The Optoelectronic Materials Spectroscopy group at Manchester Physics

Welcome to the OMS research group at the University of Manchester.

Our group carries out research within the Photon Physics sub-group of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, based in the Photon Science Institute at the University of Manchester.

We study the origin and role of inhomogeneity in novel optoelectronic materials using a variety of experimental methods; how variations in materials at the nanoscale determine device performance for applications including photovolatics, display materials and photosensors. Our current research is spans four primary themes:

  • High-throughput semiconductor nano-optoelectronics methodology – why and how we should measure statistically meaningful datasets to reveal yield and correlations
  • Novel optoelectronic materials for photonic device applications – using correlative approaches to understand energy dynamics in emerging materials platforms (2D, perovskite, self-assembled, molecular and confined)
  • Ultrafast and single photon optical techniques – studying energy dynamics on their natural length and timescales using single photon events
  • Holistic data analysis – using correlated measurements to produce a reproducible and self-consistent model of device performance

We welcome interest from anyone who wants to join the group for MPhys, PhD or postdoctoral research.