About Us


The Electronic and Interface Materials Lab aims to understand and develop functional thin-films, device contacts and electrodes, and applied nanomaterials that can improve next-generation optoelectronic devices and integrated circuits.

Our focus lies on the dynamics of charge carriers in metal-dielectric and dielectric-semiconductor interfaces. Such interfaces are fundamental to the operation of most electronic devices, from simple diodes and solar cells to complex 2D field effect transistors and memories. We explore a range of functional materials which can serve as a platform for tailoring and controlling semiconductor devices. Most notoriously we work in materials that can improve the conversion efficiency of photovoltaic devices. It is our aim to promote the uptake of solar electricity generation throughout the world and in this way contribute to the mitigation of climate change. 

This young group was established in 2019 by Sebastian. It brings together our previous world-leading work in silicon photovoltaics, with a broadened research scope on applied thin-film materials and interfaces, the manufacturing of contacts and electrodes, and the exploitation of nanomaterials for enhanced device performance. These topics are supported by advanced characterisation techniques and modelling algorithms we have developed in house. We're happy to engage in new areas where semiconductor-dielectric interfaces can affect or limit device performance, so please drop us a line if you'd like to collaborate. 

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