Professor Jon HeffernanProfessor Jon Heffernan 

Professor of Semiconductor Materials and Devices
Director of the National Epitaxy Facility


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BSc Physics (Cork), PhD (Trinity College Dublin)

  • RA CNRS/Trinity College Dublin (1993-1994)
  • RA, Trinity College Dublin/Sony Corporation (1994-1996)
  • Researcher and Manager, Sharp Laboratories Europe (1996-2004)
  • Director of Optoelectronics, Sharp Laboratories Europe (2004-2013)
  • Professor and Director of EPSRC National Epitaxy Facility, Sheffield (2013 to date)

Research Interests

  • Epitaxy of novel semiconductors materials and devices
  • Molecular beam epitaxy
  • Semiconductor nanostructures and their applications
  • Nitride-based semiconductors and their applications

National Epitaxy Facility

The EPSRC National Centre provides underpinning support to the UK’s III-V semiconductor community through development and provision of epitaxy and device processing included on EPSRC grants. We have a broad range of capabilities and we operate a number of schemes designed to support innovative research for both academic and industrial users.
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