Tim graduated with a degree in Chemistry with European Studies from The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2000), which included a placement year in the Lavoisier Research Institute in Versailles, France. This was followed by a PhD, in Physical Chemistry, at Southampton University, completing a thesis entitled 'Electrodeposition of mesoporous nanostructured type II-VI semiconductor materials' (2006). Tim continued in academia as the Academic-Industrial lecturer in Chemistry at University of Huddersfield and subsequently as a postdoctoral research assistant at University College Cork, Ireland (2009).
Tim's teaching career has also led him to acheive QTS status from Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT (2013), his NQT from Bradford City Council (2014), and more recently HEA fellowship status after completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development (in Higher Education) at The University of Huddersfield (2016).
Buttershaw Business and Enterpise College, Bradford (2013-2015)
Assistant Director of STEM and Teacher
Westborough High School, Dewsbury (2012-2013)
Graduate Training Programme: Trainee Teacher
University of Sheffield (2011-2012)
Outreach Activities Officer
University College Cork, Ireland (2009-2011)
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant
University of Huddersfield (2005-2008)
Academic-Industrial Lecturer in Chemistry
Syngenta Agrochemicals, Yalding (2001-2002)
Formulation Development Experimentalist
Lithium-ion battery and solar cell electrode materials
T. Gabriel (2009). Science and Careers Pack: Encouraging Young People to Learn Science. Careers Europe.
MJ. Armstrong, DM. Burke, T. Gabriel, C. O'Regan, C. O'Dwyer, et al. (2013). Carbon nanocage supported synthesis of V2O5 nanorods and V2O5/TiO2 nanocomposites for Li-ion batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 1(40), pp.12568-12568.
R. Ellis, T. Gabriel (2010). Context‐based learning for beginners: CBL and non‐traditional students. Research in Post-Compulsory Education. 15(2), pp.129-140.
R. Ellis, T. Gabriel (2008). Transitions to HE: CBL for non-traditional students. New Directions. pp.39-42.
X. Li, IS. Nandhakumar, T. Gabriel, GS. Attard, ML. Markham, et al. (2006). Electrodeposition of mesoporous CdTe films with the aid of citric acid from lyotropic liquid crystalline phases. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 16(31), pp.3207-3207.
ML. Markham, JJ. Baumberg, DC. Smith, X. Li, T. Gabriel, et al. (2005). Birefringent cadmium–telluride-based metamaterial. Applied Physics Letters. 86(1), pp.011912-011912.
I. Nandhakumar, T. Gabriel, X. Li, GS. Attard, M. Markham, et al. (2004). Optical Properties of Nanostructured Mesoporous Semiconductor Films. MRS Proceedings. 822,
T. Gabriel, IS. Nandhakumar, GS. Attard (2002). Electrochemical synthesis of nanostructured tellurium films. Electrochemistry Communications. 4(8), pp.610-612.
T. Gabriel, ML. Markham, DC. Smith, JJ. Baumberg, X. Li, et al. (2005). Nanoporous semiconductor-based metamaterials. pp.1435-1437.
New Developments in the Forensics Science of Firearms, University of Huddersfield (2008)
Materials Ireland 2nd Annual Conference Prize: Oral presentation, Tyndall Institute, Cork (2010)
Research and development award into new teaching styles (TQEF), University of Huddersfield (2008)
SETPOINT award, to develop teaching practices (2007)
Personal commendation from former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, for contribution to science communication (2007)
Awarded Gordon Research Conference postgraduate scholarship (2004)
Awarded research scholarship for WorldWide University Network (WUN), University of Washington (2002)
Awarded Merck Industrial Case Studentship Prize: Oral presentation (2001, 2003)
Higher Education Academy Fellow (2016)