Quentin Hanley

General Information


Quentin Hanley

Biography and Scientific Interests

Quentin is Reader in Analytical Chemistry in the School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU).

He was Head of Chemistry and Forensics at NTU from 2008 to 2011. He has made contributions to imaging, data analysis and visualization, chemical education, fluorescence, biophysics, oceanography, environmental health, x-ray imaging, template driven molecular assembly, microscopy, and fluctuation and allometric scaling. Quentin is an author or co-author on over 50 peer-reviewed papers and has been involved in a range of projects funded by EPSRC, the EU, RSC, and industrial sources.


Quentin received his Bachelor’s degree from Reed College (Portland Oregon) (1985) and his PhD from the University of Arizona (1997) where he worked for Prof Bonner Denton. He worked for Tom Jovin as post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen (1997-2001). From 2001-2005 he worked at the University of the West Indies at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. He has been at NTU since 2005.

Recent Papers


1. Holland, R., R. Rebmann, C. Williams, and QS Hanley, Fluctuation Scaling, the Calibration of Dispersion, and the Detection of Differences, Analytical Chemistry (2017). 89 (21): 11568-11575 (2017).

2. Hanley, Q.S. Chemical Measurement and Fluctuation Scaling, Analytical Chemistry, 88 (24): 12036-12042 (2016) (DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b02335).

3. Zolmajd-Haghighi Z. and Q. S. Hanley. (Invited Paper) When R > 0.8 R0: The Effects of Non-additivity, Distance, and Homo-FRET on Intensity and Anisotropy, Methods and Applications in Fluorescence, 4:024006 (2016) (DOI: 10.1088/2050-6120/4/2/024006).

4.  Parambath, M., Q. Hanley, F. J. Martin-Martinez,, T. Giesa, M. J. Buehler and C. Perry. The Nature of the Silicaphilic Fluorescence of PDMPO. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18:5938-5948 (2016)( DOI: 10.1039/c5cp05105c).

5. Gholami, Z. and Q. Hanley. Controlled Assembly of SNAP-PNA-Fluorophore systems on DNA Templates to Produce Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 25:1820-1828 (2014). (DOI: 10.1021/bc500319p).

6. Zolmajd-Haghighi Z. and Q. S. Hanley. When One Plus One Does Not Equal Two: Fluorescence Anisotropy in Aggregates and Multiply Labeled Proteins, Biophysical Journal, 106(7):1457-1466 (2014). DOI:10.1016/j.bpj.2014.02.020.

7.       Gholami Z., L. Brunsveld, and Q. S. Hanley. PNA-Induced assembly of fluorescent proteins using DNA as a framework, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 24(8):1378–1386 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/bc400202s.


Other Publications:

1. Ribeiro, H. V., Q. S. Hanley, D. Lewis. Unveiling Relationships Between Crime and Property in England and Wales Via Density Scale-Adjusted Metrics and Network Tools, Plos One 13(2): e0192931 (2018).

2. Hanley, Q. S., D. Lewis, H. V. Ribiero. Correction: Rural to urban population density scaling of crime and property transactions in English and Welsh Parliamentary Constituencies, PLoS One, 11(12): e0167605.

3.  Hanley, Q. S., D. Lewis, H. V. Ribiero. Rural to urban population density scaling of crime and property transactions in English and Welsh Parliamentary Constituencies, PLoS One, 11(2): e-0149546 (2016) (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149546).

4.  Hanley, Q.S., S. Khatun, A. Yosef, and R-M. Dyer. Fluctuation Scaling, Taylor’s Law, and Crime. PLoS One, 9(10):e109004 (2014).