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Gwyn Evans

MRES PROJECT

Development of Nano-structurally enhanced Semiconducting Gas Sensors for the Detection of Explosives

GENERAL RESEARCH INTERESTS

Detection of Illicit Substances (Explosives, Drugs, Counterfeit Goods)

Gwyn
  • Nanotechnology
  • Surface Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science

PREVIOUS DEGREES

MPhys in Physics (1st Class Hons), The University of Liverpool

PREVIOUS JOBS

Research Assistant at the Surface Science Research Center (Summer 2012, The University of Liverpool)

I'M ORIGINALLY FROM...

Coventry, West Midlands, UK

WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC

The Security Science DTC allows me to apply the theoretical and experimental techniques I have gained throughout my degree in experimental Physics, to real life, security related problems. The multidisciplinary nature of the program, requires interaction with other disciplines such as Chemistry and Electrical Engineering, opening up exciting new areas of interest!

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am particularly interested in using Nanotechnology to detect illicit substances, such as explosives, drugs and counterfeit goods. Currently, I am investigating how metal oxide semiconducting gas sensors may be enhanced using various nano-structures.

WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING

I enjoy playing football, skiing, rugby and most other sports! I also play the guitar (badly!), enjoy socialising with friends, and travel.

MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS

I would like to commercialise my research upon completion of my PhD, through collaboration with industry and academia. The aim would be to provide solutions to current security challenges, as well as identifying other potential areas of application.

WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH

Collaboration with gas sensor manufacturers and researchers, to develop and apply my research, would be very much welcomed. Also, I would like to work with organizations that require detection systems for illicit substances. This would be extremely helpful in developing a detection system for practical use.

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Future Security, Bonn 2012

Contact Details

g.evans.12@ucl.ac.uk