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Dr Colin Crick


All Publications


    • Mehanna YA and Crick CR (2021). "Image analysis methodology for a quantitative evaluation of coating abrasion resistance." Applied Materials Today  vol. 25,
    • Upton RL, Fedosyuk A, Edel JB and Crick CR (2021). "Carbon Nanofiber/SiO2 Nanoparticle/HDPE Composites as Physically Resilient and Submersible Water-Repellent Coatings on HDPE Substrates." Acs Applied Nano Materials  vol. 4, (10) 10090-10102.
    • Sadler E and Crick CR (2021). "Suction or gravity-fed oil-water separation using PDMS-coated glass filters." Sustainable Materials and Technologies  vol. 29,
    • Mehanna YA, Sadler E, Upton RL, Kempchinsky AG, Lu Y and Crick CR (2021). "The challenges, achievements and applications of submersible superhydrophobic materials." Chemical Society Reviews  vol. 50, (11) 6569-6612.


    • Mehanna YA and Crick CR (2020). "Heat-treated micronized polyethylene powder for efficient oil/water separating filters." Materials  vol. 13, (14)
    • Upton RL and Crick CR (2020). "Pigmented self-cleaning coatings with enhanced UV resilience via the limitation of photocatalytic activity and its effects." Royal Society of Chemistry  Molecular Systems Design && Engineering  vol. 5, (4) 876-881.
    • Upton RL, Davies-Manifold Z, Marcello M, Arnold K and Crick CR (2020). "A general formulation approach for the fabrication of water repellent materials: How composition can impact resilience and functionality." Molecular Systems Design and Engineering  vol. 5, (2) 477-483.


    • Mehanna YA, Upton RL and Crick CR (2019). "Highly rough surface coatings via the ambient temperature deposition of thermosetting polymers." Royal Society of Chemistry  Journal of Materials Chemistry A  vol. 7, (13) 7333-7337.


    • Xu H, Crick CR and Poole RJ (2018). "Evaluating the resilience of superhydrophobic materials using the slip-length concept." Royal Society of Chemistry  Journal of Materials Chemistry A  vol. 6, (10) 4458-4465.
    • Peveler WJ, Noimark S, Al-Azawi H, Hwang GB, Crick CR, Allan E, Edel JB, Ivanov AP, MacRobert AJ and Parkin IP (2018). "Covalently Attached Antimicrobial Surfaces Using BODIPY: Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness." Acs Applied Materials and Interfaces  vol. 10, (1) 98-104.


    • Crick CR, Albella P, Kim HJ, Ivanov AP, Kim KB, Maier SA and Edel JB (2017). "Low-Noise Plasmonic Nanopore Biosensors for Single Molecule Detection at Elevated Temperatures." Acs Photonics  vol. 4, (11) 2835-2842.
    • Pitchford WH, Crick CR, Kim HJ, Ivanov AP, Kim HM, Yu JS, Albrecht T, Kim KB and Edel JB (2017). "Low Noise Nanopore Platforms Optimised for the Synchronised Optical and Electrical Detection of Biomolecules." Rsc Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 


    • Crick CR, Noimark S, Peveler WJ, Bear JC, Ivanov AP, Edel JB and Parkin IP (2016). "Advanced compositional analysis of Nanoparticle-polymer composites using direct fluorescence imaging." Journal of Visualized Experiments  vol. 2016, (113)
    • Freedman KJ, Crick CR, Albella P, Barik A, Ivanov AP, Maier SA, Oh SH and Edel JB (2016). "On-Demand Surface-And Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Using Dielectrophoretic Trapping and Nanopore Sensing." Acs Photonics  vol. 3, (6) 1036-1044.
    • Gao J, Uribe-Romo FJ, Saathoff JD, Arslan H, Crick CR, Hein SJ, Itin B, Clancy P, Dichtel WR and Loo YL (2016). "Ambipolar Transport in Solution-Synthesized Graphene Nanoribbons." American Chemical Society  Acs Nano  vol. 10, (4) 4847-4856.
    • Turek VA, Francescato Y, Cadinu P, Crick CR, Elliott L, Chen Y, Urland V, Ivanov AP, Velleman L, Hong M, Vilar R, Maier SA, Giannini V and Edel JB (2016). "Self-Assembled Spherical Supercluster Metamaterials from Nanoscale Building Blocks." Acs Photonics  vol. 3, (1) 35-42.
    • Ozkan E, Crick CC, Taylor A, Allan E and Parkin IP (2016). "Copper-based water repellent and antibacterial coatings by aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition." Chemical Science  vol. 7, (8) 5126-5131.


