John de Mello
Background and activities
John de Mello joined NTNU in 2018 as a professor of chemistry and the director of the university’s strategic initiative in nanoscience and functional materials, NTNU Nano. Prior to this, he was a professor of nanomaterials in the chemistry department at Imperial College London. His research is focused on controlled production processes for functional materials, and their application to photonic, electronic and bioelectronic devices. He has published over 140 papers (H-Index 54), and was a co-recipient of the Royal Society's Brian Mercer Award for Innovation in Nanotechnology. His group has been responsible for a number of innovations in nanoscience and flow chemistry, including the development of nanofabrication methods at the sub-5-nm level, the application of microfluidics to nanocrystal synthesis, and the first report of a fully autonomous self-optimising flow reactor.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
- (2020) Optical determination of flow-rate and flow-uniformity in segmented flows. Chemical Engineering Journal. vol. 394.
- (2020) A high-resolution polarimeter formed from inexpensive optical parts. Scientific Reports. vol. 10.
- (2020) Metal halide perovskite@metal-organic framework hybrids: Synthesis, design, properties, and applications. Small. vol. 16:2004891 (47).
- (2019) An improved liquid–liquid separator based on an optically monitored porous capillary. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering. vol. 4 (9).
- (2019) Spontaneous Formation of Nanogap Electrodes by Self‐Peeling Adhesion Lithography. Advanced Materials Interfaces. vol. 6 (17).
- (2019) Prediction of Absorption Spectrum Shifts in Dyes Adsorbed on Titania. Scientific Reports. vol. 9 (1).
- (2018) Automated separation of immiscible liquids using an optically monitored porous capillary. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering. vol. 3 (4).
- (2018) Progress in poly (3-hexylthiophene) organic solar cells and the influence of its molecular weight on device performance. Advanced Energy Materials. vol. 8:1801001 (28).
- (2019) Large Area Fabrication of Sub-10 nm Plasmonic Nanoring Gap Arrays for SERS. ANNIC 2019 ; Paris. 2019-11-18 - 2019-11-20.
- (2019) Adhesion Lithography for Scaling Down Nanostructures. IEEE NANO 2019 ; Macau. 2019-07-22 - 2019-07-26.
- (2019) Plasmonic Nanogaps through Self-peeling Adhesion Lithography. 10th Norwegian Nano Network Workshop ; Tromso. 2019-06-17 - 2019-06-19.
- (2018) Large-area Nanogap Electronics Enabled by Spontaneous Adhesion Lithography. NTNU Nano Symposium ; Trondheim. 2018-11-28 - 2018-11-29.
- (2018) Mass Parallel Fabrication of Sub-10-nm Asymmetric Electrodes for Photodetectors by Self-peeling Adhesion Lithography. NANO 2018 XIV International Conference on Nanostructured Materials ; Hong Kong. 2018-06-24 - 2018-06-29.
- (2018) Mass Production of Sub-10 nm Metal Electrodes Array for Photodetectors by Adhesion Lithography via Self-peeling. 9th NanoNetwork Workshop ; 2018-06-11 - 2018-06-13.
- (2018) Simple and Reliable Patterning of Plasmonic Nanostructures by Self-peeling Adhesion Lithography. NANOP 2018 ; Rome. 2018-10-01 - 2018-10-03.