Mr Ben Tadgell

PhD Student

Ben’s research in the centre looks at controlling the self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles into optically-active structures using extremely fast temperature jumps. He is also developing a cheap, portable fluorescent liquid-based detector to detect the deadly pesticide, methyl bromide, as well as caustic chemical warfare agents.

MSc Chemistry, University of Melbourne
BSc Chemistry, University of Melbourne
Centre Research: 

Excitonic Systems for Security, Lighting and Sensing


Tadgell, B.; Akinoglu, E.; Mulvaney, P.; Quinn, M. Controlling the Swelling of Polymer Coated Gold Nanoparticles; Agilent Application Note; 2019.