Dr Robert Kelsall
Director of the Centre for Molecular Nanoscience
- Monte Carlo simulations of electronic transport in semiconductor materials and devices;
- III-V Mid-infrared and THz Quantum Cascade Lasers
- Silicon Germanium Quantum Cascade Lasers
- Electrothermal device simulation, including self-consistent electrothermal Monte Carlo modelling
- Nanoscale thermal transport
- Strained layer structures including pseudomorphic HEMTs, InGaAs/GaAs and Si/SiGe systems
- Silicon photonics
- Electronic properties of nanoscale organic structures
- University of Durham (1982-85).
Undergraduate in the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
- PhD Research, University of Durham (1985-89)
After a year working on Auger recombination calculations for semiconductor quantum well wires, Robert began developing Monte Carlo simulations of electron transport in semiconductors and quantum wells. HisPhD thesis was on the simulation of hole transport and relaxation processes in GaAs quantum wells.
- Postdoctoral research, University of Durham (1989-92)
Robert developed a self-consistent 2D Monte Carlo simulator for pseudomorphic HEMTs. He also worked on simulations of hole transport in InGaAs/GaAs strained layer quantum wells.
- Postdoctoral research, University of Newcastle (1992-93)
Robert worked for 1 year on the EPSRC funded delta-doped MOSFET collaboration. His role was the development of a Monte Carlo simulator for sub-micron delta-doped MOSFETs.
- University of Leeds (Lecturer 1993-, Senior Lecturer 2001-, Reader 2006-)
Currently over 200 publications including over 100 in international peer-reviewed journals. Research funded by EPSRC, DARPA, DTI, British Council, Royal Society. Set up Nanoscale Science & Tehcnology MSc in 2000 (in partnership with Sheffield University); this has since grown into Nanofolio, one of the biggest nanotechnology higher education activities in Europe. Deputy Director of the CMNS since 1999, and Director since 2005.