Dr Alasdair Clark

  • Lecturer (Biomedical Engineering)

telephone: 01413303216
email: Alasdair.Clark@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

PhD Positions - 2017 

If you are interested in studying as a PhD student in my group please follow the links below for more information. 

PhD - Building Nanoscale Optical Components Using DNA-origami

PhD - Developing Nano-photonic Sensors for Aerodynamic Testing 

Contact alasdair.clark@glasgow.ac.uk to apply

Website

www.awclarkresearch.com
 

Biography

Dr. Clark is a Lecturer working in the Biomedical Engineering Research Division at the University of Glasgow.  After obtaining his undergraduate degree in Applied Physics from the University of Strathclyde, Dr. Clark moved to the University of Glasgow to pursue a PhD in Nano-plasmonics. On completion of his PhD studies he took a short Post-Doc appointment at the University of California, Berkeley, working in Prof. Luke Lee’s Bioengineering group, before returning to Glasgow to start his Bio-Nano-Plasmonics research group. 

Research Interests

Dr. Clark’s research concentrates on developing novel, nano-engineered devices based on the interaction of light with nano-metals, a field known as plasmonics. Working at the interface of nano-engineering and synthetic biology, Dr. Clark’s group seeks to develop new biologically-augmented technologies for nano-materials engineering, photonics, energy harvesting, diagnostic sensing, and micro-manipulation.

Journal Covers

Expertise

Plasmonics, electron-beam lithography, nanolithography, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), molecular nanopatterning, nanophotonics, biosensing, biosensors, sensors, molecular assembly, colorimetrics, metamaterials, synthetic biology, DNA Origami, DNA nano-patterning.

Selected publications

Grants

  • BBSRC Grant, "DNA-directed construction of three-dimensional photosynthetic assemblies" In collaboration with Dr. Glenn Burley, University of Strathclyde, and Prof. Richard Cogdell, University of Glasgow. Oct 2016- Oct 2019. £616k 
  • EPSRC First Grant. May 2016 - May 2017. £125k.
  • The Leverhulme Trust, "Photonic circuitry using DNA", In collaboration with Dr. Glenn Burley, University of Strathclyde. May 2015 - Nov 2017. £231k.
  • School of Engineering, "Novel Optical Electrical Mechanical Sensory Platform."  In collaboration with Dr Steven Neale and Dr. Manlio Tassieri.  From 11/06/12. £40k.
  • Scottish Crucible Award, Royal Society of Edinburgh, "The Development of a Viral Outbreak Early Warning System for Field and Hospital Use." In collaboration with Dr. Helen Bridle (Heriot Watt) and Dr. William Mackay (UWS). From Jan 2013. £4k
  • Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship, “Plasmon Enhanced Pyroelectrodynamic Nanoscale Trapping and Sensing.”  2011-2016. £594k.



 

Supervision

  • Olurotimi Esan(PhD)
  • Gabriella Flynn (PhD)
  • Justin Sperling (PhD)
  • Gerard Sotuela (RA) 
  • Sarah Henry (RA)

All publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
Number of items: 22.

2017

Flynn, G. E., Withers, J. M., Macias, G., Sperling, J. R., Henry, S. L., Cooper, J. M. , Burley, G. A. and Clark, A. W. (2017) Reversible DNA micro-patterning using the fluorous effect. Chemical Communications, 53(21), pp. 3094-3097. (doi:10.1039/C7CC00288B) (PMID:28243661)

2016

Heydari, E., Li, Z., Cooper, J. M. and Clark, A. W. (2016) Polarization switchable two-color plasmonic nano-pixels for creating optical surfaces encoded with dual information states. Proceedings of the SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 9756, 975619. (doi:10.1117/12.2209103)

