Dr Peter Matthews

Title: Research Fellow in Energy and Sustainability
Phone: +44(0)1782 7 33188
Email: p.d.matthews@keele.ac.uk
Location: Lennard Jones 0.19
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I joined Keele as Research Fellow in Energy in Sustainability in Autumn 2017, as part of the Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) project. I studied for my undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge, and stayed there to complete a PhD in Feb 2016 under the supervision of Prof Dominic Wright and Prof Ali Alavi. During my PhD my research was focused on main group doping of graphite and polyoxotitanate cages for energy storage applications. Following this I moved to the University of Manchester as an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow to work with Prof Paul O’Brien on transition metal dichalcogenides and main group two-dimensional materials.

Selected Publications

  • Matthews PD, Hirunpinyopas W, Lewis EA, Brent JR, McNaughter PD, Zeng N, Thomas AG, O'Brien P, Derby B, Bissett MA, Haigh SJ, Dryfe RAW, Lewis DJ. 2018. Black phosphorus with near-superhydrophobic properties and long-term stability in aqueous media. Chem Commun (Camb), vol. 54(31), 3831-3834. link> doi> full text>
  • Matthews PD, McNaughter PD, Lewis DJ, O'Brien P. 2017. Shining a light on transition metal chalcogenides for sustainable photovoltaics. Chem Sci, vol. 8(6), 4177-4187. link> doi> full text>
  • Hanf S, Matthews PD, Li N, Luo H-K, Wright DS. 2017. The influence of halides in polyoxotitanate cages; dipole moment, splitting and expansion of d-orbitals and electron-electron repulsion. Dalton Trans, vol. 46(2), 578-585. link> doi> full text>
  • Li N, Subramanian GS, Matthews PD, Xiao J, Chellappan V, Rosser TE, Reisner E, Luo H-K, Wright DS. 2018. Energy transfer and photoluminescence properties of lanthanide-containing polyoxotitanate cages coordinated by salicylate ligands. Dalton Trans, vol. 47(16), 5679-5686. link> doi> full text>
  • Al-Shakban M, Matthews PD, Zhong XL, Vitorica-Yrezabal I, Raftery J, Lewis DJ, O'Brien P. 2018. On the phase control of CuInS2 nanoparticles from Cu-/In-xanthates. Dalton Trans, vol. 47(15), 5304-5309. link> doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Li N, Subramanian GS, Matthews PD, Xiao J, Chellappan V, Rosser TE, Reisner E, Luo H-K, Wright DS. 2018. Energy transfer and photoluminescence properties of lanthanide-containing polyoxotitanate cages coordinated by salicylate ligands. Dalton Trans, vol. 47(16), 5679-5686. link> doi> full text>
  • Matthews PD, Hirunpinyopas W, Lewis EA, Brent JR, McNaughter PD, Zeng N, Thomas AG, O'Brien P, Derby B, Bissett MA, Haigh SJ, Dryfe RAW, Lewis DJ. 2018. Black phosphorus with near-superhydrophobic properties and long-term stability in aqueous media. Chem Commun (Camb), vol. 54(31), 3831-3834. link> doi> full text>
  • Al-Shakban M, Matthews PD, Zhong XL, Vitorica-Yrezabal I, Raftery J, Lewis DJ, O'Brien P. 2018. On the phase control of CuInS2 nanoparticles from Cu-/In-xanthates. Dalton Trans, vol. 47(15), 5304-5309. link> doi> full text>
  • Al-Shakban M, Matthews PD, O'Brien P. 2017. A simple route to complex materials: the synthesis of alkaline earth - transition metal sulfides. Chem Commun (Camb), vol. 53(72), 10058-10061. link> doi> full text>
  • Matthews PD, Lewis DJ, O'Brien P. 2017. Updating the road map to metal-halide perovskites for photovoltaics. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, vol. 5(33), 17135-17150. link> doi> full text>
  • Al-Shakban M, Matthews PD, Savjani N, Zhong XL, Wang Y, Missous M, O'Brien P. 2017. The synthesis and characterization of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films from melt reactions using xanthate precursors. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, vol. 52(21), 12761-12771. link> doi> full text>
  • Al-Shakban M, Matthews PD, Deogratias G, McNaughter PD, Raftery J, Vitorica-Yrezabal I, Mubofu EB, O'Brien P. 2017. Novel Xanthate Complexes for the Size-Controlled Synthesis of Copper Sulfide Nanorods. Inorg Chem, vol. 56(15), 9247-9254. link> doi> full text>
  • Plajer AJ, García-Rodríguez R, Benson CGM, Matthews PD, Bond AD, Singh S, Gade LH, Wright DS. 2017. A Modular Approach to Inorganic Phosphazane Macrocycles. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, vol. 56(31), 9087-9090. link> doi>
  • Keyzer EN, Matthews PD, Liu Z, Bond AD, Grey CP, Wright DS. 2017. Synthesis of Ca(PF6)(2), formed via nitrosonium oxidation of calcium. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 53(33), 4573-4576. link> doi> full text>
