Journal Articles


Q. Jiang, V. Otáhalová, V. Burre, H. Leese, M. Shaffer, R. Hahn, A. Menner, A. Bismarck “Variable capacity polymer based energy harvesters with integrated macroporous elastomer springs” Nano Energy, 2024, DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2024.109460


J. Turner, M. Laabei, S. Li, P. Estrela, H. Leese “Advances in screening and diagnostic lab-on-chip tools for gynaecological cancers – a review” Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology, 2023, DOI: 10.1080/21691401.2023.2274047

J. Turner, M. Laabei, S. Li, P. Estrela, H. Leese “Antimicrobial releasing hydrogel forming microneedles” Biomaterials Advances, 2023, DOI: 10.1016/j.bioadv.2023.213467

J. Turner, E. Lay, U. Jungwirth, V. Varenko, H. Gill, P. Estrela, H. Leese “3D Printed Hollow Microneedle-Lateral Flow Devices for Rapid Blood-free detection of C-Reactive Protein and Procalcitonin” Advanced Materials Technologies, 2023, DOI: 10.1002/admt.202300259

E. Daniels, James Runge, Matthew Oshinowo, H. Leese, A. Buchard “Cross-Linking of Sugar-Derived Polyethers and Boronic Acids for Renewable, Self-Healing, and Single-Ion Conducting Organogel Polymer Electrolytes” Applied Energy Materials, 2023, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.2c03937

Y. Mustafa, H. Leese “Fabrication of a Lactate-Specific Molecularly Imprinted Polymer toward Disease Detection” ACS Omega, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.2c08127

A. Keirouz, Y. Mustafa, J. Turner, U. Jungwirth, F. Marken, H. Leese “Conductive polymer-coated 3D printed microneedles: biocompatible platforms for minimally invasive biosensing interfaces” Small, 2023, c 10.1002/smll.202206301


M. Bayazit, HC. Yau, H. Leese, WJ. Lee, M. Shaffer “Mono-Acetylenes as New Crosslinkers for All-Carbon Living Charge Carbon Nanotubide Organogels” Chemistry Select, 2022, DOI: 10.1002/slct.202202469

Y. Mustafa, A. Keirouz, H. Leese “Molecularly imprinted polymers in diagnostics: accessing analytes in biofluids” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/d2tb00703g

L. Govada, N. Rubio, E. Saridakis, K. Balaskandan, H. Leese, Y. Li, B. Wang, M. Shaffer, N.Chayen, “Graphene-Based Nucleants for Protein Crystallization” Advanced Functional Materials, 2022, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202202596

H. Jayakody, D. Rowland, C. Pereira, R. Blackwell, T. Lasota, M. Laverick, L. Tisi, H. Leese, A. Walsham, “Development of a high sensitivity RT-PCR assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2 in individual and pooled nasopharyngeal samples” Scientific Reports, 2022, 12, 5369

H. Leese, M. Tejkl, L. Vilar, L. Georgi, HC. Yau, N. Rubio, E. Reixach, J. Buk, Q. Jiang, A. Bismarck, R. Hahn, M. Shaffer, “High-k dielectric screen-printed inks for mechanical energy harvesting devices” Materials Advances, 2022, 3, 1780-1790


L. Jabban and H. Leese “Preparing your figures for…: Publication: mastering the show in Scientific ‘Show and Tells’” The Biochemist, 2021, 42, 5, 66-77

E. Daniels, Y. Mustafa, C. Herdes, H. Leese, “Optimization of Cortisol-Selective Molecularly Imprinted Polymers Enabled by Molecular Dynamics Simulations” ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2021, 4, 9, 7243-7253

H. Jayakody, G. Kiddle, S. Perera, L. Tisi, H. Leese, “Molecular Diagnostics in the Era of COVID-19” Analytical Methods, 2021, 12, 34, 3744-3763

H. Leese, M. Durailingam, T. Roffe, R. Atri “Graphene Oxide Composite Fibres for Therapeutic Fabrics” Journal of Physics: Materials, 2021, 4, 4, 044010

S. Hongthong, H. Leese, M. Allen, C. Chuck “Assessing the Conversion of Various Nylon Polymers in the Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Macroalgae” Environments, 2021, 8, 4, 34

J. Turner L. White, P. Estrela, H. Leese “Hydrogel‐Forming Microneedles: Current Advancements and Future Trends” Macromolecular Bioscience, 2021, 21, 2, 2000307


S. Hongthong, H. Leese, C. Chuck “Valorizing Plastic-Contaminated Waste Streams through the Catalytic Hydrothermal Processing of Polypropylene with Lignocellulose” ACS Omega, 2020, 5, 32, 20586–20598

