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A list of ​publications from the Institute since its inception in 2014.

  1. Optical and structural properties of gradient (Ti,Co)Ox thin-film coatings with resistive switching effect”, Damian Wojcieszak, Jaroslaw DomaradzkiI,  Patrycia Pokora, Malwina Sikora, Michal Mazur, Pawel Chodasewicz, Jerzy Morgiel, Des Gibson. Nov 22 accepted for publication in Applied Optics.

  2. Broadband infrared absorber based on a sputter deposited hydrogenated carbon multilayer enhancing MEMS based CMOS thermopile performance”, Sam Ahmadzadeh, Des Gibson,  Lewis Fleming,  David Hutson, Shigeng Song, Allan James , Stephen Wells , Alan Forsyth , Suzanne Bruckshaw. Nov 22 accepted for publication in Applied Optics.

  3. Study of Amorphous Dielectric Optical Coatings Deposited by Plasma Ion Assisted Electron Beam Evaporation for Gravitational Wave Detectors” Carlos Garcia Nuñez, Gavin Wallace, Lewis Fleming, Kieran Craig, Shigeng Song, Sam Ahmadzadeh, Caspar Clark, Simon Tait, Iain Martin, Stuart Reid, Sheila Rowan, and Des Gibson, Applied Optics (2022) - under review.

  4. Tantalum Oxide and Silica Mixture Coatings Deposited Using Microwave Plasma Assisted Co-sputtering for Optical Mirror Coatings in Gravitational Wave Detectors” Shigeng Song, Sijia Cai, Daxing Han, Carlos García Nuñez, Gong Zhan, Gavin Wallace, Lewis Fleming, Kieran Craig, Stuart Reid, Iain Martin, Sheila Rowan, and Des Gibson, Applied Optics (2022) - under review.

  5. QRsens: Dual-purpose Quick Response code with built-in colourimetric sensors” Pablo Escobedo, Celia E. Ramos-Lorente, Ammara Ejaz, Miguel M. Erenas, Antonio Martínez-Olmos, Miguel A. Carvajal, Carlos García Núñez, Ignacio de Orbe-Payá, Luis F. Capitán-Vallvey, Alberto J. Palma, - Nov 22 accepted for publication in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical.

  6. Ultra-Thin Graphene Foam Based Flexible Piezoresistive Pressure Sensors for Robotics”  Connor I. Douglas*, Carlos Garcia Nuñez, Marco Caffio, Des Gibson, Key Engineering Materials 922 (2022) 79-86 DOI:10.4028/p-oy94hj

  7. Synthesis and characterization of hydrogel nanocomposite based on functional CNTs–copper sulfate-polymethyl methacrylate”, H. Fathinejad, M. Mirzaeian, A.Shabahang, Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 2022, 1-6, DOI: 10.1080/1536383X.2022.2061956

  8. Solid state electrolytes”, Q Abbas, M Mirzaeian, AG Olabi, D Gibson, Encyclopedia of Smart Materials, 382-392, 2022.

  9. High-Energy Electrochemical Capacitors”, M Mirzaeian, Energies 2022, 15(10), 3478.

  10. Recent demulsification methods of crude oil emulsions – Brief review”, S Faizullayev, A Adilbekova, W Kujawski, M Mirzaeian, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2022, 215(B), 110643.

  11. Energy efficiency improvement potentials through energy benchmarking in pulp and paper industry”, I. Shabbir, M. Mirzaeian, F. Sher, Cleaner Chemical Engineering, 2022, 3, 100058

  12. Efficient Recovery Annealing of the Pseudocapacitive Electrode with a High Loading of Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles for Hybrid Supercapacitor Applications”, KA Abdullin, MT Gabdullin, ZK Kalkozova, ST Nurbolat, M Mirzaeian, Nanomaterials 2022, 12 (20), 3669

  13. Graphene Synthesis Techniques and Environmental Applications”, Q Abbas, PA Shinde, MA Abdelkareem, AH Alami, M Mirzaeian, A Yadav, AG Olabi, Materials 2022, 15, 7804.

  1. Engineering inclined orientations of piezoelectric films for integrated acoustofluidics and lab-on-a-chip operated in liquid environments”, Yong-Qing Fu,  Hua-Feng Pang, Hamdi Torun, Ran Tao, Glen McHale, Julien Reboud, Kai Tao,  Jian Zhou, Jingting Luo, Desmond Gibson,  Jikui Luo and  PingAn Hu, Lab Chip, 2021, Advance Article,​

  2. "Performance evaluation of an air breathing polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell in harsh environments–A case study under Saudi Arabia's ambient condition" Al-Anazi, A., Wilberforce, T., Khatib, F. N., Vichare, P., Olabi, A. G., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 46 (45), 23463-23479 (2021).

  3. Characteristics of electrochemical energy storage materials in light of advanced characterization techniques”, A. Iqbal, M. A. Abdelkareem, N. M. Hamdan, A. Baroutaji, M. Mirzaeian, A. G. Olabi, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier BV, ISBN: 978012808157329, 00097, 2021,

  4. Stabilization of the Surface of ZnO Films and Elimination of the Aging Effect”, K A. Abdullin, M Gabdullin, S K. Zhumagulov, G A. Ismailova, L V Gritsenko, Y Y Kedruk, M Mirzaeian, Materials, 2021, 14(21), 6535.

