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Researcher: Wilson, PW (Professor Peter Wilson)

Fields of Research

Physical Chemistry
Soft Condensed Matter
Biological Sciences
Optical Physics
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Fluid Physics
Biological Physics
Physical Organic Chemistry
Ecology
Physical Chemistry of Materials
Global Change Biology
Higher Education
Condensed Matter Characterisation Technique Development
Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions
Cloud Physics
Atmospheric Aerosols
Analytical Chemistry

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Energy Systems Analysis
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics
Climate Change Models

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A model for thermal hysteresis utilizing the anisotropic interfacial energy of ice crystals; Cryobiology
A simple ice nucleation spectrometer; Cryoletters
Anisotropic optical scatter from moisture patches in thin films deposited obliquely; Journal of Applied Physics
Antifreeze glycopeptide adsorption on single crystal ice surfaces using ellipsometry; Biophysical Journal
Antifreeze glycoproteins from the antarctic fish Dissostichus mawsoni studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) in combination with nanolitre osmometry; Cryoletters
Characterization of Ice Binding Proteins from Sea Ice Algae; Plant Cold Acclimation Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology
Determining optical properties of thin films by modified attenuated total reflection with a charge coupled device; Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A
Determining the effect of IBPs on heterogeneous nucleation: ruling out induction time as a measure; 2nd Ice-Binding Protein Conference
Development of a high pressure automated lag time apparatus (HP-ALTA) for experimental studies and statistical analysis of nucleation and growth of gas hydrates; Review of Scientific Instruments
Development of Sol Gel Icephobic coatings: Effect of surface roughness and surface free energy; Thin Films 2014. The 7th International Conference on Technological Advances of Thin Films & Surface Coatings
Development of sol–gel icephobic coatings: effect of surface roughness and surface energy; ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Effect of Ice Growth Rate on the Measured Workman-Reynolds Freezing Potential between Ice and Dilute NaCl Solutions; The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical
Effect of ice growth rate on the measured Workman-Reynolds freezing potential between ice and dilute NaCl solutions; The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
Effect of solutes on the heterogeneous nucleation temperature of supercooled water:an experimental determination; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Explaining thermal hysteresis by the Kelvin effect; Cryoletters
Extrinsic premelting at the ice-glass interface; Journal of Physical Chemistry
Fish glycopeptide and peptide antifreezes: their interaction with ice and water; Journal de Physique Colloques
Hemolymph ice nucleating proteins from the New Zealand alpine weta Hemideina maori (Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae); Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Heterogeneous nucleation of clathrates from supercooled tetrahydrofuran (THF)/water mixtures, and the effect of an added catalyst; Chemical Engineering Science
Heterogeneous nucleation of clathrates from supercooled tetrahydrofuran (THF)/water mixtures, and the effect of an added catalyst; 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates ICGH2008
Heterogeneous nucleation of supercooled water, and the effect of an added catalyst; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Hexagonal shaped ice spicules in frozen antifreeze protein solutions; Cryobiology: International Journal of Low Temperature Biology
Hydrate formation and re-formation in nucleating THF/water mixtures show no evidence to support a “memory” effect; Chemical engineering journal
Hydrodynamic diameter of fish antifreeze molecules by quasi-elastic light scattering; Cryoletters
Ice nucleation behaviour on sol–gel coatings with different surface energy and roughness; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Ice nucleation in nature: supercooling point (SCP) measurements and the role of heterogeneous nucleation; Cryobiology: International Journal of Low Temperature Biology
Ice premelting during differential scanning calorimetry; Biophysical Journal
Inhibition of growth of nonbasal planes in ice by fish antifreezes; National Association of Academies of Science. Directory, Proceedings and Handbook
Inhibition of growth of nonbasal planes in ice by fish antifreezes; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Inhibition of ice formation on outdoor sports facilities by sol-gel icephobic coatings; Symposium on Advanced Materials for Sports Technology The 1st International Conference in Sports Science & Techno
Inhibition of Ice Nucleation by Slippery Liquid Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS); Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: Journal of European Chemical Societies
Internationalisation Strategy Benchmarking Final Report and Recommendations
Liquid-to-crystal nucleation: Automated lag-time apparatus to study supercooled liquids; Journal of Chemical Physics
Measuring the non-equilibrium freezing point of solutions and organisms. NIAS International Seminar for Cryobiology and Cryotechnology; NIAS International Seminar for Cyrobiloogy and Cryotechnology
Microstructural-induced anisotropy in thin films for optical applications; Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences
Nucleation from a supercooled binary mixture studied by crossed polarizers; The journal of physical chemistry. A
Physical basis of action of biological ice nucleating agents; Cryoletters
Recent Developments in the Study of Recrystallization; InTech
Recrystallization in a freezing tolerant Antarctic nematode, Panagrolaimus davidi, and an alpine weta, Hemideina maori (Orthoptera; Stenopelmatidae); Cryobiology: International Journal of Low Temperature Biology
Recrystallization inhibition assessed by splat cooling and optical recrystallometry; Cryo letters
Scatter from fluid patches in optical thin-film coatings; Applied Optics
Stabilization of supercooled fluids by thermal hysteresis proteins; Biophysical Journal
Supercooling; InTech
Supercooling of Water; Supercooling
The effect of stirring on the heterogeneous nucleation of water and of clathrates of tetrahydrofuran/water mixtures; Condensed Matter Physics
The effects of electric field on ice nucleation may be masked by the inherent stochastic nature of nucleation; Cryoletters
The Ice Nucleation Characteristics of both Temperate and Polar Diatoms - Possible Implications for Climate Change; The 5th Japan-China-Korea Graduate Student Forum
The spread of Nucleation temperatures of a sample of supercooled liquid is independent of the average nucleation temperature; The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical
Thickness and anisotropy of the ice-water interface; Journal of Physical Chemistry
Thickness and Anisotropy of the Ice-Water Interface; Journal of Physical Chemistry
Type I antifreeze proteins enhance ice nucleation above certain concentrations; Journal of Biological Chemistry
Vapor pressure of aqueous antifreeze glycopeptide solutions; Cryoletters
Workman−Reynolds Freezing Potential Measurements between Ice and Dilute Salt Solutions for Single Ice Crystal Faces; The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision