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Semiconductor Physics Group



I completed my MA and PhD at the University of Cambridge, before working for a year at the IBM T J Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, USA, with Alan Fowler. I returned to Cambridge to a Research Fellowship at Girton College, and then became a lecturer at the Cavendish Laboratory. I am currently Professor of Quantum Electronics in the Semiconductor Physics Group. My expertise includes device fabrication, electron-beam lithography, low-temperature measurement, surface acoustic waves, and the physics of electron transport in low-dimensional systems, particularly related to electron-electron interactions.



I am an experimentalist, working on the following topics, among others:

In the past, I have also worked on, for example,


Other publications: 

Here is a list of most of my publications.

See here for directions to my office (330) in the Mott building.

My personal web page is here.


Teaching and Supervisions


I currently lecture the Part II Quantum Condensed Matter course.

Research supervision: 

Current PhD students:

  • Yiqing Jin
  • Wooi Kiat Tan
  • Joel Fruhman
  • Pedro Vianez
  • Shak Fernandez
  • Shanglong Ning
Professor of Quantum Electronics
Professorial Fellow of Girton College
Professor Chris  Ford

Contact Details

Email address: 
Room 330, Mott Building
SP Group
Cavendish Laboratory
J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge
01223 337486
Takes PhD students
Not available for consultancy