Professor Benjamin Robinson FHEA

Chair and Director of Materials Science Lancaster


I am a Professor of Physics and the Director of the Materials Science at Lancaster (MSL) research centre. My research group is focused on experimental quantum nanotechnology, we are particularly interested in exploiting room temperature quantum effects in ultra-thin films comprised of well-ordered organic molecular films, quantum dots and 2D materials. To achieve this, we have a track record in developing and exploiting novel scanning probe methodologies for nanoscale characterisation of electrical, thermal and mechanical properties. From 2015-2020 I held a highly competitive 50th anniversary lectureship in Physics from Lancaster University. I have authored or co-authored on more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles and I am a past winner of Royal Society of Chemistry, Philip Lynn Adams memorial prize.

Full details of my publications can be found on my Google Scholar page.

  • Materials Science Institute Member
  • MSF Supervisors 2019/20
  • Quantum Nanotechnology
  • Quantum Technology Centre