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Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration and Advance Data Storage

Research Profile: Matthew Robinson

Matthew Norman Robinson 

Educational Background and experience:  

  • First Class Honours MSci in Physics awarded by Queen’s University Belfast 2016-2020
  • Distinction PGCert Qualification in Net Zero Engineering awarded by Queen’s University Belfast 2021
  • Course in Compound Semiconductor Device Fabrication awarded by University College Cork 2022 

CDT EngD Project:   
Developing PCSELs for HAMR applications 

Prof. Richard Hogg (University of Glasgow), Aidan Goggin (Director of RHT Design at Seagate Technologies), Dr. Fumin Huang (Queen’s University Belfast) 

Project description: 
Design and characterisation of the novel semiconductor device; Photonic Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers (PCSEL) for applications in Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) including external optical feedback measurements. 

General Research/Science Interests:  

  • Nanophotonic sources
  • Semiconductors materials
  • Renewable energy generation 
  • Space industry and exploration 

Contact me 

The PIADS CDT is a great way to for students to benefit from expertise in industry and academia. After finishing my degree, I was unsure whether to pursue further research in academia or move straight to a job in industry. The CDT has allowed to me gain exposure to both simultaneously. There are also a huge number of opportunities as well, which I am excited to start partaking as soon as possible. The opportunities are valuable for research, careers, collaboration, as well as personal growth. I have just started my research, but I am very excited to see where my research is directed, and where it may end up in the future.  

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