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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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Midi+PhD Project Proposals from Cambridge Academics

Dec 19, 2018

We are now accepting project proposals for Midi (May-Jul 2019) + PhD projects (starting Oct 2019) for our c2018 students. Deadline 18 Feb.

NanoDTC student paper published in Nature Comms

Dec 07, 2018

c2013 student Jasmine Rivett was the first author on the recent paper, “Long-lived polarization memory in the electronic states of lead-halide perovskites from local structural dynamics” in Nature Communications.

Applications for Oct 2019 entry

Nov 15, 2018

We are now accepting applications for entry in Oct 2019. The deadline to be considered for the 1st round of shortlisting is 5th Dec 2018.

Black researchers shaping the future

Oct 13, 2018

As the UK marks Black History Month, researchers from across the University talk about their route to Cambridge, their inspiration and their motivation.