Dr Jon Tandy

Jon is a senior lecturer in Physical Chemistry with the School of Human Sciences.

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Dr Jon Tandy

Jon graduated in 2006 from The University of York with a MChem (Hons) in Chemistry. He then continued at York and was awarded a PhD in Chemistry in 2011. He subsequently undertook several postdoctoral research positions at the California Institute of Technology, The University of Leicester and Imperial College London. Jon was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship in 2018 and is an active member of the London Met creativity in assessment community of practice.



Research interests

  • Spectroscopic and computational measurements examining aspects of fundamental chemistry at temperatures approaching absolute zero.

  • High speed imaging and emission spectroscopy of light flashes seen during hypervelocity (> 3 km/s) impacts replicating asteroids/meteoroids impacting planetary surfaces, allowing an examination of the highly energetic and dynamic chemical reactions.

  • Developing a new cryogenic source to replicate the icy mixtures (water, CO2, NH4) found on the surfaces of outer Solar System bodies (e.g. Pluto).

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • A. Sadoon, G. Sarma, E. Cunningham, J.D. Tandy, M. Hanson-Heine, N. Besley, S. Yang, A.M. Ellis, Infrared spectroscopy of NaCl(CH3)n complexes in helium nanodroplets, J. Phys. Chem. A, 120 (2016) 8085-8092.

  • D. Tandy, C. Feng, A. Boatwright, G. Sarma, A.M. Sadoon, A.Shirley, N. Das Neves Rodrigues, E.M. Cunningham, S. Yang, A.M. Ellis, Infrared spectroscopy of salt-water complexes, J. Chem. Phys., 144 (2016) 121103.

  • D. Tandy, J.M. Mihaly, M.A. Adams, A.J. Rosakis, Examining the temporal evolution of hypervelocity impact phenomena via high speed imaging and UV-visible emission spectroscopy, J. Appl. Phys., 116 (2014) 034901.

  • J.M. Mihaly, J.D. Tandy, A.J. Rosakis, M.A. Adams, Pressure-dependent, IR-emitting clouds in hypervelocity impacts, J. Appl. Mech., 82 (2015) 011004.

  • B. Shepperson, J.D. Tandy, A. Boatwright, C. Feng, D. Spence, A. Shirley, S. Yang, A.M. Ellis, Electronic spectroscopy of toluene in helium nanodroplets: Evidence for a long-lived excited state, J. Phys. Chem. A, 117 (2013) 13591-13595.

  • J.M. Mihaly, J.D. Tandy, M.A. Adams, A.J. Rosakis, In situ diagnostics for a small-bore hypervelocity impact facility, Int. J. Imp. Eng., 62 (2013) 13-26.

  • J.M. Mihaly, A.J. Rosakis, M.A. Adams, J.D. Tandy, Impact ejecta and debris cloud behavior using laser-side-lighting, Procedia Engineering, 58 (2013) 363-368.

Email: j.tandy@londonmet.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7133 4195

Room: T12-02, Tower Building