  5. "SANS study of electrolyte accessibility into Novel Heteroatom-Loaded Activated Carbons used for supercapacitor electrodes." M. Mirzaeian, Z Ghumman, Q Abbas, P Hall, Proceedings of Faraday joint interest group conference 2021 - Royal Society of Chemistry, pp NSO01.

  6. Structural Tuneability and Electrochemical Energy Storage Applications of Resorcinol-Formaldehyde based Carbon Aerogels”, Q Abbas, M Mirzaeian, M A Abdelkareem, A A Makky, A Yadav, A.G. Olabi, International Journal of Energy Research, 2021, 46(5), 5478-5502.

  1. Miniaturised Infrared Spectrophotometer for Low Power Consumption Multi-Gas Sensing”, Muhiyudin, M.; Hutson, D.; Gibson, D.; Waddell, E.; Song, S.; Ahmadzadeh, S. Sensors 2020, 20, 3843,

  2. Breath emulator for simulation and modelling of expired tidal breath carbon dioxide characteristics”, Lewis Fleming , Des Gibson, David Hutson, Sam Ahmadzadeh, Ewan Waddell, Shigeng Song, Stuart Reid, Caspar Clark, Julien S Baker, Russell Overend, Calum MacGregor, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 4 November 2020,’

  3. Model comparison from LIGO-Virgo data on GW170817's binary components and consequences for the merger remnant”, Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Abraham, S., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., ... Zweizig, J. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 37(4), [045006] 2020.

  4. Simulation analysis and preparation of a high optical density laser protection filter”, Liangyi Hang, Weiguo Liu,, Shigeng Song, Des Gibson, Shun Zhou, Xu Zhang, Cheng Li, Sam Ahmadzadeh, Applied Optics, Vol. 59, No. 11,  10 April 2020, DOI: 10.1364/AO.386799

  5. Drivers and Challenges Associated with the Implementation of Big Data within UK Facilities Management Sector: An Exploratory Factor Analysis Approach” Konanahalli, A., Marinelli, M., Oyedele, L. O. (2020 - Early Access). IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management DOI: 10.1109/TEM.2019.2959914

  6. "Structural, optical properties and optical modelling of hydrothermal chemical growth derived ZnO nanowires," Chu, H. O., Wang, Q., Shi, Y., Song, S., Liu, W., Zhou, S., Gibson, D., Alajlani, Y. & Li, C., Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China. 30, 1, p. 191-199 9 p. 21 Jan 2020,

  7. "Structure of smectic-A liquid crystals in nonuniform domains: Modeling the impact of imperfect boundaries" A. S. al Sallo, A. J. Walker & G. P. Boswell, Phys. Rev. E, 2020, 101 (3), 032703.

  8. "Single GaAs Nanowire Based Photodetector Fabricated by Dielectrophoresis" Carlos, García Núñez, Alejandro Braña, Nair Lopez, Jose Luis Pau, and Basilio J. Garcia 2020 Nanotechnology 31 225604 

  9. Vanadium air/redox flow batteries”, Abbas, Q., Mirzaeian, M. & Gibson, D., Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Elsevier B.V. / 20 February 2020.

  10. Durable infrared optical coatings based on pulsed DC-sputtering of hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H)”, Des Gibson, Shigeng Song, Lewis Fleming, Sam Ahmadzadeh, Hn On Chu, Stephen  Sproule, Ryan Swindell, Xiaoling Zhang, Parnia Navabpour, Caspar Clark, Mark Bailey, Applied Optics Vol. 59, Issue 9, pp. 2731-2738 (2020),

  11. "Solid state electrolytes" Abbas, Q., Mirzaeian, M., Olabi, A., Gibson, D. Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering Elsevier B.V. DOI:10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.11740-0; ISBN (Print): 9780128035818.

  12. Low cost Hyper-spectral imaging system using Linear Variable Bandpass Filter for Agritech Applications”, Shigeng Song, Des Gibson,, Sam Ahmadzadeh, Hin On Chu, Barry Warden, Russell Overend, Fraser Macfarlane, Paul Murray, Stephen Marshall, Matt Aitkenhead, Damian Bienkowski, Russell Allison Applied Optics. Vol. 59, No. 5 / 10 February 2020.

  13. "Adapted Delaunay Triangulation method for freeform surface generation from random point clouds for stochastic optimization applications," Bhattarai, S., Dahal, K., Vichare, P., Wenbing, C. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 61(2), pp 649-660. DOI: 10.1007/s00158-019-02385-6 (2020).

  14. "E-learning tools: engaging our students?" Escalona, P. M., Marzano, A., Vichare, P., Dunn, M., Lazar, I., Soares, F., 2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 1783-1786 DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON45650.2020.9125251 (2020).

  15. Improvement of the pseudocapacitive performance of cobalt oxide-based electrodes for electrochemical capacitors”, M Mirzaeian, N Akhanova, M Gabdullin, Z Kalkozova, A Tulegenova, S Nurbolat, K Abdullin, Energies, 2020, 13 (19), 5228.

