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Dr Chris Ren

Dr Chris Ren
Room 0_033
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 331954


I joined the Cambridge/UCL Photonics CDT in 2011. My MRes projects involved plasmonic grating enhanced high efficiency thin-film solar cells, and the optimization of chirped pulsed quantum well laser outputs for highly compressed pulses. My other previous research areas also include biological physics, and I have spent a year working on low-dimensional nanomaterials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides for the development of novel optoelectronic devices.
Currently, I am pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Dr Rachel Oliver on the development and characterisation of GaN/InGaN based optoelectronic devices and materials. My focus will be on improving the performance of GaN based LEDs as well as developing GaN quantum dot (QD) single photon sources for applications such as Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Communications.

We conduct world leading research into nitride based III-V semiconductors: material quality, characterisation and device development.

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September 2019: Investigation of MOVPE-grown zincblende GaN nucleation layers on 3C-SiC/Si substrates

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