Dr Richard Harris
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Physics
Address
F 201
Physics
IB 51
Telephone
051 4017953
Office
Physics Building 205
Information

Short CV

2005 - 2010:  Research Assistant 

2010 - 2015 (July):  Scientist - MINTEK, Advanced Materials Division, Nanotechnology

2015 (August) - Present:  Senior Lecturer - UFS, Dept of Physics

.................................................... 

 EMAIL:  harrisra@ufs.ac.za

....................................................


Publications

Most Recent Journal Publications

 

R.A. Harris, M. Mlambo, P.S. Mdluli, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 12131, “Qualitative analysis of some alkanethiols on Au nanoparticles during SERS”. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2016/RA/C5RA24795K#!divAbstract

R.A. Harris, H. van der Walt, P.M. Shumbula, Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2015, 21, 5369, “Engineered Inorganic/Organic-Core/Shell Magnetic FexOy Nanoparticles with Oleic Acid and/or Oleylamine As Capping Agents”. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ben/cpd/2015/00000021/00000037/art00007

R.A. Harris, J.J. Terblans, H.C. Swart, Superlattices and Microstructures, 2015, 86, 456, “Exciton binding energy in an infinite potential semiconductor quantum well-wire heterostructure”. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S074960361530152X

R.A. Harris, P.M. Shumbula and H. van der Walt, Langmuir, 2015, 31, 3934, “Analysis of the Interaction of Surfactants Oleic Acid and Oleylamine with iron Oxide Nanoparticle through Molecular Mechanics Modelling”. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00671

S. Nyembe, S. Mpelane, P. Shumbula, R.A. Harris, N. Moloto, L. Sikhwivhilu, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 16,9 (2016), 9832-9837;  "Icosahedron and Decahedron Nanostructures Through Twining Mechanism" ( doi:10.1166/jnn.2016.12372,http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/asp/jnn/2016/00000016/00000009/art00115

J. Prakash, R.A. Harris, H.C. Swart, International Reviews in Physical Chemistry, 2016, 35(3), 353-398,  "Embedded plasmonic nanostructures:  synthesis, fundamental aspects and their surface enhanced Raman scattering applications"; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0144235X.2016.1187006http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0144235X.2016.1187006

J. Prakash, P. Kumar, R.A. Harris, C. Swart, J.H. Neethling, A. Janse van Vuuren, H.C. Swart, Nanotechnology, 27 (2016) 355707, 1-20, "Synthesis, characterization and multifunctional properties of plasmonic Ag-TiO2 nanocomposites" (doi:10.1088/0957-4484/27/35/355707 ) http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0957-4484/27/35/355707/meta

R.A. Harris, J.J. Terblans, Physica E, 84 (2016) 415-422; Modelling the band gap of CdS quantum well structures" http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1386947716305082

Mbuso Mlambo, Richard A. Harris, Philani Mashazi, Myalowenskosi Sabela, Suvardhan Kanchi, Lawrence M. Madikizela, Prince N. Shumbula, Nosipho Moloto, Thulani T. Hlatshwayo, Phumlani S. Mdluli, Applied Surface Science, 396 (2017) 695-704; "Computational and experimental evaluation of selective substitution of thiolated coumarin derivatives on gold nanoparticles:  Surface enhancing Raman scattering and electrochemical studies" (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/i.apsusc.2016.11.011http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169433216323662

Kishore Kumar Nair, Promod Kumar, Vinod Kumar, R.A. Harris, R.E. Kroon, Bennie Viljoen, P.M. Shumbula, M. Mlambo, H.C. Swart, Physica B 535 (2018) 338-343, “Synthesis and evaluation of optical and antimicrobial properties of Ag-SnO2 nanocomposites”; (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physb.2017.08.028)

Hamed Sharifi Dehsari, Richard Anthony Harris, Anielen Halda Ribeiro, Wolfgang Tremel, Kamal Asadi, Langmuir 2018, 34, 6582-6590, “Optimizing the Binding Energy of the Surfactant to Iron Oxide Yields Truly Monodisperse Nanoparticles”; (DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01337)

R.A. Harris, J. Prakash, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling 87 (2019) 220-226, “Surface enhanced Raman scattering with methyl-orange on Ag-TiO2 nanocomposites:  A computational investigation.”; (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmgm.2018.11.011)

C.-W. Tsai, R.E. Kroon, H.C. Swart, J.J. Terblans, R.A. Harris, Journal of Luminescence 207 (2019) 454-459,  “Photoluminescence of metal-imidazolate complexes with Cd(II), Zn(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) cation nodes and 2-methyulimidazole organic linker.”; (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2018.11.026)

 

 


 

 

Most Recent Conference Proceedings

R.A. Harris, J.J. Terblans, H.C. Swart, Materials Today Proceedings, 2015, 2, 4100, “Microstructure engineering of binary alloy thin films through monte Carlo simulation of Pt/Al thin-film precipitate-evolution”.

R.A. Harris, H. van der Walt, Materials Today Proceedings, 2015, 2, 4167, “Simulated Adsorbance of 11-Aminoundecanoic Acid to Stabilise Fe3O4 nanoparticles”.

S. Nyembe, S. Mpelane, P.M. Shumbula, R.A. Harris, N. Moloto, L. Sikhwivhilu, Materials Today Proceedings, 2015, 2, 4149, “The Effects of gold seeds stabilizing agent on gold nanostructure morphologies”.

P. Shumbula, R.A. Harris, S. Nyembe, F.K. Keter, L. Sikhwivhilu, R. Tshikhudo, Materials Today Proceedings, 2015, 2, 4118, “Cytotoxicity effects of citrate, glucose and cetyltrimethyl ammonium chloride-capped silver nanopartilces in lung epithelial carcinoma cells (A549)”.

