Programme Scope

All aspects of semiconductor research are covered in the program including materials science, physics and engineering.

Examples include;

Materials:- Epitaxy, fabrication, characterization and theoretical properties of Si, Ge, III-Vs (including III-Nitrides), II-Vs, organic semiconductors, hybrid organic/inorganic systems and perovskites. Bulk materials and nanostructures including quantum dots/wires/wells and superlattices. 2D materials including transition metal dichalcogenides.

Physics:- Electronic and optical properties, photonic bandgap structures ,spintronics, quantum information processing, resonant tunnelling, transport, and magnetic semiconductors.

Engineering:- All electronic devices from single electron structures through to high-mobility transistors and post Si-C-MOS. All optoelectronic devices from  LEDs , laser diodes and photodetectors, through to cutting-edge, high-power lasers and photovoltaics.

UK semiconductors 2017 timetable is available to download

UK semiconductors 2017 technical programme is available to download

Plenary speakers

  • Professor Joshua Robinson, Penn State University, USA: 2D materials
  • Professor Mark Holmes, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan: Single photon emission from nanowire QDs
  • Professor Johann Peter Reithmaier, Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics, University of Kassel, Germany: 1.5 µm InP-based quantum dot materials for high-performance classical and quantum optical communication
  • Doctor Christopher Bower, CTO, X-Celeprint Inc., North Carolina, USA, & Cork, Ireland: Transfer-Printed Microscale Semiconductors: Techniques and Applications

Invited Talks

  • Doctor Thomas Müller, Institute of photonics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria: 2D nanoscale electronics and optoelectronics
  • Professor Brian Gerardot, Heriot-Watt University, UK: Quantum optics with deterministically positioned quantum emitters in a two-dimensional semiconductor
  • Doctor Peter Hodgson, Lancaster University: GaSb/GaAs quantum ring LEDs and VCSELs operating at telecoms wavelengths
  • Professor Geetha Balakrishnan, University of Warwick: Crystals of topological and Dirac materials
  • Doctor Roman Gorbachev, University of Manchester: TBA


A: Physics in Semiconductors

B: Optical Devices

C: Electronic Devices

D: Semiconductor Materials and Nanostructures

E: Mid-IR and THz

F: Organics, Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Semiconductors & Perovskites

G: Wide Bandgap Semiconductors (including III-Nitrides)

H: 2D materials