Dr Lewis Baker


Teaching Fellow
PhD, MSc, MPhys, BSc, PGCE, SFHEA, QTS
+44 (0)1483 684086
07 BB 04
Open door policy; Microsoft Teams; Email

Biography

Areas of specialism

Ultrafast photochemistry; Electronic structure theory; Education; Pedagogy

University roles and responsibilities

  • Examinations Officer for EP&S and Mathematics Foundation Year programmes
  • Module Leader, ENG0013 - Prinicples of Engineering and Physical Science
  • Module Leader, ENG0015 - Physics A
  • Academic Integrity Officer - EP&S and Mathematics Foundation Year programmes
  • Academic member of Senate
  • Member of the Digital Education Network

    Affiliations and memberships

    Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
    Awarded 2021
    Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
    Awarded 2019

    My teaching

    My publications

    Highlights

    [27] Lewis A. Baker*. The use of audio-visual lecture capture technology as a means of facilitating reflective practice. Teacher Education Advancement Network, 2021, In Press.

    [26] Wen-Dong Quan, Lewis A. Baker*, Richard Napier, Rachel K. O’Reilly, Vasilios G. Stavros, Michael Staniforth, and Thomas R. Wilks. Ultrafast spectroscopic investigation of discrete co-assemblies of a Zn-porphyrin–polymer conjugate with a hexapyridyl template. Chem. Phys. Lett.2021, 777:138736.

    [25] Lewis A. Baker* and Carol Spencely. Blending Microsoft Teams with Existing Teaching Environments to Increase Access, Inclusivity and Engagement. Journal of the Foundation Year Network, 2020, 3:3-20.

    [24] Lewis A. Baker*. Releasing Students from the Cognitive Straitjacket of Visual-Auditory-Kinaesthetic Learning Styles. Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching, 2020, 3(10):57-60.

    [23] Lewis A. Baker, Michael Staniforth, Amandine Flourat, Florent Allais, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Conservation of ultrafast photoprotective mechanisms with increasing molecular complexity in sinapoyl malate derivatives. ChemPhysChem, 2020, 21(17):2006-2011.

    [22] Gerald Dampier, Lewis A. Baker*, Carol Spencely, Nicholas J. Edwards, Erivan White and Alison M. Taylor. Avoiding the Deficit Model and Defining Student Success: Perspectives from a New Foundation Year Context. Journal of the Foundation Year Network, 2019, 2:41-52.

    [21] Lewis A. Baker* and Alison M. Taylor. A simple and affordable experiment to determine Reynolds number. Physics Education, 2019, 54(6):063004.

    [20] Lewis A. Baker, Michael Staniforth, Amandine Flourat, Florent Allais, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Gas-solution phase transient absorption study of the plant sunscreen derivative methyl sinapate. ChemPhotoChem, 2018, 2(8):743-748.

    [19] Lewis A. Baker. Understanding electronic energy transport in biologically relevant systems: The photochemistry of sunscreens and the photophysics of photosynthesis. PhD Thesis, University of Warwick, 2017, Available from: http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/95685/

    [18] Lewis A. Baker and Scott Habershon. Photosynthesis, pigment-protein complexes and electronic energy transport -- simple models for complicated processes. Science Progress, 2017, 100(3):313-330.

    [17] Michael Staniforth, Wen-Dong Quan, Tolga N. V. Karsili, Lewis A. Baker, Rachel K. O'Reilly, and Vasilios G. Stavros. A first step towards a universal fluorescent probe: Unravelling the photodynamics of an amino-maleimide fluorophore. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2017, 121(34):6357-6365.

    [16] Lewis A. Baker* and Scott Habershon. Photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes as highly-connected networks: Implications for robust energy transport. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 2017, 473(2201):20170112.

    [15] Lewis A. Baker, Barbara Marchetti, Tolga N. V. Karsili, Vasilios G. Stavros, and Michael N. R. Ashfold. Photoprotection: Extending lessons learned from studying natural sunscreens to the design of artificial sunscreen constituents. Chemical Society Reviews, 2017, 46(12):3770-3791.

    [14] Lewis A. Baker*, Sarah L. Clark, Scott Habershon, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy of the sunscreen constituent ethylhexyl triazone. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2017, 8(10):2113-2118.

    [13] Michael D. Horbury, Lewis A. Baker, Natercia D. N. Rodrigues, Wen-Dong Quan, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Photoisomerization of ethyl ferulate: A solution phase transient absorption study. Chemical Physics Letters, 2017, 673:62-67

    [12] Lewis A. Baker, Simon E. Greenough, and Vasilios G. Stavros. A perspective on the ultrafast photochemistry of solution-phase sunscreen molecules. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2016,  7(22):4655-4665.

    [11] Lewis A. Baker, Lucy C. Grosvenor, Michael N. R. Ashfold, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Ultrafast photophysical studies of a multicomponent sunscreen: Oxybenzone - titanium dioxide mixtures. Chemical Physics Letters, 2016, 664:39-43.

    [10] Yoann Peperstraete, Michael Staniforth, Lewis A. Baker, Natercia D. N. Rodrigues, Neil C. Cole-Filipiak, Wen-Dong Quan, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Bottom-up excited state dynamics of two cinnamate-based sunscreen filter molecules. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2016, 18(40):28140-28149.

    [9] Lewis A. Baker* and Vasilios G. Stavros. Observing and understanding the ultrafast photochemistry in small molecules: Applications to sunscreens. Science Progress, 2016, 99(3):282-311

    [8] Michael D. Horbury, Lewis A. Baker, Wen-Dong Quan, Simon E. Greenough, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Photodynamics of potent antioxidants: Ferulic and caffeic acids. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2016, 18(26):17691-17697.

    [7] Lewis A. Baker, Michael D. Horbury, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Ultrafast photoprotective properties of the sunscreening agent octocrylene. Optics Express, 2016, 24(10):10700-10709.

    [6] Lewis A. Baker, Michael D. Horbury, Simon E. Greenough, Florent Allais, Patrick S. Walsh, Scott Habershon, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Ultrafast photoprotecting sunscreens in natural plants. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2016, 7(1):56-61.

    [5] Wen-Dong Quan, Anais Pitto-Barry, Lewis A. Baker, Eugen Stulz, Richard Napier, Rachel K. O'Reilly, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Retaining individualities: The photodynamics of self-ordering porphyrin assemblies. Chemical Communications, 2016, 52(9):1938-1941 

    [4] Lewis A. Baker and Scott Habershon. Robustness, efficiency, and optimality in the Fenna-Matthews-Olson photosynthetic pigment-protein complex. Journal of Chemical Physics, 2015, 143(10):105101.

    [3] Lewis A. Baker, Michael D. Horbury, Simon E. Greenough, Michael N. R. Ashfold, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Broadband ultrafast photoprotection by oxybenzone across the UVB and UVC spectral regions. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 2015, 14(10):1814-1820. 

    [2] Michael D. Horbury, Lewis A. Baker, Wen-Dong Quan, Jamie D. Young, Michael Staniforth, Simon E. Greenough, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Bridging the gap between the gas and solution phase: Solvent specific photochemistry in 4-tert-butylcatechol. Journal of Physical Chemistry A2015, 119(50):11989-11996.

    [1] Lewis A. Baker, Michael D. Horbury, Simon E. Greenough, Philip M. Coulter, Tolga N. V. Karsili, Gareth M. Roberts, Andrew J. Orr-Ewing, Michael N. R. Ashfold, and Vasilios G. Stavros. Probing the ultrafast energy dissipation mechanism of the sunscreen oxybenzone after UVA irradiation. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2015, 6(8):1363-1368.