Professor Robert Martin

Physics

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

| e: r.w.martin@strath.ac.uk | t: 0141 548 3466/3132/2309 | u: http://ssd.phys.strath.ac.uk/ |

Publications

AlN overgrowth of nano-pillar-patterned sapphire with different offcut angle by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy
Walde S, Hagedorn S, Coulon P-M, Mogilatenko A, Netzel C, Weinrich J, Susilo N, Ziffer E, Matiwe L, Hartmann C, Kusch G, Alasmari A, Naresh-Kumar G, Trager-Cowan C, Wernicke T, Straubinger T, Bickermann M, Martin R W, Shields P A, Kneissl M, Weyers M
Journal of Crystal Growth (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2019.125343
Scanning electron microscopy as a flexible tool for investigating the properties of UV-emitting nitride semiconductor thin films
Trager-Cowan C, Alasmari A, Avis W, Bruckbauer J, Edwards P R, Hourahine B, Kraeusel S, Kusch G, Johnston R, Naresh-Kumar G, Martin R W, Nouf-Allehiani M, Pascal E, Spasevski L, Thomson D, Vespucci S, Parbrook P J, Smith M D, Enslin J, Mehnke F, Kneissl M, Kuhn C, Wernicke T, Hagedorn S, Knauer A, Kueller V, Walde S, Weyers M, Coulon P-M, Shields P A, Zhang Y, Jiu L, Gong Yipin, Smith R M, Wang T, Winkelmann A
Photonics Research Vol 7, pp. B73-B82 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1364/PRJ.7.000B73
Electron diffraction and cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of β - Ga2O3 using a scanning electron microscope
Gunasekar Naresh Kumar, Martin Robert
The 3rd International Workshop on Gallium Oxide and Related Materials (2019)
A magneto‐reflectivity study of CuInTe2 single crystals
Yakushev Michael V, Faugeras Clement, Mudryi Alexander V, Martin Robert W
Physica Status Solidi B (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1002/pssb.201900464
Determining GaN nanowire polarity and its influence on light emission in the scanning electron microscope
Naresh-Kumar G, Bruckbauer J, Winkelmann A, Yu X, Hourahine B, Edwards P R, Wang T, Trager-Cowan C, Martin R W
Nano Letters Vol 19, pp. 3863-3870 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01054
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 Vol 58 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.7567/1347-4065/ab147a

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Professional activities

SPIE Photonics West 2020
Invited speaker
1/2/2020
13th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors ICNS13
Invited speaker
7/7/2019
13th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors
Member of programme committee
7/7/2019
University of Lancaster
Visiting lecturer
7/12/2018
UK Semiconductors Conference 2018 - Innovation Session
Invited speaker
4/7/2018
International Conference on Beam Injection Assessment of Microstructures in Semiconductors (BIAMS 2018)
Invited speaker
18/6/2018

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Projects

Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Waters, Dale
Trager-Cowan, Carol (Principal Investigator) Martin, Robert (Co-investigator) Waters, Dale (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Hunter, Daniel
Martin, Robert (Principal Investigator) Edwards, Paul (Co-investigator) Hunter, Daniel (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 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

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