I am a materials chemist with solid experience in the design and fabrication of polymeric and inorganic micro- and nano-architectures. I began my career in Sydney, Australia, working on the modification of solid thin films to produce coatings with tailored properties, with A/Prof Chiara Neto (Univesrity of Sydney), Prof Laurence Meagher (Deputy Director and Director of Research of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering), Prof Michel James (Head of Science at the Australian Synchrotron) and Dr Chris Such (Chief Scientist at Dulux) . Examples are bio-compatible coatings for the integration of biological and non-biological materials (e.g. for medical implants) and water-repellent paints.
My current work focuses on the development and characterisation of new thin-film solar cells and light-emitting devices, primarily processed from solution. This can enable the development of devices that can be truly integrated in buildings, cars, clothing and more. My main collaborators at Imperial College London are Prof Jenny Nelson, Dr Piers Barnes and Dr Saif Haque.
I believe that the careful understanding and design of interfaces is key to the development of new smart technology, in fields such as biomedicine and renewable energies.
Telford AM, Thickett SC, Neto C, 2017, Functional patterned coatings by thin polymer film dewetting, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol:507, ISSN:0021-9797, Pages:453-469
et al., 2016, Waterborne, all-polymeric, colloidal 'raspberry' particles with controllable hydrophobicity and water droplet adhesion properties, Thin Solid Films, Vol:603, ISSN:0040-6090, Pages:69-74
et al., 2016, Evidence for ion migration in hybrid perovskite solar cells with minimal hysteresis, Nature Communications, Vol:7, ISSN:2041-1723
et al., 2015, The Role of Hole Transport between Dyes in Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:119, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:18975-18985
et al., 2014, Protein Micropatterns by PEG Grafting on Dewetted PLGA Films, Langmuir, Vol:30, ISSN:0743-7463, Pages:11714-11722