Aaron King


Email: aaron.king.17@ucl.ac.uk


Aaron began his studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2012 attaining his Master’s degree in 2017, graduating with a 2.1. During his undergraduate studies, he spent one year at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore working on the synthesis of gold nanostars for SERS contrast agents. Aaron is now starting the first year of his PhD at UCL.

Research Interests

Aaron’s PhD will involve investigating the structure-property relationships of magnetic nanostructures as negative contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging, as well as their interaction with human cell lines.


C.J. Dedman, A.M. King, J. Christie-Oleza, G.-L. Davies*, “Environmentally relevant concentrations of titanium dioxide nanoparticles pose negligible risk to marine microbes”, Environmental Science – Nano, 2021, 8, 1236-1255. DOICover art

Z. Zhang, C.J.R. Wells, A.M. King, J.C. Bear, G.-L. Davies*, G.R. Williams*, “pH-responsive nanocomposite fibres allowing MRI monitoring of drug release”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2020, 8, 7264-7274. DOI

A.M. King, C. Bray, L. Bogart, S. Hall, J.C. Bear, S. Perrier, G.-L. Davies*, “Exploring precision polymers to fine-tune Magnetic Resonance Imaging properties of iron oxide nanoparticles”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science”, 2020, 579, 401-411. DOI


Aaron’s PhD is sponsored by the EPSRC.