  • Matthews PD, McNaughter PD, Lewis DJ, O'Brien P. 2017. Shining a light on transition metal chalcogenides for sustainable photovoltaics. Chem Sci, vol. 8(6), 4177-4187. link> doi> full text>
  • Li N, García-Rodríguez R, Matthews PD, Luo H-K, Wright DS. 2017. Synthesis, structure and paramagnetic NMR analysis of a series of lanthanide-containing [LnTi6O3(OiPr)9(salicylate)6] cages. Dalton Trans, vol. 46(13), 4287-4295. link> doi>
  • Hanf S, Matthews PD, Li N, Luo H-K, Wright DS. 2017. The influence of halides in polyoxotitanate cages; dipole moment, splitting and expansion of d-orbitals and electron-electron repulsion. Dalton Trans, vol. 46(2), 578-585. link> doi> full text>
  • Matthews PD, Akhtar M, Malik MA, Revaprasadu N, O'Brien P. 2016. Synthetic routes to iron chalcogenide nanoparticles and thin films. Dalton Trans, vol. 45(47), 18803-18812. link> doi> full text>
  • Matthews PD, King TC, Glass H, Magusin PCMM, Tustin GJ, Brown PAC, Cormack JA, Garcia-Rodriguez R, Leskes M, Dutton SE, Barker PD, Grosche FM, Alavi A, Grey CP, Wright DS. 2016. Synthesis and extensive characterisation of phosphorus doped graphite. RSC ADVANCES, vol. 6(67), 62140-62145. link> doi>
  • Li N, Matthews PD, Luo H-K, Wright DS. 2016. Novel properties and potential applications of functional ligand-modified polyoxotitanate cages. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 52(75), 11180-11190. link> doi> full text>
  • Matthews PD, Li N, Luo H-K, Wright DS. 2016. How Does Substitutional Doping Affect Visible Light Absorption in a Series of Homodisperse Ti-11 Polyoxotitanate NanoparticlesA Comment on the Band Gap Determination of the Fe-II Cages (Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 11538). CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, vol. 22(13), 4632-4633. link> doi>
  • Li N, Matthews PD, Leung JJ, King TC, Wood PT, Luo H-K, Wright DS. 2015. Synthesis, structure and properties of the manganese-doped polyoxotitanate cage [Ti18MnO30(OEt)(20)(MnPhen)(3)](Phen=1,10-phenanthroline). DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol. 44(44), 19090-19096. link> doi>
  • Dixon LSH, Matthews PD, Solomon SA, Wright DS. 2015. One-Pot Synthesis of a 1,2-Diphospholide by Double C-H Deprotonation. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2041-2045. link> doi>
  • King TC, Matthews PD, Glass H, Cormack JA, Pedro Holgado J, Leskes M, Griffin JM, Scherman OA, Barker PD, Grey CP, Dutton SE, Lambert RM, Tustin G, Alavi A, Wright DS. 2015. Theory and Practice: Bulk Synthesis of C3B and its H-2- and Li-Storage Capacity. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, vol. 54(20), 5919-5923. link> doi>
  • Scrase TG, O'Neill MJ, Peel AJ, Senior PW, Matthews PD, Shi H, Boss SR, Barker PD. 2015. Selective Lability of Ruthenium(II) Arene Amino Acid Complexes. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 54(7), 3118-3124. link> doi>
  • Lai Y-H, Park HS, Zhang JZ, Matthews PD, Wright DS, Reisner E. 2015. A Si Photocathode Protected and Activated with a Ti and Ni Composite Film for Solar Hydrogen Production. CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, vol. 21(10), 3919-3923. link> doi>
  • See KA, Leskes M, Griffin JM, Britto S, Matthews PD, Emly A, Van der Ven A, Wright DS, Morris AJ, Grey CP, Seshadri R. 2014. Ab Initio Structure Search and in Situ Li-7 NMR Studies of Discharge Products in the Li-S Battery System. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 136(46), 16368-16377. link> doi>
  • Matthews PD, King TC, Wright DS. 2014. Structure, photochemistry and applications of metal-doped polyoxotitanium alkoxide cages. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 50(85), 12815-12823. link> doi>
  • Lv Y, Cheng J, Matthews PD, Holgado JP, Willkomm J, Leskes M, Steiner A, Fenske D, King TC, Wood PT, Gan L, Lambert RM, Wright DS. 2014. A study of the optical properties of metal-doped polyoxotitanium cages and the relationship to metal-doped titania. DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol. 43(23), 8679-8689. link> doi>
  • King TC, Matthews PD, Pedro Holgado J, Jefferson DA, Lambert RM, Alavi A, Wright DS. 2013. A single-source route to bulk samples of C3N and the co-evolution of graphitic carbon microspheres. CARBON, vol. 64, 6-10. link> doi>
  • Brooks BJ, Thorn AL, Smith M, Matthews P, Chen S, O'Steen B, Adams SE, Townsend JA, Murray-Rust P. 2011. Ami - The chemist's amanuensis. JOURNAL OF CHEMINFORMATICS, vol. 3, Article ARTN 45. link> doi>