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Expertise: Technology

Dr Mark Baxendale
My overarching research interest is in self-organisation and emergent phenomena in the physical and life sciences. Nanotechnology- the understanding, characterisation and manipulation of matter on the scale of several atoms to large macromolecules- is the vehicle for this activity.

Dr Kevin Donovan
My research focuses on molecular and materials physics, as well as electron transport in low dimensional organic structures. Other interests include carbon nanotubes, conjugated polymers and discotic liquid crystals.

Prof Xiaodong Chen
My research interests are in microwave devices, antennas, wireless communications and bio-electromagnetics. I have authored and co-authored over 300 publications (book chapters, journal papers and refereed conference presentations). I have been involved in the organisation of many international conferences. I am currently a member of UK EPSRC Review College and Technical Panel of IEE Antennas and Propagation Professional Network.

Dr Marie-Luce Bourguet
My main research interest is in multimodal interaction and its application to language learning. Other areas of interest include educational technology, E-Learning, computer assisted language learning, speech interfaces, software architectures and multilingualism.

Prof Yang Hao
Electromagnetics; Photonic Band Gap (PBG) structures including Left-Handed Meta-materials (LHMs) at microwave frequencies; characterisation of body-centric WLANs for wearable computer technology; mobile broadband systems and photonic antennas for Radio-Over-Fibre (ROF).

Prof Clive Parini
I have published work on a wide range of research topics including array mutual coupling, array beam forming, antenna metrology, microstrip antennas, millimetrewave compact antenna test ranges, millimetrewave integrated antennas, metamaterials and on-body communications.

Dr Stefan Poslad
Intelligent systems; developing and evaluating new engineering solutions for e-business; ubiquitous computing; distributed shared work spaces and open system security.

Prof Andrew Bushby
My research is centred on the micro- and nano-mechanics of materials and structures. I am a leading expert in the technique of nano indentation for small-scale mechanical property measurement and contribute to ISO Standards working groups for instrumented indentation. Major research themes include the development of methods using spherical indenters, electromechanical properties of ferroelectric thin films, visco-elastic and composites materials, structure-properties relationships in calcified biological tissues and nano-structured crystalline materials. My fundamental research has focused on the origin of size effects in mechanical properties and has led to a new understanding of the strength of nano-structured material

Dr Brendan Curran
With over 25 years of research experience in studying yeast, a model eukaryotic organism, my current research is focused on the molecular physiology of the yeast Heat Shock Response (HSR). Heat stress induces a subset of genes that encode protective proteins whenever living cells are exposed to a sub-lethal temperature shock. In 1994 we demonstrated that lipids play a vital role in how cells detect stress thereby successfully challenging the accepted paradigm that heat directly induced proteins to unfold - the latter then triggering the response. We have published a series of papers since then which demonstrate that lipids are also key players in conferring cross-tolerance between different types of stressing agents. More recently my group has concentrated on the role of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in the HSR and we have published a number of papers implicating ROS as central to the cellular HS response mechanism. We have recently shown that lipids protect anaerobically-grown cells from HS-induced ROS thus relating lipids, ROS and the HSR.

Dr Konstantinos Melachroinos
I am an economic geographer specialising in the study of the determinants of regional economic growth, the investigation of the evolution of spatial disparities and the formulation of policies for the reduction of geographic inequalities. My most recent research focuses on the role of foreign direct investment in promoting economic development in lagging regions and the territorial effects of the knowledge economy, especially investments in intangibles.

Dr Julien Gautrot
My research is focussed on the study of materials for stem cells and regenerative medicine. My work in the field of biomaterials design is inspired by Nature's strategies to generate complexity and control function and properties. In particular, I am interested in novel synthetic tools and methodologies allowing the use of Nature's own building blocks, peptide sequences, to confer mechanical, chemical and biological properties to biomaterials.

Dr Anthony Stockman
My expertise lies in the following areas: auditory display design; data sonification; access technology for visually impaired; distance learning.

Prof Yue Chen
My research focuses on wireless communication systems, broadband wireless networks, radio resource management and mobile computing.

Dr Samuel Halliday
In my recent work I survey Anglophone and other literature of the early twentieth century, focusing on the sounds this literature represents and the other arts (especially music) with which it is engaged. Other interests more broadly include nineteenth-century American literature, modernism and history of the body. In my current and future research, I will focus in detail on the writings of Ralph Ellison. This work will continue to explore issues relating to sound and sound technology, and will also pay more sustained attention than my previous work to the theory and practice of cinema.

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