  16. Pseudocapacitive Effect of Carbons Doped with Different Functional Groups as Electrode Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors”, M Mirzaeian, Q Abbas, M Hunt, P Hall, Energies, 2020, 13 (21), 5577.

  17. Solid State Electrolyte”, Qaisar Abbas, Mojtaba Mirzaeian & Des Gibson, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier BV, ISBN: 9780128035818, 11740. 2020.

  18. Vanadium Air/Redox Flow Battery”, Qaisar Abbas, Mojtaba Mirzaeian & Des Gibson., Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier B. V., ISBN: 9780128035818, 11741, 2020.

  19. Electrode Materials for Fuel Cell”, Amina Sarfraz, Asif Hassan Raza, Mojtaba Mirzaeian, Qaisar Abbas & Rizwan Raza, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier BV, ISBN: 9780128035818, 11742, 2020.

  20. Materials for Sodium-Ion Batteries”, Qaisar Abbas, Mojtaba Mirzaeian, Michael RC Hunt, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier BV, ISBN:9780128035818, 12115, 2020.


  1.  “Search for gravitational-wave signals associated with gamma-ray bursts during the second observing run of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo”, B. P. Abbott, R Birney, Des Gibson  et al., Astrophys. J. 886, 75 (2019), 10.3847/1538-4357/ab4b48.

  2. “A comparison between DCMS, HiPIMS and a novel ‘HiPIMS+Kick’ deposition for piezoelectric thin-films”, Rogan, Mhairi; O'Donnell, John; Hrebik, Jason; Franzer, Nick; Belan, Rob; Gibson, Des; McAughey, Kevin L.; Hughes, David A. 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS). IEEE, 2019. p. 2616-2619 (IEEE Conference Proceedings.

  3. “Search for gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 in the second Advanced LIGO observing run with an improved hidden Markov model”, B. P. Abbott, R Birney, Des Gibson  et al.,  Physical Review D, Vol. 100, No. 12, 122002,  04.12.2019,  DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.95.122003.

  4. Search for Subsolar Mass Ultracompact Binaries in Advanced LIGO's Second Observing Run”, B. P. Abbott, R Birney, Des Gibson et al. Physical Review Letters 123(16), 2019,

  5. Searches for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars at Two Harmonics in 2015–2017 LIGO Data”, B. P. Abbott, R Birney, Des Gibson  et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration), The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 879, Number 1,  published 26th June 2019,

  6. Search for intermediate mass black hole binaries in the first and second observing runs of the Advanced LIGO and Virgo network”, B. P. Abbott, Ross Birney, Des Gibson et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 100, 064064 – Published 30 September 2019, 

  7. 3D patterning/manipulating microparticles and yeast cells using ZnO/Si thin film surface acoustic waves”, Xiang Tao, Tan Dai Nguyen, Hao Jin,Ran Tao, Jingting Luo, Xin Yang, Hamdi Torun, Jian Zhou, Shuyi Huang, Lin Shi, Des Gibson, Michael Cooke, Hejun Du, Shurong Dong, Jikui Luo, YongQing Fu, Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical 299 (2019), 1268 (

  8. All-sky search for long-duration gravitational-wave transients in the second Advanced LIGO observing run”, B. P. Abbott, Ross Birney, Des Gibson et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 99, 104033 – 14 May 2019, (

  9. Charge-Based Supercapacitor Storage Estimation for Indoor Sub-mW Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting Powered Wireless Sensor Nodes”, Xicai Yue, Janice Kiely, Des Gibson and Emmanuel M. Drakakis, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 2019. (

  10. “Effect of Nitrogen Doping on the Electrochemical Performance of Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Based Carbon Aerogels as Electrode Material for Supercapacitor Applications”,  Mojtaba Mirzaeian, Qaisar Abbas, Des Gibson, Michal Mazur, Energy 2019. (

  11. A concentrated vertical jetting mechanism for isotropically focused ZnO/Si surface acoustic waves”, M. Jangi, J. T. Luo, R. Tao, J. Reboud, R. Wilson, J.M. Cooper, D. Gibson, Y.Q. Fu, International Journal of Multiphase Flow 2019. (

  12. "Energy Autonomous Electronic skin," Carlos García Núñez, Libu Manjakkal and Ravinder Dahiya, NPJ Flexible Electronics 2019, 3(1). (

  13. "Graphite Polyurethane Resin Composites for High-Energy Density Supercapacitors," L. Manjakkal, W. T. Navaraj, C. García Núñez and Ravinder Dahiya. Advanced Science 2019. (

  14. Thin film flexible/bendable acoustic wave devices: Evolution, hybridization and decoupling of multiple acoustic wave modes”, R. Tao, W.B. Wang, J.T. Luoc, S. Ahmad Hasana, H. Toruna, P. Canyelles-Pericasa, J. Zhou, W.P. Xuan, M.D. Cooke, D. Gibson, Q.Wu, W.P. Ng, J.K. Luo, Y.Q. Fu, Surface and Coating Technology 2019, 357, 587–594. (

  15. The Role of H-optimisation on the Computed Intermolecular Interactions and Charge Transfer Integrals in Diketopyrrolopyrroles, J. Calvo-Castro, A. R. Kennedy and C. J. McHugh, J. Phys. Chem. A., 2019, 123, 14, 3185.

