technology SCWT17, Crescent University, Chennai, India 21-22 Sept 2017

David F L Jenkins, K Islam, A Suhail, G Pan, J Bloor, S Gorthi, S R Vikram, R Vasanthakumari and H P Shivaraju. “Water, Energy and Life - How do we achieve the right balance?” Keynote Talk, ICHPN 2017, Mysuru, India, 27-28 July 2017.

A Suhail, G Pan, D Jenkins, K Islam. Improved efficiency of graphene/Si Schottky junction solar cell based on back contact structure and DUV treatment. Carbon 129 (2018) 520-526

A Suhail, G Pan, K Islam, D Jenkins and A Milne. Effective chemical treatment for high efficiency graphene/Si Schottky junction solar cells with a graphene back-contact structure. Advanced Materials Letters 8(10):977 · April 2017 DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2017.1569

A Suhail, K Islam, B Li, D Jenkins, P Davey and G Pan. Reduction of polymer residue from wet–transferred CVD graphene surface and devices by two novel techniques. Applied Physics Letters 110:183103 · May 2017.

Nasih Hma Salah David Jenkins · · Richard Handy. Graphene and its Influence in the Improvement of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Based Sensors: a Review. Int. J. of Innovative Research in Advanced Engineering (IJIRAE) ISSN: 2349-2163, Volume 1 Issue 10, 2014

Nasih Hma Salah, David Jenkins, Larissa Panina, and Richard Handy. Surface plasmon resonance for the detection of non-metallic nanoparticles. Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Basel, Switzerland

Nasih Hma Salah, David Jenkins, Larissa Panina, and Richard Handy. Surface plasmon resonance for the detection of non-metallic nanoparticles. Presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Basel, Switzerland 

Nasih Hma Salah, David Jenkins, Larissa Panina, and Richard Handy. Self-Sensing Surface Plasmon Resonance. Smart Nanosystems in Engineering and Medicine, 2013, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 10-22.

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