Dr David Lewis appointed Lecturer in Materials

We congratulate Dr David Lewis on his new appointment in the School of Materials

Dr. David J. Lewis, a Research Fellow in the School of Chemistry has been appointed as Lecturer in Functional Ceramic and Inorganic Materials in the School of Materials.

DJL graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham in 2002.  He then went on to study for a PhD producing a thesis entitled ‘Luminescent Lanthanide(III) DTPA Complexes: Modulating Selectivity, Efficiency, Asymmetry and Nanoscale Properties’ sponsored by BBSRC for which he won the University Challinor Prize for best thesis in 2006.  After a short sojourn in industry as a process chemist, he returned to academia in 2009, working on a joint EPSRC project between University College London and The University of Birmingham on nanoscale luminescent flow tracers as a Research Associate with Professors Zoe Pikramenou and Panagiota Angeli.  In 2013, he joined the newly-established International Centre for Advanced Materials (ICAM), directed by Regius Philip Withers FRS, as a Research Associate working in the group of Professor Paul O’Brien CBE FRS.  He was promoted to Research Fellow in 2016 in recognition of his internationally-leading independent research.   He will assume his new post as Lecturer in the School of Materials from Sept 1st 2016.

DJL currently has wide-ranging research activities including functional inorganic materials for photovoltaic, biomedical and tribological applications with a special interest in solution-processing of semiconducting 2D nanomaterials beyond graphene.

DJL says “I am delighted at being appointed as a lecturer at the University of Manchester. The research facilities here are second to none as is the attitude of my colleagues with respect to collaboration. The scope of my work fits very well with the research interests of the School of Materials in a range of key areas, and I am really looking forward to pushing the boundaries of functional ceramic and inorganic materials in the future with them. I am also looking forward to teaching the world-class undergraduate students that the School of Materials attracts every year in lectures as well as training them to be the scientific leaders of tomorrow in my research group”. 

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