  16. A 2-D π–π dimer model system to investigate structure-charge transfer relationships in rubrene, S. H. Chung, J. Calvo-Castro and C. J. McHugh, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, 7, 2029.

  17. FM needs to delve into AI” Konanahalli, A. (2019). Institute and Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM)’s Facilitate Journal.

  18. Big Data Analytics for Facilities Management” Konanahalli, A. (2019) i-FM Trends and Opportunities Report 2019

  19. "Novel Trends in Modelling Techniques of Pelton Turbine Bucket for Increased Renewable" Energy, Bhattarai, S., Vichare, P., Dahal, K., Al Makky, A. & Olabi, A. G., Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 112, pp 87-101 (2019).

  20. "Design, construction and characterisation of a novel nanovibrational bioreactor and cultureware for osteogenesis." Campsie, P., Childs, P. G., Robertson, S. N., Cameron, K., Hough, J., Salmeron-Sanchez, M., Tsimbouri, P. M., Vichare, P., Dalby, M. J. & Reid, S. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 12944 (2019).

  21. Pseudo-capacitance of silver oxide thin film electrodes in ionic liquid for electrochemical energy applications," AI Oje, AA Ogwu, M Mirzaeian, N Tsendzughul, AM Oje, Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices, 2019, 4, 213 -222.

  22. Effect of nitrogen doping on the electrochemical performance of resorcinol-formaldehyde based carbon aerogels as electrode material for supercapacitor applications”, M Mirzaeian, Q Abbas, D Gibson, M Mazur, Energy, 2019, 173, 809-819. Mojtaba Mirzaeian – CV 4/14

  23. Silver thin film electrodes for supercapacitor application”, AI Oje, AA Ogwu, M Mirzaeian, AM Oje, N Tsendzughul, Applied Surface Science 488, 2019, 142-150.



  1. Optimised Performance of Non-Dispersive Infrared Gas Sensors Using Multilayer Thin Film Bandpass Filters”, Pinggui Wang, Xiuhua Fu, Des Gibson, Lewis Fleming,  Sam Ahmadzadeh, Cheng Li, Manu Muhiyudin, Shigeng Song, David Hutson, David Moodie, Calum MacGregor and Matthew Steer, Coatings 2018, 8(12), 472. (

  2. Influence of the magnetron sputtering conditions on the physicochemical properties of TiO2 thin films”, Artur Wiatrowski, Michał Mazur, Agata Obstarczyk, Damian Wojcieszak, Danuta Kaczmarek, Jerzy Morgiel, Des Gibson, Coatings 2018, 8(11), 412. (

  3. Amorphous silicon with extremely low absorption: Beating thermal noise in gravitational astronomy”, R. Birney, J. Steinlechner, Z. Tornasi, S. MacFoy, D. Vine, A. S. Bell, D. Gibson, J. Hough, S. Rowan, P. Sortais, S. Sproules, S. Tait, I. W. Martin, and S. Reid, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2018, 121, 191101. (

  4. “Simulation and Optimization of Film Thickness Uniformity in Physical Vapor Deposition”, Ben Wang, Xiuhua Fu, Shigeng Song, Hin On Chu, Des Gibson, Cheng Li, Yongjing Shi and Zhentao Wu, Coatings 2018, 8(8),  325 (16th Sept 2018);

  5.  “Automated control of plasma ion assisted electron beam deposited TiO2 optical thin films”,Bing Hui , Xiuhua Fu,  Des Gibson, David Child , Shigeng Song, Lewis Fleming, Guntis Rutins, Hin on Chu, Caspar Clark, Stuart Reid, Coatings 2018, 8(8), 272 (3rd August 2018);

  6. “Investigation of TiO2 Thin Film Deposited by Microwave Plasma Assisted Sputtering and Its Application in 3D Glasses”, Qi Hao, Xiuhua Fu, Shigeng Song, Des Gibson, Cheng Li, Hin On Chu, Yongjing Shi , Coatings 2018, 8(8), 270 (1st August 2018);

  7.  “Temperature effects on photoacoustic carbon dioxide sensor developed using mid-IR LED”, Lucky.A. Ishaku, David Hutson, Des Gibson, IEEE International Instrumentation & Technology, 12th July 2018,

  8. “Inorganic Thin Film Materials for Solar Cell Applications”, Yahya Alajlani, Abed Alaswad, Frank Placido, Des Gibson, Adel Diyaf,  Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, 21st May 2018,

  9. “Effect of physical activation/surface functional groups on wettability and electrochemical performance of     carbon/activated carbon aerogels based electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors”, Qaisar Abbas , Mojtaba Mirzaeian, Abraham A. Ogwu, Michal Mazur, Des Gibson, International journal of hydrogen energy, (30th May 2018).

