Department of Chemistry
 adam-squires

Senior Lecturer

1 South 1.34

Email: a.squires@bath.ac.uk

Tel: 01225 386569

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Dr Adam Squires

Research interests

Research in the Squires Group spans a number of topics in self-assembly, soft matter, biophysics and nano-materials.

We primarily focus on biomaterials and biomolecular assemblies, including lamellar and non-lamellar lipid bilayer structures, amyloid protein and peptide fibrils, and elastic protein networks.

We are interested in developing methods to control, align and investigate these systems; and in using them to produce new materials, for example, high surface area nanostructured metals.

Publications

Richardson, S. J., Burton, M. R., Luo, X., Staniec, P. A., Nandhakumar, I. S., Terrill, N. J., Elliott, J. M. and Squires, A. M., 2017. Watching mesoporous metal films grow during templated electrodeposition with:In situ SAXS. Nanoscale, 9 (29), pp. 10227-10232.

Brown, R., Madrid, E., Castaing, R., Stone, J. M., Squires, A. M., Edler, K. J., Takashina, K. and Marken, F., 2017. Free-standing Phytantriol Q224 cubic-phase films:resistivity monitoring and switching. ChemElectroChem, 4 (5), pp. 1172-1180.

Burton, M. R., Richardson, S. J., Staniec, P. A., Terrill, N. J., Elliott, J. M., Squires, A. M., White, N. M. and Nandhakumar, I. S., 2017. A novel route to nanostructured bismuth telluride films by electrodeposition. Electrochemistry Communications, 76, pp. 71-74.

Seddon, A., Brasnett, C., Squires, A. and Plivelic, T., 2017. Effects of "sponge-forming" agents on the sponge to cubic transition. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 62 (4).

Elsawy, M. A., Smith, A. M., Hodson, N., Squires, A., Miller, A. F. and Saiani, A., 2016. Modification of β-sheet forming peptide hydrophobic face:effect on self-assembly and gelation. Langmuir, 32 (19), pp. 4917-4923.

Seddon, A. M., Richardson, S. J., Rastogi, K., Plivelic, T. S., Squires, A. M. and Pfrang, C., 2016. Control of nanomaterial self-assembly in ultrasonically levitated droplets. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7 (7), pp. 1341-1345.

Richardson, S. J., Burton, M. R., Staniec, P. A., Nandhakumar, I. S., Terrill, N. J., Elliott, J. M. and Squires, A. M., 2016. Aligned platinum nanowire networks from surface-oriented lipid cubic phase templates. Nanoscale, 8 (5), pp. 2850-2856.

Asghar, K. A., Rowlands, D. A., Elliott, J. M. and Squires, A. M., 2015. Predicting sizes of hexagonal and gyroid metal nanostructures from liquid crystal templating. ACS Nano, 9 (11), pp. 10970-10978.

Squires, A. M., Akbar, S., Tousley, M. E., Rokhlenko, Y., Singer, J. P. and Osuji, C. O., 2015. Experimental evidence for proposed transformation pathway from the inverse hexagonal to inverse diamond cubic phase from oriented lipid samples. Langmuir, 31 (28), pp. 7707-7711.

Richardson, S. J., Staniec, P. A., Newby, G. E., Terrill, N. J., Rawle, J. L., Slaughter, A. R., Elliott, J. M. and Squires, A., 2015. Preventing dehydration in lipid cubic phases. European Biophysics Journal, 44 (Supplement 1).

Richardson, S. J., Staniec, P. A., Newby, G. E., Rawle, J. L., Slaughter, A. R., Terrill, N. J., Elliott, J. M. and Squires, A. M., 2015. Glycerol prevents dehydration in lipid cubic phases. Chemical Communications, 51 (57), pp. 11386-11389.

Richardson, S. J., Staniec, P. A., Newby, G. E., Terrill, N. J., Elliott, J. M., Squires, A. M. and Góźdź, W. T., 2014. Predicting the orientation of lipid cubic phase films. Langmuir, 30 (45), pp. 13510-13515.

Seddon, A. M., Hallett, J., Beddoes, C., Plivelic, T. S. and Squires, A. M., 2014. Experimental confirmation of transformation pathways between inverse double diamond and gyroid cubic phases. Langmuir, 30 (20), pp. 5705-5710.

Rittman, M., Amenitsch, H., Rappolt, M., Sartori, B., O’Driscoll, B. M. D. and Squires, A. M., 2013. Control and analysis of oriented thin films of lipid inverse bicontinuous cubic phases using grazing incidence small-angle x-ray scattering. Langmuir, 29 (31), pp. 9874-9880.

Akbar, S., Elliott, J. M., Rittman, M. and Squires, A. M., 2013. Facile production of ordered 3D platinum nanowire networks with “single diamond” bicontinuous cubic morphology. Advanced Materials, 25 (8), pp. 1160-1164.

Squires, A. M., Hallett, J. E., Beddoes, C. M., Plivelic, T. S. and Seddon, A. M., 2013. Preparation of films of a highly aligned lipid cubic phase. Langmuir, 29 (6), pp. 1726-1731.

