Funston's research within the Centre explores the enormous potential of hybrid inorganic/organic systems within specific systems designed for light harvesting, solar upconversion, singlet fission and directed energy transfer. She aims to combine time resolved excitation with a scanning near-field optical microscope, to provide real time imaging of exciton diffusion in films.

Qualifications: 
PhD, The University of Melbourne, 2002

Publications

Journal Articles
Tong, W.; Katz-Boon, H.; Walsh, M. J.; Weyland, M.; Etheridge, J.; Funston, A. M. The evolution of size, shape, and surface morphology of gold nanorods. Chemical Communications 2018, 54 (24), 3022 - 3025 DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08336J. doi: 10.1039/C7CC08336J
Lermusiaux, L.; Funston, A. M. Plasmonic isomers via DNA-based self-assembly of gold nanoparticles. Nanoscale 2018, 10 (41), 19557 - 19567 DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05509B. doi: 10.1039/C8NR05509B
Kumar, J.; Wei, X.; Barrow, S. J.; Funston, A. M.; K. Thomas, G.; Mulvaney, P. Coupled Plasmon Resonances and Gap Modes in Laterally Assembled Gold Nanorod Arrays. Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie 2018, 232 (9-11), 1607 - 1617 DOI: 10.1515/zpch-2018-1163. doi: 10.1515/zpch-2018-1163
Mayevsky, A. D.; Funston, A. M. Control of Electric Field Localization by Three-Dimensional Bowtie Nanoantennae. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122 (31), 18012 - 18020 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b05805. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b05805
Mayevsky, A. D.; Davis, T. J.; Ballard, P. M.; Henderson, C. A.; Funston, A. M. Mesoscale surface plasmons: modelling and imaging using near-field scanning optical microscopy. Optics Express 2018, 26 (18), 23426-23435 DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.023426. doi: 10.1364/OE.26.023426