Please note that Gemma has now moved to the Department of Chemistry at UCL. For up to date information, please visit www.gemmalouisedavies.com
Paper published in Scientific Reports
Abstract: Rare earth metal doped silica nanoparticles have significant advantages over traditional organic dyes and quantum dots. Silsesquioxanes are promising precursors in the production of silica nanoparticles by thermolysis, due to their structural similarities with silica materials. This manuscript describes the production of a new Eu3+-based metallasilsesquioxane species and its use as a single source precursor in the thermolytic production of luminescent rare earth metal doped silica nanoparticles with characteristic emission in the visible region of the spectrum.
Gemma-Louise was awarded best Early Career Presentation at the 7th Annual Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Nanoscience Symposium in the University of Newcastle on 28th March 2017.
October 2016 sees the arrival of Charlotte Fletcher, who is joining to group to start her PhD in collaboration with Profs. Andrew McAinsh and Rob Cross in Warwick Medical School, as well as two MChem students, Gabrielle Newson and Claudia Fryer. Welcome all!
Congratulations to 1st year PhD student Henry Lee, who has won 2nd prize in the Materials and Analytical Science Annual Conference - well done!
Paper published in Emerging Investigators Issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry B
Cancer Research UK Grant
The Group welcomes new members!
Paper published in Chemical Communications
Paper published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B
Paper published in ACS Macro Letters
Emerging Nanomaterials in Healthcare Conference 2014
The programme for the day included 7 academic presentations covering interdisciplinary areas from the synthesis and design of nanostructured materials, to investigations into understanding of the behaviour of these materials when interacting with human cells. Refreshment breaks allowed delegate and speaker interactions to promote discussions and collaborations. The day was rounded off with a panel discussion, which encouraged delegates to pose questions to our panel of speakers and seek advice relating to the topics discussed throughout the day.
Invited speakers included Prof Marina Resmini (Queen Mary University London), Dr David Fulton (Newcastle University), Prof Nguyen TK Thanh (University College London), Dr Catherine Berry (University of Glasgow), Dr Sebastian Spain (University of Nottingham) and Dr Matthew Gibson (University of Warwick), with an additional contributed talk from Daniel Phillips (University of Warwick). Eighty-one delegates registered to attend the conference, including Academics, Postdoctoral Researchers and Postgraduate Students from Universities throughout the UK and Ireland. Company delegates included a representative of the RSC membership team (John Hirwe), ATG Scientific and Warwick Ventures. Twenty two delegates brought and presented Academic posters.