Master of Physics (MPhys) in Physics from the University of York.
Doctor of Phiosophy (Ph.D) from University of Southampton
Research Associate with University of Southampton, the University of Southampton's Malaysian Campus and Siemens.
Research Associate at the York Nanocentre at the University of York.
Material Engineer for Starchaser Industries Ltd.
Currently a post-doctoral research associate at Manchester Metropolitan University, developing graphene based composite materials for 3-D printing and additive manufacturing. A member of an interdisciplinary project at MMU aiming to develop advance materials from waste plastics and integrated advanced nanomaterials, such as graphene, graphene nanoplatelets and carbon nanotubes. Working towards providing high performance materials for 3-D printing energy storage solutions such as batteries and supercapacitors.
Awarded a PhD in engineering in 2015, on a project studying Carbon NanoTube (CNT) composite materials and their potential as electrical contacts for applications in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) switches and relays; specializing in the material characterization and failure modelling.
Previously studied Physics at the University of York, specializing in the characterization and observation of nanostructures in ancient stained glass from York Minster. During this time work for Starchaser Industries was also carried out, evaluating fuel efficiency and data processing for hybrid rocket technology.
Surface Engineering and Advanced Materials Research Group
Craig Banks Research Group.
Research Centre: Engineering & Materials Research Centre
K. Betlem, S. Hoksbergen, N. Mansouri, M. Down, P. Losada-Perez, et al. (2018). Real-time analysis of microbial growth by means of the Heat-Transfer Method (HTM) using Saccharomyces cerevisiae as model organism. Physics in Medicine. 6, pp.1-8.
E. Martínez-Periñán, MP. Down, C. Gibaja, E. Lorenzo, F. Zamora, et al. (2018). Antimonene: A Novel 2D Nanomaterial for Supercapacitor Applications. Advanced Energy Materials. 8(11),
MP. Down, CE. Banks (2018). Freestanding Three-Dimensional Graphene Macroporous Supercapacitor. ACS Applied Energy Materials. 1(2), pp.891-899.
MP. Down, SJ. Rowley-Neale, GC. Smith, CE. Banks (2018). Fabrication of Graphene Oxide Supercapacitor Devices. ACS Applied Energy Materials. 1(2), pp.707-714.
K. Betlem, M. Down, C. Foster, S. Akthar, K. Eersels, et al. (2018). Development of a Flexible MIP-Based Biosensor Platform for the Thermal Detection of Neurotransmitters. MRS Advances. 3(28), pp.1569-1574.
AF. Khan, MP. Down, GC. Smith, CW. Foster, CE. Banks (2017). Surfactant-exfoliated 2D hexagonal boron nitride (2D-hBN): role of surfactant upon the electrochemical reduction of oxygen and capacitance applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 5(8), pp.4103-4113.
MP. Down, CW. Foster, X. Ji, CE. Banks (2016). Pencil drawn paper based supercapacitors. RSC Advances. 6(84), pp.81130-81141.