Dr Samia Cunningham
- Honorary Research Fellow (School of Engineering)
Dr Cunningham’s major strength is bringing together international research teams in her areas of interest, including many links to Japan, France, Singapore and the Czech Republic as well as within the UK. She also is a College Member of the EPSRC.
Current activities include:
- Multidisciplinary Science and Engineering-Application of Plasma Technology, with A. Mizuno (Institution: Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan).
- The impact of space-charge on the technological characteristics of SiO2 and high-κ thin films with Professor A. Toureille , University of Montpellier, France
- Corrosion in ambient environmental conditions of PV surfaces with Professor A Danner NUS, Singapore,
- AFM potentiometric measurements of mica surfaces with Professor G. Touchard, Poitier University, France
- Patch charges study an experimental and theory approach with Professor M. Friák Institute of Physics Czech Academy of Science
Her fields of interest include:
- Nano-electrostatic phenomena.
- Electrostatic effects in mesoscopic systems.
- Charge dissipation mechanisms as a result of a single contact electrification.
- Non-Thermal Plasma applications Role of molecular order in determining charge transport in dielectrics ultra thin films as a result of a single contact electrification.
- Influence of electrostatic forces in cell adhesion on nano-patterned polycaprolactone.
- Nucleation of metallic thin films during vacuum deposition.
- Submicron Scale Charge Dynamics (Royal Society of the United Kingdom Research Equipment Grant).
- Electron Behaviour in Nanostructures (Leverhulme Trust Research U.K Fellowship).
- Evaluation of morphology and structure of organic crystals (Carnegie Trust for Scottish Universities).
- Investigating the role of intrinsic fluctuations in MOSFETs due to structural non-uniformity of high-k gate stack materials (Carnegie Trust Large Grant).
- Application of non-thermal plasma techniques to life science (Leverhulme Trust visiting professor).
- Non-thermal plasmas application a grand challenge (Carnegie Trust for Scottish Universities).
- Pools Engagement in European research (PEER)
- MSc &MEng students,
- ERASMUS students,
- Science without borders (Brazil)
- British Council IASTE students
- Member of the International Advisory Committee of 3rd ISNPEDADM2015 New Electrical Technology of Environment