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Jack Woolley (PDRF)

Jack Woolley


Having completed my MPhys degree in Chemical Physics at Heriot-Watt University, I moved to Warwick University to begin working on my PhD at the new Warwick Centre for Ultrafast Spectroscopy (WCUS). My research focusses on the photostability of molecular systems with applications to sunscreens. I study these systems through transient electronic absorption spectroscopy to understand how they dissipate excess energy within a solvent environment, in a hope to engineer the next generation of photoprotective species for use in commercial applications.

Away from the laboratory I enjoy weekends away hillwalking and rock climbing in the National Parks.

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Computational and Experimental Characterization of Novel Ultraviolet Filters

J.M. Woolley, R.

Unravelling photoprotection in microbial natural products

J. M. Woolley, V.G. Stavros. Science Progress., 2019.

Highlights from Faraday Discussion on Ultrafast Photoinduced Energy and Charge Transfer, Ventura, CA, USA, April 2019

J.M. Woolley, K.M. Krokidi, M.A.P. Turner, M.D. Horbury, V.G. Stavros, N d N. Rodrigues. Chem Comm., 2019.

The Role of Symmetric Functionalisation on Photoisomerisation of a UV Commercial Chemical Filter

J.M. Woolley, J.S. Peters, M.A.P. Turner, G.J. Clarkson, M.D. Horbury, V.G. Stavros. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019.

 Unravelling the Photoprotection Properties of Mycosporine Amino Acid Motifs

J.M. Woolley, M. Staniforth, M.D. Horbury, G.W. Richings, M. Wills, and V.G. Stavros. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018.

Additional Publications

Towards Developing Novel and Sustainable Molecular Light-to-Heat Converters

T.T. Abiola, B.Rioux, J.M. Toldo, J. Alarcan, J.M. Woolley, M.A.P. Turner, D.J. L. Coxon, M.T. do Casal, C.Peyrot, M.M. Mention, W.J. Buma, M.N.R. Ashfold, A.Braeuning, M.Barbatti, V.G. Stavros, F.Allais, Chem Sci., 2021.

Effects of substituent position on aminobenzoate relaxation pathways in solution

N. d N. Rodrigues, J.M. Woolley, K.M. Krokidi, M. A. Tesa-Serrate, M.A.P. Turner, N.D. Hine, V.G.Stavros, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021.

Hot carriers in mixed Pb-Sn halide perovskite semiconductors cool slowly while retaining their electrical mobility

M. Monti, K. D. G. Imalka Jayawardena, E. Butler-Caddle, R.M.I. Bandara, J.M. Woolley, M. Staniforth, S. Ravi P. Silva, J. Lloyd-Hughes, Phys. Rev. B 2020

Reinvestigating the Photoprotection Properties of a Mycosporine Amino Acid Motif

A.L. Whittock, M.A.P. Turner, D.J.L. Coxon, J.M. Woolley, M.D. Horbury, V.G. Stavros. Front. Chem., 2020.

Ultrafast Optoelectronic Processes in 1D Radial van der Waals Heterostructures: Carbon, Boron Nitride, and MoS2 Nanotubes with Coexisting Excitons and Highly Mobile Charges

M.G. Burdanova, R.J. Kashtiban, Y. Zheng, R. Xiang, S. Chiashi, J.M. Woolley, M. Staniforth, E. Sakamoto-Rablah, X.Xie, M. Broome, J. Sloan, A. Anisimov, E.I. Kauppinen, S. Maruyama, J. Lloyd-Hughes. Nano Lett., 2020.

Rapid hot carrier relaxation and mobility increase in Sn-and Pb-containing halide perovskite semiconductors

M. Monti, J.M. Woolley, E. Butler-Caddle, M. Staniforth, A. Wijesekara, R.M.I. Bandara, I. Jayawardena, S.R.P. Silva, R.A. Hatton, and J. Lloyd-Hughes. European Quantum Electronics Conference., 2019

Efficient intraband hot carrier relaxation in Sn and Pb perovskite semiconductors mediated by strong electron-phonon coupling

M Monti, J.M. Woolley, M. Staniforth, A Wijesekara, S.X. Tao, R.M.I. Bandara, I Jayawardena, A Crocker, E Griffin, SRP Silva, R.A. Hatton, J. Lloyd-Hughes Proc. SPIE 10916, 2019.


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