Dr Shuttleworth is involved with the following:
- PHYS34622 Project & Professional Skills
- FORE30004 Ballistics and Firearms
- PHYS22223 Optics & Semiconductors
- PHYS22234 Thermal & Environmental Physics
- Density functional theory (DFT) investigations of chemical processes at surfaces
Ian Shuttleworth started his career with a PhD in Surface Physics earned at the Cavendish Laboratories, Cambridge University. He held post-doctoral positions at both the University of Nottingham and then Rutgers University, before accepting a faculty position at Nottingham Trent University.
Ian Shuttleworth's research interests lie in the field of chemical processes that occur during heterogeneous catalysis – that is, when the phase of the catalyst is different to the phase of the reactants. Broadly, investigations within his group follow the themes of:
- Surface and interfacial science
- Nano-chemistry, and defect chemistry
Current project fields include:
- An accurate van der Waals description of the adsorbate-surface interaction
- Strain engineering, and its consequences for catalysis
- The efficient inversion of x-ray diffraction images
Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.
- Editor for the journal Applied Surface Science.
Sponsors and collaborators
Ian Shuttleworth's computational investigations are supported by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), and he is a member of the UK's Materials Chemistry Consortium (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/klmc/mcc/).
SHUTTLEWORTH, I.G., 2022. The influence of steric and ligand effects on metal- and alloy-supported oxygenated and hydrogenated Pt(111) - ScienceDirect Science Talks 3 (2022) 100025
SHUTTLEWORTH, I.G., 2022. On length scales and approximations in the modelling of applied surface science phenomena - ScienceDirect Science Talks 2 (2022) 100006
SHUTTLEWORTH, I.G., 2020. On the role of the van der Waals interaction in gecko adhesion: A DFT perspective - ScienceDirect Results in Materials 6 (2020) 100080
SHUTTLEWORTH, I.G., 2019. Efficient methods of X-ray diffraction pattern inversion. Results in Physics 15 (2019) 102605 ISSN 2211-3797
SHUTTLEWORTH, I.G., 2017. Development of the ReaxFF reactive force-field description of gold oxides. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121 (45), pp. 25255-25270. ISSN 1932-7447
SHUTTLEWORTH, I.G., 2017. Strain engineering of H/transition metal systems. Surface Science, 661, pp. 49-59. ISSN 0039-6028.
SHUTTLEWORTH, I.G., 2016. Controlled FCC/on-top binding of H/Pt(111) using surface stress. Applied Surface Science, 378, pp. 286-292. ISSN 0169-4332