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MSci (Hons), PhD, FHEA, CSci, MIMMM, MInstP

 

Research Group News

March 2021

Schematic of device with output from bending

New high-performance and durable textile-based wearable energy harvesters reported

5 March 2021

New research published by Qinrong He from Dr Joe Briscoe's group, in collaboration with Dr Han Zhang, demonstrates piezoelectric energy harvesters produced on e-textiles that can harvest energy from body movement to power portable electronic devices and sensors. The research, published in the journal Nano Energy, makes use of … [more]


February 2021

Cross-section scanning electron micrograph of the solar cell structure, with schematic of AACVD setup overlaid.

Researchers demonstrate a new method for scalable deposition of hybrid perovskites for solar cells

5 February 2021

A new paper by Ryley Ratnasingham, supervised by Dr Joe Briscoe (SEMS, QMUL) and Prof Martyn McLachlan (Imperial College London) as part of the Plastic Electronics CDT has been published in Materials Advances, which reports the first ever working perovskite solar cell (PSC) using a hybrid perovskite material deposited by … [more]

3D-photoelectrochemical imaging will be implemented using porous light-addressable semiconductors on FTO coated glass.

EPSRC New Horizons grant on 3D photoelectrochemical imaging

1 February 2021

Prof Steffi Krause, Dr Joe Biscoe, Dr Thomas Iskratsch and Dr Bo Zhou have been awarded an EPSRC New Horizon’s grant (EP/V047523/1) of £200k to develop new measurement technology for 3D photoelectrochemical imaging. Electrochemical imaging techniques are powerful tools for the investigation of topography, charge and … [more]


December 2020

Dr Joe Briscoe

Queen Mary researcher receives €2 million grant to develop more efficient solar technology

17 December 2020

For this project Dr Briscoe will explore how a type of material known as ferroelectrics could be used to produce a new class of solar energy device that could break current efficiency barriers. The ERC Consolidator Grants are awarded to outstanding researchers with between 7-12 years of experience after PhD, … [more]

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Dr Joe Briscoe Receives Prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant

9 December 2020

Dr Joe Briscoe, a Senior Lecturer in Functional Materials in SEMS, QMUL, has been awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) as part of the 'excellent science' pillar of the EU's current Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020. Dr Briscoe is one of only 327 individuals across Europe to … [more]


October 2020

The ammonia sensor is based on a vertical diode structure formed from zinc oxide nanorods and a gold contact deposited by thermal evaporation.

Scientists develop ammonia gas sensor based on a zinc oxide nanorod-gold Schottky diode

9 October 2020

Ying Tu's paper describing a novel room temperature sensor for ammonia has been accepted by ACS Sensors. As ammonia is gaining importance in the production and storage of hydrogen, there is an increasing demand for energy-efficient ammonia detectors. The device described in this paper boasts low power consumption, good sensitivity … [more]


April 2020

Cell screening of implant materials

Queen Mary secure new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to support industry engagement

17 April 2020

The new KTPs, which represent funding of over £500,000, will support engineering projects aimed at developing new biomaterials for bone healthcare treatments, and novel woven colour-changing fabrics for clothing.   Improving bone healthcare treatments Working with Lucideon, who are a leading organisation in materials development and commercialisation, Queen Mary will develop new … [more]


March 2020

THEUNSEEN and Lucideon logos

Double Success with KTP Grants Awarded

11 March 2020

SEMS has secured two new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTPs) grants this month. This success represents a total of about £500K in grant funding and a doubling of SEMS portfolio to a total of 4 live KTP projects. This is all of the live KTP projects running at QMUL currently. The first … [more]


August 2019

Dr Joe Briscoe gave an invited talk at the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford on perovskite photovoltaics

20 August 2019

Dr Joe Briscoe visited the Clarendon Laboratory at the University of Oxford to see their work on perovskite photovoltaics and delivered a talk on his research into scalable deposition and treatment of perovskite PVs using aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD). [more]


July 2019

Dr Fuad Alhaj Omar and Dr Joe Briscoe

Queen Mary continues to support the rebuilding of higher education in Syria

30 July 2019

Queen Mary University of London has hosted a Syrian academic in exile, consolidating its support for academics at risk and the rebuilding of higher education in Syria. Queen Mary is among a number of British universities engaged in the Syria Programme launched by the Council for At Risk Academics (Cara) … [more]


November 2018

Yaqiong (left) with her examiners: Prof. Chris Bowen (University of Bath) and Prof. Wenhui Song (University College London)

Congratulations to Yaqiong Wang

28 November 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Yaqiong Wang who successfully completed her PhD viva on Monday 27 Nov 2018, with thesis entitled 'Effect of Polar Structure on Photocatalytic Properties of Oxide Powders and Films'. She was supervised by Haixue Yan, Steve Dunn and Joe Briscoe. [more]


October 2018

Ying Tu with his examiners Martyn McLachlan (Imperial College, left) and Theo Kreouzis (QMUL, right)

Congratulations to Ying Tu

24 October 2018

Congratulations to Ying Tu who passed his PhD viva on Wednesday 24th October 2018. Ying did his PhD on the "Investigation of ZnO nanorods as chemical and biological sensors" under the supervision of Steffi Krause and Joe Briscoe. [more]


March 2018

A promotional shot of the rollercoaster. [David Parry/PA Wire]

Queen Mary researcher helps develop rollercoaster which charges your phone

28 March 2018

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London has used his expertise in energy harvesting applications to help develop a rollercoaster which charges your phone. Dr Joe Briscoe, from the School of Engineering and Materials Science, was approached by Thorpe Park Resort to work on their latest ride ‘The Walking … [more]