Microelectronics and Nanostructures

The Group focuses on developing new electronic materials and advanced material structures for novel devices and circuits, with research ranging from atomic-scale measurement and simulation to circuit design and implementation with applications in ultra-high-speed devices for space research.

A significant achievement was the demonstration (Halsall) of successful hydrogenation in converting graphene into graphane, a 2-D solid with enhanced electronic functionality, in the work that led to the award of the Nobel prize to Geim and Novoselov in 2010.

Lead Researcher:

Professor Piotr Dudek

Piotr is a Professor of Circuits and Systems, his research interest are in the area of integrated circuit design, especially vision sensors, cellular processor arrays, analogue and mixed-mode processing hardware, neuromorphic engineering and brain-inspired systems. He has published over 100 scientific papers and has current research grant funding of over £1M in these areas.