Dr Mark Baxendale

Dr Mark Baxendale

Reader in Nanotechnology
School of Physics and Astronomy
Queen Mary, University of London
327 Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

Telephone: 020 7882 5795
Room: G O Jones 122

My research interests

My overarching research interest is in self-organisation and emergent phenomena in the physical and life sciences. Nanotechnology - the understanding, characterisation, and manipulation of matter on the scale of several atoms to large macromolecules - is the vehicle for this activity. My prime focus is on the science and applications nanoscale carbon macromolecules (fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene) - considered to be the archetypal building blocks of nanotechnology - in the physical and life sciences. I also have the related interests: nano-bio interface phenomena, percolation in molecular networks, quantum electronic phenomena, and nanoscale magnetism.

My current activity spans:

  • Targeted drug delivery systems
  • Magnetic hyperthermia cancer therapy
  • Transparent conducting electrodes for plastic electronics
  • Thermoelectric materials for energy harvesting
  • Smart tissue scaffold for regenerative medicine.
  • Single molecule detection
  • Quantum electronic devices
  • Multifunctional composite materials

Press interest:

Magnetic nanotubes for cancer therapy and imaging, Materials Today, March 2015

Accidental 'urchin' nanoparticle discovery could lead to a revolution in manufacturing, Kurzweil, September 2013

My teaching

I am Module Organiser for SPA5250 Physics of Energy and the Environment and SPA6543 Group Projects for Physicists

My grants

‘Targeted drug delivery to neurons and glia using light- and field-sensitive microcapsules’ BBSRC, BB/J001473/1, 2012-15

Collaborators: Prof. D. Rusakov (UCL), Dr. A. Sapelkin, Prof. G. Sukhorukov, Dr. K. Volynski (UCL)


Selected publications

Iron-filled multiwalled carbon nanotubes surface-functionalized with paramagnetic Gd (III): A candidate dual-functioning MRI contrast agent and magnetic hyperthermia structure
Peci T, Dennis TJS, Baxendale M
Carbon, Volume 87, issue C, page 226, 1st February 2016.
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.01.052

Boundary layer chemical vapor synthesis of self-organized radial filled-carbon-nanotube structures
Boi FS, Mountjoy G, Baxendale M
Carbon, Volume 64, page 516, 1st November 2013.
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2013.08.001

The origin of long-period lattice spacings observed in iron-carbide nanowires encapsulated by multiwall carbon nanotubes.
Boi FS, Mountjoy G, Luklinska Z et al.
Microsc Microanal, Volume 19, issue 5, page 1298, 1st October 2013.
DOI: 10.1017/S1431927613001918

High electrical conductance enhancement in Au-nanoparticle decorated sparse single-wall carbon nanotube networks.
McAndrew CF, Baxendale M
Nanotechnology, Volume 24, issue 30, page 305202, 2nd August 2013.
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/24/30/305202

Universal resistivity-strain dependence of carbon nanotube/polymer composites
Zhang R, Baxendale M, Peijs T
PHYS REV B, Volume 76, issue 19, 1st November 2007.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.195433

Thermoelectric power of aligned and randomly oriented carbon nanotubes
BAXENDALE M, Lim KG, Amaratunga GAJ
Physical Review B, Volume 61, issue 19, page 12705, 1st May 2000.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.61.12705