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Department of Chemistry

 

Dr Richard M. Parker graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southampton in 2011 under the supervision of Dr Martin Grossel and Prof Peter Smith. In collaboration with the Optoelectronics Research Centre, his Ph.D. studies focused on interfacing an integrated Bragg grating refractometer with supramolecular chemistry and microfluidics to develop highly-sensitive, chemically-specific sensors.

Richard is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Cambridge, where he exploits self-assembly within microfluidically-templated droplets to prepare novel material architectures; with interests ranging from supramolecular microcapsules and gels, to bio-inspired photonic microparticles and structurally-coloured films.

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
– Advanced Materials
(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 Micro-Film 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
(2018)
30,
e1704477
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
(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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Research Group

Telephone number

01223 334319 (shared)

Email address

rmp53@cam.ac.uk