Dr Cobley's research concerns the fabrication, processing, characterisation and modelling of low-dimensional materials, including metal oxide nanowires and nanosheets, and graphene. He also designs, characterises and models novel electronic devices, particularly those that make use of low-dimensional physical properties, or suffer from confinement or leakage issues due to small sizes.
Working within the Centre for Nanohealth at Swansea we are able to fabricate a wide range of nanomaterials. Our characterisation equipment includes ultra high vacuum four point probe (with in-situ scanning electron microscopy), scanning auger microscopy, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
Dr Cobley has supervised many PhD, masters, and other research students on these areas – some are listed below. Interested potential students are welcome to email for a current list of vacancies.
He is the postgraduate admissions tutor for Nanotechnology. Please email him with any enquiries about research masters or PhD programmes in any areas related to nanotechnology.