Dr Paul Edwards

Senior Research Fellow

Physics

Personal statement

I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Physics, where I have worked in the Semiconductor Spectroscopy and Devices research group since 2000. Prior to this, I studied at Imperial College London, Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg and Durham University. My PhD and post-doctoral work at Durham involved the use of scanning electron and optical beam techniques to study thin-film CdTe solar cells. I now apply similar techniques to characterise materials, nanostructures and devices made from group III nitride compounds.

Researcher ID: C-1594-2009

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7671-7698

| e: paul.edwards@strath.ac.uk | t: 0141 548 4369/3488/7917 | u: http://ssd.phys.strath.ac.uk/ |

Publications

Assessing the impact of secondary fluorescence on X-ray microanalysis results from semiconductor thin films : X-ray microanalysis of thin surface films and coatings
Hunter Daniel A, Lavery Samuel P, Edwards Paul R, Martin Robert W
Microscopy and Microanalysis Vol 28, pp. 1472-1483 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1431927622000770
Role of defects in ultra-high gain in fast planar tin gallium oxide UV-C photodetector by MBE
Mukhopadhyay Partha, Hatipoglu Isa, Frodason Ymir K, Varley Joel B, Williams Martin S, Hunter Daniel A, Gunasekar Naresh K, Edwards Paul R, Martin Robert W, Wu Feng, Mauze Akhil, Speck James S, Schoenfeld Winston V
Applied Physics Letters Vol 121 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0107557
The influence of threading dislocations propagating through an AlGaN UVC LED
Cameron Douglas, Edwards Paul R, Mehnke Frank, Kusch Gunnar, Sulmoni Luca, Schilling Marcel, Wernicke Tim, Kneissl Michael, Martin Robert W
Applied Physics Letters Vol 120 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0086034
Silica coated colloidal semiconductor quantum dot supracrystal microlasers
Eling Charlotte J, Gunasekar Naresh-Kumar, Edwards Paul R, Martin Robert W, Laurand Nicolas
Quantum Dot Day (2022)
Non-destructive imaging of residual strains in GaN and their effect on optical and electrical properties using correlative light–electron microscopy
Naresh-Kumar G, Edwards P R, Batten T, Nouf-Allehiani M, Vilalta-Clemente A, Wilkinson A J, Le Boulbar E, Shields P A, Starosta B, Hourahine B, Martin R W, Trager-Cowan C
Journal of Applied Physics Vol 131 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0080024
Correlation between deep-level defects and functional properties of β-(SnxGa1-x)2O3 on Si photodetectors
Hatipoglu Isa, Hunter Daniel A, Mukhopadhyay Partha, Williams Martin S, Edwards Paul R, Martin Robert W, Schoenfeld Winston V, Gunasekar G Naresh
Journal of Applied Physics Vol 130 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0068186

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Research interests

My research is focussed on the use of spectroscopic and microscopic methods in the analysis of semiconductors. The main materials of current interest to me are those based on the group III nitride quaternary system, AlxGayIn(1-x-y)N, and in particular nano-scale structures based on them. These have applications in many different areas, including solid-state lighting, data storage, communications and water purification. The techniques I use to study these materials include photoluminescence and electroluminescence spectroscopy, as well multiple modes of scanning electron microscopy (such as cathodoluminescence, electron beam-induced current and X-ray microanalysis). I am also interested in the application of multivariate statistical analysis techniques in the processing of the multidimensional data that these experimental methods yield.

Professional activities

Micromachines (Journal)
Guest editor
2020
Microscopy & Microanalysis 2018
Invited speaker
9/8/2018
PDI Topical Workshop on Cathodoluminescence of Semiconductor Nanostructures
Participant
16/4/2018
UK Nitrides Consortium Winter Conference 2018
Speaker
10/1/2018
12th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors (ICNS-12)
Participant
23/7/2017
Microscience Microscopy Congress (MMC2015)
Invited speaker
2/7/2015

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Projects

Monolithic on-chip integration of u-laser diodes and electronics for micro-displays and visible light communications ( International Centre to Centre)
Martin, Robert (Principal Investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2026
EFFECT OF HIGH TEMPERATURES ON CEMENT BACKFILL (NRVB)
Hamilton, Andrea (Principal Investigator) Bots, Pieter (Co-investigator) Dobson, Kate (Co-investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2025
ADVANCED CHARACTERISATION OF HYDROTHERMALLY AGED CEMENT (10 YEARS OLD)
Hamilton, Andrea (Principal Investigator) Bots, Pieter (Co-investigator) Dobson, Kate (Co-investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2025
Monolithic on-chip integration of electronics & photonics using III-nitrides for telecoms
Martin, Robert (Principal Investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Qaasim, Abubakr
Rossi, Alessandro (Principal Investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator) Qaasim, Abubakr (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2022
PROBING QUANTUM STATES WITH SILICON CARBIDE NANOELECTRONICS | Qaasim, Abubakr
Rossi, Alessandro (Principal Investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator) Qaasim, Abubakr (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2022

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