Crests Low-Dimensional Chemistry

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Publications and presentations by consortium members

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. "From Monochrome to Technicolor: Simple Generic Approaches to Multicomponent Protein Nanopatterning using Siloxanes with Photoremovable Protein-Resistant Protecting Groups", O. El Zubir, S. Xia, R. E. Ducker, L. Wang, N. Mullin, M. L. Cartron, A. J. Cadby, J. K. Hobbs, C. N. Hunter and G. J. Leggett, Langmuir 2017, accepted for publication.

  2. “Micrometre and Nanometre Scale Patterning of Binary Polymer Brushes, Supported Lipid Bilayers and Proteins”, A. Johnson, J. Madsen, P. Chapman, A. Alswieleh, O. Al-Jaf, P. Bao, C. R. Hurley, M. L. Cartron, S. D. Evans, J. K. Hobbs, C. N. Hunter, S. P. Armes, and G. J. Leggett, Chem. Sci., doi: 10.1039/c7sc00289k.

  3. "Simple, direct routes to polymer brush traps and nanostructures for studies of diffusional transport in supported lipid bilayers", A. Johnson, P. Bao, C. R. Hurley, M. L. Cartron, S. D. Evans, C. N. Hunter and G. J. Leggett, Langmuir 2017, 33, 3672–3679. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00497.

  4. "Nanotribological properties of nanostructured poly(cysteine methacrylate) brushes", O. Al-Jaf, A. M. Alswieleh, S. P. Armes and G. J. Leggett, Soft Matter 2017, 13, 2075-2084. Download manuscript free of charge

  5. "Nanotribological investigation of polymer brushes with lithographically defined and systematically varying grafting densities", Z. Zhang, M. A. Moxey, A. Alswieleh, S. P. Armes, A. Lewis, Andrew, M. Geoghegan and G. J. Leggett, Langmuir 2017, 33, 706-713. Download manuscript free of charge

  6. "Influence of Salt on the Solution Dynamics of a Phosphorylcholine-Based Polyzwitterion", Z. J. Zhang, J. Madsen, N. J. Warren, M. Mears, G. J. Leggett, A. L. Lewis, and M. Geoghegan, Eur. Poly. J. 2017, 87, 449–457. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014305716316329

  7. "Augmenting light coverage for photosynthesis through YFP-enhanced charge separation at the Rhodobacter sphaeroides reaction centre", K. Grayson, K. Faries, X. Huang, P. Qian, P. Dilbeck, E. Martin, A. Hitchcock, C. Vasilev, J. Yuen, D. Niedzwiedzki, G. Leggett, D. Holten, C. Kirmaier, and C. N. Hunter, Nat. Comm. 2017, 8, 13972. Download manuscript free of charge

  8. "Direct imaging of protein organization in an intact bacterial organelle using high-resolution atomic force microscopy", S. Kumar, M. Cartron, N. Mullin, P. Qian, G. J. Leggett, C. N. Hunter and J. K. Hobbs, ACS Nano 2017, 11, 126-133. Download manuscript free of charge

  9. "Strong Coupling of Localized Surface Plasmons to Excitons in Light-Harvesting Complexes", A. Tsargorodska, M. L. Cartron, C. Vasilev, G. Kodali, O. A. Mass, J. J. Baumberg, P. L. Dutton, C. N. Hunter, P. Törmä, and G. J. Leggett, Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 6850–6856. Download manuscript free of charge

  10. "Poly(N-2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl pyrrolidone)-poly(benzyl methacrylate) diblock copolymer nano-objects via RAFT alcoholic dispersion polymerisation in ethanol", V. J. Cunningham and S. P. Armes, Polymer, Polymer 2016, in press. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032386116306383

  11. "RAFT aqueous dispersion polymerization of N-2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl pyrrolidone: a convenient low-viscosity route to high molecular weight water-soluble copolymers", V. J.Cunningham, M. Derry, L. Fielding, S. P. Armes and O. Musa, Macromolecules 2016, 49, 4520–4533. Download manuscript free of charge

