Professor Peter McClintockEmeritus Professor, Research Professor
- Born: Omagh, co. Tyrone, 17 October 1940
- Educated: Queen's University, Belfast (BSc 1962), University of Oxford (DPhil 1966)
- Employment: Junior Demonstrator, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford 1963-1966; Research Associate, Duke University, 1966 - 1968; Research Associate 1968, Lecturer 1970, Senior Lecturer 1979, Reader 1983, Professor 1991, all a Lancaster University
- Miscellaneous: DSc, Queen's University, Belfast 1983; FInstP 1983; SERC/EPSRC Senior Fellowship 1990 - 1995; Chair, Standing Conference of Professors of Physics (UK and Ireland) 2003 - 2005.
- Head of Department of Physics, Lancaster University 1997 - 2003.
Research has included work on: (a) magnetism including, especially, studies of spin-phonon interactions in rare-earth ethylsulphate crystals; (b) quantum fluids and liquid helium-4 in particular; (c) nonlinear dynamics and fluctuational phenomena including applications to physiology.
Current research centres on low temperature physics and nonlinear dynamics and biomedical physics.
Active collaborations, supported mainly by EPSRC and the Royal Society, include links with:
- Institute for Semiconductor Physics, Kiev
- Institute of Solid State Physics RAL, Chernogolovka
- Michigan State University
- Moscow State University
- Pisa University
- University of Birmingham
- University of Florida
- University of Manchester
- University of Ljubljana
- Redeemer's University
Physics of Biological Oscillators: New Insights into Non-Equilibrium and Non-Autonomous Systems in Chicheley Hall, 27-30 November 2018
ESGCO-2016 International Conference on Biological Oscillations
Workshop on Fluctuations and Coherence 2011
Editor in Chief of Fluctuation and Noise Letters. Currently serving on the Scientific Advisory Committee of Nonlinear Biomedical Physics and the Editorial Boards of Contemporary Physics, and Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems.
My research interests centre on nonlinearity in physical and biomedical systems. Work with colleagues and international collaborators focuses on the superfluidity of liquid He-4 and its breakdown through production of rotons or quantized vortices above critical velocities – requiring the preparation and use of isotopically pure He-4. Research on the stochastic dynamics of nonlinear oscillators and large fluctuations illuminates: classical turbulence; wave turbulence and quantum turbulence in superfluids; neutron dynamics in fluid helium; origins of rogue waves; selective passage of ions through biological ion channels; and the nonlinear dynamics of ageing, anaesthesia, autism, brain function and cardiovascular diseases.
PhD Supervision Interests
Physics of biological ion channels
Physics of Biological Oscillators: New Insights into Non-Equilibrium and Non-Autonomous Systems
Stefanovska, A., McClintock, P.V.E. 6/05/2021 Cham : Springer. ISBN: 9783030598044. Electronic ISBN: 9783030598051.
Physics of selective conduction and point mutation in biological ion channels
Gibby, W.A.T., Barabash, M.L., Guardiani, C., Luchinsky, D.G., McClintock, P.V.E. 28/05/2021 In: Physical review letters. 126, 21, 7 p.
Origin and control of ionic hydration patterns in nanopores
Barabash, M.L., Gibby, W.A.T., Guardiani, C., Smolyanitsky, A., Luchinsky, D.G., McClintock, P.V.E. 18/06/2021 In: Communications Materials. 2
Field-dependent dehydration and optimal ionic escape paths for C2N membranes
Barabash, M.L., Gibby, W.A.T., Guardiani, C., Luchinsky, D.G., Luan, B., Smolyanitsky, A., McClintock, P.V.E. 1/07/2021 In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 125, 25, p. 7044-7059. 16 p.
Vibrational resonances in driven oscillators with position-dependent mass
Roy-Layinde, T.O., Vincent, U.E., Abolade, S.A., Popoola, O.O., Laoye, J.A., McClintock, P.V.E. 8/03/2021 In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A. 379, 2192, p. 1-23. 23 p.
