Professor Neil Alford runs the Physical Electronics and Thin Film Materials group in the Department of Materials, Imperial College. The group have internationally recognised expertise in Pulsed Laser Deposition of ferroelectric based thin films and multilayer structures and their application for microwave tuneable devices.
Prof Seeds' research interests include Photonic generation and detection of THz signals; Optical communication systems; Wireless over fibre systems; Application of optical techniques to microwave systems; Optical frequency synthesis; Coherent optical detection technology; Opto-electronic device technology, especially using quantum effects; Tuneable semiconductor lasers, especially fast tuning and athermal operation; Optical regeneration and signal processing; Optical control of microwave devices.
Dr Schofield's main research interests are in the investigation and manipulation of matter at the atomic scale for fundamental science and for the development of new strategies for constructing devices that exploit quantum properties. He is pursuing these goals through the creation and manipulation of quantum states on surfaces both by the direct manipulation of the intrinsic states at surfaces, and through the molecular functionalization of surfaces using organic molecules.
Prof Robinson's interest are in X-ray diffraction using synchrotron radiation, for which he developed the methods for studying surface structure based on crystal truncation rods, which he discovered and built them into a definitive technique for the determination of the atomic positions at surfaces and interfaces.
Dr Curson is the UCL Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Characterisation of Materials, a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the London Centre for Nanotechnology and a visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey.
Prof Cacialli's research interests focus on the physics and applications of organic and more generally printable semiconductors with emphasis on organic optoelectronics and photonics. Research interests include supramolecular architectures for control and tailoring of intermolecular interactions and photophysics, high-resolution nanolithographic patterning of organic semiconductors, near infrared organic photonics and optoelectronics, as well as visible (and nearly-visible) organic light communications systems [(N)OVILICs].