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Dr Colm Durkan FInst P


Colm Durkan

Reader in Nanoscale Engineering

Academic Division: Electrical Engineering

Research group: Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science

Telephone: +44 1223 7 60301



Research interests

I am interested in how nanostructured materials behave, and how the properties of matter can be tailored by controlling geometry and size at the nano-scale.  Specifically, I work with Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs), that allow us to image, manipulate and probe the properties of matter down to the atomic scale.  My group is also interested in investigating electrical transport in organic molecules, as they will one day complement traditional semiconductor devices.  Our work spans from fundamental to highly applied.

Research projects

NanoOil project – funded by BP

Teaching activity

  • IA linear circuits
  • IIB Nanotechnology