Dr Martin Elliott

BSc, DPhil, CPhys, MInstP

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

School of Physics and Astronomy

Email:
martin.elliott@astro.cf.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5468
Location:
WX/1.08, Queen's Buildings - West Building Extension, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision

Chair of Extenuating circumstances panel
Examination liaison officer (until 2013)
Chair of Web Support Group (until 2012)
Computer Committee (until 2013)

I also sat on the student-staff panel for Physics and for the Prelim/Foundation course, and was Erasmus coordinator for several years.

I obtained my BSc and DPhil at Sussex University, before spending three years as a post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University in Canada, and a further two years as Wissenshaftlicher Mitarbeiter at Hamburg University. After a period as lecturer at UCNW Bangor, I moved to Cardiff University in 1988.

Honours and awards

Regular grant reviewer for UK and overseas research bodies.
Regularly referee papers for international scientific journals.
Invited talks and session chair at UK and international meetings:
2013
West Virginia University. NanoSAFE Bioelectronics and Biosensing Symposium, 7-8 April.
Birmingham university.
PhD examiner at Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Glasgow, Lausanne, Liverpool, Nottingham universities.

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2005

  • Bacchus, I. D.et al. 2005. A cold electron bolometer using a two-dimensional electron gas absorber. Presented at: Space Terahertz Technology. International Symposium. 16th 2005. (ISSTT 2005), Gothenburg, Sweden, 2-4 May 2005 Presented at Ingvarson, M. ed.ISSTT 2005 : 16th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, May 2-4, 2005 : Conference Proceedings.. Gothenburg, Sweden: Curran Associates Inc pp. 134-138.

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1999

1997

Currently, I am module organiser for:
PX2134 - Structured programming
PX2132 - Introductory quantum mechanics
I hold weekly first- and second-year tutorials.

I also supervise several 3rd and 4th year project students taking:
PX3315 - Physics Project
PX4310 - Project

Previous teaching includes:
PX2108 - Topics in Physics
PX2203 - Thermal Physics
PX1212 - Programming for Physics
PX2114 - Practical Physics A
PX2214 - Practical Physics B
PX3206 - Statistical Mechanics
PX3211 - Advanced Mathematical Physics
PX3226 - Physics of Semiconductor Devices

I was also Year Tutor for the Prelim/Foundation course, and module organiser for three of the modules.

Research interests

Present interests centre on electronic properties of single protein molecules, performed in close collaboration with JE Macdonald (in the School) and DD Jones (School of Bioscience). Study of electronic conduction of single molecules has become an important area due to potential applications as well interest in the intrinsic processes involved. We employ AFM (atomic force microscopy) and STM (scanning tunnelling microscopy) to explore conduction of different molecular types.

Supervision

Supervising one PhD student on proteins studied using electrostatic force microscopy and related techniques.