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Research Interests

My research is focussed on the use of spectroscopic and microscopic methods in the analysis of semiconductors. The main materials of current interest to me are those based on the group III nitride quaternary system, AlxGayIn(1-x-y)N, and in particular nano-scale structures based on them. These have applications in many different areas, including solid-state lighting, data storage, communications and water purification. The techniques I use to study these materials include photoluminescence and electroluminescence spectroscopy, as well multiple modes of scanning electron microscopy (such as cathodoluminescence, electron beam-induced current and X-ray microanalysis). I am also interested in the application of multivariate statistical analysis techniques in the processing of the multidimensional data that these experimental methods yield.

Personal Statement

I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Physics, where I have worked in the Semiconductor Spectroscopy and Devices research group since 2000. Prior to this, I studied at Imperial College London, Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg and Durham University. My PhD and post-doctoral work at Durham involved the use of scanning electron and optical beam techniques to study thin-film CdTe solar cells. I now apply similar techniques to characterise materials, nanostructures and devices made from group III nitride compounds.

Researcher ID: C-1594-2009

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7671-7698

| e: paul.edwards@strath.ac.uk | t: 0141 548 4369/3488/7917 | u: http://ssd.phys.strath.ac.uk/ |

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Durham

Bachelor of Science, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

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Projects 2014 2022

DTP 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Starosta, Bohdan

Hourahine, B., Edwards, P. & Starosta, B.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)

1/10/181/04/22

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

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Bryce, Christopher

Martin, R., Edwards, P. & Bryce, C.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)

1/10/141/08/18

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

Research Output 2001 2019

A luminescence study of Cu2ZnSnSe4/Mo/glass films and solar cells with near stoichiometric copper content

Yakushev, M. V., Sulimov, M. A., Márquez-Prieto, J., Forbes, I., Edwards, P. R., Zhivulko, V. D., Borodavchenko, O. M., Mudryi, A. V., Krustok, J. & Martin, R. W., 9 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Luminescence
Copper
Solar cells
solar cells
luminescence

Cathodoluminescence studies of chevron features in semi-polar (11-22) InGaN/GaN multiple quantum well structures

Brasser, C., Bruckbauer, J., Gong, Y. P., Jiu, L., Bai, J., Warzecha, M., Edwards, P. R., Wang, T. & Martin, R. W., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 123, 7 p., 174502

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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cathodoluminescence
quantum wells
nitrides
light emission
light emitting diodes

Activities 2010 2018

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2018

Edwards, P. (Invited speaker)
9 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

UK Nitrides Consortium Winter Conference 2018

Edwards, P. (Speaker)
10 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference