Professor Wendy Flavell
Professor of Surface Physics
My research interests are centred on the electronic structure of complex metal oxides, catalysts and photovoltaics - particularly those of interest in the manufacture of 'next-generation' solar cells.
Professor of Semiconductor Physics
I am primarily involved in understanding the optical properties of semiconductor structures. In particular, I am working on materials for the fabrication of light-emitting diodes for incorporation into lighting systems.
My research interests are focused on the development and exploitation of ultrafast terahertz radiation sources. This includes both developing novel terahertz radiation sources and the use of terahertz radiation in probing the properties of two-dimensional semiconductor structures.
Professor Elaine Seddon
My interests are focussed on the spin-resolved electronic structure of materials especially those of relevance to spin electronics applications. Chiral surfaces and interactions is an additional theme of my research.
Currently I am working on Enhanced Multiple Exciton Generation in Colloidal Quantum Dots. My interest in this subject area is where research can be used both in understanding complex structures of matter and collective phenomena, as well as in developing new technologies useful in everyday life.
My research involves using various imaging techniques in the assessment and understanding of connective tissue diseases such as morphoea and systemic sclerosis. Optical coherence tomography (OCT), nailfold capillaroscopy, laser Doppler imaging and thermal imaging are all used to look at the structure and function of human skin and microvasculature.
My interest is in medical applications of light, particularly for non-invasive imaging. I spend the majority of my time at Salford Royal Hospital. In January 2011 I began an Arthritis Research UK Fellowship entitled 'Shedding light on the cause of systemic sclerosis: Can non-invasive imaging techniques elucidate pathogenesis and measure disease?'.