Research Themes

Our future prosperity will depend on the availability of efficient, robust and scalable semiconductor technologies for renewable energy, lighting, communications and control. Solution processed semiconductors offer a huge opportunity to reduce costs and increase scalability relative to existing semiconductor technology, but have been limited by poor stability, poor control of structure and the lack of design principles. Our work seeks to provide key fundamental and technological insights into these issues. 

The Nanoanalysis Group is focussed on the development of spectroscopic and scanning probe techniques to characterise a material’s microstructure and properties. In our lab we have a range of advanced structural probes for organic and hybrid systems. The selected examples of our studies are shown below.