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Research at St Andrews

Ross Gillanders


Ross Gillanders
Postal address:
School of Physics & Astronomy
Physical Science Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 467336

Research overview

With a background in water quality sensor development in industry and academia, my current research is primarily focused on explosive vapour detection by optical sensing. In the Organic Semiconductor Centre we develop and characterise conjugated polymer films that are sensitive to nitroaromatic molecules such as TNT. Since joining the group I have been involved in developing the instrumentation to take these advanced materials into the field.

Other active research interests include sol-gel coatings for molecular imprinting, detection of explosive molecules in aqueous environments, and camera-based technology for sensor arrays. 

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