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Dr. Claire Hurley

Diamond Science and Technology Centre for Doctoral Training, Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick, 2014-present
Sheffield Surface Analysis Centre, Experimental Officer, University of Sheffield, 2009-2014
Farapack Polymers, Research Scientist, 2007-2009
Research Associate, Morphological, and quantitative frictional measurements of cotton fibres using friction force microscopy, University of Sheffield, 2007-2008
PhD in Physical Chemistry, Friction Force Microscopy: A Quantitative Analysis of Polymer Surfaces, University of Sheffield, 2007
MChem, Microscale Polymer Processing, University of Sheffield, 2003


The Diamond Science & Technology MSc course is comprised of the following modules:

CH976: Novel & Efficient Methods of Material Synthesis

PX904: Properties & Characterisation of Materials

PX905: Defects & Dopants

CH977: Theory and Modelling of Materials

PX906: Manufacturing the Future: Industrial Diamond

PX908: Biomedical Optics & Applications

CH978: Surfaces, Interfaces & Coatings

CH979: Devices & Fabrication

PX907: Diamond Photonics & Quantum Devices

CH980: Applications of High Performance Materials

CH981: Mini-Research Projects

Publications List:

  1. L. Ruiz-Pérez, C. Hurley, S. Tomás, G. Battaglia, Chemphyschem (2018), "Separating extreme pH gradients using amphiphilic copolymer membranes" DOI 10.1002/cphc.201800187.
  2. A. Johnson, J. Madsen, P. Chapman, A. Alswieleh, O. Al-Jaf, P. Bao, C. Hurley, M. Cartron, S. Evans, J. Hobbs, C. Hunter, S. Armes, G. Leggett, Chemical Science (2017), 8, 4517-4526. "Micrometre and nanometre scale patterning of binary polymer brushes, supported lipid bilayers and proteins" DOI: 10.1039/c7sc00289k
  3. A. Johnson, P. Bao, C. Hurley, M. Cartron, S. Evans, C. Hunter, G. Leggett, Langmuir (2017), 33, 3672-3679. "Simple, Direct Routes to Polymer Brush Traps and Nanostructures for Studies of Diffusional Transport in Supported Lipid Bilayers" DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00497
  4. P. Chapman, R. Ducker, C. Hurley, J. Hobbs, G. Leggett, Langmuir (2015), 31, 5935-5944. "Fabrication of Two-Component, Brush-on-Brush Topographical Microstructures by Combination of Atom-Transfer Radical Polymerization with Polymer End-Functionalization and Photopatterning" DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01067
  5. P. Viswanathan, D. Johnson, C. Hurley, N. Cameron, and G. Battaglia, Macromolecules (2014), 47(20), 7091–7098. "3D Surface Functionalization of Emulsion-Templated Polymeric Foams" DOI: 10.1021/ma500968q
  6. G. Chimonides, A. Sohdi, M. Khaleghi, C. Hurley, D. Adams and P. Topham, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry (2013), 51(22), 4853-4859. "Facile Synthesis of Polymer–Peptide Conjugates via Direct Amino Acid Coupling Chemistry" DOI: 10.1002/pola.26913
  7. S. Vaidyanathan, M. Salim, C. Hurley and J. Pugh, Surface and Interface Analysis (2012), 45(1), 290-293. "Vapour-mediated ion activation for enhanced SIMS imaging" DOI: 10.1002/sia.4883
  8. G. Deepika, E. Karunakaran, C. R. Hurley, C. A. Biggs and D. Charalampopoulos, Microbial Cell Factories (2012), 11, 116. "Influence of fermentation conditions on the surface properties and adhesion of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG" DOI: 10.1186/1475-2859-11-116
  9. Z. Zhang, I. W. Fletcher, C. R. Hurley, C. Boardman, P. Doyle and G. J. Leggett, J. Mater. Chem. (2010), 20, 8531-8538. “Morphological, and quantitative frictional measurements of cotton fibres using friction force microscopy” DOI: 10.1039/C0JM01362E
  10. C. R. Hurley, R. E. Ducker, G. J. Leggett and B. D. Ratner, Langmuir (2010), 26, 10203–10209. “Fabrication of Sub-Micron Biomolecular Patterns by Near-Field Exposure of Plasma-Polymerized Tetraglyme Films” DOI:10.1021/la100362q
  11. C. R. Hurley and G. J. Leggett, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2009), 1, 1688-1697. “A Quantitative Investigation of the Photodegradation of Polyethylene Terephthalate Film by Friction Force Microscopy, Contact Angle Goniometry and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy” DOI: 10.1021/am900250q
  12. C. R. Hurley and G. J. Leggett, Langmuir (2006), 22, 4179-4184. "Influence of the Solvent Environment on the Contact Mechanics of Tip-Sample Interactions in Friction Force Microscopy of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Films" DOI: 10.1021/la053176t

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DST Outreach

Diamond Science & Technology Outreach

Diamonds are for Sensing…

Science Lates: the next big thing, Science Museum, 24th June 2015

Diamond: more than just a gemstone

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, The Royal Society, 4th - 10th July 2016

Diamonds are for Everything

Public Lecture, University of Warwick, 10th July 2017.

Dr. Claire Hurley

Contact Details:

Office: MAS 2.07
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 4603
E-Mail: c dot r dot hurley at warwick dot ac dot uk

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