Novel silicon-based technologies
Professor Evan Parker set up the Nano-Silicon group at Warwick concerned with epitaxial growth of the Si-Ge-C semiconductor material system and associated physical and electrical characterization. This includes world-leading activity on Si-Ge strained structures grown by either CVD or solid source MBE, and on Ge layers (strained and unstrained) for futuristic microprocessors and optical devices. He has held leadership roles in several European Network of Excellence programmes. He managed EPSRC's SiGe HMOS Programme involving a consortium of nine universities. He continues to study high performance silicon cold electron bolometers (CEB) for application in bio-medical, security and quantum technology fields.
He has a strong interest in climate change and co-founded and was Chairman of a spin-out company based in Warwick Science Park, developing leading-edge solar cell technologies. He also co-founded Q-Eye Sensors Ltd to produce strained silicon CEB quantum sensor technologies. He is advising a nano-science company including the spin-out of a company involved in hyperpolarized gas-enhanced MRI imaging of the lung and brain.
He has major on-going activity on evolving a new political philosophy and on education reform.
Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL