Davide Mariotti


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 2777 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
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Davide Mariotti joined Ulster University in 2009 and was promoted to Professor in 2015. Davide's research interests are in the areas of advanced functional materials and plasma science. Recent funded work has included biomedical applications and materials for solar energy conversion.Davide has studied in Italy (Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche) and then in UK (Ulster University), where he was awarded with a PhD in 2002. From 2004 he then worked in USA (Rochester Institute of Technology, NY) and in Japan (AIST, Tsukuba) before returning to Ulster University in 2009. Davide has a leading international role in plasma-based synthesis of nanomaterials at atmospheric pressure. His Research Group now covers a range of activities within Plasma Science and Nanoscale Engineering with several projects funded from EPSRC, EU, Leverhulme Trust, Royal Society etc. His Group has extensive expertise in the development of plasma systems for the synthesis of a wide range of materials and include facilities for the fabrication and testing of solar cell devices.

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Research Output 1998 2019

  • 2777 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
  • 94 Article
  • 8 Conference contribution
  • 1 Poster
1 Citation (Scopus)

Atmospheric Pressure Plasma-Synthesized Gold Nanoparticle/Carbon Nanotube Hybrids for Photothermal Conversion

Sun, D., McLaughlan, J., Zhang, L., Falzon, B. G., Mariotti, D., Maguire, P. & Sun, D., 2 Apr 2019, In : Langmuir. 35, 13, p. 4577-4588 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

photothermal conversion
Carbon Nanotubes
Atmospheric pressure
Carbon nanotubes

Design of Composite Microneedle Sensor Systems for the Measurement of Transdermal pH

Hegarty, C., McConville, A., Mc Glynn, R., Mariotti, D. & Davis, J., 1 Apr 2019, 227, p. 340-346 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pH sensors
composite materials

Evolution of anodic product from Mo metal in absolute ethanol and humidity sensing under an ambient condition

Ni, C., Carolan, D., Hui, J., Rocks, C., Padmanaban, D. B., Ni, J., Xie, D., Fang, Z., Irvine, J., Maguire, P. & Mariotti, D., 9 Aug 2019

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Atmospheric humidity

Microplasma assisted synthesis of gold nanoparticle/graphene oxide nanocomposites and their potential application in SERS sensing

Sun, D., Tang, M., Zhang, L., Falzon, B., Padmanaban, D. B., Mariotti, D., Maguire, P., Xu, H., Chen, M. & Sun, D., 27 Aug 2019, In : Nanotechnology. 30, 45, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Raman scattering

Size-dependent stability of ultra-small α-/β-phase tin nanocrystals synthesized by microplasma

Haq, A. U., Askari, S., McLister, A., Rawlinson, S., Davis, J., Chakrabarti, S., Svrcek, V., Maguire, P., Papakonstantinou, P. & Mariotti, D., 18 Feb 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, p. 1-8 8 p., 817.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Atmospheric pressure
Materials properties