 

 

Most Recent Conference Oral & Poster Presentations

R.A. Harris , INVITED - "Hydrocarbon Sensors" - 3rd International "Nano Carbon" Workshop in South Africa, Johannesburg, 14 January - 15 January 2016

R.A. Harris, M. Mlambo, P.S. Mdluli, (2016) - "Qualitative analysis of some alkanethiols on Au nanoparticles during SERS for early cancer detection" - The 6th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Africa, South Africa, Johannesburg, 3 - 6 April 2016

S. Nyembe, S. Mpelane, P. Shumbula, R.A. Harris, N. Moloto, L. Sikhwivhilu, INVITED (2016)- "Crystal Growth and Properties of Indium Phosphide Nanowires" - 3rd International "Nano Carbon" Workshop in South Africa, Johannesburg, 14 January - 15 January 2016

S. Nyembe, N. Moloto, R.A. Harris, P. Shumbula, L. Sikhwivhilu (2016) - "Comparison of using a Metallic and and Oxide Precursor in Synthesizing Indium Phosphide Nanowires through Chemical Vapour Deposition." - The 6th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Africa, South Africa, Johannesburg, 3 - 6 April 2016

S. Nyembe, P. Shumbula, R.A. Harris, N. Moloto, L. Sikhwivhilu (2016) -  "Sorption of NO, CO and CH4 on indium phosphide nanowires supported with molecular modelling", Cape Town, South Africa, 20 - 21 June 2016.

R.A. Harris - "Developing Iron Oxide nanoparticle Biosensors via Simulations and Modelling" - The 61st Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics, Cape Town, 4 - 8 July 2016.

R.A. Harris, PLENARY  - "The mechanics of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy on nanosystems - a theoretical investigation" - 1st Nanoscience Symposium of the National Nanoscience Postgraduate Teaching and Training Platform, Cape Town, South Africa, 3 October 2016.

R.A. Harris – “SERS through selective substitution of thiolated coumarin derivatives on Au NPS” – 7th South African Conference on Photonic Materials, Amanzi, South Africa, 27-31 March 2017.

K.K. Nair, J. Prakash, V.Kumar, P. Kumar, R.A. Harris, R.E.Kroon, B. Viljoen, H.C. Swart – “Synthesis of Ag-SnO2 nanocomposites and evaluation of optical photoluminescence and antimicrobial properties” - – 7th South African Conference on Photonic Materials, Amanzi, South Africa, 27-31 March 2017.

R.A. Harris, C.-W. Tsai – “Designing nanomaterials through modelling and simulations” – Joint SA-Sweden Research Collaboration Workshop, Linköping Sweden, 25-26 September 2017.

R.A. Harris, INVITED – “SERS and energy/charge transfer for photoactive materials” – 63rd Annual South African Institute of Physics WORKSHOP:  PHOTONIC MATERIALS, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 25-29 June 2018.

H.F. Dehsari, R.A. Harris, A.H. Ribeiro, W. Tremel, K. Asadi – “Controlling iron-oxide nanoparticle size with nanometer precision to synthesize monodispersed particles:  a theoretical and experimental investigation” - 63rd Annual South African Institute of Physics Bloemfontein, South Africa, 25-29 June 2018.

S.P. Lara, J.J. Terblans, R.A. Harris – “Fabrication and characterization of nanowire-template on silicon-substrate spin coated with poly(methyl methacrylate) resists.” - 63rd Annual South African Institute of Physics, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 25-29 June 2018.

S. Nqayi, H.C. Swart, P.M. Shumbula, R.A. Harris – “Quantum size effect on structural and optical properties of thioglycerol (TG) capped CdS nanoparticles - 63rd Annual South African Institute of Physics, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 25-29 June 2018.

C.-W. Tsai, E.H.G. Langner, J.J. Terblans, H.C. Swart, R.A. Harris – “Computational study of ZIF with functional groups for CO2 absorption” - 63rd Annual South African Institute of Physics, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 25-29 June 2018.

R.A. Harris – “Monodisperse Supermaramagnetic Nanoparticles” - Joint South Africa-Sweden Research Collaboration Workshop on Improving performance of wide-bandgap materials, Visby, Sweden, 13th - 15th of August 2018

R.A. Harris, K. Asadi, H.S. Dehsari, A.H.Ribeiro – “Simulating nanoparticles for nanometer precision” – NANOSMAT AFRICA, Cape Town, South Africa, 19-23 November 2018.

S. Nqayi, H.C. Swart, R.A. Harris – “Photocatalytic water splitting with CdS quantum dots”,  – NANOSMAT AFRICA, Cape Town, South Africa, 19-23 November 2018.

C.-W. Tsai, R.A. Harris – “Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework nanomaterial with functional groups for CO2 absorption:  a computational study” - – NANOSMAT AFRICA, Cape Town, South Africa, 19-23 November 2018.

 

 

 

Research

Courses Presented

PHYS 1514 

PHYS 1624 

PHYI 6834 - Materials Science

PHYS 6864 - (co-present with Dr. B. van Soelen) - Computational Physics

NanoPhysics (Theoretical Component) - Structured MSc in NanoScience

Back

FACULTY CONTACT

Faculty Manager: Velaphi Makgwahla
T: + 27 51 401 3199
E: makgwahlamvt@ufs.ac.za

Marketing Manager: Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531
E: lottere@ufs.ac.za

natwet homepage edit new2

We use cookies to make interactions with our websites and services easy and meaningful, to better understand how they are used and to tailor advertising. You can read more and make your cookie choices here. By continuing to use this site you are giving us your consent to do this.

Accept