Day 1: registration opens 9:30, first session 10:20, close 18:00 (conference dinner from 18:30)
Day 2: registration opens 9:00, first plenary session 9:30, close 18:00


The full timetable can be seen below highlighting the three concurrent symposium streams hosted each day. The full technical program is available lower on this page which links the codes shown on the timetable to individual presentation titles and presenters.

Technical Program

The full program can be viewed and downloaded below.

National Semiconductor Strategy Briefing
As part of the government’s forthcoming National Semiconductor Strategy, the newly formed Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has commissioned a study to understand the technical and economic feasibility of developing specific capabilities to support commercial R&D, grow the UK semiconductor sector and contribute to supply chain resilience. The study will present proposals and inform the business case for a possible government-supported initiative to boost innovation in areas of the semiconductor sector where the UK has, or could gain, strategic advantage. This will aim to reposition the UK as an important player in the global semiconductor industry and help promote growth and resilience across UK industry.

There are four key capabilities under evaluation:
• Silicon prototyping and low volume piloting
• Advanced packaging
• Compound semiconductor open-access foundry
• Access to EDA tools and design IP

This year’s conference will include a briefing session to give further information about the study and a drop-in session running throughout the conference for delegates to discuss and input their ideas.

In addition, a series of workshops with industry and academia are planned to assess where the specific focus of that investment should be (based on the results from the recent surveys identifying user needs and existing capabilities). The proposed dates are:
• One Face-to-face workshop covering all four capabilities on Friday 14 July 2023 in Sheffield from 10.30-15.30
• Four online workshops on 18, 19, 20 and 21 July 2023 from 10.00-13.00 for each of the four capabilities.

Registration for the workshops is separate from the conference, please register via this link:

If you have any questions regarding the study please contact: Dr Nicky Athanassopoulou (

M4QN System Level Materials Meeting
Following up from the Materials for Quantum Network plenary meeting in January 2023, the conference will include a meeting of the M4QN System Level Materials Interest Group on 13th July, with a discussion on planning for materials roadmapping. For more information about the network, please see their website:

UK Semiconductors Plenary and Invited Speakers
We are delighted to announce the following plenary and invited speakers for this year’s conference:
Sean Redmond (Silicon Catalyst UK) – Photonics Egg and CHIPS
Dave Rogers (Nanovation) – The Dawn of the Era of Gallium Oxide Based Space Electronics?
Sarah Haigh (University of Manchester) – Title TBC
Andreas Tittl (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich) – Merging bound states in the continuum and van der Waals materials for enhanced light-matter coupling
Monica Craciun (University of Exeter) – Tuneable excitons in emerging 2D materials
Charles Sayers (Politecnico di Milano) – Femtosecond coherent phonon spectroscopy of monolayer TMDs
IOP Semiconductor Physics Group Thesis Prize Talk – Tom Hopper (PhD Imperial College London) – Ultrafast photophysics and energy losses in emerging photovoltaic materials and devices

Conference Scope
All aspects of semiconductor research are covered in the programme 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.