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Research interests

I currently work in the area of semiconductor technology, predominantly in the area of group III-V optoelectronics. A major focus of my work has been the creation of optoelectronic devices based on the group III-nitride wide bandgap semiconductor materials.

I have experience in MOVPE semiconductor growth, alongside micro and nanofabrication for the creation of light-emitting and laser diodes. Recently, I have been exploring semiconductor crystal growth on three-dimensional, patterned substrates; understanding how the substrate affects the growth process. This has led to an extensive study of core-shell light-emitting diodes; primarily emitting in the visible regime, but also more recently in the ultraviolet.

As a result of needing large area nanopatterning for creating growth templates, I also have expertise in nanoimprint lithography (NIL), electron beam lithography (EBL) and displacement Talbot lithography (DTL).

Education / Academic qualification

Physics, Master of Physics, University of Oxford

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

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Projects 2010 2021

Research Output 1999 2018

Optical characterization of magnesium incorporation in p-GaN layers for core-shell nanorod light-emitting diodes

Gîrgel, I., Šatka, A., Priesol, J., Coulon, P. M., Le Boulbar, E. D., Batten, T., Allsopp, D. W. E. & Shields, P. A. 20 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 51, 15, 155103

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nicotinic Acids
Light emitting diodes
Carbamoyl-Phosphate Synthase (Glutamine-Hydrolyzing)
1 Citations

Design and fabrication of enhanced lateral growth for dislocation reduction in GaN using nanodashes

Shields, P., Le Boulbar, E., Priesol, J., Nouf-Allehiani, M., Naresh-Kumar, G., Fox, S., Trager-Cowan, C., Šatka, A. & Allsopp, D. 15 May 2017 In : Journal of Crystal Growth. 466, p. 30-38

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Gallium nitride
High electron mobility transistors
Open Access
3 Citations

Evolution of the m-plane Quantum Well Morphology and Composition within a GaN/InGaN Core-Shell Structure

Coulon, P-M., Hosseini-Vajargah, S., Bao, A., Edwards, P. R., Le Boulbar, E., Girgel, I., Martin, R. W., Humphreys, C., Oliver, R., Allsopp, D. & Shields, P. A. 1 Feb 2017 In : Crystal Growth and Design. 17, 2, p. 474-482

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Shells (structures)
Light emitting diodes
Strain relaxation

Hybrid top-down/bottom-up fabrication of regular arrays of AlN nanorods for deep-UV core-shell LEDs

Coulon, P-M., Kusch, G., Le Boulbar, E., Chausse, P., Bryce, C. G., Martin, R. W. & Shields, P. 30 Nov 2017 In : Physica Status Solidi (B). 9 p., 1700445

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ultraviolet radiation
Light emitting diodes