  10. “Effect of elevated substrate temperature deposition on the mechanical losses of tantala thin film coatings”, Vajente, Gabriele; Birney, Ross; Ananyeva, Alena; Angelova, Svetoslava; Asselin, Romaine; Baloukas, Bill; Bassiri, Riccardo; Billingsley, Garilynn; Fejer, Martin; Gibson, Des; Godbout, Louis; Gustafson, Eric; Heptonstall, Alastair; Hough, Jim; MacFoy, Sean; Markosyan, Ashot; Martin, Iain; Martinu, Ludvik; Murray, Peter; Penn, Steven; Roorda, Sjoerd; Rowan, Sheila; Schiettekatte, Francois; Shink, Rosalie; Torrie, Calum; Vine, David; Reid, Stuart; Adhikari, Rana, 2018 Class. Quantum Grav. 35 075001, (23rd Feb 2018)

  11. “Reducing N2O induced cross-talk in a NDIR CO2 gas sensor for breath analysis using multilayer thin film optical interference coatings”, Fleming, L.; Gibson, D.; Song, S.; Li, C.; Reid, S.. Surf. Coatings Technol. 2018, 336, 9–16, DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.09.033

  12. “A numerical and experimental study of a new design of closed dynamic respiration chamber”, Ahmed Al Makky, A. Alaswad, D. Gibson, S. Song, A.G. Olabi, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 145 (23rd Feb 2018), 326 – 340

  13. "Amorphous Silicon with Extremely Low Absorption: Beating Thermal Noise in Gravitational Astronomy.", Birney R, Steinlechner J, Tornasi Z, MacFoy S, Vine D, Bell AS, et al. Phys Rev Lett [Internet]. 2018 Nov;121(19):191101. Available from:

  14. "Asymptotic properties of radial A+B->C reaction fronts", Philip Trevelyan and Alan Walker, Phys. Rev. E, 2018, 98 (3), 10.1103/PhysRevE.98.032118

  15. "The Provision of mathematics and statistics support in Scottish Higher Education Institutions (2017): A Comparative study by the Scottish Mathematics Support Network", Shazia Ahmed, Peter Davidson, Kate Durkacz, Calum MacDonald, Morgiane Richards and Alan Walker, MSOR Connections, 2018, 16(3), 5-19, 10.21100/msor.v16i3.798

  16. Pipe Organ” Inspired Air-coupled Ultrasonic Transducers with Broader Bandwidth", Botong Zhu, Benjamin Tiller, Alan Walker, Anthony  Mulholland, and James Windmill, IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control, 2018, 65(10), 1873 – 1881, 10.1109/TUFFC.2018.2861575

  17. Big Data: A new revolution in UK facilities management sector”. Konanahalli, A., Oyedele, L.O., Marinelli, M., Selim, G., (2018). RICS Research Trust Report. DOI

  18. Implementing Big Data into Facilities Management” Konanahalli, A. (2018). International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) Facilities Management Journal. 


  1. “ZnO thin film based flexible temperature sensor”, Sameer A. Hasan,Des Gibson, Shigeng Song, Qiang Wu, Wai Pang Ng, Glen McHale, John Dean, Y. Q. Fu, IEEE Sensors 2017, https://doi.10.1109/icsens.2017.8234387  

  2. “Indoor Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting Module for Autonomous Sensors in Building Air Quality Applications”, Xicai Yue, Matthias Kauer, Mathieu Bellanger, Oliver Beard, Mike Brownlow, Des Gibson, Caspar Clark, Calum MacGregor and Shigeng Song, IEEE Internet of Things, 20th Sept 2017

  3. “Characterisation of Cu2O/CuO thin films produced by plasma-assisted DC sputtering for solar cell applications”,  Yahya Alajlani, Frank Placido, Hin On Chu, Robert De Bold, Lewis Fleming, Des Gibson, Thin Solid Films, Volume 642, 30 November 2017,Pages 45-50

  4. “Coatings and surface treatments for enhanced performance suspensions for future gravitational wave detectors”, R Birney, A V Cumming, P Campsie, D Gibson, G Hammond, J Hough, I W Martin, S Reid, S Rowan, S Song, C Talbot, D Vine, G Wallace, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 13 October 2017 ,

  5. “A successive approximation method to precisely measure leakage current of rechargeable Lithium coin battery”, X. Yue, J. Kiely, S. Ghauri, M. Kauer, M. Bellanger and D. Gibson, Journal of Energy Storage, 13. pp. 442-446. ISSN 2352-152X Available from:

  6. “Characterisation of Cu2O, Cu4O3, and CuO mixed phase thin films produced by microwave-activated reactive sputtering”, Yahya Alajlania, Frank Placido, Anders Barlow, Hin On Chu, Shigeng Song, Saeed Ur Rahmana, Robert De Bold, Des Gibson, Vacuum 144 (2017), 217 – 228,

  7. "Surface microstructures and corrosion resistance of Ni-Ti-Nb shape memory thin films", Kun Li, Yan Li,  Xu Huang, Des Gibson, Yang Zheng, Jiao Liu, Lu Sun, Yong Qing Fu,  Applied Surface Science, Volume 414, 31 August 2017, Pages 63-67,

