The group welcomes Mihir Athavale, a new PhD student on the A*STAR program. He will spend one year in Manchester before moving to the group of Kedar Hippalgaonkar in Singapore for two years. We warmly welcome Mihir!
The group assembled in the lab for a final tidy of 2022. The lab is ready for new students and new experiments in 2023!
The Optoelectronic Materials Spectroscopy group at the University Manchester focuses on developing experimental, analytical and data-based methodology for novel materials. We use automated experimentation coupled to cutting-edge laser facilities to study nano-lasers, micro-LEDs, graphene-based photodetectors, single quantum dots and emerging materials. We work across disciplines - including physics, chemistry, electronic
It was great to have our group Christmas meal in Manchester which coincided with a celebration of Hoyeon’s thesis submission!
A fully-funded joint PhD project between Dr Alex Walton (Manchester Chemistry) and the Parkinson group is being advertised for a 2023 start. The project is based on correlating fast and slow measurements – optical and photoelectronic studies – of novel electrocatalytic materials. It is well suited for a student with an interest
Group postdoc Stephen Church was awarded the “best early-career-researcher” presentation prize at the Rank Prize Symposium meeting in Grasmere. The meeting Nanowire Photonics was chaired by Prof. Martin Dawson (Strathclyde), Prof. Hannah Joyce (Cambridge) and Prof. Michael Johnston (Oxford). Congratulations to Stephen!
The group was well represented at the Rank Prize symposium in Grasmere. The high-throughput and automation session included invited talks from Patrick, Stephen Church and Ruqaiya Al-Abri.
Group postdoc Stephen Church has submitted his most recent work to the arXiv preprint server. In this new work, Stephen carried out optical, microscopic, and electron micrograph characterization of over 5000 nanowire lasers. By correlating geometry effects which affect the nanolaser cavity, and material quality that affect gain material, we
The group welcomes a new PhD student, Tharaka Weeraddana, who joins us on a University of Manchester Diversity Enhancement Scholarship. Tharaka will work with co-supervisor Andrew Thomas (Materials) to apply high-throughput approaches to liquid-phase nanomaterials. He joins from Sri Lanka via Masters research at Bowling Green State University.
Patrick attended the annual Future Leaders Fellowship meeting in Birmingham.