Dr Paul Edwards

Senior Research Fellow


Personal statement

I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Physics, where I have worked in the Semicondcutor 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/ |


Influence of the copper content on the optical properties of CZTSe thin films
Yakushev M. V., Sulimov M. A., Márquez-Prieto J., Forbes I., Krustok J., Edwards P. R., Zhivulko V. D., Borodavchenko O. M., Mudryi A. V., Martin R. W.
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells Vol 168, pp. 69-77, (2017)
Charge carrier localised in zero-dimensional (CH3NH3)3Bi2I9 clusters
Ni Chengsheng, Hedley Gordon J., Payne Julia, Svrcek Vladimir, McDonald Calum, Jagadamma Lethy Krishnan, Edwards Paul, Martin Robert, Mariotti Davide, Maguire Paul, Samuel Ifor, Irvine John
Nature Communications, (2017)
Analysis of doping concentration and composition in wide bandgap AlGaN:Si by wavelength dispersive X-ray spectroscopy
Kusch Gunnar, Mehnke Frank, Enslin Johannes, Edwards Paul R, Wernicke Tim, Kneissl Michael, Martin Robert W
Semiconductor Science and Technology Vol 32, (2017)
Hysteretic photochromic switching of Eu-Mg defects in GaN links the shallow transient and deep ground states of the Mg acceptor
Singh A. K., O'Donnell K. P., Edwards P. R., Lorenz K., Kappers M. J., Bokowski M.
Scientific Reports Vol 7, (2017)
Evolution of the m-plane quantum well morphology and composition within a GaN/InGaN core–shell structure
Coulon Pierre-Marie, Vajargah Shahrzad hosseini, Bao An, Edwards Paul R., Le Boulbar Emmanuel D., Girgel Ionut, Martin Robert W., Humphreys Colin J., Oliver Rachel A., Allsopp Duncan W. E., Shields Philip A.
Crystal Growth and Design Vol 17, pp. 474-482, (2017)
Characteristics of GaN-based light emitting diodes with different thicknesses of buffer layer grown by HVPE and MOCVD
Tian Pengfei, Edwards Paul R., Wallace Michael J., Martin Robert W., McKendry Jonathan J.D., Gu Erdan, Dawson Martin D., Qiu Zhi-Jun, Jia Chuanyu , Chen Zhizhong, Zhang Guoyi, Zheng Lirong , Liu Ran
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Vol 50, (2017)

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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

Microscience Microscopy Congress (MMC2015)
Invited speaker
13th Australian Microbeam Analysis Symposium
Invited speaker
13th Australian Microbeam Analysis Symposium
Invited speaker
John Anderson Research Colloquium
Invited speaker
2014 UK Optical Designers' Meeting
Condensed Matter in Paris 2014 (CMD25-JMC14)

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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)
Period 01-Apr-2017 - 31-Mar-2021
Quantitative non-destructive nanoscale characterisation of advanced materials
Hourahine, Benjamin (Principal Investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator) Roper, Richard (Co-investigator) Trager-Cowan, Carol (Co-investigator) Gunasekar, Naresh (Researcher)
Period 01-Jun-2017 - 30-Nov-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Bryce, Christopher
Martin, Robert (Principal Investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 01-Aug-2018
Hysteretic photochromic switching (HPS) of europium-magnesium defects in gallium nitride: a potential route to a new solid-state qubit
O'Donnell, Kevin (Principal Investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Dec-2015 - 30-Nov-2018
Nanoanalysis for Advanced Materials and Healthcare - EPSRC strategic equipment
Martin, Robert (Principal Investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Florence, Alastair (Co-investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Sefcik, Jan (Co-investigator) Ter Horst, Joop (Co-investigator) Trager-Cowan, Carol (Co-investigator) Uttamchandani, Deepak (Co-investigator) Wark, Alastair (Co-investigator)
Period 08-Nov-2015 - 07-Nov-2019
University Of Strathclyde - Equipment Account
Gachagan, Anthony (Principal Investigator) He, Wenlong (Principal Investigator) Jaroszynski, Dino (Principal Investigator) Martin, Robert (Principal Investigator) McArthur, Stephen (Principal Investigator) McArthur, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Connolly, Patricia (Co-investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Florence, Alastair (Co-investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Leithead, William (Co-investigator) Sefcik, Jan (Co-investigator) Ter Horst, Joop (Co-investigator) Trager-Cowan, Carol (Co-investigator) Uttamchandani, Deepak (Co-investigator) Wark, Alastair (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Nov-2014 - 28-Feb-2023

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