The group is based in the Department of Materials and studies the three main forms of sp2 carbon nanomaterials: Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Graphene. Their interest is in developing nanostructures with unique quantum properties that have potential in electronic, photonic, and spin-based technologies.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology is a unique online course which is taken part time. The course is ideally suited to people who are in full-time employment who seek to gain an academic qualification in the exciting field of nanotechnology. It is taken predominantly online, meaning that it is accessible to anyone in the world with Internet access.
The research interests of the Quantum Optoelectronics Group include: Time-resolved Spectroscopy of Nanostructures; Quantum Optics; Wide Bandgap Semiconductors; Quantum Hall effect; Near-field Optical Microscopy; Photonic Bandgap Materials; High Tc Superconductors.
NanoLAB is a center of activities in Nanoscale Science and Engineering within the Department of Engineering Materials at the University of Sheffield. They are dealing with Nanomanipulation in confined spaces (e.g. SEM and TEM), as well as the processing, structuring and characterisation of various nanomaterials.
A nanotechnology research program 'Nanorobotics - technologies for simultaneous multidimensional imaging and manipulation of nanoobjects' has been established by a large grant from the RCUK Basic Technology research program. The program is a collaboration between 3 University of Sheffield departments (Engineering Materials, Electrical and Electronic Engineering & Clinical Dentistry), together with researchers at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Nottingham.
Areas of research include: Nanotechnology and Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics (photonic crystals and integrated photonics), Quantum Technology and electronic devices, Micro and Nanoelectromechanical Systems (MEMS, microsensors and actuators), Bioelectronics and Lab on a Chip (Microfluidics and Nanofluidics), RF system design (ARTIC).