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Personal Statement

Professor Martin D. Dawson FInstP FOSA FIEEE FRSE is a physicist known for his work on lasers and compound semiconductors. He is Director of Research in the University of Strathclyde’s Institute of Photonics, which he helped establish 20 years ago, and he was also appointed inaugural Head of the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (F-CAP) in October 2012. Martin has over 30 years’ experience of applied research gained in academia and industry in the UK and USA and he has been involved in the formation and technical development of a number of spin-out businesses, most recently including mLED Ltd. He holds an EPSRC Programme Grant on visible light communications and gave a Rank Prize Lecture in 2014 on ‘Applied Research in Photonics’. He was awarded the 2016 Gabor Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics and the 2016 Aron Kessel Award by the IEEE Photonics Society.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College London

Bachelor of Science, Imperial College London

Unknown, Imperial College London

External positions

Senior Research Scientist, Sharp Laboratories of Europe Limited

Apr 1991Feb 1996

Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Iowa

Sep 1988Mar 1991

Research Scientist/Visiting Asst. Professor, University of North Texas

Sep 1985Aug 1988

Research Assistant in Laser Optics, Imperial College London

Oct 1984Aug 1985

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Projects 2004 2023

Fraunhofer UK Research Limited: Studentship Agreement | Blanchard, Alexander

Dawson, M., Strain, M. & Blanchard, A.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)

1/03/191/09/22

Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Fraunhofer UK Research Limited: Studentship Agreement | Toon, Miles

Dawson, M., Strain, M. & Toon, M.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)

1/10/181/04/22

Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Research Output 1998 2019

1 Gbps free-space deep ultraviolet communications based on III-nitride micro-LEDs emitting at 262 nm

He, X., Xie, E., Islim, M. S., Purwita, A. A., McKendry, J. J. D., Gu, E., Haas, H. & Dawson, M. D., 24 Jun 2019, In : Photonics Research. 7, 7, p. B41-B47 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
deep space
Nitrides
nitrides
Light emitting diodes
Current density

Amplifying organic semiconductor waveguide based nanocrystal sensor

Jankauskas, M., Guilhabert, B., Dawson, M. D. & Laurand, N., 28 Jan 2019, 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Nanotechnology. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Open Access
File
organic semiconductors
spontaneous emission
nanocrystals
evanescence
waveguides

Thesis

Colloidal quantum dot and hybrid lasers

Author: McLellan, L., 1 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Laurand, N. (Supervisor) & Dawson, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Gallium nitride light-emitting diode enabled visible light communications

Author: Ferreira, R., 1 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Dawson, M. (Supervisor) & Martin, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Prizes

Aron Kressel Award (IEEE Photonics Society)

Martin Dawson (Recipient), 4 Oct 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Awarded FOSA (Fellow of the Optical Society)

Martin Dawson (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 1998 2019

Gallium nitride micro-LED drive circuits for visible light communications

Johannes Herrnsdorf (Invited speaker), Jonathan McKendry (Contributor), Alexander Griffiths (Contributor), Michael Strain (Contributor), Robert Henderson (Contributor), Martin Dawson (Contributor)
7 Jul 201912 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (Journal)

Martin Dawson (Peer reviewer)
1 Dec 20161 Sep 2017

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

Impacts

One thousand LEDs on a pinhead

Martin Dawson (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce