Dr George Fern
Academic Director of ETC / Reader
Bragg Building 017
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: +44 (0)1895 265628
- Chemical Engineering
- College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
George Fern is a chemist by background who has worked in engineering since 2006. He has a broad skills set in developing and delivering collaborative research and development projects with industry, from inorganic and organic materials chemistry to their integration into polymeric materials and electronic devices. His research focus is on opto-electronic materials and devices for applications ranging from horticulture to displays and lighting.
He has a keen interest in materials characterisation and is the Academic Director of the Experimental Techniques Centre and Director of the Wolfson Centre for Sustainable Materials Processing and Characterisation.
He is a Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society.
Director Experimental Techniques Centre
Director of the Wolfson Centre for Sustainable Materials Processing and Characterisation
Director of Research in Chemical Engineering
CREC/research ethics representative for Department of Chemical Engineering
|Ionising radiation and laser safety committee (IRLCA) member (Brunel University)|
|Laser Protection Supervisor|
Newest selected publications
Silver, J., Al-Jaff, G., Wilson, MT., den Engelsen, D., Fern, GR. and Ireland, TG. (2022) 'Studies on the binding of heterocyclic nitrogenous bases to protoporphyrin IX iron(II) in aqueous solution at high pH values'. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 27 (3). pp. 297 - 313. ISSN: 0949-8257 Open Access Link
Behrman, K., Fouilloux, J., Ireland, T., Fern, GR., Silver, J. and Kymissis, I. (2021) 'Early defect identification for micro light-emitting diode displays via photoluminescent and cathodoluminescent imaging'. Journal of the Society for Information Display, 29 (4). pp. 264 - 274. ISSN: 1071-0922
den Engelsen, D., Fern, GR., Ireland, TG., Yang, F. and Silver, J. (2020) 'Photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence of BaAl2O4:Eu2+ and undoped BaAl2O4: evidence for F-centres'. Optical Materials Express, 10 (8). pp. 1962 - 1980. ISSN: 2159-3930 Open Access Link
Volhard, M., Yu, L., den Engelsen, D., Fern, GR., Ireland, TG. and Silver, J. (2020) 'Crystal structure, photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence of Ba1-xSrxAl2O4 doped with Eu2+'. Optical Materials Express, 9 (10). pp. 1951 - 1961. ISSN: 2159-3930 Open Access Link
den Engelsen, D., Fern, GR., Ireland, TG. and Silver, J. (2020) 'Laser-Activated Luminescence of BaAl2O4:Eu'. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 9 (2). pp. 1 - 6. ISSN: 2162-8769 Open Access Link