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Dr George Fern

Dr George Fern
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Summary

Dr. Fern carries out research in the Wolfson Centre for Materials Processing, as well as holding an academic post in the College of Engineering Design and Physical Sciences.

He has a track record dating to 1998 working on luminescent and inorganic materials which has spanned a diverse range of applied and fundamental research, often in collaboration with industry.  This research and teaching has allowed him to develop a wide interest in synthetic and analytical chemistry of opto-electronic materials and their engineering, incorportation and operation in working devices.

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.

Reader, CEDPS, Brunel University London

October 2017

Senior Lecturer, CEDPS, Brunel University London

2014-2017

Lecturer B, CEDPS, Brunel University London

2006-2014

Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Chemistry , School of Science, Greenwich University

2001-2005

Teaching Fellow in Chemistry, School of Science, Greenwich University

1998-2001

Research Assistant, Chemistry, University of Hull

1997-1998

Responsibility

Laser Protection Supervisor, Wolfson Centre, Brunel University London (Ensuring institute members follow all university regulations according to BS EN 60825-142004 and developing local working rules)

Local Safety Officer in Chemistry at Brunel University (and previously Greenwich) University (Approving Risk assessments)

Ionising radiation and laser safety committee (IRLCA) member (Brunel University)

Level 1 Senior Tutor (Brunel University in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Greenwich University in Chemistry)

Mitigating Circumstances Panel

APEX Mentor

Website Champion (Mechanical and Aerospace, Brunel University)

UCAS and Open Day Tours

Newest selected publications

Broxtermann, M., den Engelsen, D., Fern, GR., Harris, P., Ireland, TG., Justel, T. and et al. (2018) 'Cathodoluminescence and Photoluminescence of YPO4:Pr3+, Y2SiO5:Pr3+, YBO3:Pr3+, and YPO4:Bi3+'. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 6 (4). pp. R47 - R52. ISSN: 2162-8769 Open Access Link

Journal article

den Engelsen, D., Fern, GR., Ireland, TG. and Silver, J. (2018) 'Cathodoluminescence of Y2O3:Ln3+ (Ln ΒΌ Tb, Er and Tm) and Y2O3:Bi3+ nanocrystalline particles at 200 keV'. RSC Advances, 8 (1). pp. 396 - 405. ISSN: 2046-2069 Open Access Link

Journal article

den Engelsen, D., Fern, GR., Ireland, TG. and Silver, J. (2017) 'Reassignment of electronic transitions in the laser-activated spectrum of nanocrystalline Y2O3:Er3+'. Journal of Luminescence, 196 (1). pp. 337 - 346. ISSN: 0022-2313 Open Access Link

Journal article

Silver, J., Marsh, PJ., Fern, GR., Ireland, TG. and Salimian, A. (2017) 'ZnCdS:Cu,Al,Cl: A Near Infra-Red Emissive Family of Phosphors for Marking, Coding, and Identification'. JES Journal Solid State Science and Technology, 7 (1). pp. R3057 - R3063. ISSN: 2162-8769 Open Access Link

Journal article

Pasberg, N., den Engelsen, D., Fern, GR., Harris, PG., Ireland, TG. and Silver, J. (2017) 'Structure and luminescence analyses of simultaneously synthesised (Lu1-xGdx)2O2S:Tb(3+) and (Lu1-xGdx)2O3:Tb(3+)'. Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 46 (24). pp. 7693 - 7707. ISSN: 1477-9226 Open Access Link

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