Imperial College London

Dr Zahid Durrani

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Reader in Optical and Semiconductor Devices



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Ms Susan Brace +44 (0)20 7594 6215




704Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





Prof. Neil Curson, UCL, UK, Design, fabrication and measurement of single atom electronic devices via electron beam and scanning probe lithography, 2021 - 2024

Andras Kis, EPFL, Switzerland, Beyond CMOS devices, 2013 - 2016

Dr. Armin Knoll, IBM Zurich, The manufacture of single nanometre scale electronic devices, 2013

Francesc Perez-Murano, Spanish National Research Council, Beyond CMOS devices, 2012 - 2016

C. W. Hagen, TU Delft, Neatherlands, Electron beam lithographyCollaborator on FP7 project, 2012 - 2016

Ivo Rangelow, University of Ilmenau, Germany, Beyond CMOS devicesNanoscale lithographic techniques, 2011 - 2016

Arash Mostolfi, Dept. of Material Science, Imperial College London, Thermoelectricity in Si nanowire arrays, 2009 - 2012

Prof. W. I. Milne, University of Cambridge, 2005 - 2009

Prof. S. Uno, RitsumeikanUniversity, Japan, 2005 - 2009

Prof. N. Koshida, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2000 - 2009

Prof. S. Oda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2000 - 2009

Prof. H Mizuta, University of Southampton, 1997 - 2011

Guest Lectures

Room-temperature single and double quantum dot transistors using dopant atoms, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2020

Semiconductor quantum-effect devices at the sub-10 nm to atomic scale, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 2019

Beyond-CMOS electronics: Semiconductor devices at the sub-10 nm to atomic scale, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2018

Room Temperature Quantum Dots in Silicon Point-Contact Single-Electron Transistors, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK, 2017

Scanning Probe Lithography approach for beyond CMOS devices, SPIE, San Jose, USA, 2013

Seebeck coefficient in silicon nanowire arrays, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Tokyo, Japan, 2013

Nanoscale single-electron and quantum dot devices for 'beyond-CMOS' application, Nano-S&T 2012 Conference, Tsingtao, China, 2012

Electron transport and single-electron effects in Si nanocrystals and nanochains, Int. Symp. Atom-scale Si Hybrid Nanotech. "More-than-Moore and beyond", Southampton, U.K., 2010

Transport properties of NeoSilicon materials, JSAP Conference 2009, Toyama, Japan, 2009

Electron conduction and charging effects in silicon nanocrystals, 2nd Int. Workshop on Semiconducting Nanoparticles, Duisberg, Germany, 2008

Electronic transport in silicon nanocrystals and nanochains, Micro and Nanoengineering conference (MNE) 2008, Athens, Greece, 2008

Single-electron transistors, memory and logic in silicon, 2nd Open Workshop on the Fusion of Bio-, Nano- and Semiconductor-Technologies, Osaka, 2005

Single-electron devices in silicon, 2005 Silicon Nanoelectronics Workshop, Kyoto, Japan, 2005

Inter-grain coupling effects on Coulomb oscillations in dual-gated nano crystalline silicon point-contact transistors, Polycrystalline Semiconductors VIII, 2004, Potsdam, Germany, 2004

Research Staff


Research Student Supervision

Abualnaja,F, Room Temperature Quantum Dot Transistors in Silicon

He,J, Few-electron transfer devices for single-electron logic applications

He,W, Single electron transistor based gas sensor

Khalafalla,MAH, Electron transport in nanocrystalline silicon: electrostatic and wavefunction interactions

Krali,E, Thermoelectric effects in Si nanowires

Rafiq,A, Electron transport in grown Si nanocrystals and nanochains

Wang,C, Si nanowires for single-electron transistor fabrication

Zadeh,YH, Nanoscale tunnel junctions for IETS measurements

Zaremba-Tymieniecki,M, Field-effect transistors in chemically etched Si nano wires