Professor Martin Dawson

Institute of Photonics

Personal statement

Professor Martin D. Dawson FInstP FOSA FIEEE FRSE is a physicist known for his work on lasers and compound semiconductors. He is Director of Research in the University of Strathclyde’s Institute of Photonics, which he helped establish 20 years ago, and he was also appointed inaugural Head of the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (F-CAP) in October 2012. Martin has over 30 years’ experience of applied research gained in academia and industry in the UK and USA and he has been involved in the formation and technical development of a number of spin-out businesses, most recently including mLED Ltd. He holds an EPSRC Programme Grant on visible light communications and gave a Rank Prize Lecture in 2014 on ‘Applied Research in Photonics’. He was awarded the 2016 Gabor Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics and the 2016 Aron Kessel Award by the IEEE Photonics Society.

Publications

On-chip GaN-based dual-color micro-LED arrays and their application in visible light communication
Correia Carreira J F C, Xie E, Bian R, Cheng C, McKendry J J D, Guilhabert B, Haas H, Gu E, Dawson M D
Optics Express Vol 27, pp. A1517-A1528 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.0A1517
Towards using LED arrays for relative alignment of cube satellite clusters
Herrnsdorf Johannes, Griffiths Alexander D, Lowe Christopher, Macdonald Malcolm, Strain Michael J, Dawson Martin D
IEEE Photonics Conference 2019 (2019)
Multisite microLED optrode array for neural interfacing
McAlinden Niall, Cheng Yunzhou, Scharf Robert, Xie Enyuan, Gu Erdan, Reiche Christopher F, Sharma Rohit, Tathireddy Prashant, Dawson Martin D, Rieth Loren, Blair Steve, Mathieson Keith
Neurophotonics Vol 6 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1117/1.NPh.6.3.035010
Pump-power-dependence of a CsPbBr 3-in-Cs 4PbBr 6 quantum dot color converter
Leitão Miguel F, Islim M S, Yin L, Viola S, Watson S, Kelly A, Dong Y, Li X, Zeng H, Videv S, Haas H, Gu E, Watson I M, Laurand N, Dawson M D
Optical Materials Express Vol 9, pp. 3504-3518 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.9.003504
Gallium nitride micro-LED drive circuits for visible light communications
Herrnsdorf Johannes, McKendry Jonathan, Griffiths Alexander, Strain Michael, Henderson Robert, Dawson Martin
13th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors (ICNS-13) (2019)
Ultra-low cost high-density two-dimensional visible-light optical interconnects
Bamiedakis Nikolaos, McKendry Jonathan James Donald, Xie Enyuan, Gu Erdan, Dawson Martin D, Penty Richard, White Ian H
Journal of Lightwave Technology Vol 37, pp. 3305 - 3314 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2019.2914310

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Professional activities

Gallium nitride micro-LED drive circuits for visible light communications
Contributor
7/7/2019
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (Journal)
Peer reviewer
1/12/2016
Progress in Quantum Electronics (Journal)
Editor
2016
Progress in Quantum Electronics (Journal)
Editor
1/1/2016
IEEE Photonics Society (External organisation)
Member
2016
Optical Society of America (External organisation)
Member
2015

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Projects

Fraunhofer UK Research Limited: Studentship Agreement | Blanchard, Alexander
Dawson, Martin (Principal Investigator) Strain, Michael (Co-investigator) Blanchard, Alexander (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
Fraunhofer UK Research Limited: Studentship Agreement | Toon, Miles
Dawson, Martin (Principal Investigator) Strain, Michael (Co-investigator) Toon, Miles (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
'Hetero-print': A holistic approach to transfer-printing for heterogeneous integration in manufacturing
Dawson, Martin (Principal Investigator) Martin, Robert (Co-investigator) Strain, Michael (Co-investigator) Watson, Ian (Co-investigator) Guilhabert, Benoit Jack Eloi (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2023
Fraunhofer UK Research Limited: Studentship Agreement | Le Francois, Emma
Dawson, Martin (Principal Investigator) Strain, Michael (Co-investigator) Le Francois, Emma (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
Light-controlled manufacturing of semiconductor structures: a platform for next generation processing of photonic devices
Skabara, Peter (Principal Investigator) Dawson, Martin (Co-investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator) Martin, Robert (Co-investigator) Watson, Ian (Co-investigator)
"This Platform Grant (PG) will apply our internationally-leading expertise in structured illumination and hybrid inorganic/organic semiconductor optoelectronic devices to create new opportunities in the rapidly developing field of light-controlled manufacturing. Structured illumination fields can in principle be obtained from both inorganic (GaN) and organic LEDs, implemented on a macroscale via relay optics, or demagnified to a microscale. Novel manufacturing with photopolymerisable materials can firstly involve use of structured illumination as a novel means to control motorised stages. This technique can be combined with pattern-programmable UV excitation for mask-free photolithographic patterning, continuous photo-curing over larger fields, localised photochemical deposition, or other forms of photo-labile assembly. Process variants can also be envisaged in which arbitrarily positioned fluorescent objects or markers are 'hunted', and then subject to beam excitation for photocuring or targeted photoexcitation. This method could be used, for example, to immobilise individual colloidal quantum dots for use as emitters in quantum technology applications. Multifunctional devices with sensing ability, such as organic lasers for explosives detection, represent another excellent example of automated devices operating under remote conditions. Further examples of the envisaged uses of this technology include:

[1] LED microdisplay asset tags for management of high-value objects (artworks, nuclear fuel containers).
[2] Passive asset tags containing unique micro-patterns of fluorescent objects (eg. colloidal quantum dots, organic macromolecules) for higher-volume, anti-counterfeiting applications.
[3] Customisable continuous-flow micro-reactors for fine chemical manufacturing.
[4] Energy harvesting micro-modules to power other autonomous microsystems, where we will focus on organic PV and ambient-radiation (RF) approaches."
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2021
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Stonehouse, Mark
Dawson, Martin (Principal Investigator) Gu, Erdan (Co-investigator) Stonehouse, Mark (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2020

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