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Prof Tony Kenyon


Professor of Nanoelectronic & Nanophotonic Materials

Room 1122, Roberts Building, UCL

Address:Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
Research Group:Electronic Materials and Devices
Personal Web Page:Nanoelectronics & Nanophotonics
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 3270 / 33270 (internal)  
Fax:+44 (0)20 7388 9325

Following a D.Phil in Chemical Physics at the University of Sussex (1992), Tony Kenyon joined the Electronic and Electrical Engineering department of UCL, where he currently holds the position of Reader. He is also the department’s Graduate Tutor, overseeing and coordinating PhD programmes. His research concentrates on the application of nanostructured semiconductor materials to electronics and photonics; particular areas of interest include resistive RAM and memristors, the optical and electronic properties of silicon nanoclusters, rare-earth doped materials, self-assembled nanoscale systems, dislocation luminescence in silicon, and quantum confinement in optoelectronic materials. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of the IET, and serves on the Board of Delegates of the European Materials Research Society. He is the author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, and is on the editorial board of a number of journals. He has given invited talks at a numerous major international meetings, and has organised several international symposia.

My group’s research interests focus mainly on nanostructured materials and devices and their applications in electronics and photonics. Particular areas of interest include:

Resistive switching/ RRAM

  • Resistive switching in silicon oxides
  • Si-based RRAM
  • Resistive switching in polymer nanofibres
  • Memristors
  • Self-assembled nanostructures

  • Self-assembled arrays of metallic nanoparticles for photonics, electronics and plasmonics
  • Interactions between nanoparticles and fluorophores
  • Electrospinning nanofibres containing nanoparticles
  • Viral assembly of nanostructures
  • Silicon photonics

  • Light emission from silicon nanoclusters
  • Quantum confinement effects
  • Defect emission from silicon nanoclusters and silica
  • Dislocation luminescence from silicon
  • Si-based LEDs
  • Rare-earth doped photonic materials

  • Sensitisation of rare-earth luminescence by silicon nanoclusters
  • Er-doped Si nanocluster LEDs
  • Novel semiconductor optical MEMS

  • III-V MEMS-based optical buffers

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