Group PhD student Matthew Thornton has presented work at the Terra Rarae conference in Leipzig, Germany. His presentation reports on the synthesis and characterization of a novel multi-pocket molecule for lanthanide photophysics.
Matt Thornton, a BBSRC funded PhD affiliated with the group won a Poster Prize at the Molecular Photophysics meeting in Newcastle. Congratulations to Matt!
Two of the group gave oral presentations at CMD29 in Manchester.
Group PhD student Hoyeon Choi reported his work on the “Impact of Microstructure of Crystallinity driven singlet fission efficiency in diF-TES-ADT“, a collaboration between Jenny Clark (Sheffield) our our group.
Group PDRA Stephen Church reported his work on “Disentangling gain, distributed losses and end-facet losses in freestanding nanowires lasers using automated high-throughput micro-spectroscopy“, a collaboration between Huiyun Liu (UCL) and our group.
Group postdoc Stephen Church and PhD student Ruqaiya Al-Abri collaborated with Dhruv Saxena at Imperial College London to produce a review of methods to characterise nanowire lasers. This article, forming part of a celebration issue for the birthday of colleague Prof. Chennupati Jagadish (at the Australian National University) seeks to address many of the challenges in characterising nanowire lasers that may challenge new researchers to the field.
Reference: Optical characterisation of nanowire lasers, Stephen A. Church, Ruqaiya Al-Abri, Patrick Parkinson and Dhruv Saxena, Prog. Quant. Elec. (2022) DOI: 10.1016/j.pquantelec.2022.100408
Group members Dr Stephen Church and Nikesh Patel have presented their work at the 2022 Nanowire Week meeting in Chamonix, France.
Stephen gave an oral presentation on his recent research on “Nanowire facet reflectivity and lasing performance using high-throughput interferometry“.
Nikesh presented a poster on his work on “High Intra- and Interwire Uniformity in 2D Radial GaAsP/GaAs Core/Shell Triple Quantum Well Structures“
Congratulations to first group PhD student Juan (Arturo), who managed to graduate today. Having passed his viva in March 2020, it was a long wait to return to Manchester. He is now working with Synaptec in Glasgow.
The group is now advertising for a funded PhD position as part of the A*STAR ARAP scheme, in collaboration with Kedar Hippalgaonkar of A*STAR and NTU in Singapore. The project will build on the high-throughput techniques developed in the Manchester group, and the Bayesian optimization approaches at A*STAR, to apply Bayesian driven yield optimization to optoelectronic nanowires.
More details about the project are available at the FindAPhD site. The closing date is April 1st.
The group welcomes three new MPhys students for semester 2. They will be working on:
- Peter Parsons – Single-photon compressive spectro-imaging methodology (assisted by Dr. Stefan Skalsky)
- Kit Garbutt & Jack Young – Enhancing optical imaging for crop-science (led by Prof. Bruce Grieve)
The group has secured funding for a 3-year license of NextNano for quantum device simulation. This is part of the University of Manchester’s COVID research-recovery fund, and will be led by group member Nikesh.