A warm welcome to the group to new PhD student Ishika Das! Ishika joins from a MSc degree at Bristol. She will work on a project to simulation, measure and optimize novel non-linear optoelectronic materials, working with her co-supervisor Dr Iain Crowe and international partners including Prof. Hong Liu (A*
Group postdoc Stephen Church presented a talk at EUROMAT23, in Munich, Germany. His talk, on "Understanding Nanowire Laser Performance - Insights from Experimental Big-Data" drew together material from collaborators spanning Australia, London, Jena, and Cambridge. By applying a modular experiment with high-throughput capability he showed that some findings - such
Green LEDs remain low efficiency compared with their blue counterparts, but are required for future display technology. Power-dependent measurements show that current- rather than defect-management is crucial to improving efficiency.
Lanthanide elements have distinctive and long-lived light emission. Holding multiple lanthanides close together provides a route to creating new biological imaging molecules.
Computation with light instead of electricity will increase speed and energy efficiency. We show a route to growing lasers directly onto chips with high repeatability to enable this technology.
Valentina Bonino, beamline scientist at the ESRF in Grenoble, visited the group to discuss collaboration on nanomaterial characterization.
Group collaborator Prof Prasana Sahoo visited the Photon Science Institute in Manchester to deliver a seminar and discuss future research.
Group PI Patrick was invited to give a talk at the International Union of Materials Research Society meeting in Singapore. The talk, entitled 'Semiconductor Optimization Using Functional Inhomogeneity: High-Throughput Characterization for Semiconductor Nano-Lasers' reviewed recent work from the group to optimize nanolasers. The meeting also provided an opportunity to meet
Group PhD student Nawal Al-Amairi presented her work on the development and optimization of graphene-based photodetectors at Graphene Week in Manchester.
Congratulations to group PhD student Nawal Al-Amairi for presenting her work on particle detector characterisation at E-MRS this week! The work was a collaboration with the experimental particle physics group of Alex Oh at Manchester.