Steve Wilks, PhD

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College of Science
Swansea University, UK

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Dr. Steve Wilks obtained his first degree in Physics from the University of Wales Cardiff in 1988 and proceeded to study for a PhD within the same department under the supervision of Prof RH Williams FRS MBE. Dr. Wilks specialized in solid state physics, in particular looking at methods to control the electronic properties of metal contacts to semiconductors. After obtaining his PhD in 1992, Dr. Wilks continued his research at Cardiff as a research assistant, developing an interest in the physics of low dimensional structures and interfaces creating theoretical models to complement his experimental work. In 1994, Dr. Wilks moved to Swansea as a lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering where he established the Semiconductor Interface Laboratory. Dr. Wilks continued his work in low dimensional structures using scanning probe techniques to study semiconductor interfaces and devices at the nanoscale. In 1994 he was awarded the CR Burch prize from the British Vacuum Council for his outstanding contribution to the field of semiconductor interfaces. Dr. Wilks was made a Reader in 1998 and received his personal chair in 2000. Dr. Wilks 's research area has specialized in nanoscale devices and sensors, now based on a variety of material systems. In 2002, Dr. Wilks, along with other colleagues in engineering and Physics, set up the Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre in the School of Engineering. Dr. Wilks was Head of the Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre until September 2007, he became Deputy Head of School. Along with colleagues in the Medical School, Dr. Wilks has embarked on a new direction, applying Nanotechnology to Health, aimed at developing the next generation of diagnostic sensors having unprecedented sensitivity. Dr. Wilks is currently co-director of the Centre for NanoHealth, a £30M project based on a collaboration between academia, industry and the adjacent National Health Trust. Dr. Wilks was appointed Head of the College of Science in January 2011.

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Dr. Steve Wilks's research interests include: Nanotechnology Sensors Nanomaterials Biosensors

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