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Dr. Graham Cross

Associate Professor (Physics)

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.

Details Date
External examiner, ICUF fellow, Queen Mary, Cambridge, McGill Jan 2017
Details Date From Date To
American Society for Precision Engineering Jan. 1, 2021 Dec. 31, 2021
Fujimoto, D. and Brazil, O. and Oliver, W.C. and Jadidi, M.F. and Sinnott, A. and McKenzie, I. and Chatzichristos, A. and Dehn, M.H. and Karner, V.L. and Kiefl, R.F. and Levy, C.D.P. and Li, R. and McFadden, R.M.L. and Morris, G.D. and Pearson, M.R. and Stachura, M. and Ticknor, J.O. and Macfarlane, W.A. and Cross, G.L.W., 8Li Spin Relaxation as a Probe of the Modification of Molecular Dynamics by Inelastic Deformation of Glassy Polystyrene, 2462, (1), 2023, Notes: [cited By 1], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jadidi, M.F. and Gholamvand, Z. and Cross, G.L.W., High-resolution micro-cavity filling sensing by fiber optic interferometry, Review of Scientific Instruments, 94, (1), 2023, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sinnott, A.D. and Kelly, A. and Gabbett, C. and Munuera, J. and Doolan, L. and Möbius, M. and Ippolito, S. and Samorì, P. and Coleman, J.N. and Cross, G.L.W., Mechanical Properties of Conducting Printed Nanosheet Network Thin Films Under Uniaxial Compression, Advanced Materials, 2023, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Brazil, O. and Ã-zer, H.Ã-. and Watts, B. and Pethica, J.B. and Cross, G.L.W., Densification of a polymer glass under high-pressure shear flow, Physical Review B, 106, (6), 2022, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sinnott, A.D. and Brazil, O. and Cross, G.L.W., The effect of contact aspect ratio and film to substrate elastic modulus ratio on stress vs. strain up to the point of yield during flat punch thin film indentation of an elastic-plastic film, Frontiers in Materials, 9, (906204), 2022, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
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 1], 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

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Aaron D. Sinnott, Adam Kelly, Cian Gabbett, Matthias Mobius, Jonathan Coleman, Graham L.W. Cross, Pressure Dependent Mechanical Properties of Thin Films under Uniaxial Strain via the Layer Compression Test, 2023, Notes: [This is a preprint pending peer review], Working Paper, IN_PRESS


Award Date
Winner Founders Category - 2021 Trinity Innovation Award Feb 22, 2022
Irish-Canadian University Foundation ICUF Flaherty Scholar July-August 2018 at UBC, Vancouver
Trinity College Dublin Fellowship 2013
Govt Quebec Postdoctoral Fellowship Award ($52,000) 2000-2001
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.