• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

19972016
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Projects/Collaborations

CanDo ICT- 610472 – FP7 STReP Research Project (01/2014-08/2017)

POSITIVE ICT- 257401 – FP7 STReP Research Project (09/2010-08/2013)

INTOPSENS ICT-223932 - FP7 STReP Research Project (09/2008-08/2011)

SABIO IST-026554 – FP6 STReP Research Project (01/2006-12/2008)

ePIXNET IST-004525 FP6 Network of Excellence (01/09/2004-01/09/2008)

LASERPOM FP6 CRAFT Research Project COOP-CT-2004-513275 (10/2004-10/2006)

ATOMCAD FP5 TMR Network- HPRN-CT-1999-00048 (02/2000-08/2004)

NanoFab FP4 TMR Network- ERBFMRXCT970129 (12/1997-11/2002)

CAD and verification of MM- and Submm-Wave Circuits FP4 TMR Network- ERBFMRXCT960050 (09/1996-08/2000)

Employment

Marie Curie COFUND Research fellow, Aston University (2018-Present)

Senior Researcher “Universitat de Valencia” (2011-2017)

Researcher “KTH - Kungliga Tekniska högskolan” (2009-2010)

Senior Researcher “Universitat Politecnica de Valencia” (2006-2009)

Postdoctoral Researcher, “Universitat de Barcelona” (2004-2006)

Postdoctoral Researcher, “Sigma Plus” (2002-2004)

Postdoctoral Researcher, “Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona” (2000-2002)

Postdoctoral Researcher, “Universidad de Cantabria” (1999-2000)

Graduate Trainee, Philips Semiconductors (1998-1999)

Research Interests

Research is focussed on optofluidics and the nanostructuring of photonic and plasmonic materials for near proximity flow of analyte to sensor surfaces and novel matter and electromagnetic wave interaction controls. These sensor surfaces can provide real time responses and the use of small sample and reagent volumes, as well as added functionality for highly integrated, efficient and rapid low-cost multiparameter optical biosensors. Of particular interest are porous membranes, as substrates and templates for nanocolumns, for nanostructured optical biosensors.

Membership of Professional Bodies

CPhys, MInstP, IEEE, SPIE

PhD Supervision

Simulation of nanoantenna arrays for plasmonic biosensing - Jonathan Calderón Soriano, (06/12 – ?)

Development of a polarimetric based optical biosensor using a freestanding porous membrane biosensing – Jesus Alvaréz Alavaréz (09/10 – 7/13), maximum qualification (17/09/13).

Funding Applications and Awards

4.0M€ FP7 ICT project CanDo, 2014-2017 – Awarded/Management of whole project and legal principle researcher or PR (UV)
Q-Nanotics (Spanish Ministry of Education) project, 2012-2015 – Proposal contribution, awarded/legal PR - head of group (UV)
2.9M€ FP7 ICT project POSITIVE, 2010-2014 – Awarded/Management of whole project and legal PR (UV)
10K€ VINNOVA award, 2010 – Awarded grant, legal PR - head of group (KTH)
2.6M€ FP7 ICT project INTOPSENS – Awarded/Management of whole project, legal PR - head of group (KTH)
SINADEC (Spanish Ministry of Education) project, 2009-2011 - Proposal contribution, awarded/PR - head of group/PR (UPV)
2.4M€ FP6 IST project SABIO – Management of whole project
6.0M€ FP6 IST NoE ePIXnet JRA Sensors – Partner manager
NANOPOLAR (Spanish Ministry of Education) project, 2006-2009 – Proposal contribution, awarded/PR - head of group/PR (UB)

Teaching Activity

2015, 2016 – Supervision of Physics for Biologists laboratory (University of Valencia)

2008-2009 - ‘GCSE’ and ‘A’ Level tutoring at British Private School

1998 - Support role in preparing and running Masters laboratory on materials selection

1997 - Support role in preparing and running Masters laboratory on materials selection

1996 - Support role in preparing and running Masters Workshop on crystallography

1995-1996 - Support role in preparing and running Masters laboratory on microscopy

1995 - Support role in preparing and running a computation analysis workshop

1994 - Support role in preparing and running various 1st year physics laboratories

1993 - Support role in preparing and running various 1st year physics laboratories

Qualifications

Assistant professor/lecturer accreditation

Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU) – Since 2018

Spanish National Agency for Evaluation of Quality & Accreditation (ANECA) – Since 2016

Responsibilities

Project Reviewer

FETOpen and Marie Curie IEF reviewer in EC FP7 and H2020.
Nanoscience projects in the “Blanc programme” of the French National Research Agency (ANR).