  8. “Influence of europium on structure modification of TiO2 thin films prepared by high energy magnetron sputtering process”,Damian Wojcieszaka, Michal Mazura,Des Gibson, Grzegorz Zatryb, Jan Misiewicz, Surface & Coatings Technology 320 (2017) 132–137,

  9. “A thin high numerical aperture metalens”, Kotlyar, V. V.; Nalimov, A. G.; Stafeev, S. S.; Hu, Changyu; O’Faolain, L.; Kotlyar, M. V.; Gibson, D.; Song, S. Vol. 25, No. 7 | 3 Apr 2017 | OPTICS EXPRESS 8158,

  10. “One-dimensional photonic crystals for eliminating cross-talk in mid-IR photonics-based respiratory gas sensing”, L. Fleming ; D. Gibson ; S. Song ; D. Hutson ; S. Reid ; C. MacGregor ; C. Clark Proc. SPIE 10103, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications X, 1010318 (February 24, 2017); doi:10.1117/12.2247851

  11. “Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Substrates made by Oblique Angle Deposition: Methods & Applications”, Coatings 2017, 7, 26; doi:10.3390/coatings7020026

  12. "Modification of various properties of HfO2 thin films obtained by changing magnetron sputtering conditions", Michal Mazur, Torsten Howind, Des Gibson, Danuta Kaczmarek, Jerzy Morgiel, Damian Wojcieszak, Wenzhong Zhu, Piotr Mazur  Surface & Coatings Technology 320 (2017) 426–431,

  13. “Investigation of various properties of HfO2-TiO2 thin film composites deposited by multi-magnetron sputtering system”, M. Mazur, A. Poniedziałek, D. Kaczmarek, D. Wojcieszak, J. Domaradzki, D. Gibson, Applied Surface Science,   Appl. Surf. Sci. (2016),             

  14. “Reactive Dynamics Analysis of Critical Nb2O5 Sputtering Rate for Drum Based Metal-like Deposition”, Shigeng Song, Cheng Li, Hin On Chu, Des Gibson,  Applied Optics, , Vol. 56, Issue 4, pp. C206-C210 (2017)

  15. "A Pipe organ-inspired ultrasonic transducer", Alan Walker and Anthony Mulholland, IMA J. Appl. Math., 2017, 82, 1135-1150, 10.1093/imamat/hxx027

  16. "Comparison of empirical and predicted substrate temperature during surface melting of microalloyed steel using TIG technique and considering three shielding gases", Patricia Munoz De Escalona, Alan Walker, Abraham Ogwu, Shahjahan Mridha, Neville Baker, Appl. Surf. Sci., 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.11.014.

  17. "The Effectiveness of a Sierpinski carpet inspired transducer", Sara Canning, Alan Walker and Paul Roach, Fractals, 2017, 25(5), 1750050, 10.1142/S0218348X17500505

  18. Exploring structure based charge transport relationships in phenyl diketopyrrolopyrrole single crystals using a 2D π–π dimer model system, J. Calvo-Castro and C. J. McHugh, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 3993.


  1. “Microlens-aided focusing of linearly and azimuthally polarized laser light”, S.S.Stafeev, A.G.Nalimov, M.V. Kotlyar, D. Gibson, S. Song, L. O’Faolain and V.V. Kotlyar, Vol. 24, No. 26 | 26 Dec 2016 | OPTICS EXPRESS 29800,

  2. “Investigation of the Antimicrobial Properties of Modified Multilayer Diamond-like Carbon Coatings on 316 Stainless Steel”,  S.N. Robertson, Des Gibson., William G MacKay, Stuart Reid, Craig Williams, Ross Birney, Surf.Coat. Technol. (Dec 2016),

  3. “Design and Implementation of a Cloud Enabled Random Neural Network based Decentralized Smart Controller with intelligent sensor nodes for HVAC”, Abbas Javed, Hadi Larijani, Ali Ahmadinia, Rohinton Emmanuel, Mike Mannion, and Des Gibson, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Volume: PP Issue: 99, 09 November 2016,   10.1109/JIOT.2016.2627403

  4. “Modeling and validation of uniform large-area optical coating deposition on a rotating drum using microwave plasma reactive sputtering”,  Cheng Li, Shigeng Song, Des Gibson, David Child, Hin on Chu, and Ewan Waddell, Applied Optics, Vol. 56, Issue 4, pp. C65-C70 (Nov 2016),

  5. “Prediction of the gas emission from porous media with the concern of energy and environment”, Makky AA, A Alaswad, Desmond Gibson, A G Olabi, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Aug 2016),

  6. “Renewable energy scenario and environmental aspects of soil emission measurements”,Makky AA, A Alaswad, Desmond Gibson, A G Olabi, Makky AA, A Alaswad, Desmond Gibson, A G Olabi, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Aug 2016),

  7. Smart Random Neural Network Controller for HVAC using Cloud Computing Technology,  Abbas Javed; Hadi Larijani; Ali Ahmadinia; Desmond Gibson, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2nd August 2016, vol PP, issue 99, DOI: 10.1109/TII.2016.2597746

