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Greg Spratt

MSc Candidate
(+44) 01223 748333 | gdts20@bath.ac.uk

Jake Millidge

MSc Candidate
(+44) 01223 748333 | jpm58@bath.ac.uk

Dr. Matt Cole

Group Head
(+44) 01225 386322 | m.t.cole@bath.ac.uk

Joe Capper

MSc Candidate
(+44) 01223 748333 | jc2112@bath.ac.uk

Henry Jones

MSc Candidate
(+44) 01223 456789 | hrj28@bath.ac.uk

Matthew Walker

MSc Candidate
(+44) 01223 456789 | mtcw30@bath.ac.uk

Current Group Members

Joe Capper

Joe is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath. His research focuses on the design, manufacture and testing of a nanomaterial-based X-ray gun. During his degree, Joe has spent a year working at Sony Europe where he worked on the reverse engineering of TV's, focusing on the user interface as well as Sony's Internet of Things Development Board, Spresense, helping to bring it to market. A particular highlight of his time at Sony was that he constructed the first ever, fully standard compliant HDR Transport Stream, allowing Sony to gain an advantage over the competition by testing the full functionality and compliance of their TVs. Joe is an active member in the Team Bath Racing Electric (TBRe) Formula Student (FS) team, attending both FSUK at Silverstone and FS China as a core team member. Joe played a leadership role in the Class 2 competition win at FSUK 18. Outside of engineering, Joe enjoys playing lacrosse and volleyball, reaching the last 8 of the U18 National Volleyball competition.

Thesis: Realisation of nano Xray gun technologies


Henry Jones

Henry is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath. His research focusses on the development of near imperceptible electronic skin which can be applied by novel transfer processes. His research sees him transfer printed nano circuits onto 3D printed anatomical analogues to demonstrate functioning circuitry. He is interested communications electronics as well as biosensors/bioelectronics. Throughout his time at University he has been a member of the Boat Club, competing at high level national competitions, BUCS and at Henley Royal regatta.

Thesis: Nanomaterial-based electronic skin


Matthew Walker

Matt is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath. His current research focusses on the repurposing of consumer electronics to realise new methods of processing nanomaterials, making such techniques accessible to the public. At Bath he has gained experience in programming and microelectronics. Outside of University he has experience as a web designer. He has experience working with Sky and Intel as a hardware designer. He is the Treasurer of the Northern Society and has a keen interest in music.

Thesis: Low cost nanotech; Hacking low-cost consumer electronics to allow en mass access to advanced nanomaterials processing


Jake Millidge

Jake is currently studying for a Bachelors Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath. His research and final year project focusses on the development of near imperceptible electronic skin where he is exploring the printing and transfer of these materials to demonstrate functional circuitry. During his studies he has gained a broad experience in disciplines such as digital system design to power systems. He has experience working on military RF Data Link Systems at MBDA. He is a keen member of the music society and enjoys playing the drums in his band.

Thesis: Fabrication of 2D Nanomaterial-based electronic skin


Greg Spratt

Greg is currently studying towards a Bachelors in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath. His current research and final year project focusses on the growth of carbon nanomaterials by chemical vapour deposition, where he is exploring methods for producing carbon nanotubes and graphene. During his studies he has gained experience in multiple disciplines including electronic devices, circuits and control systems. He has worked as an electrical test engineer at Nissan. His interests include cooking, music and cinema.

Thesis: Growth by chemical vapour deposition of carbon nanomaterials


Group Alumni

Yangrui Liu - University of Bath, Electrical Engineering (MSc, '17-'18)
Lewis Margetts - University of Bath, Electrical Engineering (MEng, '17-'18)
Ellie Christianakis - University of Bath, Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (MEng, '17-'18)
Dr Clare Collins - University of Cambridge, EPSRC Doctoral Training Center in Ultra-Precision (PhD, '14-'17)
Dr Moon Kang - University of Cambridge, Electrical Engineering Division (PhD, '13-'17)
Dr Richard Parmee - University of Cambridge, Electrical Engineering Division (PhD, '12-'18)
Emily Williams - Cambridge University, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '16-'17)
Kate Sanders - Cambridge University, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '16-'17)
Xuesong Yuan - Visiting Assoc. Prof., University of Electronic Science and Technology of China ('15-'16)
Ningli Zhou - Visiting PhD Student, Peking University (Visiting MSc student, '15-'16)
Vito Cientanni - Cambridge University, Center for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology (PhD Mini-Project, '15-'16)
James Xiao - Cambridge University, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '14-'15)
Matthew Griffiths - Cambridge University, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '13-'14)
Jeffrey Lee - Cambridge University, Department of Engineering (MEng, '13-'14)
James Dolan - Cambridge University, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '12-'13)

Joining Us

PhD Positions

We are currently seeking students for PhD, MSc, MRes and MEng projects related to the groups core research activities. In the first instance, applicants should contact Dr Cole with an up to date CV. For information on sources of funding please consult the Universitys Doctoral College, the Brian Nicholson Scholarship, the Ko Scholarship, the Whorrod Studentship, the China Scholarship Council, and the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centres. Further details are avilable on the Departments research funding pages.

A high-ranked Bachelor's or Master's degree (>2i or equivalent) in a suitable Engineering discipline, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or Physics is required. Prior research experience is an advantage. Further information on applying to the University, fees and funding is available here.



Current Funded PhD Studentships Available

  • Investigating the Nanoscale Synthesis of 2D Materials for Advanced Flexible Electronics - Further Details
  • Novel Layered 2D Nanomaterial Heterostructures for Advanced Electron Emission Systems - Further Details


  • Post-Doctoral Opportunities

    If you are interested in joining the group for postdoctoral research, please contact Dr Cole in the first instance with an up to date CV. For information on sources of Fellowship funding please consult;