University of Sussex, Brighton

The University of Sussex situated in Brighton, UK, is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961. Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Over 75 per cent of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Overall, the University was placed 36th (of multi-disciplinary institutions) by GPA.

2 PhD positions are based at the University of Sussex

ESR9. “Kelvin Probe and Conducting Force Microscopy of graphene-based percolating films”

esr9Giuseppe Fratta received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino. During his Master he specialized in Nanotechnologies, completing his formation at the Harvard – MIT science and technology department in Boston. He developed there his thesis at the Biomaterials Innovation Research Centre, where he grew interests in the development and characterization of new materials for advanced application. He likes networking and discovering new cultures and hopes to refine his communication and business abilities to improve the involvement of the public and the industries in the academic research.
ESR10. “Self-assembly of graphitic networks using polymer latex crystal templates”

ESR9. Manuela MeloniManuela Meloni received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Sassari. During her studies she went abroad in several places such as at the University of Nottingham like an Erasmus student, to the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthach in Hamburg and to the University of Stockholm where she carried out research work for her master thesis. Her work is focused on the synthesis and characterization of TiO2 and TiO2-xMoS2 composites. She likes every shapes of Arts and Architecture, travelling and swimming.

Project Supervisor at US

Alan DaltonAlan Dalton has over 20 years experience in the general area of nanostructured materials and their applications. The Dalton Group’s research interests focus on understanding the fundamental structure-property relationships in materials containing one- and two- dimensional structures such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and other layered nanomaterials. They are particularly interested in developing viable applications for nano-structured organic composites (mechanical, electrical and thermal). They are also interested in the assembly of nanostructures into functional macrostructures and in particular interfacing biological systems with synthetic inorganic and organic materials for a range of applications. Alan has published over 150 peer reviewed articles in international journals and has 8 patents. His work has been cited over 6500 times with an associated H-index of 38.

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