Dr Zofia Bishop

MEng, PhD, CEng, FHEA

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Operations and Business Development Manager of the EPSRC National Epitaxy Facility

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Dr Zofia Bishop
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, 2.07
North Campus
Broad Lane
S3 7HQ

I graduated from a General Engineering course from the University of Liverpool with a First Class MEng degree in 2014. I then completed a PhD in the Low Dimensional Structures & Devices research group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield in 2018. My research focused on integrated GaAs-based nano-photonic devices for quantum computing applications. 

Following my PhD I joined the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering Education (MEE) at the University of Sheffield as a Senior Engineering Teaching Technician. As part of my role I managed the undergraduate Electronics & Control laboratory with a capacity for 160 students and provided support for the practical teaching taking place there. Due to my semiconductor experience, I also developed and led practicals in the Diamond’s Cleanroom. During the COVID-19 pandemic my team developed novel distance learning experiences for our students and carried out pedagogical research on its effects on student’s learning.

At the beginning of 2021 I was promoted to the Technical Team Leader role, managing a team of 5 technicians supporting Computing, Control, and Electronic Engineering practical teaching taking place across several laboratories within the MEE. I also supported the department in our successful application for the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence awarded by the Advance HE.

Later in 2021 I moved to the Operations and Business Development Manager role at the EPSRC National Epitaxy Facility (NEF) based in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield to combine my recent experience in management with my semiconductor training. In this role I am responsible for the timely supply of custom-designed epitaxial wafers to academic and industrial customers, including management of the infrastructure, equipment, operations, H&S, budget, and customer relations. NEF funding has recently been renewed for a further 5 years and the Facility is expanding its capabilities to offer epitaxy of novel material systems and heterogeneous integration of semiconductor materials and devices.


PhD (Physics), University of Sheffield 2019

MEng (General Engineering), University of Liverpool 2014

Research interests
  • Quantum dots
  • Semiconductor nanostructures and their applications
  • Opto-electro-mechanical systems
  • Photonic structures

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Bishop Z, Howard T, Lazari P, Taylor B, Trend P & Funnell A (2021) Student experiences of practical activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) (pp 619-623). Vienna, Austria, 21 April 2021 - 21 April 2021. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bishop ZK, Foster AP, Royall B, Bentham C, Clarke E, Skolnick MS & Wilson LR (2018) On-chip electro-mechanical routing of single photons from an embedded quantum emitter. 2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018 - Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Bishop Z (2019) III-V Semiconductor Nano-Photonic Devices for Integrated Quantum Optical Circuits. RIS download Bibtex download


Professional activities and memberships
  • Associate Member of the Smart Nano NI Advisory Board 
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Winner of the HEA Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence, 2021