Ionic Coulomb blockade and the determinants of selectivity in the NaChBac bacterial sodium channel
Fedorenko, O.A., Kaufman, I.K., Gibby, W.A.T., Barabash, M.L., Luchinsky, D.G., Roberts, S.K., McClintock, P.V.E. 1/09/2020 In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes. 1862, 9, 9 p.
Calorimetric observation of single He2* excimers in a 100 mK He bath
Carter, F.W., Hertel, S.A., McClintock, P.V.E., McKinsey, D.N., Prober, D.E. 02/2017 In: Journal of Low Temperature Physics. 186, 3, p. 183-196. 14 p.
Coherence and coupling functions reveal microvascular impairment in treated hypertension
Ticcinelli, V., Stankovski, T., Iatsenko, D., Bernjak, A., Bradbury, A., Gallagher, A., Clarkson, P.B.M., McClintock, P.V.E., Stefanovska, A. 13/10/2017 In: Frontiers in Physiology. 8, 20 p.
Coupling functions: universal insights into dynamical interaction mechanisms
Stankovski, T., Pereira, T., McClintock, P.V.E., Stefanovska, A. 6/11/2017 In: Reviews of Modern Physics. 89, 4, 50 p.
Dissipation of quasiclassical turbulence in superfluid 4He
Zmeev, D.E., Walmsley, P.M., Golov, A.I., McClintock, P.V.E., Fisher, S.N., Vinen, W.F. 9/10/2015 In: Physical review letters. 115, 15, 5 p.
Creation and evolution of quantum turbulence in novel geometries
01/09/2022 → 31/08/2026
Workshop on non-autonomous oscillatory systems and their applications in the life sciences
01/06/2018 → 30/11/2019
Conduction and selectivity between monovalent ions within the potassium channel
01/11/2017 → 30/10/2021
Microscopic dynamics of quantized vortices in turbulent superfluid in the T=0 limit
01/04/2017 → 30/09/2021
A device to detect and measure the progression of dementia by quantifying the interactions between neuronal and cardiovascular oscillations
01/05/2015 → 31/10/2018
Ionic Coulomb blockade oscillations and the physical origins of permeation, selectivity, and their mutation transformations in biological ion channels
01/04/2015 → 30/09/2018
01/01/2015 → 31/08/2019
Superfluid 3He at UltraLow Temperatures
01/07/2013 → 31/03/2018
Quasiparticle imaging and superfluid flow experiments at ultralow temperatures
01/10/2011 → 30/09/2015
Physics of non-autonomous systems in the life sciences
01/05/2011 → 31/03/2015
Transition to turbulence in spatially inhomgeneous systems
01/05/2011 → 30/09/2011
Interdiciplinary workshop on fluctuations and coherence: from superfluids to living systems
01/04/2011 → 31/03/2012
Materials World Network: Collaborative research on simple forms of Quantum Turbulence
01/10/2010 → 30/09/2014
Supersolidity of crystalline helium
01/10/2010 → 31/03/2014
Dynamics of cardiovascular ageing
01/10/2009 → 31/03/2012
FEC code for PYA7886: Dynamics of cardiovascular ageing
01/10/2009 → …
Nonlinear dynamics of selectivity, conductivity, and gating in biological ion channels
01/08/2009 → 30/06/2013
Development of turbulence in submerged jets
01/04/2009 → 28/06/2009
Synchronization and transport control in ensemble of globally coupled ratchets (Dr Uchechukwu Vincent)
30/03/2009 → 16/04/2011
Critical and surface phenomena of quantum fluids
01/10/2008 → 31/10/2012
Stochastic Webs: Fundamentals and applications
01/10/2008 → 30/09/2011
Wave Turbulence in and on quantum fluids
01/04/2008 → 31/03/2011
FP6 BRACCIA; Brain, respiration and cardiac causalities in anaesthesia
01/01/2005 → 01/09/2009
Dynamics of quasiparticles: from molecular dynamics to ionic current
Nonlinear and Biomedical Physics
- DSI - Health
- Low Temperature Physics
- Nonlinear and Biomedical Physics