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Andy Brown

Associate Professor

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Dr. Andy Brown is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering. He has considerable experience in the application of analytical transmission electron microscopy to the characterisation of materials and in particular nanoparticles. Dr. Brown currently supervises 4 students at the University, including Robert Hooley, and is attached to the Institute for Materials Research.






In line with his interests in nanotoxicology and nanomedicine, part of Dr. Brown’s research focuses on technique development for the accurate and representative characterisation of nanoparticle systems. This is primarily in the area of analytical electron microscopy, developing specific imaging methods and sample preparation.


Discover more about Dr. Brown’s research here.

Some of Dr. Brown’s selected publications appear below:

Powell JJ; Thomas-McKay E; Thoree V; Robertson J; Hewitt RE; Skepper JN; Brown A; Hernandez-Garrido JC; Midgley PA; Gomez-Morilla I; Grime GW; Kirkby KJ; Mabbott NA; Donaldson DS; Williams IR; Rios D; Girardin SE; Haas CT; Bruggraber SFA; Laman JD; Tanriver Y; Lombardi G; Lechler R; Thompson RPH; Pele LC An endogenous nanomineral chaperones luminal antigen and peptidoglycan to intestinal immune cells. Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 10, pp.361-369. 2015.

Rees P; Wills JW; Brown MR; Tonkin J; Holton MD; Hondow N; Brown AP; Brydson R; Millar V; Carpenter AE; Summers HD Nanoparticle vesicle encoding for imaging and tracking cell populations. Nature Methods, vol. 11, pp.1177-1181. 2014.

Powell JJ; Bruggraber SF; Faria N; Poots LK; Hondow N; Pennycook TJ; Latunde-Dada GO; Simpson RJ; Brown AP; Pereira DI A nano-disperse ferritin-core mimetic that efficiently corrects anemia without luminal iron redox activity. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, vol.10 (7), pp. 1529-1538. 2014.

Summers HD; Brown MR; Holton MD; Tonkin JA; Hondow N; Brown AP; Brydson R; Rees P Quantification of nanoparticle dose and vesicular inheritance in proliferating cells. ACS Nano, vol. 7, pp.6129-6137. 2013.