Dr Callum M. S. Jones supervises Materials IA Paper 2 as a Clare College Research Associate. Additionally, he is in charge of research facilities at the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC). His role helps to facilitate the overall aims of the facility, which involve investigating the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals, and hybrid nanomaterials. These broad research goals include a variety of work relating to i) the production of graphene and related materials (e.g. for developing new composites, heterostructures, ink formulations, functionalisation), ii) micro- and nanofabrication (e.g. lithography, thin film deposition, etching, coating, imprinting, bioprinting, laser, extrusion, and moulding), iii) photonics and optoelectronics (e.g. developing devices such as modulators, lasers and sources, broadband detectors, and waveguides), iv) material and device characterisation (e.g. photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy), v) electronics (e.g. developing new antennas, terahertz devices, MW, quantum devices and bioelectronics), vi) sensors (e.g. new devices for physical, optical, chemical and environmental measurements, as well as radiofrequency detection), and vii) energy (e.g. solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors, assembling coin and pouch cells).
Dr Jones' has skills in the management, forward planning, and strategic development of this leading national research facility, which possesses state of the art R&D equipment worth over £30M in addition to having more than 120 academic/industrial users. Furthermore, he is responsible for local health and safety procedures involving complex research environments, providing experimental support and training to all researchers, addressing infrastructure maintenance issues and installations (building, labs, cleanrooms, equipment, IT, etc.), purchasing and procurement of new equipment and stock, and directly managing a team of equipment engineers.
He is actively seeking out and organizing new collaborations to establish joint industrial-academic activities and promote innovative and adventurous research with an emphasis on applications.