Yangqian (Fiona) Wang
Miguel Alvarez Perez
Hi, I’m Venkatesh. I’m from India and graduated from SRM IST, Chennai in Electronics and Communication Engineering, where I worked in a research laboratory developing fibre optic sensors.
My masters degree was in Optoelectronic and Quantum Technologies at the University of Bristol, where my research project was studying the coherence times of electron spins in quantum dots, by driving them with a pulsed laser.
Outside of research, I enjoy backpacking, wildlife documentaries, music and nonfiction
My name is Chris and I am originally from Southampton but grew up in Cornwall. I received my MPhys degree from the University of Liverpool in 2022.
I have a keen interest in experimental physics which strengthened over the course of my master’s project, where I began to work with thin film solar cells. I explored the impact defects had on the performance of CdTe devices which had been passivated with varying compositions of selenium. This research was conducted using Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy (DLTS) and Isothermal Transient Spectroscopy (ITS) to highlight the electronically active defects.
In my spare time I like keeping active and getting myself to as many football games as I can – which isn’t always fun being a Southampton fan! I also enjoy reading and watching a good box set.
Mark de Quidt
Hi, I’m Max, and I’m from Cheshire, just south of Manchester. I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering where I fostered an interest in semiconductor materials, and their properties.
My final year project focussed on the photoluminescence characgterisation of In/GaAs quantum dots using different spectroscopy techniques. I also have experience in cleanroom processes, which I used to fabricate SAW filters for high speed communications.
Outside of university, I enjoy going out to see live music at the weekends and have a drink. I have also built a large sound system that I hope will see some use in Cardiff.
Hi. I have recently graduated from Strathclyde in Glasgow with a bachelor’s degree in physics. My fourth year project was looking at the suitability of deep-ultra-violet micro-light-emitting diode for applications in optical wireless communication.
In my spare time I enjoy travelling & hiking or just generally being outside!
Hello! My name is Franco, and I’m from Italy. I studied physics at the University of Nottingham. I consider myself an experimental physicist with a fascination for theory. My interest in physics stems from pop science books I read before starting university. My favourite is ‘Physics of the impossible’ by Prof Michio Kaku; he talks about the science behind sci-fi shows. He breaks down what makes these technologies possible and how close we are to achieving them. In the book, he also talks about the development of semiconductor technology. With this CDT, I hope to be part of this ever-changing industry.
My research project was on the mechanical properties of ultra-thin polymer films. These films play a key role in the semiconductor industry. Reducing the thickness of the films, allows us to make smaller structures.
Other than physics, I have a passion for fitness and Judo.
Hello, I’m Kiran and I have completed a Masters (MEng) degree in Mechanical Engineering at Lancaster University.
I was first introduced to semiconductor science through my third year dissertation topic which revolved around novel III-V semiconductor materials and their applications and implementation in PV cells. In my fourth year I completed a group dissertaion on the building of a characterisation system for solar panels. Both of these years were filled with bth challenges and highly interesting topics.
I’m always looking to pick up new activities that I may find fun but outside work, I generally like to play guitar, tennis and basketball.
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