Dr Tom Macdonald
BTech, BSc (Hons), PhD

Dr Tom Macdonald

1851 Research Fellow

Mile End
Expertise: Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Inorganic Chemistry, Photovoltaics
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Affiliations: Imperial College London

Brief Biography

Tom Macdonald is an 1851 Research Fellow in the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London. He also holds an Honorary Visiting Researcher position in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London. Prior to this, he was a Research Fellow at Imperial studying the charge carrier dynamics of novel nanomaterials in optoelectronics. From 2017-2019, he was a Ramsay Memorial Fellow at University College London (UCL) developing new nanomaterials for solar energy conversion. He has held Visiting Researcher positions at UCL, VU Amsterdam, University of Queensland, and Flinders University. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of South Australia in 2016 developing new synthetic pathways for heavy-metal-free nanocrystals. He has a strong interest in renewable energy and extensive experience in the synthesis of functional nanomaterials and the fabrication of third-generation photovoltaics.