Three new EEE Professors
Academic Promotions to Professor
Many congratulations to Tony Kenyon, John Morton and Paul Warburton on their promotion to Professor in the UCL EEE department. Such promotions are made on the basis of outstanding research coupled with a strong record of teaching, knowledge transfer and exchange.
Professor Kenyon is Professor of Nanoelectronic & Nanophotonic Materials. His group’s research interests focus mainly on nanostructured materials and devices and their applications in electronics and photonics. His work on Si-based RRAM and memristors has received widespread media attention.
Professor Morton leads the new Quantum Spin Dynamics group at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) where he is Professor in Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics and Royal Society University Research Fellow. Quantum technologies harness the features of quantum mechanics to perform tasks hard or even impossible with conventional technologies. Progress in quantum technologies is at an exciting stage: beginning to move beyond the laboratory towards industrial development. To achieve this exciting potential, a multi-disciplinary research effort incorporating both theoretical and experimental progress is vital. UCL is a centre of excellence in quantum technologies with an unrivalled breadth of expertise, from fundamental theory to industry-linked experiment. Professor Morton helps lead the UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute (UCLQ) and is involved with the recently announced EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies at UCL.
Professor Warburton works on the electronic properties of nanoscale electronic devices. He is particularly interested in the quantum properties of ultra-small Josephson junctions (superconducting electronic devices for applications in qubits and in THz oscillators) and semiconducting nanocrystals (for applications in ultra-violet optoelectronics). He is also interested in general problems in nanofabrication, particularly using focussed ion-beams (FIB). His laboratories are located in the LCN, where he takes primary responsibiilty for running EPSRC's national FIB facility.