Henry, S. L., Withers, J. M., Singh, I., Cooper, J. M. , Clark, A. W., Burley, G. A. and Cogdell, R. J. (2016) DNA-directed spatial assembly of photosynthetic light-harvesting proteins. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 14(4), pp. 1359-1362. (doi:10.1039/c5ob02351c) (PMID:26660647)

Li, Z., Clark, A. W. and Cooper, J. M. (2016) Dual color plasmonic pixels create a polarization controlled nano color palette. ACS Nano, 10(1), pp. 492-498. (doi:10.1021/acsnano.5b05411) (PMID:26631346)

2015

Kashmery, H. A., Thompson, D. G., Dondi, R., Mabbott, S., Graham, D., Clark, A. W. and Burley, G. A. (2015) SERS enhancement of silver nanoparticles prepared by a template-directed triazole ligand strategy. Chemical Communications, 51(65), pp. 13028-13031. (doi:10.1039/C5CC02883C) (PMID:26179948)

Heydari, E., Thompson, D., Graham, D., Cooper, J. M. and Clark, A. W. (2015) An Engineered Nano-Plasmonic Biosensing Surface for Colorimetric and SERS Detection of DNA-Hybridization Events. In: Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine XII, San Francisco CA, USA, 7-8 Feb 2015, 93400O. (doi:10.1117/12.2076915)

2014

Kashmery, H. A., Clark, A. W., Dondi, R., Fallows, A. J., Cullis, P. M. and Burley, G. A. (2014) Defining the structural parameters of tri­azole ligands in the templated synthesis of silver nanoparticles. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2014(28), pp. 4886-4895. (doi:10.1002/ejic.201402593)

Li, Z., Clark, A. W. and Cooper, J. (2014) Annular nanoplasmonic void arrays as tunable surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates. Applied Physics Letters, 105(3), 033115. (doi:10.1063/1.4891537)

Clark, A. W., Thompson, D. G., Graham, D. and Cooper, J. (2014) Plasmonics: engineering DNA binding sites to assemble and tune plasmonic nanostructures (Adv. Mater. 25/2014). Advanced Materials, 26(25), p. 4190. (doi:10.1002/adma.201470167)

Clark, A. W., Thompson, D. G., Graham, D. and Cooper, J. M. (2014) Engineering DNA binding sites to assemble and tune plasmonic nanostructures. Advanced Materials, 26(25), pp. 4286-4292. (doi:10.1002/adma.201400510)

Neale, S. L., Witte, C., Clark, A. W., Reboud, J. and Cooper, J. M. (2014) Optoelectronic cell lysis. In: Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XI, San Diego, CA, USA, 17-21 Aug 2014, p. 916425. (doi:10.1117/12.2062186)

2013

Clark, A.W. and Cooper, J.M. (2013) Molecularly defined plasmonic engineering to visualize antibody binding events by eye. In: SPIE Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA, 02 Feb 2013, 85970Q-85970Q. (doi:10.1117/12.2003130)

Singh, I., Wendeln, C., Clark, A.W., Cooper, J.M., Ravoo, B.J. and Burley, G.A. (2013) Sequence-selective detection of double-stranded dna sequences using pyrrole–imidazole polyamide microarrays. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(9), pp. 3449-3457. (doi:10.1021/ja309677h)

2012

Clark, A.W. and Cooper, J. (2012) Plasmon shaping using protein nanoarrays and molecular lithography to engineer structural color. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 51(15), pp. 3562-3566. (doi:10.1002/anie.201108007)

2011

Clark, A.W. and Cooper, J.M. (2011) Nanogap ring antennae as plasmonically coupled SERRS substrates. Small, 7(1), pp. 119-125. (doi:10.1002/smll.201001438)

2010

Clark, A. and Cooper, J. (2010) Optical properties of multiple-split nanophotonic ring antennae. Advanced Materials, 22(36), pp. 4025-4029. (doi:10.1002/adma.201000131)

