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Oxford Instruments Nanotechnology award at UCL

Adnan Mehonic receives the inaugural Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology award for the Best MSc Project
Oxford Instruments Nanotechnology award at UCL

Adnan Mehonic and Mike Cooke, Chief Technology Officer for Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology

Oxford Instruments makes award at University College London (UCL)

We are delighted to announce that Adnan Mehonic is the recipient of our first Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology award for the Best MSc Project in Nanotechnology at UCL, entitled 'Current transport studies of silicon nanoclusters'. The project, supervised by Dr Tony Kenyon, investigated metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) devices containing silicon nanoclusters doped with erbium ions, and analysed and discussed the conduction mechanism whose understanding is essential for further development of silicon-based photonics devices.

Professor Richard Jackman, Director of the MSc programme in Nanotechnology at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering & London Centre for Nanotechnology commented, “We were delighted with the high calibre of our MSc projects last year, but Adnan’s work and results on 'Current transport studies of silicon nanoclusters' was judged the best in his year". Dr Kenyon added, "The work resulted in patenting a Memristor Resistive Switching Device, and Adnan is now working on a PhD at UCL to further this research. We are pleased to have chosen his work to win the prize.”

Mike Cooke, Chief Technology Officer for Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology said, “As a company we aim to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of the world through Science & Technology, and we are delighted to support a prize intended to recognise and promote outstanding achievements of young scientists in the field of nanotechnology research.”