Back-row (l-r): Dr Sergey Krasnikov, Leo Farrell, Olaf Luebben, Dr Ruggero Verre, Dr Karsten Fleischer, Dr Victor Usov: Middle-row (l-r): Ciaran McEvoy, Arran Lowe (summer student), Ozhet Mauit, Olzat Tokhtarbaiuly, Dr Sumesh Sofin, Dr Sunil Arora, Oral Ualibek: Front-row (l-r): Jie Meng, Emma Norton (summer student), Barry Murphy, Askar Syrlybekov, Prof Igor Shvets, Dr Han Chun Wu, Elisabetta Arca, Brendan Bulfin
The Applied Physics Research Group, lead by Prof Igor Shvets, is part of the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin. It is a multi-faceted research group whose activities range from conducting oxide surface science investigations, spin electronics, the fabrication and characterisation of nanowire arrays using a patented Atomic Terrace Low Angle Shadowing (ATLAS) technique, and the transport and magneto-transport investigations of thin films and low dimension structures. Our main project at present is working towards a new generation of electronics components (transistors, memory elements, etc) based on nanowire arrays.
More recently, the group has diversified into cleaner energy research,which culminated in the opening of the Cleaner Energy Lab (CEL) in December 2008.