Professor Robert Martin


Personal statement

Robert Martin is Professor of Nanoscience at Strathclyde’s Physics Department and Vice-Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Science. He has worked extensively in semiconductor physics and in the application of optical and electron-beam spectroscopies and imaging, having co-authored over 250 refereed publications and three patents. His current interests focus on GaN, AlInN, AlGaN and CuInSe2 materials. Prior to coming to Strathclyde in 1993, he worked on InGaAsP-based electroabsorption modulators and on magnetotransport in Sb-based semiconductors at Oxford University. In 2008, he spent 6 months at the Centre de Recherche sur l'Hétéro-Epitaxie et ses Applications (CRHEA) CNRS laboratory in Valbonne, France working on AlInN materials and GaN-based microcavities.

Researcher ID: A-7127-2010

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Influence of InN and AlN concentration on the compositional inhomogeneity and formation of InN-rich regions in InxAlyGa1−xyN
Kusch Gunnar, Enslin Johannes, Spasevski Lucia, Teke Tolga, Wernicke Tim, Edwards Paul R, Kneissl Michael, Martin Robert W
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (2019)
Implementing fluorescent MOFs as down-converting layers in hybrid light-emitting diodes
Angioni Enrico, Marshall Ross J, Findlay Neil J, Bruckbauer Jochen, Breig Ben, Wallis David J, Martin Robert W, Forgan Ross S, Skabara Peter J
Journal of Materials Chemistry. C Vol 7, pp. 2394-2400 (2019)
Effects of selenisation temperature on photoluminescence and photoluminescence excitation spectra of ZnO/CdS/Cu2ZnSnSe4/Mo/glass
Sulimov MA, Yakushev MV, Márquez-Prieto J, Forbes I, Edwards PR, Zhivulko VD, Borodavchenko OM, Mudryi A V, Krustok J, Martin RW
Thin Solid Films Vol 672, pp. 146-151 (2019)
The band structure of CuInTe2 studied by optical reflectivity
Yakushev M V, Mudryi A V, Kärber E, Edwards P R, Martin R W
Applied Physics Letters Vol 114 (2019)
Monolithic multiple colour emission from InGaN grown on patterned non-polar GaN
Gong Y, Jiu L, Bruckbauer J, Bai J, Martin RW, Wang T
Scientific Reports Vol 9 (2019)
A luminescence study of Cu2ZnSnSe4/Mo/glass films and solar cells with near stoichiometric copper content
Yakushev M V, Sulimov MA, Márquez-Prieto J, Forbes I, Edwards PR, Zhivulko VD, Borodavchenko OM, Mudryi A V, Krustok J, Martin R W
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Vol 52 (2019)

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Professional activities

13th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors
Member of programme committee
13th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors ICNS13
Invited speaker
University of Lancaster
Visiting lecturer
UK Semiconductors Conference 2018 - Innovation Session
Invited speaker
International Conference on Beam Injection Assessment of Microstructures in Semiconductors (BIAMS 2018)
Invited speaker
2018 Compound Semiconductor Week (CSW)
Invited speaker

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DTP 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Gunn, Fraser
Ivaturi, Aruna (Principal Investigator) Martin, Robert (Co-investigator) Gunn, Fraser (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
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | McDermott, Ryan
Trager-Cowan, Carol (Principal Investigator) Martin, Robert (Co-investigator) McDermott, Ryan (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
LED lights for plants : IAA
Martin, Robert (Principal Investigator) Irvine, James (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2017
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)
This proposal seeks funding to deliver enhanced capability for characterising and assessing advanced nanomaterials using three complementary, leading edge techniques: Field-emission microprobe (EPMA), combined Raman/multiphoton confocal microscope (Raman/MP) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). This suite of equipment will be used to generate a step-change in nanoanalysis capability for a multi-disciplinary team of researchers who together form a key part of Strathclyde's new Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC). The equipment will support an extensive research portfolio with an emphasis on functional materials and healthcare applications. The requested equipment suite will enable Strathclyde and other UK academics to partner with other world-leading groups having complementary analytical facilities, thereby creating an international collaborative network of non-duplicated facilities for trans-national access. Moreover the equipment will generate new research opportunities in advanced materials science in partnership with the National Physical Laboratory, UK industry and academia.
08-Jan-2015 - 07-Jan-2019

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