Professor Philip Nigel Bartlett FRS
Professor of Electrochemistry, Chemistry, University of Southampton
Philip Barlett is a physical chemist who has devised kinetic models for the understanding of the behaviour of biosensors depending on the intimate details of enzyme-mediator reactions. He has also shown that the switching of a conducting polymer can be used to amplify these reactions in a highly sensitive device. He has used these polymers in arrays of non-specific sensors as elements of a practical electronic nose. He has made a major contribution to the development of nano-structured surfaces formed by templated electrochemical deposition of metals using lyotropic liquid crystalline templates. This has led to the analysis of the behaviour of high area surfaces with a precise structure, for example in Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.