2009

Clark, A.W., Glidle, A., Cumming, D.R.S. and Cooper, J.M. (2009) Plasmonic split-ring resonators as dichroic nanophotonic DNA biosensors. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131(48), pp. 17615-17619. (doi:10.1021/ja905910q)

Cleary, A., Clark, A., Glidle, A., Cooper, J.M. and Cumming, D.R.S. (2009) Fabrication of double split metallic nanorings for Raman sensing. Microelectronic Engineering, 86(4-6), pp. 1146-1149. (doi:10.1016/j.mee.2009.02.008)

2008

Clark, A.W., Glidle, A., Cumming, D.R.S. and Cooper, J.M. (2008) Nanophotonic split-ring resonators as dichroics for molecular spectroscopy. Applied Physics Letters, 93(2), 023121. (doi:10.1063/1.2956389)

2007

Sheridan, A.K., Clark, A.W., Glidle, A., Cooper, J.M. and Cumming, D.R.S. (2007) Fabrication and tuning of nanoscale metallic ring and split-ring arrays. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 25(6), p. 2628. (doi:10.1116/1.2794328)

Clark, A.W., Sheridan, A.K., Glidle, A., Cumming, D.R.S. and Cooper, J.M. (2007) Tuneable visible resonances in crescent shaped nano-split-ring resonators. Applied Physics Letters, 91, (doi:10.1063/1.2772180)

Sheridan, A.K., Clark, A.W., Glidle, A., Cooper, J.M. and Cumming, D.R.S. (2007) Multiple plasmon resonances from gold nanostructures. Applied Physics Letters, 90(14), p. 143105. (doi:10.1063/1.2719161)

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Number of items: 22.

Articles

Flynn, G. E., Withers, J. M., Macias, G., Sperling, J. R., Henry, S. L., Cooper, J. M. , Burley, G. A. and Clark, A. W. (2017) Reversible DNA micro-patterning using the fluorous effect. Chemical Communications, 53(21), pp. 3094-3097. (doi:10.1039/C7CC00288B) (PMID:28243661)

Heydari, E., Li, Z., Cooper, J. M. and Clark, A. W. (2016) Polarization switchable two-color plasmonic nano-pixels for creating optical surfaces encoded with dual information states. Proceedings of the SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 9756, 975619. (doi:10.1117/12.2209103)

Henry, S. L., Withers, J. M., Singh, I., Cooper, J. M. , Clark, A. W., Burley, G. A. and Cogdell, R. J. (2016) DNA-directed spatial assembly of photosynthetic light-harvesting proteins. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 14(4), pp. 1359-1362. (doi:10.1039/c5ob02351c) (PMID:26660647)

Li, Z., Clark, A. W. and Cooper, J. M. (2016) Dual color plasmonic pixels create a polarization controlled nano color palette. ACS Nano, 10(1), pp. 492-498. (doi:10.1021/acsnano.5b05411) (PMID:26631346)

Kashmery, H. A., Thompson, D. G., Dondi, R., Mabbott, S., Graham, D., Clark, A. W. and Burley, G. A. (2015) SERS enhancement of silver nanoparticles prepared by a template-directed triazole ligand strategy. Chemical Communications, 51(65), pp. 13028-13031. (doi:10.1039/C5CC02883C) (PMID:26179948)

Kashmery, H. A., Clark, A. W., Dondi, R., Fallows, A. J., Cullis, P. M. and Burley, G. A. (2014) Defining the structural parameters of tri­azole ligands in the templated synthesis of silver nanoparticles. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2014(28), pp. 4886-4895. (doi:10.1002/ejic.201402593)

Li, Z., Clark, A. W. and Cooper, J. (2014) Annular nanoplasmonic void arrays as tunable surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates. Applied Physics Letters, 105(3), 033115. (doi:10.1063/1.4891537)

Clark, A. W., Thompson, D. G., Graham, D. and Cooper, J. (2014) Plasmonics: engineering DNA binding sites to assemble and tune plasmonic nanostructures (Adv. Mater. 25/2014). Advanced Materials, 26(25), p. 4190. (doi:10.1002/adma.201470167)

