Jeremy Ramsden
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Jeremy Ramsden obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in natural sciences (comprising physics, chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology and mathematics) from Cambridge University (UK). While he was a master's student he carried out pioneering research on silver halide nanoparticles as a staff scientist at Ilford Limited. He obtained his doctorate (1985) in chemical physics at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) with a thesis on the electronic properties of semiconductor nanoparticles under the supervision of Michael Grätzel. Following that he was a postdoctoral student at Princeton University (Department of Chemistry) and then a visiting scientist at the Biocentre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Szeged, after which he moved to the Biocentre of Basel University, initially working on the electrical properties of biological membranes but then developing integrated-optical techniques for investigating the structure and dynamics of thin films. This technology was transferred to the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich (Laboratory of Chemical Engineering) where Dr Ramsden spent a year as visiting scientist before returning to the Basel Biocentre. He obtained his habilitation in biophysical chemistry in 1994 and became head of the Laboratory of Surface Biochemistry. In 2002 he was appointed full (ordinary) Professor and Chair of Nanotechnology at Cranfield University (UK). From 2003 until 2009 he held the concurrent appointment of Research Director of Bionanotechnology at Cranfield University at Kitakyushu (Japan), where he also maintained a laboratory. He was appointed to the board of the Integrated Nano Science & Commodity Exchange (INSCX) in 2010. At the end of 2011 he left Cranfield University and took on an executive rôle in INSCX as Chief Technology Officer. Since 2012 he is Honorary Professor of Nanotechnology at the University of Buckingham (UK), Britain's only fully private university. He has several times served as visiting professor at universities in Argentina, France, Georgia, Hungary and Japan. Prof. Ramsden's research interests cover a broadrange of nanotechnology but especially nanoparticles and other nano-objects, the nano/bio interface, self-assembly and chemical sensing. He has authored or co-authored over 200 research articles published in international peer-reviewed journals, made a comparable number of conference presentations and has written about a dozen books including three textbooks on nanotechnology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nanotechnology Perceptions, a IUPAC Fellow, and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in London.

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