Dr Mathew Moodley

Dr Mathew Moodley is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics and Chemistry at UKZN. In the past, Dr Moodley was senior scientist at the National Laser Centre, CSIR where he was involved in building novel laser sources and non-linear optical devices.

He also held a position of group leader in Sensors at the newly formed National Centre for Nanostructured Materials, CSIR before joining UKZN in 2011.
  Associate Professor
  PhD - University of Witwatersrand
BSc (Honours) 
Campus:   Westville
  031 260 7229
Research Areas:   Laser synthesis of functional nanomaterials
  • Single-walled carbon nanotubes
  • Boron nitride nanotubes
  • Silicon nanowires
Laser assisted chemical vapour deposition of nanomaterials

Characterization of nanomaterials
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Photoluminescence Spectroscopy
  • UV VIS NIR Spectroscopy
  • Electronic characterization
Nanomaterials for nano-electronics and sensor fabrication

Nucleation dynamics by time resolved optical emission spectroscopy
Recent Publications:   A.Maity, CH. V.V. Ramana and M.K. Moodley, Carbon Nanotube Based Sensors Book Chapter No. 11 in Applications of Carbon Nanotubes. Nova Science Publishers Inc,
ISBN: 978-1-62081-918-0. (2013) pp 259-296

CH.V.V.Ramana, M.K. Moodley, V.Kannan and A.Maity, Solution based-spin cast processed organic bistable memory device, Solid state electronics, Vol. 81, (2013). Pp 45-50

CH. V.V. Ramana, M.K. Moodley, V. Kannan, A. Maity, J. Jayaramudu, W. Clarke, Fabrication of stable low voltage organic memory device", Sen. Act. B (Chem) 161(2012) 684-688

M.K. Moodley and N.J. Coville, Experimental evidence for the early nucleation of single-walled carbon nanotubes", Chem. Phys. Lett. 498 (2010) 140

D.E. Motaung, M.K. Moodley, E. Manikandan and N.J. Coville. In situ optical emission study on the role of C2 in the synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes. J. App. Phy. 107. (2010) 044308


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