Richard E. Palmer
Richard is Head of the Nanomaterials Lab, College of Engineering at Swansea, his hometown; also Professor, School of Physics, Nanjing University, China. His research on atomic clusters includes fundamental studies of atomic structure and dynamics as well as scale-up. Other well-established research topics include atomic manipulation in STM and semiconductor nanofabrication. He was awarded an MA and PhD at Cambridge where he also held 1851, Clare College and Royal Society Fellowships. At Birmingham he founded the UK's first centre for nanoscience. Honours include: IOP Boys Medal, Honorary Doctorate from Hasselt University, British Vacuum Council Yarwood Medal, EPSRC Senior Fellowship and Fellowships of IOP, RSC, Learned Society of Wales. He has published >440 papers, h = 61; also 18 families of patent applications. Spin-out companies: Inanovate, Irresistible, Grove Nanomaterials. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Advances in Physics: X (Taylor and Francis) and Editor of the Elsevier Book Series â€˜Frontiers of Nanoscienceâ€™.
Atomic manipulation in STM and semiconductor nanofabrication