"Nanomaterials for Security Applications"
Research and development on nano-scale materials such as gold colloids, quantum dots with supramolecular functionalisation, for security applications, such as explosives detection.
MRes (UCL, SECReT) - Feasibility Study into the use of SMO Electrochemical Sensors for Detection of Explosives - Prof. I Parkin and Prof. S Hailes
MChem (Christ Church, Oxford) - Masters in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Porphyrins) under Professor Harry Anderson
Research internships at the University of Southampton in Macrocyclic Chemistry
Synthetic Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Chemical Sensing, Energetic Materials, Materials Science
Why I applied to the Security Science DTC
I wanted to move beyond pure chemistry, and tackle a more applied problem whilst learning new skills from beyond my discipline
What I do when I'm not studying
Music: Kew Wind Orchestra (Clarinet), Drum Kit, Saxophone, Orchestral Percussion
I have academic collaborations with researchers at Queen Mary (Dr Russell Binions), Southampton (Dr Martin Grossel) and Cambridge Universities (Dr Oren Scherman), as well as internally with UCL Computer Science.
List of Publications
Peveler, W J & Parkin I P. 2013. Rapid synthesis of gold nanostructures with cyclic and linear ketones. RSC Advances, In Press. DOI:10.1039/C3RA44842H
Peveler, W J & Parkin I P. 2013. Room temperature synthesis of monodisperse gold nanoparticles and nano-shards with cyclic and linear diketones. Proceedings of ICANM 2013, 1.
Peveler, W J, Binions R, Hailes, S M V & Parkin, I P. 2013. Detection of explosive materials using zeolite modified gas sensors. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1, 2613. DOI:10.1039/C2TA01027E
International Conference on Advanced and Nano Materials 2013 - Quebec City, CA - Poster on "Synthesis of gold nanoparticle and nanostars with cyclic and linear mono- and di-ketones"
International Crime Science Conference 2013 - London, UK - Poster on "Nanomaterials for Security Applications"
Innovative Research Call Showcase 2011 - Westminster, UK