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Nano Electronics and Photonics

NanoElectronics research is focussed on the continued evolution of massively parallel electronic architectures, which continue to be scaled down aggressively. A host of new materials and functionalities have joined this paradigm with ferroelectrics, spintronics, piezoelectrics, organic electronics, and non-Si semiconductors all reaping gains from nano-structured possibilities. While conventional fabrication is one route that it remains important to develop, many different tacks are now emerging: new semiconductor growth modes, exploitation of interface electronic states, printable devices, single quantum dot emitters, graphene nano-composites, magnetic nanowires, nanowire energy scavenging being just a few of research interest across Cambridge.

The research groups involved include: Electronic Devices and Materials (Engineering), Thin Film Magentism (Physics), Device Materials Group (Materials), Centre for Gallium Nitride (Materials), Microelectronics (Physics), Optoelectronics (Physics), Electron Microscopy (Materials), Graphene Research Centre (Engineering) and several others.

Nanophotonics is a research area of which the true potential has only just become evident, with confinement of light to the nanometre scale now demonstrated, but critically dependent on constructing systems with sub-nm control of spacings. This control is also critical in the area of quantum technologies, in which a number of our groups are pioneers, involving atoms, microcavities or quantum dots. Bio-inspired photonics is another strong area that is being developed at present. The research groups involved include: Nanophotonics Group (Physics), Vignolini Lab (Chemistry), Centre for Gallium Nitride (Materials), Semiconductor Physics (Physics), Electronic Devices and Materials (Engineering), Graphene Research Centre (Engineering), Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics (Physics) and several others.

Please contact our Nano Electronics and Photonics Theme Coordinator Dr. Hannah Joyce or our Teaching Fellow Dr. Karishma Jain to find out more about this theme.

Here is a list of Academics and students associated with this theme.

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NanoDTC Associates Competition - Deadline 27th October

Oct 10, 2017

The NanoDTC Associates competition is and opportunity for Cambridge PhD students working in nano related areas to become affiliatedto the NanoDTC and also receive a travel grant of up to £3000. Applications accepted until Fri 27th Oct.

NanoDTC-Impulse-Maxwell Innovation Seminar Series - Prof. Ijeoma Uchegbu, Nanomerics

Oct 10, 2017

The first event in the joint NanoDTC-Impulse-Maxwell Innovation Seminar Series kicks off with a series of brilliant speakers who are at different stages in their Innovation  and Entrepreneurship journey.

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Aug 30, 2017

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NanoDTC Translational Prize Fellow's nano-battery wins accolades

Jul 27, 2017

Jean de La Verpilliere (c2013), NanoDTC Translational Prize Fellow and Managing Director of the newly formed startup Echion Technologies has won prizes in the Royal Society of Chemistry 2017 Emerging Technologies Competition and the Kings' College Entrepreneurship Prize