  12. "Effect of Salt on Phosphorylcholine-based Zwitterionic Polymer Brushes", Z. Zhang, M. Moxey, A. Alswieleh, J. Morse, A. L. Lewis, M. Geoghegan and G. J. Leggett, Langmuir 2016, 32, 5048–5057. Download manuscript free of charge

  13. "Synthesis, characterisation and Pickering emulsifier performance of poly(stearyl methacrylate)–poly(N-2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl pyrrolidone) diblock copolymer nano-objects via RAFT dispersion polymerisation in n-dodecane", V. J. Cunningham, S. P. Armes and O. M. Musa, Polym, Chem. 2016, 7, 1882-1891. Download manuscript free of charge

  14. “Fabrication of Nanometer and Micrometer Scale Protein Structures by Site-Specific Immobilization of Histidine-Tagged Proteins to Aminosiloxane Films with Photoremovable Protein-Resistant Protecting Groups”, S. Xia, M. L. Cartron, J. Morby, D. A. Bryant, C. N. Hunter and G. J. Leggett, Langmuir, 2016, 32, 1818–1827. Download manuscript free of charge

  15. “A novel design strategy for nanoparticles on nanopatterns: interferometric lithographic patterning of Mms6 biotemplated magnetic nanoparticles”, S. M. Bird, O. El-Zubir, A. E. Rawlings, G. J. Leggett and S. S. Staniland, J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4, 3948-3955. Download manuscript free of charge

  16. “Nanoscale Contact Mechanics between Two Grafted Polyelectrolyte Surfaces”, M. Raftari, Z. J. Zhang, S. R. Carter, G. J. Leggett and M. Geoghegan, Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 6272–6279. Download manuscript free of charge

  17. "Characterization of diblock copolymer order-order transitions in semi-dilute aqueous solution using fluorescence correlation spectroscopy", C. G. Clarkson, J. R. Lovett, J. Madsen, S. P. Armes, and M. Geoghegan, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2015, 36 1572-1577. Download manuscript free of charge

  18. "Fabrication of Self-Cleaning, Reusable Titania Templates for Nanometer and Micrometer Scale Protein Patterning", M. Moxey, A. Johnson, O. El-Zubir, M. Cartron, S. S. Dinachali, C. N. Hunter, M. S. M. Saifullah, K. S. L. Chong, and G. J. Leggett, ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 6262–6270. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.5b01636

  19. "Interference lithographic nanopatterning of plant and bacterial light-harvesting complexes on gold substrates", S. Patole, C. Vasilev, O. El-Zubir, L. Wang, M. P. Johnson, A. J. Cadby, G. J. Leggett 
and C. N. Hunter, Interface Focus 2015, 5, 20150005. Download manuscript free of charge

  20. "Versatile Thiol-Based Reactions for Micrometer- and Nanometer-Scale Photopatterning of Polymers and Biomolecules", F. Mostegel, R. E. Ducker, O. El Zubir, P. Rieger, S. Radl, M. Edler, M. L. Cartron, C. N. Hunter, G. J. Leggett and T. Griesser, J. Mater. Chem. B 2015, 3, 4431-4438. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/TB/C5TB00345H#!divAbstract

  21. “Fabrication of two-component, brush-on-brush topographical microstructures by combination of atom-transfer radical polymerization with polymer end-functionalization and photopatterning”, P. Chapman, R. E. Ducker, C. R. Hurley, J. K. Hobbs , and G. J Leggett, Langmuir 2015, 31, 5935–5944. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01067

  22. "Facile Formation of Highly Mobile Supported Lipid Bilayers on Surface-Quaternized pH-Responsive Polymer Brushes
", N. Cheng, P. Bao, S. D. Evans, G. J. Leggett, and S. P. Armes, Macromolecules 2015, 48, 3095−3103. Download manuscript free of charge

