Two Strathclyde Academics in IOP Applied Physics Journal Emerging Leaders List for 2021

Two Strathclyde physicists have been named as emerging leaders by Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (JPhysD) in a recent Special Issue. Dr Alessandro Rossi and Dr Fabien Massabuau have been identified by the Editorial Board and the applied physics community as the most exciting researchers in their generation. Previous Emerging Leader editions were in 2019 and 2017.

Alessandro's research interests cover the broad areas of quantum computing and quantum electrical metrology in semiconductors. Fabien investigates the fabrication and characterisation of emerging wide-bandgap semiconductors for applications such as solar-blind photodetectors. The Department congratulates Alessandro and Fabien for this recognition by their peers.

Single charge pump for a quantum-based standard of electric current. a) (a) Schematic depiction of the Ge/SiGe heterostructure stack. (b) SEM image of the device gate layout and schematic of the experimental set-up. (c) Valence band energy profile during a pumping cycle: loading (blue), trapping (green), ejection (red). Holes are represented by empty circles. (d) Device transconductance as a function of applied voltages. (Figure and caption adapted from, “Single-hole pump in germanium” Alessandro Rossi et al 2021 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 54 434001)