Projects per year
Head of Department, Pure and Applied Chemistry, Research Chair of Chemistry, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Director of the Centre for Molecular Nanometrology and Head of Bionanotechnology.
Professor Duncan Graham is based at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and is currently Head of Department for Pure and Applied Chemistry. He has a research group of around 35, and over 200 publications to date. Duncan Graham is also a co-founder of the Centre for Molecular Nanometrology and is a co-founder and director of Renishaw Diagnostics Ltd (formerly D3 Technologies). He serves as Chair of the Editorial Board for Analyst, is president of the Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry, is on the advisory editorial board for Chemical Scienceand Chemical Society Reviews, the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, the editorial board for Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, the advisory board for Analytical Methods, the advisory board for the new Cell Press journal, Chem and has served on various peer review panels.
Posts held (all at the University of Strathclyde):
August 2016 Head of Department, Pure and Applied Chemistry
August 2013 Deputy Head of Department, Pure and Applied Chemistry
August 2012 Deputy Director WestCHEM
August 2010 Director, WestCHEM
August 2008 Deputy Director, WestCHEM
August 2008 Head of Research Pure and Applied Chemistry
June 2005 Co-Director, Centre for Molecular Nanometrology
March 2004 Professor, Pure and Applied Chemistry
April 2003 Senior Lecturer, Pure and Applied Chemistry
October 2002 RSC’s Analytical Grand Prix Five Year Fellowship
June 2002 Lecturer, Pure and Applied Chemistry
June 1997 BBSRC David Phillips Five-Year Fellow
Jan 1996 Postdoctoral Researcher
Awards and Fellowships:
2017 Charles Mann Award, FACSS.
2016 Theophilus Redwood Award, Royal Society of Chemistry
2012 Fellows award from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy
2012 Craver award of the Coblentz Society
2011 Fellowship of the Society of Biology
2010 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
2009 Corday Morgan Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2007 Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
2005 Nexxus Young Life Scientist of the Year
2004 RSC’s SAC Silver Medal
2002 RSC’s Analytical Grand Prix five year fellowship
1997 BBSRC David Phillips five-year fellowship
The main focus is the creation of a range of functionalised metallic nanoparticles which can be used for a variety of different purposes which include the diagnosis of disease and also the treatment of disease. This includes the chemical manipulation of the appropriate surface molecules and labels required to turn these metal nanoparticles into functioning nanosensors capable of detecting single molecules in complex environments using SERS. In addition, the mounting of therapeutic agents onto these nanoparticles has resulted in significantly increased performance of the drugs when tested against particular disease states.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Data for: "Towards establishing a minimal nanoparticle concentration for applications involving surface enhanced spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SESORS) in vivo"
Nicolson, F. (Creator), Jamieson, L. (Creator), Mabbott, S. (Creator), Plakas, K. (Creator), Shand, N. (Creator), Detty, M. R. (Creator), Graham, D. (Creator), Faulds, K. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 5 Oct 2018
Data for: "Ratiometric Raman imaging reveals the new anti-cancer potential of lipid targeting drugs"
Jamieson, L. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 17 Aug 2018
Functionalisation of hollow gold nanosperes for use as stable, red-shifted SERS nanotags in bio-imagingAuthor: Moreton, S., 1 Apr 2015
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
Hollow gold nanoshells as unique near infrared optical materials for surface enhanced Raman scatteringAuthor: May, H., 1 Apr 2015
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
Activities per year
Activity: Organiser of major conference