Professor Richard Tilley

Director Electron Microscope Unit

Facility: Electron Microscope Unit
Category: Academic Staff

Professor Richard Tilley is the Director of Electron Microscope Unit at UNSW. His research is focused on the solution synthesis of nanoparticles and quantum dots for applications ranging from catalysis to biomedical imaging. He did his PhD in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK, after which he was a Postdoctoral Fellow for two years at the Toshiba basic R&D Center, Japan. A native of the UK, he graduated with a Masters of Chemistry from Oxford University, UK.

Research Interests

Research into the synthesis of nanoparticles with a range of applications including MRI contrast agents, catalysts and solar cells. Characterization of nanoparticle sizes, shapes, crystallography and properties using electron microscopy.

Selected Publications

Professor Richard Tilley is the Director of Electron Microscope Unit at UNSW. His research is focused on the solution synthesis of nanoparticles and quantum dots for applications ranging from catalysis to biomedical imaging. He did his PhD in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK, after which he was a Postdoctoral Fellow for two years at the Toshiba basic R&D Center, Japan. A native of the UK, he graduated with a Masters of Chemistry from Oxford University, UK.

Research Interests

Research into the synthesis of nanoparticles with a range of applications including MRI contrast agents, catalysts and solar cells. Characterization of nanoparticle sizes, shapes, crystallography and properties using electron microscopy.

Selected Publications

J. Watt, C. Yu, S. L.-Y. Chang, S. Cheong, R. D. Tilley ‘Shape Control from Thermodynamic Growth Conditions – The Case of hcp Ruthenium Hourglass Nanocrystals’ Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 606-609, (2013).

A. P. LaGrow, S. Cheong, J. Watt, B. Ingham, M. F. Toney, D. A. Jefferson, R. D. Tilley ‘Can polymorphism be used to form branched metal nanostructures?’ Advanced Materials,25, 1552-1556,(2013).

A. M. Henning, J. Watt, P. J. Miedziak, S. Cheong, M. Santonastaso, M. Song, Y. Takeda, A. I. Kirkland, S. H. Taylor, R. D. Tilley ‘Gold-palladium core-shell nanocrystals with size and shape control optimised for catalytic performance’ Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 52, 1477–1480 (2013).

M. Dasog, Z. Yang, S. Regli, T. M. Atkins, A. Faramus, M. P. Singh, E. Muthuswamy, S. M. Kauzlarich, R. D. Tilley, J. G. C. Veinot‘Chemical Insight Into The Origin of Red and Blue Photoluminescence Arising From Freestanding Silicon Nanocrystals’ ACS Nano, 7, 2676-2685,(2013).

S. Cheong, R. D. Tilley ‘Earthworms lit with quantum dots’, News and Views Nature Nanotechnology, 8, 6-7, (2013).

S. Cheong, P. Ferguson, K. W. Feindel, I. F. Hermans, P. T. Callaghan, C. Meyer, A. Slocombe, C-H. Su, F-Y. Cheng, C-S. Yeh, B. Ingham, M. F. Toney, R. D. Tilley ‘Simple Synthesis and Functionalization of Iron Nanoparticles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging’Angewandte Chemie International Edition, featured as issue back cover article, 50, 4206–4209(2011).  

 

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