Dr Andrew MarshallSenior Lecturer
My research is focused on novel materials and structures for next generation electronic devices, including photodetectors, solar cells and thermo photovoltaics. Currently I am developing the mismatched growth of GaSb and InAs based materials with atomically abrupt interfaces on GaAs and Silicon substrates, including studying the properties of the novel hetero-lattice interfaces formed and exciting new devices exploiting this technology in collaboration with my industrial partners. I am also developing the micro and nanoscale fabrication of novel devices using the new state of the art facilities within the Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre.
During my early career I worked in the large multi-national companies, Ford and Visteon. As a result I intimately understand the requirements of companies right from business planning, through design into manufacturing. This helps me relate my research to industry and work with my industrial partners. After leading the development team on a $100million program I returned to academia to undertake a PhD and briefly work as a contracted research fellow. In 2010 I won a prestigious 5 year Royal Academy of Engineering / EPSRC Research Fellowship and moved my research to the Physics department at Lancaster University.
Royal Academy of Engineering / EPSRC research fellowship – Exploiting Emerging Interface Misfit Epitaxy
EPSRC - InAsNSb Dilute Nitride Materials for Mid-infrared Devices and Applications
Following my time in industry I am a chartered engineer
Reviewer for various IEEE and AIP journals.
Second year laboratories and 4th year MPhys projects.
MSI: Novel superlattices with more than two-layer unit cells, for higher sensitivity infrared imaging (George Seager)
01/10/2021 → 31/03/2025
MSI: AMS InGaAsSb detectors
09/09/2019 → 08/09/2020
KTP: Amethyst Research Ltd
01/07/2019 → 30/06/2021
MSI: Ultra-High Performance Narrowband Detectors for Decluttering Stand-Off Sensing
01/07/2019 → 31/03/2021
MSI: Resonant cavity detectors for threat detection
01/02/2019 → 31/01/2020
MSI: LWIR SLS linear array (for Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
01/03/2017 → 31/03/2017
THz backward wave oscillator for plasma diagnostic in nuclear fusion
01/11/2014 → 30/06/2017
FST-RG: Antimonide Nanopillar Growth for NextGeneration Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices and Physical Studies
01/03/2013 → 31/08/2013
Reserch fellowship (5 years)
Fellowship awarded competitively
- Quantum Nanotechnology
- Quantum Technology Centre
- Security Lancaster
- Security Lancaster (Networks)