Scholarships and Prizes

Semiconductor postgraduate research:

Professor Peter Robson OBE, FRS (1930-2010)

Professor Peter Robson

Professor Peter Robson OBE, FRS (1930 – 2010) was a member of academic staff in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering between 1957 and 1996 with a period in 1966-68 spent at Stanford University and University College London.

He was responsible for setting up the EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies (now known as the National Epitaxy Facility) in 1978 and establishing a strong and enduring research group in the then new topic of III-V semiconductors.  Find out more about the work the Facility does by clicking here.

Professor Robson’s great passion was for semiconductor research and many past students owe their successful careers to his teaching, encouragement and mentoring. Before he died, Professor Robson spoke of establishing a scholarship for students specialising in semiconductors in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and he was passionate to see students excel in the subject he loved.

To reflect Prof. Robson's dedication to the continuing study and research into semiconductors his wife, Anne Robson, generously set up the 'Anne and Peter Robson Prizes' and the 'Prof. Peter Robson Scholarships' as detailed below.

Anne and Peter Robson Prizes - £5,000 per year for 3 years

The Anne and Peter Robson Prizes are two separate stipend awards, of £5000 per year for 3 years, made to the most talented prospective postgraduate research students looking to study semiconductor research within the department.

There is a competitive process whereby candidates are nominated by their prospective supervisor and ranked on academic merit by a departmental panel with the top two students receiving the scholarships. For further information please contact Andy Maiden - a.maiden@sheffield.ac.uk.

Professor Peter Robson Scholarships - £1,000 one off payment

A scholarship of £1,000 will be awarded as a one-off payment in recognition of exceptional contribution to semiconductor research by current 2nd/3rd year PhD students studying at The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at The University of Sheffield. 

There is a competitive process whereby candidates are nominated by their prospective supervisor and ranked on academic merit by a departmental panel with the top two students receiving the scholarships. For further information please contact Andy Maiden  - a.maiden@sheffield.ac.uk