  23. “Synthesis and characterization of poly(amino acid)-stabilized diblock copolymer nano-objects”, V. Ladmiral,   A. Charlot,   M. Semsarilar and   S. P Armes, Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 1805-1816. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/PY/c4py01556h#!divAbstract

  24. “Assembly of functional photosystem complexes in Rhodobacter sphaeroides incorporating carotenoids from the spirilloxanthin pathway”, S. C. Chi et al, Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2015, 184, 189–201. Download manuscript free of charge

  25. “New Poly(amino acid methacrylate) Brush Supports the Formation of Well-Defined Lipid Membranes”, A. Blakeston, A. M. Alswieleh, G. R. Heath, J. S. Roth, P.g Bao, N. Cheng, S. P. Armes, G. J. Leggett, R. J. Bushby and S. D. Evans, Langmuir 2015, 31, 3668-3677. Download manuscript free of charge

  26. “Optimization of Brownian ratchets for the manipulation of charged components within supported lipid bilayers”, J. S. Roth, Y. Zhang, P. Bao, M. R. Cheetham, X. Han, and S. D. Evans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2015, 106, 183703. http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/apl/106/18/10.1063/1.4919801

  27. “Photosynthetic Proteins in Supported Lipid Bilayers: Towards a Biokleptic Approach for Energy Capture”, L. Wang, J. S. Roth, X. Han , and S. D. Evans, Small 2015, 11, 3306–3318. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201403469/abstract

  28. “Effect of extracellular polymeric substances on the mechanical properties of Rhodococcus”, Y. Pen, Z. Zhang, A. L. Morales-Garcia, M. Mears, D. S. Tarmey, R. G. Edyvean, S. A. Banwart, and M. Geoghegan, Biochim. Biophys. Acta - Membranes 2015, 1848, 518–526. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2014.11.007

  29. “A non-contact, thermal noise based method for the calibration of lateral deflection sensitivity in atomic force microscopy”, N. Mullin, J. K. Hobbs, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2014, 85, 113703. Download manuscript free of charge

  30. “The interplay between cell wall mechanical properties and the cell cycle in Staphylococcus aureus", R. G. Bailey, R. D. Turner, N. Mullin, N. Clarke, S. J. Foster, J. K. Hobbs, Biophys. J. 2014, 107, 2538-45.

  31. "Watching individual molecules flex within lipid membranes using SERS", R. W. Taylor, F. Benz, D. O. Sigle, R. W. Bowman, P. Bao, J. S. Roth, G. R. Heath, S. D. Evans, S. D. and J. J. Baumberg, Sci. Rep. 2014, 4, 5940.

  32. "Diffusion in Low-Dimensional Lipid Membranes", G. R. Heath, J. Roth, S. D. Connell, and S. D. Evans, Nano Lett. 2014, 14, 5984–5988. Download manuscript free of charge

  33. “Poly(glycerol monomethacrylate)-poly(benzyl methacrylate) diblock copolymer nanoparticles via RAFT emulsion polymerization: synthesis, characterization and interfacial activity”, V. J. Cunningham, A. M. Alswieleh, G. J. Leggett, S. P. Armes* and O. Musa, Macromolecules 2014, 47, 5613-5623.

  34. “Fast, simple, combinatorial routes to the fabrication of reusable, plasmonically active gold nanostructures by interferometric lithography of self-assembled monolayers”, A. Tsargorodska, O. El Zubir, B. Darroch, M. L. Cartron, T. Basova, C. N. Hunter, A. V. Nabok, and G. J Leggett, ACS Nano 2014, 8, 7858-7869. Download manuscript free of charge

