Dr Nicholas Kirkwood

Laboratory Manager

Nicholas Kirkwood is a materials chemist with expertise in the synthesis and characterisation of semiconductor nanocrystals (a.k.a. "quantum dots"), as well as their application as phosphors and in electroluminescent devices. Building on his research background, Nicholas' role within the centre is to manage the safety and operation of the Nanoscience Laboratory at the University of Melbourne as well as undertake sample fabrication and proof-of-principle research for collaborations and industry partners.

PhD Chemistry, University of Melbourne (2016)
MSc Chemistry, University of Melbourne (2012)
BSc Chemistry, University of Melbourne (2010)


Journal Articles
Yuan, G.; Gómez, D. E.; Kirkwood, N.; Boldt, K.; Mulvaney, P. Two Mechanisms Determine Quantum Dot Blinking. ACS Nano 2018, 12 (4), 3397 - 3405 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b09052. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.7b09052
Monego, D.; Kister, T.; Kirkwood, N.; Mulvaney, P.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Kraus, T. Colloidal Stability of Apolar Nanoparticles: Role of Ligand Length. Langmuir 2018, 34 (43), 12982 - 12989 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02883. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02883
Yuan, G.; Gómez, D. E.; Kirkwood, N.; Mulvaney, P. Tuning Single Quantum Dot Emission with a Micromirror. Nano Letters 2018, 18 (2), 1010 - 1017 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04482. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04482