Maxwell Gisborne

Maxwell Gisborne joined the theoretical physics group at Plymouth University in October 2021. He has a BSc degree in Physics  and Master in Physics with first class honours from Swansea University. His MSc project was: Robust Control Schemes for Spintronic systems.

He is studying for a PhD in theoretical physics in the area of molecular dynamics simulations of graphene-protein interactions for biomedical sensors. The project aims at investigating a novel approach for the detection of protein dynamics and interactions on the surface of graphene through direct comparison of molecular dynamics simulation with experimental results obtained from  sensors developed at the University of Plymouth in collaboration with the University of Cambridge. His work will contribute to the understanding of protein dynamics, which could aid in drug discovery, novel protein engineering and distinguishing between normal and pathogenic conformational changes for disease diagnostics applications.