Team members – Robert John Hobbs

Research scientists / postdoctoral researchers:

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Robert John Hobbs

Rob studied at Bangor University where in December 2015 he was awarded a Ph.D. in chemistry. The thesis was titled ‘A universal magnetic carrier for use in cancer prodrug therapy’ and the viva voce was examined by Dr. Peter Searle (Birmingham University). After a brief period of postdoctoral research with Dr Chris Gwenin’s ARCH group studying a novel drug delivery system, Rob began postdoctoral research for Prof. Peter Holliman. The focus of this work was on emerging photovoltaic materials and energy-related devices. Rob re-joined the ARCH group as a research officer to work on the toxicological NRN life science funded project. The main focus of the work was to study the nanoparticle toxicity of the novel drug delivery system. Rob has a wide range of skills in the life sciences research area, but also in electrochemistry and PV research. Rob is now a Research & Development Innovation Officer on the CALIN project and is working closely with SME partners. In addition to this Rob is currently undertaking the PGCertHE course with the view to obtaining HEA Fellow status. Rob has a keen interest in health & safety and laboratory management.


Phone: 01248 382035

2015 – Ph.D. Chemistry, Bangor University, UK2011 – M.Sc. (Merit): Analytical Chemistry, Bangor University, UK2010 – B.Sc. (Hons): Chemistry, Bangor University, UK

  1. W. Furnell, P.J. Holliman, A. Connell, E.W. Jones, R.J. Hobbs, C.P. Kershaw, R. Anthony, T. Watson, J, McGettrick, Digital imaging to simultaneously study device lifetimes of multiple dye-sensitized solar cells, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017, 1, 362-370.
  2. W. Jones, P.J. Holliman, A. Connell, M.L. Davies, J. Baker, R.J. Hobbs, S. Ghosh, L.W. Furnell, R. Anthony, A novel dimethylformamide (DMF) free bar-cast method to deposit organolead perovskite thin films with improved stability, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 4301-4304.
  3. Connell, P.J. Holliman, E.W. Jones, M.L. Davies, R.J. Hobbs, L.W. Furnell and S. Ghosh, Surface engineering in dye sensitized solar cells, Materials Research Innovations, 2015, 19, 7, 494-496.
  4. J. Holliman, A. Connell, E.W. Jones, R.J. Hobbs, L.W. Furnell and S. Ghosh, Solvent issues during processing and device lifetime for perovskite solar cells, Materials Research Innovations, 2015, 19, 7, 508-511.

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News: October 2018

MSP101-e1532964586693Save the date February 8th 2019

We are currently organising a joint event with the team at M-SParc to promote CALIN and the newly opened Science Park.

News: August 2018

Congratulations to Nagina Kanwal who joins us from Pakistan

Nagina Kanwal

News: June 2018

We presented at the North Wales Clinical Research Centre Conference


News: June 2018

Congratulations to Mohammad Rizwan who will be joining us on the CALIN project from August

Mohammad Rizwan

News: May 2018

Alice held a successful CALIN PhD forum