Novel silicon-based technologies
Professor Evan Parker set up the Nano-Silicon group at Warwick concerned with epitaxial growth of the Si-Ge-C material system and associated physical and electrical characterization. This includes world-leading activity on Si-Ge strained superlattice structures grown by either CVD or solid source MBE, and on Ge layers (strained and unstrained) for futuristic electronic 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 is now working on the development of a new discipline - "Cooltronics", realizing super-low temperatures (<100mK) using silicon processing technology. The current major programme is the study and development high performance silicon cold electron bolometer (CEB) primarily for application in bio-medical, security and quantum technology fields.
He co-founded and was Chairman of a spin-out company based in Warwick Science Park, developing leading-edge solar cell technologies, and is currently spinning out Q-Eye Sensors Ltd to produce strained silicon CEB sensor technologies.
He works on climate change and has on-going activity on political and educational reform.
Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL