Professor Robert Dorey holds the chair in Nanomaterials at the University of Surrey and is Fellow of the Institute Materials, Mining and Minerals (FIMMM) and Higher Education Academy (FHEA) as well as a Chartered Scientist and Engineer. Professor Dorey joined the University of Surrey from Cranfield University in 2014. Between 2003 and 2008 he held a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Research Fellowship.
University roles and responsibilities
- Director of Post Graduate Researchers: Mechanical Engineering Sciences
- Director of EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Micro and Nanomaterials and Technology
- Research director of Centre for Engineering Materials
- Head of Centre for Sustainable Additive Print Manufacturing
My research interests are focussed on the synthesis & manipulation of nanomaterials, through sustainable processing routes, for the production of functional devices for energy & environmental applications. Examples include thermoelectric and piezoelectric energy harvesters, solar thermal energy capture and storage, as well as sensors for detection of nanomaterials in the environment and acoustic structural health monitoring.
My research has a particular focus on micro-scale processing, materials integration and manufacture to allow the creation of unique 3D micro and nanoscale structures. Within this context I have a particular interest in sustainable materials and manufacturing processes as well as understanding the fate of nanomaterials in the environment.
Within the centre of sustainable additive print manufacture we explore the development of innovative processing techniques for materials synthesis, printing and processing.
Postgraduate research supervision
- Jasmine Bone - NPL/Element
- Piers Turner - NPL
- Anthony Mapp
- Thomas Chamberlain
- Ishara Dharmasena
- Dan Flintoft - NPL
- Itsaso Echeverria - National Composites Centre
- Victor Manisa - Dyson
- Filipe Richheimer - NPL