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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

 

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

Recent Advances in Block Copolymer Self-Assembly for the Fabrication of Photonic Films and Pigments
Z Wang, CLC Chan, TH Zhao, RM Parker, S Vignolini
– Advanced Optical Materials
(2021)
2100519
Mechanochromic, Structurally Colored and Edible Hydrogels prepared from Hydroxypropyl Cellulose and Gelatin
CH Barty-King, CLC Chan, RM Parker, MM Bay, R Vadrucci, M De Volder, S Vignolini
– Adv Mater
(2021)
33,
e2102112
Angular-Independent Photonic Pigments via the Controlled Micellization of Amphiphilic Bottlebrush Block Copolymers.
TH Zhao, G Jacucci, X Chen, D-P Song, S Vignolini, RM Parker
– Advanced Materials
(2020)
32,
2002681
Visual Appearance of Chiral Nematic Cellulose-Based Photonic Films: Angular and Polarization Independent Color Response with a Twist.
CLC Chan, MM Bay, G Jacucci, V Roberto, CA Williams, GT van de Kerkhof, RM Parker, K Vynck, B Frka-Petesic, S Vignolini
– Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
(2019)
31,
1905151
Controlling the Self-Assembly Behavior of Aqueous Chitin Nanocrystal Suspensions
A Narkevicius, L Steiner, R 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 Song, T Zhao, G Guidetti, S Vignolini, RM Parker
– ACS nano
(2019)
13,
1764
Printing of Responsive Photonic Cellulose Nanocrystal Micro-Film Arrays
T Zhao, R Parker, C Williams, K Lim, B Frka-Petesic, S Vignolini
– Advanced Functional Materials
(2018)
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
(2017)
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
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Research Group

Telephone number

01223 334319 (shared)

Email address

rmp53@cam.ac.uk