Dr. Keith Paton

Keith is a Senior Research Scientist in the Surface Technology group. His research is focused on the structural characterisation of advanced materials, including graphene and related 2D materials (GR2Ms). His aim is to develop reliable measurement methods to accelerate the adoption of advanced materials as part of a net-zero carbon future.

Keith has been active in carbon nanomaterial research since 2009, working with both carbon nanotubes and graphene. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge before joining the Advanced Materials division at Thomas Swan and Co. Ltd. In 2012, he moved to Trinity College Dublin to work as a researcher-in-residence for Thomas Swan, embedded in the research group of Prof. Jonathan Coleman. He joined NPL in 2016 to develop measurement methods for graphene-enhanced composites.

Keith is a chartered physicist and has been a member of the Institute of Physics since 2018.