WJ. Lee, E. Paineau, D. B. Anthony, Y. Gao, H. S. Leese, S. Rouzière, P. Launois and M. S. P. Shaffer, “Inorganic Nanotube Mesophases Enable Strong Self-Healing Fibers” ACS Nano, 2020, 14, 5570-5580

S. Hongthong, S. Raikova, H. Leese, C. Chuck “Co-processing of common plastics with pistachio hulls via hydrothermal liquefaction” Waste Management 102, 2020, 351-61


WJ. Lee, A. Clancy, J. Fernández-Toribiode, D. Anthony, E .White, E. Solano, H. Leese, J. Vilatela, M. Shaffer “Interfacially-graftesd single-walled carbon nanotube / poly (vinyl alcohol) composite fibers” Carbon, 146, 2019, 162-171


A. Clancy, H. Leese, N. Rubio, D. Buckley, J. Greenfield, M. Shaffer, “Depleting Depletion: Maintaining Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Dispersions after Graft-To Polymer Functionalization” Langmuir, 2018, 34 (50) 15396-15402


N. Rubio, H. Au, H. Leese, S. Hu, M. Shaffer, “Grafting from versus grafting to approaches for the functionalisation of graphene nanoplatelets with poly(methyl methacrylate)” Macromolecules, 2017, 50 (18), pp 7070–7079

S. Hu, Z. Laker, H. Leese, N. Rubio, M. De Marco, H. Au, M. Skilbeck, N. Wilson, M. Shaffer “Thermochemical Functionalisation of Graphenes with Minimal Framework Damage” Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 6149-6154

A. Clancy, D. Anthony, S. Fisher, H. Leese, C. Roberts, M. Shaffer “Reductive dissolution of supergrowth carbon nanotubes for tougher nanocomposites by reactive coagulation spinning” Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 8764-8773


L. Govada,* H. Leese,* E. Saridakis, S. Kassen, B. Chain S. Khurshid, R. Menzel, S. Hu, M. Shaffer and N. Chayen “Exploring Carbon Nanomaterial Diversity for Nucleation of Protein Crystals” Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 20053 *contributed equally

H. Leese,* L. Govada,* E. Saridakis, S. Khurshid, R. Menzel, T. Morishita, A. Clancy, E. White, N. Chayen and M. Shaffer “Reductively PEGylated carbon nanomaterials and their use to nucleate 3D protein crystals: a comparison of dimensionality” Chemical Science, 2016,7, 2916-2923 *contributed equally

D. Mattia, H. Leese, F. Calabrò “Electro-osmotic flow enhancement in carbon nanotube membranes” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A, 2016, 374, 20150268


D. Mattia, H. Leese, K. Lee “Carbon nanotube membranes: From flow enhancement to permeability” Journal of Membrane Science, 2015, 475, 266.


D. Mattia, H. Leese “Controlled hydrothermal pore reduction in anodic alumina membranes” Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 13952.

H. Leese, D. Mattia “Electroosmotic flow in nanoporous membranes in the region of electric double layer overlap” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2014, 16(4), 711.


C. Wu*, H. Leese *, D. Mattia, R. Dagastine, D. Chan and R. Tabor “Study of Fluid and Transport Properties of Porous Anodic Aluminum Membranes by Dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy” Langmuir, 2013, 29(28), 8969 *contributed equally

B. Quignon, G. A. Pilkington, E. Thormann, P. M. Claesson, M. N. R. Ashfold, D. Mattia, H. Leese, S. A. Davis and W. H. Briscoe, “Sustained Frictional Instabilities on Nanodomed Surfaces: Stick–Slip Amplitude Coefficient” ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 10850-10862.

H. Leese, V. Bhurtun, K. P. Lee and D. Mattia, “Wetting of hydrophilic and hydrophobic nanostructured porous anodic alumina”. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2013, 420, 53.


K. P. Lee, H. Leese, D. Mattia, “Water flow enhancement in hydrophilic nanochannels” Nanoscale, 2012, 4(8), 2621.

G. A. Pilkington, E. Thormann, P. M. Claesson, G. M. Fuge, O. J. L. Fox, M. N. R. Ashfold, H. Leese, D. Mattia, W. H. Briscoe, “Amontonian frictional behaviour of nanostructured surfaces”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2011, 13(20), 9381.

Book Chapter

H. Leese, D. Mattia “Wetting of Carbon, Inorganic and Organic Nanochannels” In Nanoscale Liquid Interfaces: Wetting, Patterning, and Force Microscopy at the Molecular Scale, Eds. Thierry Ondarçuhu and Jean-Pierre Aimé, Pan Stanford Publishing, 2013, ISBN 978-981-4316-45-3.