2018 Rising Star in Industry Award Winner


Dr Andrew Pollard
Dr Andrew Pollard
National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

 

Awarded for international leadership in industrially relevant measurements and standards for graphene and related 2D materials.


About Andrew


Following completion of his PhD at the University of Nottingham, Andrew Pollard joined NPL in 2009, where he now leads the Surface and Nano analysis Group's research into the structural and chemical characterisation of graphene and related 2D materials. This work focuses on enabling industrial commercialisation in this area and collaborating with graphene companies in the UK and worldwide. This metrology research addresses the actual measurement of 2D materials with a range of surface characterisation techniques, such as Raman spectroscopy and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS), scanning probe microscopies (SPM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). 

Andrew is a member of the ISO working group 'Measurement and Characterisation' within the 'Nanotechnologies' Technical Committee (TC229), and a UK nominated expert for the international graphene standards currently in development in ISO/TC229 and IEC/TC113. As part of his role as the Industry Lead at the National Graphene Metrology Centre (NGMC), he is leading international standards within ISO/TC229, including the first graphene ISO standard published. Andrew is also the lead author of the NPL Good Practice Guide 145 'Characterisation of the Structure of Graphene', in collaboration with the University of Manchester. Andrew is a Visiting Academic at the National Graphene Institute (NGI), the co-chair of the Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS) Technical Working Area 'TWA 41: Graphene and Related 2D Materials', a Committee Member of the 'Materials and Characterisation' Group at the Institute of Physics (IOP) and is on the advisory board of several graphene entities. 


Related Links

Link icon Dr Pollard's Webpage
National Physical Laboratory

Link icon National Graphene Metrology Centre
National Physical Laboratory

Link icon Graphene ISO Standard
National Physical Laboratory

Link icon NPL Good Practice Guide 145 - 'Characterisation of the Structure of Graphene'
National Physical Laboratory


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