Dr Leonardo Lari

Research Fellow,


Department of Physics and

The York JEOL Nanocentre,

The University of York

York, UK


email : leonardo.lari (at) york.ac.uk

tel:      +44 (0) 1904 32 8484      

Qualifications and Previous Positions

· Post-Doc at University of Sheffield, UK (2008/2010)

         Development of a specimen holder for cathodoluminescence spectroscopy in a high-

         resolution (scanning) transmission electron microscope (S)TEM

· PhD as Marie Curie RTN research fellow, University of Liverpool, UK (2005/2008)

         Thesis title: “Investigation of growth and structure of gallium nitride based nanowires”

· Physics degree (Laurea in Fisica), Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy (2005)

         Thesis title:  Optical characterization of CdSe colloidal nanocrystals for biophysical                applications

Professional Society Memberships

· Member of the Institute of Physics (IoP), London

· Member of the European Microscopy Society (EMS)

· Former member of the Italian Society for Microscopical Sciences (SISM), Rome

Research Interests

· Electron microscopy

· Environmental (S)TEM

· Aberration corrected  and Conventional (S)TEM

· Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (EELS)

· Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDXS)

· Energy Filtered-TEM

· Annular Dark-Field imaging (ADF)

· Materials Science

· Fe Oxidation

· Materials for catalysis

· Dilute (III,Mn)V Ferromagnetic semiconductors

· Nanoparticles and interfaces analysis at the nanoscale

· GaN-Based Nanowire Heterostructures

· GaN/AlGaN Multilayer Heterostructures



· EDX and EELS lectures of 4 year Electron Microscopy course

· Co-supervision of MPhys students

· STEM ambassador

Other Research activities


Feb16 - Mar16 Research visit to OIST Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa, Japan

Hosted by Prof. Mukhles Sowwan Nanoparticles by Design Unit



Research co-investigator in:

“Half-metallic Ferromagnets: materials fundamentals for next-generation spintronics”

EPSRC, PI: Dr Vlado Lazarov  Period 1/10/13 - 30/09/17

“ JSPS core to core Tohoku-York-Kaiserslautern ”

UK Coordinator: Prof Kevin O'Grady Apr.2015 - Mar.2020

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