Josh Davies

I am researching physical chemistry at Cardiff University mainly focused on the use of nano-magnetic material for diagnostics. Magneto-optic effects are an intriguing area of study and I love researching into it. This technology has already been used to develop a hand held malaria point of care diagnostic device. This resulted in cheaper testings for those in poverty. I am working on adapting this technique to diagnose Septicemia.

Another topic I am interested in is the valorfication of renewable feedstocks. More specifically taking waste products of large scale industrial process' and using them in the formation of valuable products. I believe Nano-technology is at forefront of scientific development and is of the utmost importance when tackling such problems as global warming.

Recent blog posts by this author

Five Ways Nanoscience is Making Science Fiction into Fact

Russian author Boris Zhitkov wrote the 1931 short story Microhands, in which the narrator creates miniature hands to carry out intricate surgeries. And while that was nearly 100 years ago, the tale illustrates the real fundamentals of the...