  8. Comparison of Single-Layer and Double-Layer Anti-Reflection Coatings Using Laser-Induced Damage Threshold and Photothermal Common-Path Interferometry, Coatings 2016, 6, (2), 20; 10th May 2016

  9. Crystal size induced reduction in thermal hysteresis of Ni-Ti-Nb shape 2 memory thin films, K. Li, Y. Li, K. Y. Yu, C. Liu,  D. Gibson,  A. Leyland,  A. Matthews and Y. Q. Fu, Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol.108, Issue 17 (29th April 2016), DOI: 10.1063/1.4948377,

  10. Nanostructured ZnO films prepared by hydro-thermal chemical deposition and microwave-activated reactive sputtering, Y. Alajlani, F. Placido, D. Gibson, H.M. Chu, S. Song, L. Porteous, S. Moh, Surface & Coatings Technology (Jan 2016), 

  11. Design and Implementation of a Cloud Enabled Random Neural Network based Decentralized Smart Controller with intelligent sensor nodes for HVAC, IEEE IoT, Abbas Javed, Hadi Larijani, Ali Ahmadinia, Rohinton Emmanuel, Mike Mannion, and Des Gibson, IEEE Internet of Things article (23), 10.1109/JIOT.2016.2627403

  12. Crystal size induced reduction in thermal hysteresis of Ni-Ti-Nb shape 2 memory thin films, K. Li, Y. Li, K. Y. Yu, C. Liu,  D. Gibson,  A. Leyland,  A. Matthews and Y. Q. Fu, Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol.108, Issue 17 (29th April 2016), DOI: 10.1063/1.4948377,

  13. "A Mathematical model of a novel 3D fractal-inspired piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer", Sara Canning, Alan Walker and Paul Roach, Sensors, 2016, 16 (12), 10.3390/s16122170

  14.  "A theoretical model of an electrostatic ultrasonic transducer incorporating spherical resonators", Alan Walker and Anthony Mulholland, IMA J. Appl. Math., 2016, 81 (1), 1-25, 10.1093/imamat/hxv023

  15. Twist and shout: a surprising synergy between aryl and N-substituents defines the computed charge transport properties in a series of crystalline diketopyrrolopyrroles, J. Calvo-Castro, S. Maczka, C. Thomson, G. Morris, A. R. Kennedy and C. J. McHugh, Cryst. Eng. Comm, 2016, 18, 9382.

  16. Fluorine Directed Two-Dimensional Cruciform π–π Stacking in Diketopyrrolopyrroles, J. Calvo-Castro, G. Morris, A. R. Kennedy and C. J. McHugh, Crystal Growth and Design, 2016, 16 (9), 5385.

  17. Effects of Fluorine Substitution on the Intermolecular Interactions, Energetics, and Packing Behaviour of N-Benzyl Substituted Diketopyrrolopyrroles, J. Calvo-Castro, G. Morris, A. R. Kennedy and C. J. McHugh, Crystal Growth and Design, 2016, 16 (4), pp 2371.

  18. Intermolecular interactions and energetics in the crystalline π-π stacks and associated model dimer systems of asymmetric halogenated diketopyrrolopyrroles, J. Calvo-Castro, M. Warzecha, I. D.H. Oswald A. R. Kennedy, G. Morris,  A. J. McLean and C. J. McHugh, Crystal Growth and Design, 2016, 16 (3), 1531.

  19. Impact of substituent effects on the Raman spectra of structurally related N-substituted diketopyrrolopyrroles, J. Calvo-Castro, M. Warzecha, A. J. McLean and C. J. McHugh, Vibrational Spectroscopy, 2016, 83, 8.

  20. Emotional Intelligence (EI) and British Expatriates’ Cross-Cultural Adjustment on International Construction Projects" Konanahalli, A., Oyedele, L.O. (2016). Construction Management and Economics, Vol.34(11), pp.751-768. DOI: 10.1080/01446193.


  1. In-situ microfluidic controlled, low temperature hydrothermal growth of nanoflakes for dye-sensitized solar cells, Chao Zhao, Jia Zhang, Yue Hu, Neil Robertson, Ping An Hu, David Child, Desmond Gibson,  ong Qing Fu, Sci. Rep. 5, 17750; doi: 10.1038/srep17750 (December 2015)

  2. Ultraviolet sensing based on nanostructured ZnO/Si surface acoustic wave devices, Y J Guo, Chao Zhao, X S Zhou, D Gibson, Y Q Fu, Smart Materials and Structures 24(12):125015 · 3rd November 2015

  3. Glancing Angle Deposition of Silver Nanostructures for use in Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering, Ho. M. Chu, S. Song, D. Gibson, L. Porteous, SPIE Advances in Thin Films, Jena, September 2015

  4. Mid-infrared optical coatings with improved transparency for 3 to 6μm spectral region using sputtered silicon and oxide films, Des Gibson ; Shigeng Song ; Cheng Li ; Liz Porteous ; Hin On M. Chu,  Proc. SPIE 9627, Optical Systems Design 2015: Advances in Optical Thin Films V, 96270D (September 23, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2191508;

