Dr Samia Cunningham

  • Honorary Research Fellow (School of Engineering)

Research interests

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.

Grants

Funded projects:

  1. Submicron Scale Charge Dynamics (Royal Society of the United Kingdom Research Equipment Grant).
  2. Electron Behaviour in Nanostructures (Leverhulme Trust Research U.K Fellowship).
  3. Evaluation of morphology and structure of organic crystals (Carnegie Trust for Scottish Universities).
  4. Investigating the role of intrinsic fluctuations in MOSFETs due to structural non-uniformity of high-k gate stack materials (Carnegie Trust Large Grant).
  5. Application of non-thermal plasma techniques to life science (Leverhulme Trust visiting professor).
  6. Non-thermal plasmas application a grand challenge (Carnegie Trust for Scottish Universities).
  7. Pools Engagement in European research (PEER)

Supervision

  • 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

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2016 | 2012 | 2011 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1991
Number of items: 10.

2016

Elliott, A., Torabi, M., Karimi, N., and Cunningham, S. (2016) On the effects of internal heat sources upon forced convection in porous channels with asymmetric thick walls. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 73, pp. 100-110. (doi:10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2016.02.016)

2012

Cunningham, S., Nakajima, T., Kurita, H., Yasuda, H., Takashima, K., and Mizuno, A. (2012) Analysis of non-thermal plasma-treated water using single molecule measurement of large DNA damage. International Journal of Plasma Environmental Science and Technology, 6(1), pp. 54-58.

Cunningham, S., Nakajima, T., Uda, H., Kurita, H., Yasuda, H., Takashima, K., and Mizuno, A. (2012) Single Molecule Measurement of Large DNA Induced Damage of Non-Thermal Plasma-Treated Water. In: IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), Edinburgh, Scotland, 8-13 Jul 2012, 3P-75. ISBN 9781457721274 (doi:10.1109/PLASMA.2012.6383860)

2011

Kurita, H., Nakajima, T., Yasuda, H., Takashima, K., Mizuno, A., Wilson, J. I. B., and Cunningham, S. (2011) Single-molecule measurement of strand breaks on large DNA induced by atmospheric pressure plasma jet. Applied Physics Letters, 99(19), p. 191504. (doi:10.1063/1.3660581)

1999

Cunningham, S. (1999) Electrostatic effects in mesosopic quantum systems. Institute of Physics Conference Series, 163, pp. 387-390.

1998

Cunningham, S., Larkin, I. A., and Davis, J. H. (1998) Noncontact scanning probe microscope potentiometry of surface charge patches: origin and interpretation of time-dependent signals. Applied Physics Letters, 73(1), pp. 123-125. (doi:10.1063/1.121788)

1997

Cunningham, S. (1997) Dynamical studies of the single point contact electrification of inorganic and polymer substrates. Journal of Electrostatics, 40-41, pp. 225-230. (doi:10.1016/S0304-3886(97)00041-7)

1996

Cunningham, S. (1996) On the role of field-induced polarization in the surface electrification of insulators. Applied Physics Letters, 69(23), pp. 3605-3606. (doi:10.1063/1.117221)

1995

Cunningham, S., (Ed.) (1995) Electrostatics 1995: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference, York, 2-5 April 1995. Series: Institute of Physics conference series. Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.: Bristol. ISBN 9780750303378

1991

Cunningham, S. (1991) Measurement of the dynamics of multiple contact electrification of polymers by metals. Institute of Physics Conference Series, 118(4), pp. 205-210.

This list was generated on Wed Mar 29 20:06:35 2017 BST.
Number of items: 10.

Articles

Elliott, A., Torabi, M., Karimi, N., and Cunningham, S. (2016) On the effects of internal heat sources upon forced convection in porous channels with asymmetric thick walls. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 73, pp. 100-110. (doi:10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2016.02.016)

Cunningham, S., Nakajima, T., Kurita, H., Yasuda, H., Takashima, K., and Mizuno, A. (2012) Analysis of non-thermal plasma-treated water using single molecule measurement of large DNA damage. International Journal of Plasma Environmental Science and Technology, 6(1), pp. 54-58.

Kurita, H., Nakajima, T., Yasuda, H., Takashima, K., Mizuno, A., Wilson, J. I. B., and Cunningham, S. (2011) Single-molecule measurement of strand breaks on large DNA induced by atmospheric pressure plasma jet. Applied Physics Letters, 99(19), p. 191504. (doi:10.1063/1.3660581)

Cunningham, S. (1999) Electrostatic effects in mesosopic quantum systems. Institute of Physics Conference Series, 163, pp. 387-390.

Cunningham, S., Larkin, I. A., and Davis, J. H. (1998) Noncontact scanning probe microscope potentiometry of surface charge patches: origin and interpretation of time-dependent signals. Applied Physics Letters, 73(1), pp. 123-125. (doi:10.1063/1.121788)

Cunningham, S. (1997) Dynamical studies of the single point contact electrification of inorganic and polymer substrates. Journal of Electrostatics, 40-41, pp. 225-230. (doi:10.1016/S0304-3886(97)00041-7)

Cunningham, S. (1996) On the role of field-induced polarization in the surface electrification of insulators. Applied Physics Letters, 69(23), pp. 3605-3606. (doi:10.1063/1.117221)

Cunningham, S. (1991) Measurement of the dynamics of multiple contact electrification of polymers by metals. Institute of Physics Conference Series, 118(4), pp. 205-210.

Edited Books

Cunningham, S., (Ed.) (1995) Electrostatics 1995: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference, York, 2-5 April 1995. Series: Institute of Physics conference series. Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.: Bristol. ISBN 9780750303378

Conference Proceedings

Cunningham, S., Nakajima, T., Uda, H., Kurita, H., Yasuda, H., Takashima, K., and Mizuno, A. (2012) Single Molecule Measurement of Large DNA Induced Damage of Non-Thermal Plasma-Treated Water. In: IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), Edinburgh, Scotland, 8-13 Jul 2012, 3P-75. ISBN 9781457721274 (doi:10.1109/PLASMA.2012.6383860)

This list was generated on Wed Mar 29 20:06:35 2017 BST.