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Richard Brown

  • PhD
  • Electromagnetic Signature Analyst
  • QinetiQ
  • 8PublicationsNumber of items in Richard's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 13Followers


I’m currently studying for my PhD in Nanotechnology at Swansea University, with the intention of making a career in this area of Research, so that I may contribute to the development and advancement of society’s technology. I believe that given the right laboratory environment I could continue to apply my research skills and recent microbiology knowledge to a post-doctoral position focusing on development of novel nano-biotechnology based devices; as I find this field fascinating. If I were given unlimited time and funds I would undoubtedly continue to push my Ph. D. work of creating a metal oxide nanostructure based force sensor for observing cell mechanics as this area of bioengineering can yield some truly astounding findings. I believe that interdisciplinary work though challenging for those new to the field allows such depth and range of expertise within a department that anything can be achieved. I have experienced this first hand with microbiologists usually being very unfamiliar with some of the many materials and surface science techniques that could aid their work (e.g. Cryo-SEM), and engineers being completely oblivious to the importance of replicates and statistics (e.g. the power of p<0.005). I am competent in the operation of equipment for many fabrication and lithography techniques, crystal growth techniques, multiple scanning probe microscopies, electrical and gas sensing techniques, optical techniques, as well as some more basic microbiology protocols. These include AFM, CVD, EDX, PL, PVD, SEM, STEM, STM, Basic Tissue Culture, Confocal Microscopy, Cryo-SEM, Immunofluoresence, Immunogold, and MTS Assays (RPD). As well as being familiar with many techniques not available in my current place of work (or that I’ve not adventured into yet but intend too) such as e-beam lithography, TEM, XPS, XRD, Micronucleus Assays and qPCR.

Recent publications

  • Microwave-assisted synthesis of layered basic zinc acetate nanosheets and their thermal decomposition into nanocrystalline ZnO.

    • Tarat A
    • Nettle C
    • Bryant D
    • et al.
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  • The effect of metal layers on the morphology and optical properties of hydrothermally grown zinc oxide nanowires

    • Brown R
    • Evans J
    • Smith N
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Electromagnetic Signature Analyst


July 2013 - Present

PhD Granduand

Centre for NanoHealth, Swansea University

October 2009 - July 2014(5 years)


PhD Nanotechnology

Swansea University

October 2009 - January 2014(4 years)

MRes Nanoscience to Nanotechnology

Swansea University

October 2008 - January 2010(a year)

BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Swansea University

September 2004 - June 2008(4 years)

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