Professor Paul Mulvaney FAA FRSC is a materials chemist who focusses on the use of semiconductor nanocrystals as excitonic materials for solar energy conversion, sensors and security labelling.

Qualifications: 
PhD, University of Melbourne, 1989
BSc (hons.), University of Melbourne, 1984
ORCID iD: 
0000000280073427
Centre Research Themes: 
1. Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion
2. Control of Excitons
3. Excitonic Systems for Security, Lighting and Sensing
Summary of any other of your centre responsibilities: 

Chair, Executive Committee

Publications

Journal Articles
Martín-Sánchez, C.; González-Rubio, G.; Mulvaney, P.; Guerrero-Martínez, A.; Liz-Marzán, L. M.; Rodríguez, F. Monodisperse Gold Nanorods for High-Pressure Refractive Index Sensing. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2019, 10, 1587 - 1593 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00636. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00636
Jain, G.; Ahnood, A.; Chanaewa, A.; Fox, K.; Mulvaney, P. The role of CdCl2 treatments and annealing in the formation of sintered CdTe nanocrystal solar cells. Physics Letters A 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2019.01.007. doi: 10.1016/j.physleta.2019.01.007
Seibt, S.; Mulvaney, P.; Förster, S. Millisecond CdS nanocrystal nucleation and growth studied by microfluidics with in-situ spectroscopy. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2019, 562, 263-269 DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2018.10.043. doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2018.10.043
Chan, W. C. W.; Chhowalla, M.; Farokhzad, O.; Glotzer, S.; Gogotsi, Y.; Hammond, P. T.; Hersam, M. C.; Javey, A.; Kagan, C. R.; Kataoka, K.; et al. The 15th Anniversary of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative. ACS Nano 2018, 12 (11), 10567 - 10569 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b08676. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.8b08676
Ryan, R. G.; Stacey, A.; O’Donnell, K. M.; Ohshima, T.; Johnson, B. C.; Hollenberg, L. C. L.; Mulvaney, P.; Simpson, D. A. Impact of Surface Functionalization on the Quantum Coherence of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Nanodiamonds. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10 (15), 13143 - 13149 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b19238. doi: 10.1021/acsami.7b19238
Yuan, G.; Ritchie, C.; Ritter, M.; Murphy, S.; Gómez, D. E.; Mulvaney, P. The Degradation and Blinking of Single CsPbI 3 Perovskite Quantum Dots. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122 (25), 13407 - 13415 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11168. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11168
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
Kister, T.; Monego, D.; Mulvaney, P.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Kraus, T. Colloidal Stability of Apolar Nanoparticles: The Role of Particle Size and Ligand Shell Structure. ACS Nano 2018, 12 (6), 5969 - 5977 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b02202. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.8b02202
Pearson, J.; Nguyen, T. Lam; Cölfen, H.; Mulvaney, P. Sedimentation of C 60 and C 70 : Testing the Limits of Stokes’ Law. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2018, 9 (21), 6345 - 6349 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02703. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02703
Pastoriza-Santos, I.; Kinnear, C.; Pérez-Juste, J.; Mulvaney, P.; Liz-Marzán, L. M. Plasmonic polymer nanocomposites. Nature Reviews Materials 2018, 3 (10), 375 - 391 DOI: 10.1038/s41578-018-0050-7. doi: 10.1038/s41578-018-0050-7
Kinnear, C.; Cadusch, J.; Zhang, H.; Lu, J.; James, T.; Roberts, A.; Mulvaney, P. Directed Chemical Assembly of Single and Clustered Nanoparticles with Silanized Templates. Langmuir 2018, 34 (25), 7355 - 7363 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00775. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00775
Zhang, H.; Cadusch, J.; Kinnear, C.; James, T.; Roberts, A.; Mulvaney, P. Direct Assembly of Large Area Nanoparticle Arrays. ACS Nano 2018, 12 (8), 7529 - 7537 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b02932. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.8b02932
Kirchner, S. R.; Smith, K. W.; Hoener, B. S.; Collins, S. S. E.; Wang, W.; Cai, Y. - Y.; Kinnear, C.; Zhang, H.; Chang, W. - S.; Mulvaney, P.; et al. Snapshot Hyperspectral Imaging (SHI) for Revealing Irreversible and Heterogeneous Plasmonic Processes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122 (12), 6865 - 6875 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01398. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01398
Ritchie, C.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Styles, M.; Jasieniak, J. J.; Mulvaney, P. Aqueous Synthesis of High-Quality Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 Nanocrystals and Their Thermal Annealing Characteristics. Langmuir 2018, 34 (4), 1655 - 1665 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03885. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03885
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
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
Kawawaki, T.; Zhang, H.; Nishi, H.; Mulvaney, P.; Tatsuma, T. Potential-Scanning Localized Plasmon Sensing with Single and Coupled Gold Nanorods. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2017, 8 (15), 3637 - 3641 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01620. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01620
Walsh, M. J.; Tong, W.; Katz-Boon, H.; Mulvaney, P.; Etheridge, J.; Funston, A. M. A Mechanism for Symmetry Breaking and Shape Control in Single-Crystal Gold Nanorods. Accounts of Chemical Research 2017, 50 (12), 2925 - 2935 DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00313. doi: 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00313
Tong, W.; Walsh, M. J.; Mulvaney, P.; Etheridge, J.; Funston, A. M. Control of Symmetry Breaking Size and Aspect Ratio in Gold Nanorods: Underlying Role of Silver Nitrate. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017, 121 (6), 3549 - 3559 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b10343. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b10343
Pelaz, B.; Alexiou, C.; Alvarez-Puebla, R. A.; Alves, F.; Andrews, A. M.; Ashraf, S.; Balogh, L. P.; Ballerini, L.; Bestetti, A.; Brendel, C.; et al. Diverse Applications of Nanomedicine. ACS Nano 2017, 11 (3), 2313 - 2381 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b06040. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.6b06040
Gajic, M.; Lisi, F.; Kirkwood, N.; Smith, T. A.; Mulvaney, P.; Rosengarten, G. Circular luminescent solar concentrators. Solar Energy 2017, 150, 30 - 37 DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.04.034. doi: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.04.034
Reports
Tadgell, B.; Akinoglu, E.; Mulvaney, P.; Quinn, M. Controlling the Swelling of Polymer Coated Gold Nanoparticles; Agilent Application Note; 2019.