September 2021: Lucia Spasevski has successfully defended her thesis “Correlation of composition and luminescence in AlGaN epilayers”, in which she compared the results of X-ray microanalysis and cathodoluminescence measurements. Congratulations, Lucia!
May 2021: Congratulations to Dr Alessandro Rossi on his promotion to Senior Lecturer! May 2021: Well done to Aeshah Alasmari on the successful defence of her PhD thesis, “Characterisation of III-nitrides in the scanning electron microscope”!
May 2021: We are joined by colleagues from Cambridge as Dr Jonas Lähnemann from PDI in Berlin gives a seminar on Revisiting the determination of the carrier diffusion length in GaN from cathodoluminescence spectroscopy. The next seminar will be on 9th June, when Dr Masaya Kataoka from NPL will talk on Electron quantum optics for electrical metrology
March 2021: Dr Budhika Mendis from Durham University gives a group seminar on Towards accurate simulation of EBSD and ECCI signals
October 2020: Congratulations to Dr Alessandro Rossi on the award of a prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship! Alessandro’s project is entitled “Quantum Electronics in Silicon Carbide (QELTIC)” and aims to develop the first generation of electronic devices to address quantum states in silicon carbide (SiC). Read the announcement here.
October 2020: Sretno, Lucia! We held a virtual goodbye party for Lucia, who is off to work for work for Quorum Technologies in Lewes. Ruth won the cake competition with her lemon cheesecake cupcakes. (Sorry, no saltire in my Eurovision bunting.)
August 2020: Fabien, Rob and Paul are co-editing a special issue of Micromachines on Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Based Solar-Blind Photodetectors, together with Prof. Weihua Tang and Prof. Chong-Xin Shan.
August 2020: Ben Hourahine presents a webinar on DFTB+ entitled Being slightly wrong for fun and profit: large scale semi-empirical modelling of materials.
July 2020: Congratulations to Alessandro Rossi for winning the Strategic Themes and Impact Award at the 2020 Strathclyde Images of Research competition, with “Dawn of the Quantum Age”.
June 2020: Well done to James Denholm for defending his PhD.
June 2020: Congratulations to Matat Jablon for a successful thesis defence.
February 2019: Catherine Brasser’s image “Hillock Flowerbed” is the January 2019 winner in JEOL’s SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest.
January 2019: The website for Dr Konstantinos Lagoudakis’s new Experimental Quantum Nanoscience Lab is up and running.
November 2018: Elena Pascal successfully defended her thesis, and has started a post-doc position with Marc De Graef at Carnegie Mellon.
June 2018: Our new group Twitter account @SemiSpecDev is active.
May 2018: Lucia Spasevski’s image “Ultraviolet Lace” is runner-up in JEOL’s 2018 SEM/TEM/EPMA Image Contest.
February 2018: Our paper Analysis of doping concentration and composition in wide bandgap AlGaN:Si by wavelength dispersive X-ray spectroscopy is selected by Semiconductor Science and Technology as one of their Highlights of 2017.
August 2017: Elena Pascal was jointly awarded the Corbett Prize at the 29th ICDS conference, Matsue, Japan.
July 2017: The Group was well represented at the ICNS-12 conference in Strasbourg, presenting invited and contributed talks and several posters.
17 April 2014 and 12 May 2014: upcoming Strathclyde BTG meetings for supporting TIC themes with modelling hosted by Dr Ben Hourahine and members of the GLAMM group.
5 March 2014: Congratulations to Dr Carol Trager-Cowan for being elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
15 January 2014: Congratulations to Fathi Elfituri for a successful PhD defence.
2–3 September 2013: Two day meeting Control and applications of light at the nanoscale.
21 June 2013: Congratulations to Jochen Bruckbauer for a successful PhD defence.
17 May 2013: Congratulations to Simon Kraeusel for a successful thesis defence.
9 October 2012: Congratulations to Naresh Kumar for a successful thesis defence.
25 May 2012: That’s two in the same week! Well done to Franziska Luckert for another successful Ph.D. viva.
21 May 2012: Lethy KJ successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations!
20–22 May 2012: Prof. Yoosuf Picard from Carnegie Mellon University visits the group and talks about his work on electron channeling contrast imaging (ECCI).
15 May 2012: EPRSC grant (£481,554) awarded to Dr Carol Trager-Cowan and Dr Ben Hourahine for Nanoscale characterisation of nitride semiconductor thin films using EBSD, ECCI, CL and EBIC, in collaboration with colleagues from Strathclyde’s Department of Mathematics & Statistics, the Universities of Bath, Nottingham, Oxford and Sheffield, and Imperial College.
30 April – 4 May 2012: Three images from the group are included in Images of Research 2012: An Exhibition of Strathclyde’s Impact.
10–15 July 2011: The International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors (ICNS) was held in Glasgow.
21 April 2011: An article on the Group’s cathodoluminescence work has been published on the Institute of Physics LabTalk website.
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