Leonard Deepak Francis
Leonard Deepak Francis is a group leader of the Nanostructured Materials Group at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL). His broad area of research is focused on the use of advanced electron microscopic techniques for the study of materials/nanomaterials for various applications, as well as in the study of fundamental physical phenomena and dynamics at the nanoscale. He also employs the Focused Ion Beam (FIB) technique extensively towards the investigations of nanodevices.
Leonard received his Ph.D. in 2005 from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India. Subsequently, he was a postdoctoral fellow (2006–2008) at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Leonard has published more than 100 papers and 8 review articles in major international journals. In addition, he has three book chapters. Several of his articles have made it to the cover page of journals. He served as the guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Nano Materials: Nanomaterial Properties: Size and Shape Dependencies. He has participated in two major European projects: NANOHVAC and NANoReg and three regional projects. Currently, he is involved in several national projects (funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and the ERDF through COMPETE2020). In addition, he is an acting referee for various ACS, RSC and Elsevier journals among others. More recently he has edited two books entitled “Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy – Applications to Nanomaterials” – Springer (2015) and “Metal Nanoparticles and Clusters: Advances in Synthesis, Properties and Applications” – Springer (2018). Leonard also holds 3 joint patents. He has a h-index of 28.
- Junjie Li and Francis Leonard Deepak
In-Situ Generation of Sub-10 nm Silver Nanowires under electron beam irradiation in the TEM
Chem Comm, 2020, 56, 4765-4768 (Inside Front Cover Page).
- Junjie Li, Junyuan Xu, Qiang Li, Nan Zhang,Yunping Li, Lifeng Liu, Zhongchang Wang and Francis Leonard Deepak
Ultrafine-Grained Porous Ir-Based Catalysts for High Performance Overall Water Splitting in Acidic Media
ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3, 4, 3736–3744.
- Junjie Li, Yunping Li, Qiang Li and Francis Leonard Deepak
Atomic Scale dynamic observations revealing temperature-dependent multi-step nucleation pathways in crystallization
Nanoscale Horiz, 2019, 4, 1302-1309 (Inside Back Cover Page).
- E. A. Anumol, A. N. Enyashin, F. L. Deepak
Single Walled BiI3 Nanotubes Encapsulated within Carbon Nanotubes
Scientific Reports 2018, 8, 10133
- Francis Leonard Deepak and Gilberto Casillas
Recent Highlights in advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques: Applications to nanomaterials
Nanoscience (Specialist Periodical Reports, Royal Society of Chemistry), Vol 4, 2017, 4, 29-56 (Eds: P.
John Thomas and Neerish Revaprasadu)