Dr Alasdair Clark
- Lecturer (Biomedical Engineering)
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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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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., 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)
- 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.
- Olurotimi Esan(PhD)
- Gabriella Flynn (PhD)
- Justin Sperling (PhD)
- Gerard Sotuela (RA)
- Sarah Henry (RA)