Imperial College London

Professor Jason Riley

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Vice-Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 6751jason.riley




B3.37Bessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Professor Riley joined the Department of Materials at Imperial College London in October 2006.  He moved to Imperial from the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol where, for almost a decade, he had run a successful research group investigating the formation and assembly of nanoparticles on electrode surfaces, a bottom-up approach to nanoparticle modified electrodes.  Prior to his appointment as a lecturer at Bristol he worked as a PDRA in the group of Professor Laurie Peter at the University of Bath.  Here he undertook investigations of the formation and characterisation of porous silicon, a nanoparticle modified electrode prepared by a top-down approach. Professorr Riley was awarded a MA and DPhil from Oriel College, University of Oxford; his doctoral research activity was supervised by Professor Richard Compton. 

Professor Riley’s research activity concerns the preparation, characterisation and applications of nanomaterials.  Colloid chemistry, anodization and templated deposition are employed to obtain materials of defined dimension.    The as-prepared particles are characterised and then deposited on substrates to yield surface coatings with well defined architecture.  The electrochemistry and photoelectrochemistry of electrodes modified using such techniques are investigated.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

King LA, Zhao W, Chhowalla M, et al., 2013, Photoelectrochemical properties of chemically exfoliated MoS2, Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Wagstaffe SJ, Hill KE, Williams DW, et al., 2012, Bispecific Antibody-Mediated Detection of the <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Thermonuclease, Analytical Chemistry, Vol:84, ISSN:0003-2700, Pages:5876-5884

Schumann S, Campo RD, Illy B, et al., 2011, Inverted organic photovoltaic devices with high efficiency and stability based on metal oxide charge extraction layers, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, Pages:2381-2386

Sun Y, Fox NA, Riley DJ, et al., 2008, Hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanorods aligned parallel to the substrate surface, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:112, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:9234-9239

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