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Joan Crossley

Dr. Alison Crossley FRSC, CChem, MinstP
Senior Research Fellow

Oxford Materials Characterisation Service
Department of Materials
Oxford University Begbroke Science Park
Begbroke Hill
Oxford OX5 1PF


Mob: +447970 027874
Tel: +44 1865 283726 (Room 317.10.24A)
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Summary of Interests

Nanotechnology, surface and interface studies and the application of surface science to a wide variety of materials.
Materials problem solving for industry.

Current Research Projects

Dr A Crossley, Dr C. Johnston and Dr K. Jurkschat
NanoFASE will deliver an integrated Exposure Assessment Framework, including methods, parameter values, model and guidance that will allow Industry to assess the full diversity of industrial nano-enabled products to a standard acceptable in regulatory registrations. Methods to assess how use phases, waste streams and environmental compartments (air, soil, water biota) act as “reactors” in modifying and transporting ENMs will be developed and used to derive parameter values. Our nanospecific models will be integrated with the existing multi-media fate model SimpleBox4Nano for use in EUSES and also develop into a flexible multi-media model for risk assessment at different scales and complexities. Information on release form, transformation and transport processes for product relevant ENMs will allow grouping into Functional Fate Groups according to their “most probable” fate pathways as a contribution to safe-by-design based on fate. NanoFASE is a 33 partner project funded under H2020-EU.2.1.2.(Project reference:646002)

Oxford Materials Charaterisation Services
Dr. A. Crossley, Dr C Johnston
Oxford Materials Characterisation Service (OMCS) deals with the commercial services offered by the Department of Materials. A dedicated team of experts provide fast and reliable turnaround of confidential and quality assured services, including: Consultancy with access to expertise within the Department of Materials; Materials analysis and problem solving; Training and access to state-of-the-art equipment.

2 public active projects

Research Publications

Vitaliy Babenko, Adrian T Murdock, Antal A Koós, Jude Britton, Alison Crossley, Philip Holdway, Jonathan Moffat, Jian Huang, Jack A Alexander-Webber, Robin J Nicholas, Nicole Grobert: Rapid epitaxy-free graphene synthesis on silicidated polycrystalline platinum. Nature Communications 07/2015; 6:7536. DOI:10.1038/ncomms8536

Carolin Schultz, Kate Powell, Alison Crossley, Kerstin Jurkschat, Peter Kille, A. John Morgan, Daniel Read, William Tyne, Elma Lahive, Claus Svendsen, David J. Spurgeon: Analytical approaches to support current understanding of exposure, uptake and distributions of engineered nanoparticles by aquatic and terrestrial organisms. Ecotoxicology 12/2014; 24(2). DOI:10.1007/s10646-014-1387-3

Darren D. Thomson, Silvia Wehmeier, FitzRoy J. Byfield, Paul A. Janmey, David Caballero?Lima, Alison Crossley, Alexandra C. Brand: Contact-induced apical asymmetry drives the thigmotropic responses of Candida albicans hyphae. Cellular Microbiology 09/2014; 17(3). DOI:10.1111/cmi.12369

Keith R Paton, Eswaraiah Varrla, Claudia Backes, Ronan J Smith, Umar Khan, Arlene O'Neill, Conor Boland, Mustafa Lotya, Oana M Istrate, Paul King, Tom Higgins, Sebastian Barwich, Peter May, Pawel Puczkarski, Iftikhar Ahmed, Matthias Moebius, Henrik Pettersson, Edmund Long, Joăo Coelho, Sean E O'Brien, Eva K McGuire, Beatriz Mendoza Sanchez, Georg S Duesberg, Niall McEvoy, Timothy J Pennycook, Clive Downing, Alison Crossley, Valeria Nicolosi, Jonathan N Coleman: Scalable production of large quantities of defect-free few-layer graphene by shear exfoliation in liquids. Nature Material 04/2014; 13(6). DOI:10.1038/nmat3944

Monica Ratoi, Peter H. M. Hoet, Alisson Crossley, Peter Dobson: Impact of lung surfactant on wettability and cytotoxicity of nanoparticles. RSC Advances 04/2014; 4(4):20573. DOI:10.1039/c3ra47374k

