The Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science research group is comprised of four specific research areas:
- The Electronic Devices and Materials group conducts research in large area electronic materials and high power semiconductor devices, carbon nanotubes, and semiconducting nanowires.
- The Hofmann Group explores novel materials, metrology, and device architectures. A particular focus thereby lies on nanomaterials and the use of in-situ metrology to probe the fundamental mechanisms that govern their growth and functionality. Understanding matter on the nano-scale has huge technological potential in energy conversion and storage, information/communication, and environmental technologies.
- The Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy Group focuses on the growth and characterisation of diamond-like carbon, graphene, carbon nanotubes, and semiconductor nanowires for coating, optoelectronics, and sensing applications.
- Scientific Imaging research covers a variety of related topics spanning hardware and software related to microscopy, image processing and analysis, medical instrumentation, CMOS mixed-signal IC Design, optical communications, and other activities.