Speaker: Alaric Taylor, Ph.D.
Alaric Taylor is an EPSRC Research Fellow at University College London and has a special interest in the fabrication of nanophotonic materials, principally through the exploitation of colloidal monolayer self-assembly at the air-water interface. He works closely with Professor Ivan Parkin's group (UCL Department of Chemistry) whose research activities span self-cleaning materials, the synthesis of chromogenic metal-oxides and photocatalysis. In 2016 he became a senior member of the Adaptive & Responsive Nanomaterials group under the leadership of Dr Stefan Guldin (UCL Department of Chemical Engineering) to which manipulating the photonic capabilities of self-assembled systems forms a core activity.
He obtained his PhD within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London under the auspices of the Photonic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training. During this period he helped to found the Photonic Innovations Lab directed by Dr Ioannis Papakonstantinou. His doctoral work focused upon the development of biomimetic nanostructured glazing with temperature-responsive optical properties and has recently been rolled-out into a European Research Council project. Alaric completed his BSc at Imperial College London (Department of Physics, Quantum Optics and Laser Science group) and his MRes at the University of Cambridge (Engineering Department, Electronic Materials and Devices group).