Academic staff

Professor Tao Wang

Director of the Centre for GaN Materials and Devices

Research interests:

  • MOCVD growth of III-nitride materials and devices
  • Nanofabrication of III-nitride optoelectronics with ultrahigh efficiency
  • III-nitride based solid-state lighting
  • Application of plasmonics in III-nitride optoelectronics
  • Application of photonics crystal in III-nitride optoelectronics
  • III-nitride Solar Cell
  • III-nitride optoelectronics for hydrogen generation

Dr Rick Smith


Research Interests

Focused on GaN related materials and devices, particularly optoelectronics.

  • Hybrid organic/inorganic optoelectronics
  • Non-radiative energy transfer processes in hybrid GaN/organic interfaces
  • High efficiency semi-polar GaN based materials, LEDs and LD structures
  • Optical characterization techniques of III-nitride materials and devices

Visiting academics

Professor Pallab Bhattacharya and Dr Jayanta Sarma

Research staff

Dr Modestos Athanasiou

Research Associate

    Dr Jie Bai

    Research Associate

      Dr Duc Dinh

      Research Associate
      • B.Eng, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
      • MSc, SKKU Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
      • PhD, Institute of Solid State Physics, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

      Research Interests:

      Growth of III-Nitride semiconductors and LED structures using MOCVD Optical characterization of nitride materials

        Dr Yipin Gong

        Research Associate

          Dr Yaonan Hou

          Research Associate

            Dr Liancheng Wang

            Research Associate


              Dr Kun Xing

              Research Associate

                Research technician

                Mr Paul Haines

                  Ph.D. students

                  Mr Zohaib Ahmed

                    Mr Suneal Ghataora

                      Mr Fernando Guzmann

                        Mr Ling Jiu

                          Mr Zhi Li

                            Mr Nicolas Poyiatzis

                              Mr Shuoheng Shen

                                Mr Benbo Xu

                                  Mr Xiang Yu

                                    Mr Yun Zhang

                                    B.Sc, M.Sc. Nanjing University

                                    Research Interests:
                                    Optical and micro-structural investigation of non-polar and semi-polar III-nitride materials by multiple characterization methods involving photoluminescence (PL), photoluminescence excitation (PLE), time-resolved PL, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

                                      Mr Xuanming Zhao

                                      2014-2015 Graduate from University of Sheffield (Msc)

                                        Centre administrator

                                        Katherine Greenacre