Research Summary

Our main topics of research currently are: 3-D microstructure fabrication, self-assembly techniques and micro-mechanical actuators; integrated optical devices on silicon for fibre communication systems; electronic heterostructure devices and circuits in SiGe alloys and SiGe on insulator (SGOI); nano-lithography and electrochromic systems for 'smart' windows. An important area of future development for the Group is the integration of sensing, actuation, optics and electronics into micro systems for providing entirely new functionality to all types of traditional 'macro' systems. We hope that our unique approach and combination of skills will allow us to make innovative contributions in this developing field. We have seven main research areas, including energy harvesters, metamaterials, microelectronics, microsystems, nanotechnology, optics and terahertz.