  35. “Zwitterionic Poly(amino acid methacrylate) Brushes”, A. M. Alswieleh, N. Cheng, I. Canton, B. Ustbas, X. Xue, V. Ladmiral, S. Xia, R. E. Ducker, O. El Zubir, M. L. Cartron, C. N. Hunter, G. J. Leggett and S. P. Armes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 9404-9413. Download manuscript free of charge

  36. “Integration of energy and electron transfer processes in the photosynthetic membrane of Rhodobacter sphaeroides”, M. L. Cartron, J. D. Olsen, M. Sener, P. J. Jackson, A. A. Brindley, P. Qian, M. J. Dickman, G. J. Leggett, K. Schulten and C. N. Hunter, BBA – Bioenergetics, 2014, 1837, 1769–1780. Download manuscript free of charge

  37. “Spatial Control over Cross-Linking Dictates the pH-Responsive Behavior of Poly(2-(tert-butylamino)ethyl methacrylate) Brushes”, A. M. Alswieleh, N. Cheng, G. J. Leggett and S. P. Armes, Langmuir 2014, 30, 1391-1400. Download manuscript free of charge

  38. “Nano-Scale Contact Mechanics of Biocompatible Polyzwitterionic Brushes”, Z. Zhang, A. J. Morse, S. P. Armes, A. L. Lewis, M. Geoghegan, and G. J. Leggett, Langmuir 2013, 29, 10684-10692. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la4018689

  39. "Controlled Planar Alignment of Discotic Liquid Crystals in Microchannels Made Using SU8 Photoresist", J. Cattle, P. Bao, J. P. Bramble, R. J. Bushby, S. D. Evans, et al. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2013, 23, 5997–6006. Download manuscript free of charge

  40. "On-Chip Alternating Current Electrophoresis in Supported Lipid Bilayer Membranes", P. Bao, M. R. Cheetham, J. S. Roth, A. C. Blakeston, R. J. Bushby, et al.. Anal. Chem. 2012, 84, 10702–10707. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ac302446w

  41. “Reply to the ‘Comment on ‘‘The structure and formation of hydrogen-bonded molecular networks on Au(111) surfaces revealed by scanning tunnelling and torsional-tapping atomic force microscopy’’, V. V. Korolkov, N. Mullin, S. Allen, C. J. Roberts, J. K. Hobbs and S. J. B. Tendler, Phys.Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 14128.

  42. “Polymerization-induced self-assembly of galactose-functionalized biocompatible diblock copolymers for intracellular delivery”, V. Ladmiral, M. Semsarilar, I. Canton and S. P. Armes*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13574–13581.

  43. "Concentrating membrane proteins using asymmetric traps and AC electric fields", M. R. Cheetham, J.P. Bramble, D.G.G. McMillan, L. Krzemiński, X. Han, et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 6521–6524.

  44. “Manipulation and sorting of membrane proteins using patterned diffusion-aided ratchets with AC fields in supported lipid bilayers”, M. R. Cheetham, J. P. Bramble, D. G. G. McMillan, R. J. Bushby, P. D. Olmsted, L. C. Jeuken and S. D. Evans, Soft Matter 2012, 8, 5459–5465.

  45. “Light-Directed Nanosynthesis”, G. J. Leggett, Nanoscale 2012, 4, 1840-55.

  46. "Single macromolecule diffusion in confined environments", M. Mears, D. S. Tarmey, and M. Geoghegan, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 32 1411-8 (2011).

  47. “Surface architecture of endospores of the Bacillus cereus/anthracis/thuringiensis family at the subnanometer scale”, L. Kailas, C. Terry, N. Abbott, R. Taylor, N. Mullin, S. B. Tzokov, S. J. Todd, B. A. Wallace, J. K. Hobbs, A. Moir, and P. A. Bullough Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2011, 108, 16014.

  48. “Imaging thick polyethylene films at 3.7 Å resolution with torsional tapping atomic force microscopy”, N. Mullin and J. K. Hobbs, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2011, 107, 197801.

