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Project: ESR on Growth and Hydrogenation of Sb/N Materials for High Efficiency mid-IR LEDs in Pollutant Gas Detection

Eva Repiso Menendez

Eva is registered as a PhD student at Lancaster University and will carry out the majority of her research in the Physics Department, working on the epitaxial growth of antimonide based nanostructured materials for the development of novel mid-infrared LEDs using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The research will involve systematic MBE growth studies and hydrogenation to provide information on band structure and carrier transport, characterisation of the resulting materials using photoluminescence spectroscopy, electrical and structural measurements. Prototype LEDs will be fabricated and extensively tested in collaboration with other PROMIS partners.

Eva will join the Semiconductor Physics and Nanostructures Group in the Physics Department and will be supervised by Prof. Tony Krier. She will work closely with other PROMIS researchers at Tyndall-UCC, University of Nottingham, University of Cadiz, University of Rome, Gas sensing Solutions Ltd. and IQE Ltd, with a number of secondment visits to these partners

Eva Repiso Menendez was born the 12 of August of 1991 in Aviles (Spain).

Being a curious person about the why of things led her to study a BSc. in Physics in “Universidad de Oviedo” (Spain) from 09/2009 to 07/2014. During this time an Erasmus was carried out in Trieste University (Italy) from 09/2012 to 08/2013 and a stay in the TASC national laboratory from 01/09/2013 to 20/12/2013. Thesis: Self-assisted n-type GaAs nanowires by molecular beam epitaxy. Wanting to apply physics to real problems in society and the feeling of the need to find an alternative model to fossil fuels for the welfare of the planet, led her to start a MSc. in Renewable Energies in “Universidad Autonoma de Madrid” (Spain) from 09/2014 to 07/2015. Thesis: Characterization of Cd0.96Zn0.04Te crystals and simulation of the growth process in order to improve the experimental conditions in a Vertical Gradient Freeze furnace.

Finally, the desire of consolidating a research career in physics and doing so into an international collaboration environment drove her to search for a PhD. within a bigger project with different collaborators. As a result, she is now starting a 3 years PhD in Lancaster University that hopefully will enable to fabricate new LEDs for gas sensing.

Mon 21 December 2015