Staff Profile:Dr Roger Bennett
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- Reader in Nanostructured Surfaces
- Nanoscience and Materials Joint Theme Leader
Dr Bennett's current research interests involve the investigation of the surface chemistry of transition metals, metal oxides and low dimensional structures such as thin films and nanosized dots. These materials are prepared and probed in ultra-high vacuum by many techniques both in house and at synchrotron facilities. For example, in an EPSRC funded project for Next Generation Facility Users he is examining the role of quantum well states in the bonding of nanothin metal films to zinc oxide surfaces to improve solar efficient window glass. He also has an interest in spatial organisation and pattern formation by self assembly - the most recent example of which is in protein adsorption and clustering at surfaces in solution and was published in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters.