Dr Alex Loch

  • Research Associate (School of Chemistry)

Biography

I completed a dual bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Science (with a major in Chemistry) at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, followed by an honours degree in Chemistry studying the use of poly(dendrimers) for the fluorescence-based detection of explosive vapours. I then undertook my PhD at the Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics – UQ, in which I investigated the use of luminescent materials for the rapid and sensitive detection of low volatility illicit street drugs. Now, I am working on the Hetero-print project (EP/R03480X/1) within the Adams and Skabara groups at the University of Glasgow.

Research interests

My scientific interests involve organic synthesis, organic optoelectronics, and designing custom laboratory equipment.

Research groups

Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2024

Gauci, V., Loch, A. S. , McDowall, D., Edwards-Gayle, C. and Adams, D. J. (2024) Controlling aggregation of diketopyrrolopyrroles in water. Dyes and Pigments, 223, 111968. (doi: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2024.111968)

Fan, S., Loch, A. S. , Vongsanga, K., Dennison, G. H., Burn, P., Gentle, I. R. and Shaw, P. E. (2024) Differentiating between V‐ and G‐series nerve agent and simulant vapours using fluorescent film responses. Small Methods, 8(1), 2301048. (doi: 10.1002/smtd.202301048) (PMID:37932024)

Loch, A. S. , Cameron, D., Martin, R. W., Skabara, P. J. and Adams, D. J. (2024) Simple photocleavable indoline-based materials for surface wettability patterning. Materials Advances, 5, pp. 741-748. (doi: 10.1039/D3MA01039B)

2023

Loch, A. S. , Burn, P. L. and Shaw, P. E. (2023) Fluorescent sensors for the detection of free-base illicit drugs - effect of tuning the electronic properties. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 387, 133766. (doi: 10.1016/j.snb.2023.133766)

2022

Jiang, W. et al. (2022) Dielectric constant engineering of organic semiconductors: effect of planarity and conjugation length. Advanced Functional Materials, 32(3), 2104259. (doi: 10.1002/adfm.202104259)

2020

Zhang, G., Loch, A. S. , Kistemaker, J. C. M., Burn, P. L. and Shaw, P. E. (2020) Dicyanovinyl-based fluorescent sensors for dual mechanism amine sensing. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 8(39), pp. 13723-13732. (doi: 10.1039/D0TC03974H)

Zhang, G., Loch, A. , Babazadeh, M., Burn, A. L. and Shaw, P. E. (2020) Determining the correlation between excited state dynamics and donor and acceptor structure in nonfullerene acceptors. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124(33), pp. 17851-17863. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01402)

Loch, A. S. , Stoltzfus, D. M., Burn, P. L. and Shaw, P. E. (2020) High-sensitivity poly(dendrimer)-based sensors for the detection of explosives and taggant vapors. Macromolecules, 53(5), pp. 1652-1664. (doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00060)

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Number of items: 8.

Articles

Gauci, V., Loch, A. S. , McDowall, D., Edwards-Gayle, C. and Adams, D. J. (2024) Controlling aggregation of diketopyrrolopyrroles in water. Dyes and Pigments, 223, 111968. (doi: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2024.111968)

Fan, S., Loch, A. S. , Vongsanga, K., Dennison, G. H., Burn, P., Gentle, I. R. and Shaw, P. E. (2024) Differentiating between V‐ and G‐series nerve agent and simulant vapours using fluorescent film responses. Small Methods, 8(1), 2301048. (doi: 10.1002/smtd.202301048) (PMID:37932024)

Loch, A. S. , Cameron, D., Martin, R. W., Skabara, P. J. and Adams, D. J. (2024) Simple photocleavable indoline-based materials for surface wettability patterning. Materials Advances, 5, pp. 741-748. (doi: 10.1039/D3MA01039B)

Loch, A. S. , Burn, P. L. and Shaw, P. E. (2023) Fluorescent sensors for the detection of free-base illicit drugs - effect of tuning the electronic properties. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 387, 133766. (doi: 10.1016/j.snb.2023.133766)

Jiang, W. et al. (2022) Dielectric constant engineering of organic semiconductors: effect of planarity and conjugation length. Advanced Functional Materials, 32(3), 2104259. (doi: 10.1002/adfm.202104259)

Zhang, G., Loch, A. S. , Kistemaker, J. C. M., Burn, P. L. and Shaw, P. E. (2020) Dicyanovinyl-based fluorescent sensors for dual mechanism amine sensing. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 8(39), pp. 13723-13732. (doi: 10.1039/D0TC03974H)

Zhang, G., Loch, A. , Babazadeh, M., Burn, A. L. and Shaw, P. E. (2020) Determining the correlation between excited state dynamics and donor and acceptor structure in nonfullerene acceptors. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124(33), pp. 17851-17863. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01402)

Loch, A. S. , Stoltzfus, D. M., Burn, P. L. and Shaw, P. E. (2020) High-sensitivity poly(dendrimer)-based sensors for the detection of explosives and taggant vapors. Macromolecules, 53(5), pp. 1652-1664. (doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00060)

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