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Fabien Massabuau


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

Fabien Massabuau joined the Department Physics as a Chancellor’s Fellow in September 2019. His research focussed on wide bandgap semiconductors for ultraviolet optoelectronic devices, with a main emphasis on α-Ga2O3 and h-BN.

Prior to that, Fabien was at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge for his PhD (2011-2015) and post-doc (2015-2019). In Cambridge, Fabien focussed on understanding the correlation between the nanostructure of III-Nitride materials and their optical properties. He actively participated in the development of a “multi-microscopy” methodology to observe the exact same nanoscale feature under several different microscopes (AFM, SEM-CL, TEM). This work led to new understandings on the properties of defects (dislocations, trench defects) in these materials.

Fabien has authored 40 peer-reviewed articles cumulating >500 citations, 2 book chapters, 1 mobile application and is involved with ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards (executive committee member), SN Applied Sciences (editorial board member).


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Research Output

  • 12 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Cross-shaped markers for the preparation of site-specific transmission electron microscopy lamellae using focused ion beam techniques

O'Hanlon, T. J., Bao, A., Massabuau, FC-P., Kappers, M. J. & Oliver, R. A., 15 Feb 2020, In : Ultramicroscopy. 212, 6 p., 112970.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Dislocations as channels for the fabrication of sub-surface porous GaN by electrochemical etching

    Massabuau, F. C-P., Griffin, P. H., Springbett, H. P., Liu, Y., Kumar, R. V., Zhu, T. & Oliver, R. A., 5 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : APL Materials. 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 2 Journal or guest editorship
    • 1 Editorial board member

    Semiconductor Science and Technology (Journal)

    Fabien Massabuau (Guest editor)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal or guest editorship

    SN Applied Sciences (Journal)

    Fabien Massabuau (Guest editor)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal or guest editorship