Exemplary science and technology development

The research mission of Experimental Solid State Physics - EXSS - is to carry out exemplary basic science and technology development in the key thematic areas defined by Imperial College and the Research Council research strategy namely: Energy and Efficient Energy Use; Security, Sensors and Nanomagnetism; Research at the Interface with Biomedical Sciences; Plastic Electronics and Optoelectronics. More details are posted on the Research Activities page.

The group has 20 academic staff, over thirty post doctoral research fellows, and seventy PhD students. Our group office has 3 shared administrative staff and two technicians in the mechanical workshop. In total we have over 100 members of staff, researchers and PhD students and we are one of the largest and most diverse research groups in the department. We also like to think ourselves one of the most welcoming, state of the art science, up to the minute facilities and a friendly dynamic environment - this is what EXSS is all about.

Postgraduate Recruitment

Postgraduate recruitment for October 2017 entry is now open in the following research areas:

  • Photovoltaics
  • Energy Efficient Materials
  • Plasmonics and Metamaterials
  • Plastic Electronics
  • Imaging and Spectroscopy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Optoelectronics
  • Materials Growth and Processing

To view a list of Experimental Solid States Projects for Oct 2017 Entry and for application details, please visit our Postgraduate Admissions‌ page.