Jean-Joseph Adjizian, Radouane Leghrib, Antal A Koos, Irene Suarez-Martinez, Alison Crossley, Philipp Wagner, Nicole Grobert, Eduard Llobet, Christopher P Ewels: Boron-and nitrogen-doped multi-wall carbon nanotubes for gas detection. Carbon 01/2014; 66:662-673. DOI:10.1016/j.carbon.2013.09.064

Sílvia Lopes, Fabianne Ribeiro, Jacek Wojnarowicz, Witold Lojkowski, Kerstin Jurkschat, Alison Crossley, Amadeu M V M Soares, Susana Loureiro: Zinc oxide nanoparticles toxicity to Daphnia magna : size-dependent effects and dissolution: Effect of ZnO nanoparticles on Daphnia magna. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 01/2014; 33(1). DOI:10.1002/etc.2413

Matthew Gara, Eduardo Laborda, Philip Holdway, Alison Crossley, Charles J V Jones, Richard G Compton: Oxygen reduction at sparse arrays of platinum nanoparticles in aqueous acid: Hydrogen peroxide as a liberated two electron intermediate. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 10/2013; 15(44). DOI:10.1039/c3cp53684j

E J E Stuart, K Tschulik, D Omanovi?, J T Cullen, K Jurkschat, A Crossley, R G Compton: Electrochemical detection of commercial silver nanoparticles: Identification, sizing and detection in environmental media. Nanotechnology 10/2013; 24(44):444002. DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/24/44/444002

Chun Huang, Nicole Grobert, Andrew A.R. Watt, Colin Johnston, Alison Crossley, Neil P. Young, Patrick S. Grant: Layer-by-layer spray deposition and unzipping of single-wall carbon nanotube-based thin film electrodes for electrochemical capacitors. Carbon 09/2013; 61:525-536. DOI:10.1016/j.carbon.2013.04.107

Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy, Alison Crossley, Hua Ye: Fabrication of calcium phosphate fibres through electrospinning and sintering of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles. Materials Letters 09/2013; 106:145–150. DOI:10.1016/j.matlet.2013.04.110

Fabianne Ribeiro, Julián Alberto Gallego-Urrea, Kerstin Jurkschat, Alison Crossley, Martin Hassellöv, Cameron Taylor, Amadeu M V M Soares, Susana Loureiro: Silver nanoparticles and silver nitrate induce high toxicity to Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata, Daphnia magna and Danio rerio. Science of The Total Environment 07/2013; 466-467C:232-241. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.101

Monica Ratoi, Alison Crossley, Peter J. Dobson: New sampling technique for collection of nanoparticles from liquids. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 06/2013; 15(6). DOI:10.1007/s11051-013-1730-2

P. T. Lee, J. C. Harfield, A. Crossley, B. S. Pilgrim, R. G. Compton: Significant changes in pKa between bulk aqueous solution and surface immobilized species: Ortho-hydroquinones. RSC Advances 05/2013; 3(20):7347. DOI:10.1039/c3ra00164d

Her Shuang Toh, Christopher Batchelor-McAuley, Kristina Tschulik, Margitta Uhlemann, Alison Crossley, Richard G Compton: The anodic stripping voltammetry of nanoparticles: Electrochemical evidence for the surface agglomeration of silver nanoparticles. Nanoscale 04/2013; 5(11). DOI:10.1039/c3nr00898c

Joanna Ellison, Kristina Tschulik, Emma J E Stuart, Kerstin Jurkschat, Dario Omanovi?, Margitta Uhlemann, Alison Crossley, Richard G Compton: Get More Out of Your Data: A New Approach to Agglomeration and Aggregation Studies Using Nanoparticle Impact Experiments. ChemistryOpen 04/2013; 2(2-2):69–75. DOI:10.1002/open.201300005

Ying Wang, Kristopher R Ward, Eduardo Laborda, Chris Salter, Alison Crossley, Robert M J Jacobs, Richard G Compton: A Joint Experimental and Computational Search for Authentic Nano-electrocatalytic Effects: Electrooxidation of Nitrite and L-Ascorbate on Gold Nanoparticle-Modified Glassy Carbon Electrodes. Small 02/2013; 9(3). DOI:10.1002/smll.201201670

Ying Wang, Eduardo Laborda, Alison Crossley, Richard G Compton: Surface oxidation of gold nanoparticles supported on a glassy carbon electrode in sulphuric acid medium: Contrasts with the behaviour of 'macro' gold. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 01/2013; 15(9). DOI:10.1039/c3cp44615h