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 fromĀ  LEDs, laser diodes and photodetectors, through to cutting-edge, high-power lasers and photovoltaics.

Plenary speakers

  • Andras Kis (EPFL) – Exciton Manipulation in Heterostructures of 2D Materials
  • Susanna Thon (Johns Hopkins) – Spectral Engineering of Semiconductor Nanocrystal Films for Next-Generation Photovoltaics
  • Mike Wale (UCL) – New Developments in Photonic Integration

IOP Thesis Prize speaker:

  • Mojtaba Abdi Jalebi (University of Cambridge) – Chemical Modifications and Passivation Approaches in Metal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells

Invited Talks

  • Dr Paulina Plochocka (LNCMI-CNRS,Toulouse) – Excitons in MoS2/MoSe2 Van der Waals heterostructures
  • Dr Alexey Chernikov (University of Regensburg) – Coulomb effects in 2D semiconductors
  • Dr Roman Gorbachev (University of Manchester) – Novel materials for van der Waals heterostructures and advances in their nanofabrication

EPSRC Future Photonics Hub Industry Day Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Sir David Payne (University of Southampton) – Introduction to The Future Photonics Hub
  • Andy Carter (Consultant, former Oclaro CTO) – InP Based Photonic Integrated Circuits – A personal perspective on a Key Technology for Telecommunications
  • Drew Fellows (Consultant, former SVP ARM) – Commercial models for advanced materials


  • 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
  • TMD – 2D materials


The detailed technical programme for UK Semiconductors 2019 is available here.