Rodríguez-Pérez, J. C., Hamley, I. W. and Squires, A. M., 2013. Determination of orientations of aromatic groups in self-assembled peptide fibrils by polarised Raman spectroscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (33), pp. 13940-13950.

Mi, S., David, A. L., Chowdhury, B., Jones, R. R., Hamley, I. W., Squires, A. M. and Connon, C. J., 2012. Tissue engineering a fetal membrane. Tissue Engineering Part A, 18 (3-4), pp. 373-381.

Asghar, K. A., Elliott, J. M. and Squires, A. M., 2012. 2D hexagonal mesoporous platinum films exhibiting biaxial, in-plane pore alignment. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22 (26), pp. 13311-13317.

Rodríguez-Pérez, J. C., Hamley, I. W., Gras, S. L. and Squires, A. M., 2012. Local orientational disorder in peptide fibrils probed by a combination of residue-specific 13C–18O labelling, polarised infrared spectroscopy and molecular combing. Chemical Communications, 48 (97), pp. 11835-11837.

Chen, L., Pont, G., Morris, K., Lotze, G., Squires, A., Serpell, L. C. and Adams, D. J., 2011. Salt-induced hydrogelation of functionalised-dipeptides at high pH. Chemical Communications, 47 (44), pp. 12071-12073.

Seddon, A. M., Lotze, G., Plivelic, T. S. and Squires, A. M., 2011. A highly oriented cubic phase formed by lipids under shear. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133 (35), pp. 13860-13863.

Gras, S. L. and Squires, A. M., 2011. Dried and hydrated x-ray scattering analysis of amyloid fibrils. In: Hill, A. F., Barnham, K. J., Bottomley, S. P. and Cappai, R., eds. Protein Folding, Misfolding, and Disease. Humana Press, pp. 147-163.

Rodríguez-Pérez, J. C., Hamley, I. W. and Squires, A. M., 2011. Infrared linear dichroism spectroscopy on amyloid fibrils aligned by molecular combing. Biomacromolecules, 12 (5), pp. 1810-1821.

Seddon, A. M., Lötze, G., Plivelic, T. and Squires, A. M., 2011. Scattering under shear:alignment of a disordered bicontinuous mesophase. MRS Proceedings, 1355.

Rittman, M., Frischherz, M., Burgmann, F., Hartley, P. G. and Squires, A., 2010. Direct visualisation of lipid bilayer cubic phases using Atomic Force Microscopy. Soft Matter, 6 (17), pp. 4058-4061.

Hamley, I. W., Castelletto, V., Moulton, C. M., Rodríguez-pérez, J., Squires, A. M., Eralp, T., Held, G., Hicks, M. R. and Rodger, A., 2010. Alignment of a model amyloid peptide fragment in bulk and at a solid surface. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114 (24), pp. 8244-8254.

Stasiak, J., Mackley, M. R., Squires, A. M., Castelletto, V., Hamley, I. W. and Moggridge, G. D., 2010. Dynamics of shear-induced orientation transitions in block copolymers. Soft Matter, 6 (9), pp. 1941-1947.

Stasiak, J., Squires, A. M., Castelletto, V., Hamley, I. W. and Moggridge, G. D., 2009. Effect of stretching on the structure of cylinder- and sphere-forming styrene−isoprene−styrene block copolymers. Macromolecules, 42 (14), pp. 5256-5265.

Castelletto, V., Squires, A. M., Hamley, I. W., Stasiak, J. and Moggridge, G. D., 2009. A SAXS study of flow alignment of thermotropic liquid crystal mixtures. Liquid Crystals, 36 (4), pp. 435-442.

Squires, A. M., Conn, C. E., Seddon, J. M. and Templer, R. H., 2009. Quantitative model for the kinetics of lyotropic phase transitions involving changes in monolayer curvature. Soft Matter, 5 (23), pp. 4773-4779.

Mackintosh, S. H., Meade, S. J., Healy, J. P., Sutton, K. H., Larsen, N. G., Squires, A. M. and Gerrard, J. A., 2009. Wheat glutenin proteins assemble into a nanostructure with unusual structural features. Journal of Cereal Science, 49 (1), pp. 157-162.

Gras, S. L., Tickler, A. K., Squires, A. M., Devlin, G. L., Horton, M. A., Dobson, C. M. and Macphee, C. E., 2008. Functionalised amyloid fibrils for roles in cell adhesion. Biomaterials, 29 (11), pp. 1553-1562.

Conn, C. E., Ces, O., Squires, A. M., Mulet, X., Winter, R., Finet, S. M., Templer, R. H. and Seddon, J. M., 2008. A pressure-jump time-resolved X-ray diffraction study of cubic−cubic transition kinetics in monoolein. Langmuir, 24 (6), pp. 2331-2340.

Connon, C., David, A. and Squires, A., 2008. X-ray diffraction study of amniotic membrane. International Journal of Experimental Pathology, 90 (2), A109-A110.

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