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Photon Science Institute

The Photon Science Institute was established in 2005 to bring together experts from a wide range of scientific fields to foster the development of cross and multi-disciplinary collaborations and provide a dynamic and exciting culture for the progression of new ideas in photon science. The term photon science encompasses all areas where light is used in scientific endeavour — light for science. The Photon Science Institute has already attracted the interest of a significant number of researchers from across all faculties within The University of Manchester.

Type: 
Institute
Acronym: 
PSI

Connections

Person

Prof Martin Gallagher

Research interests: Cloud Microphysics, Cloud-aerosol interactions, Surface Atmosphere Exchange, Micrometeorology, bioaerosols, Flux Applications, Airborne Instrumentation for ice and water.

Keywords: 
Weather, Physics, Water, Aerosols, Climate, Environment, Climate change, Biology, Heat flux, Thermal energy, Instrumentation, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

Dr Andrew Thomas

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Climate, Pollution, Aerosols, Biosensors, Biotechnology, Biomaterial, Biology, Materials, Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Renewable energy, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement

Person

Prof Ferda Mavituna

Keywords: 
Environment, Health, Management, Sustainability, Development, Globalisation, Biotechnology, Biology, Technology, Teaching, Education

Person

Prof Tony Peaker

Research interests:

- Laplace Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy

- Photovoltaic Solar Cells

- Radioactive Nuclides in Semiconductors

- Electronic Properties of Quantum Dots abd Heterojunctions

- Defect Reactions and Radiation Damage in Semiconductors

- Hydrogen and Hydrogen Complexes in Semiconductors

Keywords: 
Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Photon science, Technology, Energy, Lighting, Materials, Nanoscience, Energy networks, Energy supply, Renewable energy

Person

Dr Cinzia Casiraghi

Our group investigate the electronic, vibrational and optical properties of two- and one-dimensional materials such as graphene, and carbon nanotubes. The aim of our research is to exploit the huge innovation potential of these new materials in electronics, photonics, sensors and bioengineering. The main technique used to investigate the properties of these materials is Raman Spectroscopy, but we also have acces to state-of-the-art facilities including clean rooms, electron microscopy and chemical labs. 

Person

Prof Matthew Halsall

Matthew Halsall graduated with a Degree in Physics from the University of Sheffield in the UK in 1986, and was awarded a PhD in Physics on the “growth and spectroscopy of CdS/CdSe superlattices” from the University of Hull in 1990. After postdoctoral appointments in Norwich (UK), Grenoble (France) and Tsukuba (Japan), he was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Physics at Manchester in 1994 and moved to the school of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Manchester in 2004. He was promoted to Professor of Photonics at Manchester in 2010.

Keywords: 
Solar energy, Renewable energy, Photon science, Energy storage

Person

Prof Ann Webb

Atmospheric scientist. Set a new ballooning world record in 2009.

Keywords: 
Photon science, Climate, Aerosols, Technology, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

Dr Kathy England

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Project management, Management

Person

Prof Wendy Flavell

Professor Flavell's research interests  are centred on the electronic structure of complex metal oxides and chalcogenides, including giant magnetoresistive oxides, catalysts and photovoltaics - particularly those of interest in the manufacture of 'next-generation' solar cells.

Keywords: 
Photon science, Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Energy storage, Renewable energy, Technology, Energy efficiency

Person

Prof David Clarke

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Photon science, Nanoscience, Technology, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement

Person

Prof Paul O'Brien

Outreach activities by Head of School has included talks/public lecture on sustainability to L and P at Royal northern College of Music (Murdoch Lecture), Durham University Institute of Advanced Study, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

Keywords: 
Manufacturing, Fossil fuels, Carbon, Nanoscience, Technology

Person

Prof Bruce Hamilton

My current research concerns the fundamental physics of emerging materials systems which will underpin future generarions of electronic and photonic devices.

My research is based in the Photon Science Institute and involves collabaration with international advanced light source facilities.

Keywords: 
Physics, Quantum mechanics, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Solar energy, Renewable energy, Technology, Materials, Electric and electronics, Photon science, Instrumentation, Spectroscopy