Patents

  1. ISP-3897 “Synthesis and Characterisation of Poly(stearylmethacrylate)-poly-(N-2-methacryloyloxy)ethyl pyrrolidone Diblock Copolymer Nano-Objects via RAFT Dispersion Polymerisation in n-Dodecane, O. M. Musa, V. J. Cunningham and S. P. Armes.
  2. ISP-3902 “RAFT Aqueous DispersionPolymerization of N-2(methacryloyloxy) ethyl pyrrolidone: a Convenient Low-Viscosity Route to High Molecular Weight Water-Soluble Copolymers”,  O. M. Musa, V. J. Cunningham and S. P. Armes.
  3. ISP-3928 “Poly(N-2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl pyrrolidone)-poly(benzyl methacrylate) Diblock Copolymer Nano-Objects via RAFT Alcoholic Polymerisation in Ethanol”, O. M. Musa, V. J. Cunningham and S. P. Armes.

Invited oral presentations by consortium members

  1. Mark Geoghegan: Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, March 2011.
  2. Yonsei University, Seoul, March 2011.Mark Geoghegan: UK Surface Analysis Forum (London, January 2011).
  3. Mark Geoghegan: Polymers in Biomedical Applications workshop [keynote] (Yeungnam University, Daegu, South Korea, April 2011).
  4. Mark Geoghegan: Physikalisches Institut, Universität Freiburg, Germany, April 2011.
  5. Mark Geoghegan: 4th WCU Symposium on Nanobio Materials and Electronics, (Universität Münster, May 2011).
  6. Graham Leggett: “Photolithographic Fabrication of Molecular Nanostructures”, NSTI Conference, Boston, June 2011.
  7. Mark Geoghegan: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnology, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 2011.
  8. Mark Geoghegan: King Saud University, Department of Physics, Riyadh, June 2011.
  9. Mark Geoghegan: Al Imam Bin Saud University, Department of Physics, Riyadh, June 2011.
  10. Jamie Hobbs: “International Discussion Meeting on Polymer Crystallization”, Beijing, China. August 2011.
  11. Mark Geoghegan: Symposium on Soft Interfaces (Kyushu, Japan, September 2011).
  12. Mark Geoghegan: Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, September 2011.
  13. N. Mullin: Torsional tapping atomic force microscopy for the study of soft matter and biological systems” Scanning Probe Microscopy and Optical Tweezers in the Life Sciences Meeting, October 2011, Berlin.
  14. Steve Evans: Actin Assembly on Supported Bilayers , The 26th European Cytoskeletal Forum (ECF) EMBO-FEBS            Actin BasedMotility            Stressa, Italy   Oct-11.
  15. Steve Evans: 2nd Korea-EU Workshop on Microfluidic Technology for Chemical, Biological and Medical Applications, Saarbruken,, Germany Oct-11 (Invited).
  16. Neil Hunter: Royal Society International Seminar “Constructing Essential Biological Modules”, Kavli Royal Society Centre, December 2011.
  17. Neil Hunter: Biochemical Society Annual Symposium - Frontiers in Biological Catalysis, Robinson College Cambridge, UK January 2012.
  18. Graham Leggett: “Self-Assembled Monolayers”, NFN Research Network, Leoben Austria, January 2012.
  19. International Conference on Materials Science and its Applications [plenary] (Ta’if, Saudi Arabia, February 2012).
  20. N. Mullin: “Torsional tapping atomic force microscopy and its application to soft matter and biological systems” Frontiers of Microscopy virtual conference, March 2012.
  21. Mark Geoghegan: Society for Adhesion and Adhesives Pressure Sensitive and Contact Adhesion Meeting (Society for Chemical Industry, London, April 2012).
  22. Graham Leggett: “Light-Directed Nanosynthesis”, University of Nottingham, May 2012.
  23. Mark Geoghegan:Al Imam Bin Saud University, Department of Physics, Riyadh, February 2012.
  24. Jamie Hobbs: “Seeing at the Nanoscale 2012”, Bristol, UK. July 2012. (Keynote).
  25. Neil Hunter: Session Chair, Gordon Conference on Chemistry & Biology of Tetrapyrroles, Salve Regina University, Newport, USA, July 2012.
  26. Mark Geoghegan: 5th International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics (Thessaloniki, Greece, July 2012).
