David Ritchie is Professor of Experimental Physics and a Fellow of Robinson College in Cambridge. He is also Professor of Semiconductor Science and Technology at Swansea University. He received his first degree, in physics, from the University of Oxford in 1980 and his D Phil from the University of Sussex in 1986 studying the physics of mixtures of liquid 3He and 4He at milli-kelvin temperatures. Since then he has been working on III-V semiconductor physics and has extensive experience of the growth, fabrication and measurement of low dimensional electronic and optical structures. He has been co-author of over 1200 papers and was awarded the 2008 Tabor medal and prize by the UK Institute of Physics for distinguished research in surface or nanoscale physics.
Watford Grammar School for Boys 1970-1977
MA in physics Hertford College, University of Oxford 1977-1980.
D Phil in low temperature liquid helium physics, University of Sussex 1980-1985
Research Assistant, University of Sussex 1984-1985
Research Assistant/Associate, University of Cambridge 1985-1991
Toshiba Assistant Director of Research, University of Cambridge 1991-1999
Fellow of Robinson College, University of Cambridge 1991-
Reader in Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge 1999-2002
Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge 2002-
Fellow of the Institute of Physics 2005-
Head of Semiconductor Physics Group, Cavendish Laboratory 2007-2018
Deputy Head of Department of Physics (Teaching) 2009-2013
Professor of Semiconductor Science and Technology, Swansea University 2018