Clark, A. W., Thompson, D. G., Graham, D. and Cooper, J. M. (2014) Engineering DNA binding sites to assemble and tune plasmonic nanostructures. Advanced Materials, 26(25), pp. 4286-4292. (doi:10.1002/adma.201400510)

Singh, I., Wendeln, C., Clark, A.W., Cooper, J.M., Ravoo, B.J. and Burley, G.A. (2013) Sequence-selective detection of double-stranded dna sequences using pyrrole–imidazole polyamide microarrays. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(9), pp. 3449-3457. (doi:10.1021/ja309677h)

Clark, A.W. and Cooper, J. (2012) Plasmon shaping using protein nanoarrays and molecular lithography to engineer structural color. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 51(15), pp. 3562-3566. (doi:10.1002/anie.201108007)

Clark, A.W. and Cooper, J.M. (2011) Nanogap ring antennae as plasmonically coupled SERRS substrates. Small, 7(1), pp. 119-125. (doi:10.1002/smll.201001438)

Clark, A. and Cooper, J. (2010) Optical properties of multiple-split nanophotonic ring antennae. Advanced Materials, 22(36), pp. 4025-4029. (doi:10.1002/adma.201000131)

Clark, A.W., Glidle, A., Cumming, D.R.S. and Cooper, J.M. (2009) Plasmonic split-ring resonators as dichroic nanophotonic DNA biosensors. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131(48), pp. 17615-17619. (doi:10.1021/ja905910q)

Cleary, A., Clark, A., Glidle, A., Cooper, J.M. and Cumming, D.R.S. (2009) Fabrication of double split metallic nanorings for Raman sensing. Microelectronic Engineering, 86(4-6), pp. 1146-1149. (doi:10.1016/j.mee.2009.02.008)

Clark, A.W., Glidle, A., Cumming, D.R.S. and Cooper, J.M. (2008) Nanophotonic split-ring resonators as dichroics for molecular spectroscopy. Applied Physics Letters, 93(2), 023121. (doi:10.1063/1.2956389)

Sheridan, A.K., Clark, A.W., Glidle, A., Cooper, J.M. and Cumming, D.R.S. (2007) Fabrication and tuning of nanoscale metallic ring and split-ring arrays. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 25(6), p. 2628. (doi:10.1116/1.2794328)

Clark, A.W., Sheridan, A.K., Glidle, A., Cumming, D.R.S. and Cooper, J.M. (2007) Tuneable visible resonances in crescent shaped nano-split-ring resonators. Applied Physics Letters, 91, (doi:10.1063/1.2772180)

Sheridan, A.K., Clark, A.W., Glidle, A., Cooper, J.M. and Cumming, D.R.S. (2007) Multiple plasmon resonances from gold nanostructures. Applied Physics Letters, 90(14), p. 143105. (doi:10.1063/1.2719161)

Conference Proceedings

Heydari, E., Thompson, D., Graham, D., Cooper, J. M. and Clark, A. W. (2015) An Engineered Nano-Plasmonic Biosensing Surface for Colorimetric and SERS Detection of DNA-Hybridization Events. In: Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine XII, San Francisco CA, USA, 7-8 Feb 2015, 93400O. (doi:10.1117/12.2076915)

Neale, S. L., Witte, C., Clark, A. W., Reboud, J. and Cooper, J. M. (2014) Optoelectronic cell lysis. In: Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XI, San Diego, CA, USA, 17-21 Aug 2014, p. 916425. (doi:10.1117/12.2062186)

Clark, A.W. and Cooper, J.M. (2013) Molecularly defined plasmonic engineering to visualize antibody binding events by eye. In: SPIE Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA, 02 Feb 2013, 85970Q-85970Q. (doi:10.1117/12.2003130)

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