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Dr. Graham Cross

Associate Professor (Physics)
SNIAM

Associate Professor (CRANN)

Dr Graham Cross received his PhD degree in condensed matter physics from McGill University in Montréal, Canada in 2000, where he performed research in nanomechanics via scanned probe and field ion microscopy methods in ultra-high vacuum. From 1999 to 2001 he was FCAR postdoctoral fellow at IBM Research in Zürich, Switzerland. There he investigated polymer deformation and relaxation at the nanoscale and helped characterise the operational window of the atomic-force-microscopy-based data storage project Millipede. After a brief stay at the University of Zürich working on single atom field emission, he joined the nanomechanics group at the SFI Nanoscience Laboratory in Trinity College Dublin in 2002. At Trinity College Dublin, Dr. Cross has pursued a programme of understanding the rheological and tribological issues underlying massively parallel nanostructure fabrication by mechanical forming of soft condensed matter systems. His research interests include confined and large strain deformation behaviour of materials at the nanoscale, the production of nanodevices by mechanical forming, contact and transport at single asperities and structured interfaces, and point probe methods and instrumentation including nanoindentation and atomic force and field ion microscopy.
Brazil, O. and de Silva, J.P. and Pethica, J.B. and Cross, G.L.W., Extrinsic plastic hardening of polymer thin films in flat punch indentation, Philosophical Magazine, 101, (11), 2021, p1327-1342 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Fazeli Jadidi, M. and Ã-zer, H.Ã-. and Goel, S. and Kilpatrick, J.I. and McEvoy, N. and McCloskey, D. and Donegan, J.F. and Cross, G.L.W., Distribution of shallow NV centers in diamond revealed by photoluminescence spectroscopy and nanomachining, Carbon, 167, 2020, p114-121 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Goel, S. and Hawi, S. and Goel, G. and Thakur, V.K. and Agrawal, A. and Hoskins, C. and Pearce, O. and Hussain, T. and Upadhyaya, H.M. and Cross, G. and Barber, A.H., Resilient and agile engineering solutions to address societal challenges such as coronavirus pandemic, Materials Today Chemistry, 17, (100300), 2020, Notes: [cited By 24], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McManamon, C. and Cameron, A. and de Silva, J.P. and Daly, R. and O'Brien, F.J. and Cross, G.L.W., Effect of cross-linking and hydration on microscale flat punch indentation contact to collagen-hyaluronic acid films in the viscoelastic limit, Acta Biomaterialia, 111, 2020, p279-289 , Notes: [cited By 3], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Brazil, O. and De Silva, J.P. and Chowdhury, M. and Yoon, H. and McKenna, G.B. and Oliver, W.C. and Kilpatrick, J. and Pethica, J.B. and Cross, G.L.W., Erratum: In situmeasurement of bulk modulus and yield response of glassy thin films via confined layer compression (J. Mater. Res. (2020) DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2020.42), Journal of Materials Research, 35, (6), 2020, p654 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Brazil, O. and De Silva, J.P. and Chowdhury, M. and Yoon, H. and McKenna, G.B. and Oliver, W.C. and Kilpatrick, J. and Pethica, J.B. and Cross, G.L.W., In situ measurement of bulk modulus and yield response of glassy thin films via confined layer compression, Journal of Materials Research, 35, (6), 2020, p644-653 , Notes: [cited By 2], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hantschel, T. and Conard, T. and Kilpatrick, J. and Cross, G., Diamond probes technology, NanoScience and Technology, 2019, p351-384 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Faisal, N.H. and Ahmed, R. and Goel, S. and Cross, G., Future of nanoindentation in archaeometry, Journal of Materials Research, 33, (17), 2018, p2515-2532 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Goel, S. and Cross, G. and Stukowski, A. and GamsjÀger, E. and Beake, B. and Agrawal, A., Designing nanoindentation simulation studies by appropriate indenter choices: Case study on single crystal tungsten, Computational Materials Science, 152, 2018, p196-210 , Notes: [cited By 2], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Brazil, O. and Usov, V. and Pethica, J.B. and Cross, G.L.W., Large area thermal nanoimprint below the glass transition temperature via small amplitude oscillatory shear forming, Microelectronic Engineering, 182, 2017, p35-41 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Dr Cross's research interests include: multiscale mechanics - including tribology and plastic deformation at surfaces, interfaces and in confined volumes, production of shape and function in nanostructures, nanorheology of complex fluids and soft condensed matter systems including polymers, mechanics of transfer, placement, orientation, and sorting of nano-objects and the development of local and integrated nanoscale scanned probes and manipulators.