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Bio-inspired Photonics

Dr Richard Parker

Dr Richard M. Parker graduated from the University of Southampton (UK) with a MChem degree in 2007, followed by the award of a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2011. His Ph.D. studies formed the basis of a new interdisciplinary collaboration between Dr Martin Grossel (Chemistry) and Prof Peter Smith (Optoelectronics Research Centre) that centred on the development of a photonic sensor platform for “lab-on-chip” applications. This focused on embedding a photonic Bragg grating refractometer within a microfluidic network and modifying the sensor surface using supramolecular/polymer chemistry to develop highly-sensitive, chemically-specific sensors. After completion of his doctoral studies, he continued researching in the fields of photonic sensors, fibre optics and supramolecular chemistry at the University of Southampton until 2012.

Richard is currently a senior postdoctoral research associate at the University of Cambridge (UK), where he exploits self-assembly within microfluidically-templated droplets to prepare novel material architectures; with interests ranging from supramolecular microcapsules (Adv Funct Mater 2015) and gels (JACS 2015), to bio-inspired photonic microparticles (ACS Nano 2016 & 2019) and structurally-coloured films (Adv Funct Mater 2019).

 

 

 

 

Publications

Visual Appearance of Chiral Nematic Cellulose-Based Photonic Films: Angular and Polarization Independent Color Response with a Twist
CLC Chan, MM Bay, G Jacucci, R Vadrucci, CA Williams, GT van de Kerkhof, RM Parker, K Vynck, B Frka-Petesic, S Vignolini
– Adv Mater
(2019)
31,
e1905151
Controlling the Self-Assembly Behavior of Aqueous Chitin Nanocrystal Suspensions
A Narkevicius, LM Steiner, RM Parker, Y Ogawa, B Frka-Petesic, S Vignolini
– Biomacromolecules
(2019)
20,
2830
Hierarchical Photonic Pigments via the Confined Self-Assembly of Bottlebrush Block Copolymers
D-P Song, TH Zhao, G Guidetti, S Vignolini, RM Parker
– ACS Nano
(2019)
13,
1764
Printing of Responsive Photonic Cellulose Nanocrystal Microfilm Arrays
TH Zhao, RM Parker, CA Williams, KTP Lim, B Frka-Petesic, S Vignolini
– Advanced Functional Materials
(2019)
29,
1804531
Hierarchical self-assembly of cellulose in a confined geometry
R Parker, B Frka-Petesic, G Guidetti, G Kamita, T Zhao, S Vignolini
– ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
(2018)
255,
The Self-Assembly of Cellulose Nanocrystals: Hierarchical Design of Visual Appearance.
RM Parker, G Guidetti, CA Williams, T Zhao, A Narkevicius, S Vignolini, B Frka-Petesic
– Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
(2018)
30,
1704477
Cucurbit[$n$]uril-Based Microcapsules Self-Assembled within Microfluidic Droplets: A Versatile Approach for Supramolecular Architectures and Materials
J Liu, Y Lan, Z Yu, CSY Tan, RM Parker, C Abell, OA Scherman
– Accounts of Chemical Research
(2017)
50,
208
Aqueous interfacial gels assembled from small molecule supramolecular polymers.
AS Groombridge, A Palma, RM Parker, C Abell, OA Scherman
– Chem Sci
(2017)
8,
1350
Microcapsule Buckling Triggered by Compression-Induced Interfacial Phase Change
AR Salmon, RM Parker, AS Groombridge, A Maestro, RJ Coulston, J Hegemann, J Kierfeld, OA Scherman, C Abell
– Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids
(2016)
32,
10987
Dual-responsive supramolecular colloidal microcapsules from cucurbit[8]uril molecular recognition in microfluidic droplets
Z Yu, Y Lan, RM Parker, W Zhang, X Deng, OA Scherman, C Abell
– Polymer Chemistry
(2016)
7,
5996
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