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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 2023

Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Hunter, Daniel

Martin, R., Edwards, P. & Hunter, D.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)

1/10/191/04/23

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

Doctoral Training Partnership 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)

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., 30 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 52, 5, 10 p., 055502.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Luminescence
Copper
Solar cells
solar cells
luminescence

A PL and PLE Study of High Cu Content Cu2ZnSnSe4 Films on Mo/Glass and Solar Cells

Sulimov, M. A., Yakushev, M. V., Forbes, I., Prieto, J. M., Mudryi, A. V., Krustok, J., Edwards, P. R. & Martin, R. W., 1 May 2019, In : Physics of the Solid State. 61, 5, p. 908-917 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Solar cells
Photoluminescence
solar cells
photoluminescence
Glass

Thesis

Development of an energy filtering direct electron detector for diffraction studies in the SEM

Author: Vespucci, S., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Trager-Cowan, C. (Supervisor) & Edwards, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2010 2018

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2018

Paul Edwards (Invited speaker)
9 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

PDI Topical Workshop on Cathodoluminescence of Semiconductor Nanostructures

Paul Edwards (Participant)
16 Apr 201817 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course