  5. The Effect of Growth Conditions on the Surface Energy, Optical Properties and Saline Corrosion Resistance of Amorphous Chromium Oxide Thin Films Prepared by Reactive Magnetron Sputtering, A Ogwu, D Gibson, 2015 Society of Vacuum Coaters  505/856-7188, 58th Annual Technical Conference Proceedings, Santa Clara, CA April 25–30, 2015  ISSN 0737-5921

  6. Investigation of structural, optical and micro-mechanical properties of (NdyTi1-y)Ox thin films deposited by magnetron sputtering, Michal Mazur, Torsten Howind, Des Gibson, Danuta Kaczmarek, Shigeng Song, Damian Wojcieszak, Wenzhong Zhu, Piotr Mazur, Jaroslaw Domaradzki, Materials and Design 85 (2015) 377–388,

  7. Experimental Testing of a RNN Smart Controller using a Single Zone Test Chamber, Abbas Javed , Hadi Larijani, Ali Ahmadinia, Rohinton Emmanuel, Des Gibson, Caspar Clark, Institution of Engineering & Technology 2015, IET Netw.pp 1-9, Sept 2015

  8. Control of ordered mesoporous titanium dioxide nanostructures formed using plasma enhanced glancing angle deposition, Des Gibson, David Alan Child, Shigeng Song, Chao Zhao, Yahya Alajlan, Ewan Waddell, Thin Solid Films, Volume 592, Part B, 1 October 2015, Pages 276-280,

  9. Enhanced hollow cathode plasma source for assisted low pressure electron beam deposition  processes, David Child, Des Gibson , Frank Placido, Ewan Waddell, Surface and Coatings Technology, Volume 267, 15 April 2015, Pages 105-110,

  10. Detection of nitroaromatic vapours with diketopyrrolopyrrole thin films: Exploring the role of structural order and morphology on thin film properties and fluorescence quenching efficiency, M. Warzecha, J. Calvo-Castro, A. R. Kennedy, A. Macpherson, K. Shankland, N. Shankland, A. J. McLean and C. J. McHugh, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 1143.

  11. Torsional angle dependence and switching of inner sphere reorganisation energies for electron and hole transfer processes involving phenyl substituted diketopyrrolopyrroles; a density functional study, J. Calvo-Castro, C. J. McHugh and A. J. McLean, Dyes and Pigments, 2015, 113, 609.


  1. "TiO2 films prepared using plasma ion assisted deposition for photocatalytic application," C.Zhao, D. Child, D. Gibson, F. Placido, Richard Y.Q. Fu,  Materials Research Bulletin, Volume 60, December 2014, Pages 890–894 doi: 10.1016/j.materresbull.2014.09.022

  2. "Low temperature growth of hybrid ZnO/TiO2 nano-sculptured foxtail-structures for dye-sensitized solar cells," Chao Zhao,  David Child,  Yue Hu,  Neil Robertson,  Des Gibson,   Shun Cai Wang and  Yong Qing Fu, RSC Adv., 2014,4, 61153-61159,  06 Nov 2014 doi: 10.1039/C4RA11881B

  3. "Impact of systematic structural variation on the energetics of π-π stacking interactions and associated computed charge transfer integrals of crystalline diketopyrrolopyrroles," J. Calvo-Castro, M. Warzecha, A. R. Kennedy, C. J. McHugh and A. J. McLean, Crystal Growth and Design, 2014, 14, 4849. doi: 10.1021/cg5010165

  4. "Modelling and simulation of electron-rich effect on Li diffusion in group IVA elements (Si, Ge and Sn) for Li ion batteries," Zhiguo Wang, Qiulei Su, Huiqiu Deng, Weidong He, Junhao Lin, Y. Q. Fu, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2 (2014) 13976-13982.  

  5. "Comparison of Tetragonal and Cubic Tin as anode for Mg Ion Batteries," Z.G. Wang, Q. L. Su, G. Q. Yin, J. j. Shi, H. Deng, J. Guan, M.P. Wu, Y.L. Zhou, H.L. Lou, Y.Q. Fu, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6 (2014)  no. 9, 6786-6789.

  6. "Ammonia gas sensors based on ZnO/SiO2bi-layer nanofilms on ST-cutquartz surface acoustic wave devices," Yong-Liang Tang, Zhi-Jie Li, Jin-Yi Ma, Yuan-Jun Guo, Y. Q. Fu, Xiao-Tao Zu, Sens. Actuat. B, 201 (2014) 114–121. 

  7. "Characterisation of aluminium nitride films and surface acoustic wave devices for microfluidic applications," J. Zhou,  M. DeMiguel-Ramos, L. Garcia-Gancedo, E. Iborra, J.Olivares, H. Jin, J.K. Luo, A. S. Elhady, S. R. Dong, D.M.Wang, Y. Q. Fu, Sens. Actuat. B, 202 (2014) 984-992. 

  8. "Influence of test methodology and probe geometry on nanoscale fatigue mechanisms of diamond-like carbon thin film," N. H. Faisal, R. Ahmed, S. Goel, Y.Q. Fu, Surface and Coatings Technology, 242 (2014) 42-53. doi: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2014.01.015.

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