  27. N. Mullin: “True molecular resolution studies of soft matter and biological systems by torsional tapping atomic force microscopy”, Nano2012, August 2012,, Rhodes.
  28. Jamie Hobbs: “Advances in methods and applications of SPM to Polymers”, American Chemical Society Fall Meeting, Philadelphia. August 2012. (Plenary).
  29. Neil Hunter: 14th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes, Porto, Portugal, August 2012 (plenary).
  30. Mark Geoghegan: “Nano2012”, XI International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (Rhodes, August 2012).
  31. Neil Hunter: Engineering Lipid Bilayers 2012, September 2012, Leeds UK.
  32. Mark Geoghegan:Precision Polymer Materials Summer School (San Feliu de Guixols, Spain, September 2012).
  33. Jamie Hobbs: Focus Topic on Scanning Probe Microscopy, AVS, Florida, USA. October 2012.
  34. Graham Leggett: “Light-Directed Nanosynthesis: Near-Field Optical Approaches to Integration of the Top-Down and Bottom-Up Fabrication Paradigms”, American Vacuum Society International Symposium, Tampa, October 2012.
  35. Jamie Hobbs: Nanomolecular molecular analysis for emerging technologies V, November 2012, NPL, UK.
  36. Mark Geoghegan: International Workshop on Flexible and Printable Electronics (Jeonbuk, Korea, November 2012).
  37. Graham Leggett: “Light-Directed Nanosynthesis”, University of Manchester, December 2012.
  38. Neil Hunter: 2nd international AGRI-net conference on Plant Chemical Biology, Syngenta International Research Centre, UK, May 2013 (keynote).
  39. Steve Evans: Manipulating Membrane Proteins Gordon Research Conference Biointerface Science (Les Diablerets) (Keynote) May 2012.
  40. Mark Geoghegan: Summer School on Organic Electronics (Biarritz, May 2013).
  41. Neil Hunter: 21st Masters Symposium Lecture, Shanghai JiaoTong University, June 2013.
  42. Oncological Engineering, Leeds, 2013.
  43. European Conference on Organic Thin Films, Strategies for the Manipulation and Analysis of 3. 3. Membrane Proteins in Lipid Bilayers Cork, Eire, 2013 (Keynote).
  44. Jamie Hobbs: “International Discussion Meeting on Polymer Crystallization”, Kyoto, Japan. July 2013.
  45. Mark Geoghegan: Nanotexnology 2013 [keynote] (Thessaloniki, Greece, July 2013).
  46. Neil Hunter: 16th International Congress of Photosynthesis, St Louis, USA, August 2013.
  47. Neil Hunter: EPSRC Synthetic Biology Conference on Understanding the Physics of Life September 2013, York.
  48. Graham Leggett: “Light-Directed Nanosynthesis”, Soft Matter, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, October 2013.
  49. Graham Leggett: “Tools for Organisation of Proteins on the Nanometre Scale”, keynote lecture, Biomaterials Plenary Session, American Vacuum Society International Symposium, Long Beach, October 2013.
  50. Graham Leggett: “Easynanofab: fast, simple, combinatorial routes to metallic and polymeric nanostructures over macroscopic areas”, Plenary, Challenges in Nanoscience, University of San Diego, August 2014.
  51. Graham Leggett: "Tools for Low-Dimensional Chemistry", Keynote, A*STAR Annual research Symposium, Singapore, September 2014.
  52. Graham Leggett: "Tools for Low-Dimensional Chemistry", University of Leicester, October 2014.
  53. Graham Leggett: "Nanofabrication for Medical and Biological Applications", Leeds, February 2015.
  54. Graham Leggett: "Fast, inexpensive routes to durable, reusable metal nanostructures for biosensing and spectroscopic studies of light-harvesting proteins", Glasgow, March 2015.
  55. Graham Leggett: "Spectroscopic investigation of light-harvesting complexes coupled to macroscopically extended arrays of gold nanostructures ", ECOF14, Genoa, July 2015.
  56. Graham Leggett: "Tools for Low'Dimensional Chemistry: towards Biologically Inspired Design", University of Twente, September 2015.

