Head of Department
David Leadley has worked on the optical and electronic properties of both Group IV and III-V semiconductor heterostructures for some 30 years, using an understanding of the underlying physics to improve material and device performance. Currently he is interested in the SiGe based system and particularly using Ge for advanced CMOS and beyond CMOS applications in electronics, photonics, spintronics, photovoltaics and thermoelectrics. He has been involved in many collaborative projects and played a major role in setting up and running the European SiNANO Network.
Physics of low dimensional semiconductor structures; silicon technology; epitaxial growth; electronic and optical properties of semiconductors; spintronics; thermoelectrics; silicon photonics; SiGe; GaAs; fractional quantum Hall effect; Skyrmions and composite Fermions.
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TEACHING, admin etc.
Undergraduate modules currently being given include:
PX350 Weather and the Environment