    • Crick CR, Ozkan FT and Parkin IP (2015). "Fabrication of optimized oil-water separation devices through the targeted treatment of silica meshes." Science and Technology of Advanced Materials  vol. 16, (5)
    • Crick CR, Sze JYY, Rosillo-Lopez M, Salzmann CG and Edel JB (2015). "Selectively Sized Graphene-Based Nanopores for in Situ Single Molecule Sensing." Acs Applied Materials and Interfaces  vol. 7, (32) 18188-18194.
    • Lu Y, Sathasivam S, Song J, Crick CR, Carmalt CJ and Parkin IP (2015). "Robust self-cleaning surfaces that function when exposed to either air or oil." Science  vol. 347, (6226) 1132-1135.
    • Clough MT, Crick CR, Gr√§svik J, Hunt PA, Niedermeyer H, Welton T and Whitaker OP (2015). "A physicochemical investigation of ionic liquid mixtures." Chemical Science  vol. 6, (2) 1101-1114.
    • Crick CR, Albella P, Ng B, Ivanov AP, Roschuk T, Cecchini MP, Bresme F, Maier SA and Edel JB (2015). "Precise attoliter temperature control of nanopore sensors using a nanoplasmonic bullseye." Nano Letters  vol. 15, (1) 553-559.
    • Crick CR, Noimark S, Peveler WJ, Bear JC, Ivanov AP, Edel JB and Parkin IP (2015). "Advanced analysis of nanoparticle composites-a means toward increasing the efficiency of functional materials." Rsc Advances  vol. 5, (66) 53789-53795.


    • Crick CR, Bhachu DS and Parkin IP (2014). "Superhydrophobic silica wool - A facile route to separating oil and hydrophobic solvents from water." Science and Technology of Advanced Materials  vol. 15, (6)


    • Draper MC, Crick CR, Orlickaite V, Turek VA, Parkin IP and Edel JB (2013). "Superhydrophobic surfaces as an on-chip microfluidic toolkit for total droplet control." Analytical Chemistry  vol. 85, (11) 5405-5410.
    • Crick CR, Gibbins JA and Parkin IP (2013). "Superhydrophobic polymer-coated copper-mesh; Membranes for highly efficient oil-water separation." Journal of Materials Chemistry A  vol. 1, (19) 5943-5948.
    • Crick CR, Bear JC, Southern P and Parkin IP (2013). "A general method for the incorporation of nanoparticles into superhydrophobic films by aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition." Journal of Materials Chemistry A  vol. 1, (13) 4336-4344.
    • Crick CR and Parkin IP (2013). "Relationship between surface hydrophobicity and water bounces-a dynamic method for accessing surface hydrophobicity." Journal of Materials Chemistry A  vol. 1, (3) 799-804.


    • Crick CR, Bear JC, Kafizas A and Parkin IP (2012). "Superhydrophobic photocatalytic surfaces through direct incorporation of titania nanoparticles into a polymer matrix by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition." Advanced Materials  vol. 24, (26) 3505-3508.


    • Crick CR and Parkin IP (2011). "Water droplet bouncing-a definition for superhydrophobic surfaces." Chemical Communications  vol. 47, (44) 12059-12061.
    • Crick CR and Parkin IP (2011). "CVD of copper and copper oxide thin films via the in situ reduction of copper(ii) nitrate - A route to conformal superhydrophobic coatings." Journal of Materials Chemistry  vol. 21, (38) 14712-14716.
    • Crick CR and Parkin IP (2011). "Superhydrophobic silica films on glass formed by hydrolysis of an acidic aerosol of tetraethylorthosilicate." Journal of Materials Chemistry  vol. 21, (25) 9362-9366.
    • Crick CR, Ismail S, Pratten J and Parkin IP (2011). "An investigation into bacterial attachment to an elastomeric superhydrophobic surface prepared via aerosol assisted deposition." Thin Solid Films  vol. 519, (11) 3722-3727.
    • Crick CR and Parkin IP (2011). "Aerosol assisted deposition of melamine-formaldehyde resin: Hydrophobic thin films from a hydrophilic material." Thin Solid Films  vol. 519, (7) 2181-2186.


    • Kafizas A, Crick C and Parkin IP (2010). "The combinatorial atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition (cAPCVD) of a gradating substitutional/interstitial N-doped anatase TiO 2 thin-film; UVA and visible light photocatalytic activities." Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology a: Chemistry  vol. 216, (2-3) 156-166.
    • Crick CR and Parkin IP (2010). "Superhydrophobic polymer films via aerosol assisted deposition - Taking a leaf out of nature's book." Thin Solid Films  vol. 518, (15) 4328-4335.
    • Crick CR and Parkin IP (2010). "Preparation and characterisation of super-hydrophobic surfaces." Chemistry - a European Journal  vol. 16, (12) 3568-3588.


    • Crick CR and Parkin IP (2009). "A single step route to superhydrophobic surfaces through aerosol assisted deposition of rough polymer surfaces: Duplicating the lotus effect." Journal of Materials Chemistry  vol. 19, (8) 1074-1076.