Conference oral presentations by researchers

  1. Nic Mullin: “Quantitative dynamic lateral force measurement using torsional resonance atomic force microscopy” UK Scanning Probe Microscopy meeting, June 2011, Edinburgh.
  2. Zhenyu Zhang: IoP Polymer Physics Group Biennial Meeting, Surrey, September 2011.
  3. Rob Ducker: Oral presentation “Micrometre- and Nanometre-Scale Patterning of Azide-Functionalised Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold and Aluminium Oxide Surfaces” at AVS International Symposium, Albuquerque, October 2011.
  4. Nic Mullin: “True molecular resolution studies of soft and biological samples in ambient conditions using torsional tapping atomic force microscopy” International Scanning Probe Microscopy meeting, June 2012, Toronto.
  5. Nic Mullin: “Quantitative, dynamic lateral force imaging and measurement by Torsional Resonance mode Atomic Force Microscopy” Seeing at the NanoScale, July 2012, Bristol.
  6. Nic Mullin: “Torsional tapping atomic force microscopy for molecular resolution studies of soft-matter systems” International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, July 2012, Paris.
  7. Zhenyu Zhang: Faraday Discussion 160, Poster, September 2012, Oxford, UK.
  8. Zhenyu Zhang: American Physical Society Meeting, March 2013, Baltimore, USA
  9. Nic Mullin: “Molecular resolution studies of soft matter by torsional tapping atomic force microscopy” European Microscopy Congress 2012, September 2012, Manchester; “Molecular resolution studies of isotactic polypropylene by torsional tapping mode AFM” UKSPM 2013 Leeds.
  10. Nic Mullin: “True molecular resolution studies of bulk polymer samples by torsional tapping mode atomic force microscopy” Physical Aspects of Polymer Science, September 2013, Sheffield.

Conference poster presentations by researchers

  1. Chris Clarkson: “Nano2012”, XI International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (Rhodes, August 2012)
  2. Alexander Johnson: “'Formation of patterned surfaces for the organisation of lipid bilayers”, SSBII 14, Manchester, 2012.
  3. Sijing Xia: "APTES SAMs formation and protein patterning" at SSBII 14, Manchester, 2012.
  4. Vicki Cinningham: Macro Group meeting held in Nottingham (July 2013).
  5. Vicki Cunningham: APME 2013 (August 2013)
  6. Chris Clarkson: IoP Polymer Physics Group Biennial meeting (Sheffield, September 2013).
  7. Abdullah Alswieleh: “Spatial control over crosslinking affects the pH-responsive behavior of poly(2-(tert-butylamino)ethyl methacrylate) brushes” at Soft Matter, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, October 2013.
  8. Sijing Xia: “Site-specific attachment of proteins to nanostructured surfaces formed by UV photolithography, interferometric lithography and scanning near-field photolithography” Soft Matter, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, October 2013.
  9. Abdullah Alswieleh: "Spatial control over crosslinking dictates the pH-responsive behaviorof poly(2-(tert-butylamino)ethyl methacrylate) brushes", 3rd Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Nanotechnology, the University of Birmingham, UK, December 2013.
  10. Osama El Zubir: "Nanofabrication Techniques for Multiprotein Pattern Formation", 3rd Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Nanotechnology, the University of Birmingham, UK, December 2013.