 PhD THESIS EXAMINED

Nanophotonic biosensor based on surface Plasmon interference – Peter Debackere, 15/12/09

Responsibilities

Editorial board member of the International Journal of Foods and Biosystems Engineering
International Program Committee member of Allsensors 2016, 2017. 2018, 2019
International Program Committee member of Photoptics 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
International Program Committee member for International Conference on Sensors Engineering and Electronics Instrumental Advances (SEIA) 2015.
Scientific Committee of International Conference on Food and Biosystems Engineering (FABE) 2015, 2017
International program committee member of Eurosensors XXV
European Silicon Photonics Cluster
Expert in Nanofutures key node group of Design, Modelling and Testing of Materials
Student Representative of Liverpool University Engineering and Physical Sciences Graduate School Committee (1995-1998)
Secretary of Department of Materials Science and Engineering (University of Liverpool) Staff-Student Liaison Committee (1995-1998)
Faculty (Science and Engineering) representative for University Guild Council for University of Liverpool (1995-1998)

Academic/Professional Contacts

Prof. P. Bienstman, Ghent University/IMEC

Prof. L. Pavesi and Dr P. Bettotti, U. Trento 

Prof. C. Elliot, Belfast University

Prof. H. Goosens, University of Antwerp

Dr C. Angulo Barrios, Politecnica de Madrid

Dr. L. Vivien, IEF/Universitie Paris Sud

Prof A. Russom (Stockholm)

Prof J. Popp and C. Krafft, Jena University

Dr. M. Chiari, Consiglo Nazionale Delle Ricerche

Drs C. Bosshard and H. Knapp, CSEM

Dr T. Krahn, Bayer Worldwide Healthcare

Dr. H. Becker, Chipshop

Dr M. Swann, Farfield Scientific Ltd

Dr. K. Beyer, Charité (Berlin)

Dr. M. Makki, Mobidiag

Dr. H. Zoller, Medical University of Innsbruck

Dr. G. Skorski, Phylogene SA (France)

Dr. P. Pourquier ID-VET Sarl (France)

Profs Löhr and Heuchel, Karolinska Institute

Prof M. Nilsson, Stockholm University

 

GKS

AstraZeneca

Pfizer

Novartis

Bayer

Roche (Healthcare and Diagnostics)

R-Biopharm

Janssen R&D

Merck

Abbot

Biomerieux

GE Healthcare

Siemens

Renishaw

Alcatel-Lucent

Honeywell

STMicroelectronics

Sagem

Telefonica

IBM

HP

Philips

3M

Thermo Scientific

Sony

Veeco

Danone

CocaCola

Nestlé

Heinz

Tetrapak

Contact Details

Room: NW315 
Phone: 0121 204 3549 
Email: d.hill2@aston.co.uk

Education/Academic qualification

University of Leeds

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Daniel Hill is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Membranes Engineering & Materials Science
membranes Physics & Astronomy
Chemical beam epitaxy Engineering & Materials Science
porous silicon Physics & Astronomy
Biosensors Chemical Compounds
Porous silicon Engineering & Materials Science
Assays Engineering & Materials Science
Aluminum Oxide Chemical Compounds

Research Output 1997 2016

Advances towards reliable identification and concentration determination of rare cells in peripheral blood

Alemany Server, R., Martens, D., Jans, K., Bienstman, P. & Hill, D., 16 Mar 2016, In : Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. 9705, 97050G.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
File
blood
Blood
Tumors
Tumor
tumors

An advance Towards the Synthesis of Ag Nanorod Arrays with Controlled Surface Roughness for SERS Substrates

Gómez-Gómez, M., Calderón, J., Abargues, R., Rodríguez-Cantó, P. J., Suárez, I., Pastor, J. P. M. & Hill, D., 17 Feb 2016, In : Materials Today: Proceedings. 3, 2, p. 294-302 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Nanorods
Surface roughness
Opacity
Surface plasmon resonance
Substrates

Characterization of porous alumina membranes for efficient, real-time, flow through biosensing

Sola, L., Álvarez, J., Cretich, M., Swann, M. J., Chiari, M. & Hill, D., 5 Feb 2015, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 476, p. 128-135 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aluminum Oxide
Alumina
aluminum oxides
membranes
Membranes

Nanophotonic biosensors within lab on chip optical systems

Hill, D., 1 Jan 2015, PHOTOPTICS 2015 - 3rd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, Proceedings. Ribeiro, P. A. & Raposo, M. (eds.). SciTePress, Vol. 2. p. 60-68 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

bioinstrumentation
chips
refractivity
sensors
membranes