1988-1994 Mphys degree, University of Groningen, Groningen,the Netherlands
1994-1998 Research Assistant, Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
1998-2000 Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA
2000-2012 Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K.
2012 onwards: Full Professor, University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K.
My main interest is the integration of novel nanomaterials and devices with silicon electronics processing with particular emphasis on the semiconducting and dielectric properties of oxides, chalcogenides, and carbides. Our recent breakthroughs in these areas include 100nm GeSbTe phase change memory and monolayers metal dichacogenides by (non-aqueous) electrodeposition, SIC resistive memory with a record 9 orders of magnitude on/off ratio, and selective growth by chemical vapour deposition of thermo-elecric materials Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3.
Pushing the boundarie of e-beam lithography to create functional structures underpins much of my additional research, resulting in magneto-electronic and plasmonic devices with sub 10nm features and ultrafast or smart modulation of optical and dielectric properties of ITO, AZO, and VO2 by optical, electrical, and thermal methods.
Current PhD Students
Electromagnetism (ELEC1206): Maxwell's equations
Green Electronics (ELEC3202): Anthropogenic Global Warming, Radiative Cooling, Thermo-electricity
Research Assistant, Philips Research Labs/Dutch Science Foundation, the Netherlands
Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Assistant Professor, University of Southampton
Associate Professor, University of Southampton
Professor (Full Professor), University of Southampton
Head of Sustainable Electronics Technologies group