Prof Aimin Song

Professor of Nanoelectronics

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Professor Aimin Song received PhD degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995. After three years of fellowships at University of Glasgow and University of Munich sponsored by the Royal Society and von Humboldt foundation, he worked at Lund University as a Guest Lecturer before moving to Manchester as a Lecturer in 2002. He became Professor of Nanoelectronics in 2006. His research is focused on novel nanoelectronic devices and printable thin-film electronics.  His work has led to awards including "Researcher of the Year" Distinguished Achievement Medal of the University of Manchester and a Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Award. The novel device concepts that he developed were at the centre of two EU Framework Projects. His research has been published in Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, PNAS, NanoLetters, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Electronic Materials, Carbon, Nanoscale, etc. 

His PhD students have also received a number of very prestigious awards for their successful research, including a Rolls Royce Prize (£1,000) at the UK Parliament, Distinguished Achievement Medal for "Postgraduate Student of the Year" of the University of Manchester, "Best Output (Publication) Award" of the University of Manchester, Outstanding Non-Governmentally Financed Ph.D. Students Abroad Award for Chinese students, a number of Best Conference Paper Awards, etc.



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  • Nanodevices, Nanoelectronics, Graphene, Nanotechnology, Organic electronics, Semiconductor, Terahertz (THz), Sensors, power electronics, Printed electronics, Thin film electronics

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