Dr Patrick Parkinson

Lecturer in Photonic Materials

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Research interests

III-V Semiconductor Nanowires

  • Surface effects
  • Axial/Radial heterostructures
  • Single nanowire spectroscopy and electronic properties

Electronic processes in novel semiconductors

  • Ultra-fast carrier/quasi-particle generation
  • Carrier transport
  • Exciton lifetime
  • Interface physics (particularly bulk heterojunction interfaces)

Ultrafast photophysical experiments

  • Non-linear photocurrent mapping
  • Optical-pump terahertz-probe spectroscopy
  • Sub-picosecond time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy
  • Time-resolved single photon counting
  • Single nanowire spectroscopy

Hybrid Nanoscale Inorganic-Organic optoelectronic devices

  • Organic photovoltaics (heterojunction and dye-sensitised)

Single nanowire device fabrication

  • Non-linear direct-write laser lithography
  • Ultrafast device fabrication
  • Nanowire terahertz detectors


Research and projects

No current projects are available for public display