Dr Kristian Groom

Senior Lecturer

email : k.m.groom@sheffield.ac.uk

tel: +44 (0) 114 222 5822

Kristian received the MPhys and Ph.D degrees from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Sheffield, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He then joined the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering where he is presently based.

Since obtaining his PhD, for research into the carrier processes and dynamics in quantum dot lasers, Kristian´s research has mainly focused on the development of GaAs-based opto-electronic components such as lasers and superluminescent diodes and advanced fabrication thereof. He has co-authored over 70 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.

In 2005 he was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering & EPSRC Research Fellowship for research into advanced semiconductor laser engineering. This Fellowship expired in May 2010 when he assumed the role of lecturer.


  • MSc Projects Coordinator
  • Admissions tutor for MSc in Semiconductor Photonics & Electronics

Funded research projects

Current funding:

As Principle Investigator:

  • EPSRC "High power tuneable GaAs DFB lasers" April 2012 to March 2014

Previous funding:

Principal Investigator:

  • EPSRC follow-on-fund grant “Superluminescent diodes and semiconductor optical amplifiers based on GaAs window structures”
    01/05/2010 to 31/04/2011
  • Royal Society research grant “Photonic crystal surface emitting lasers” 01/09/2009 to 31/08/2010
  • Royal Society International Joint Project with CEIT, Spain “Holographic Lithography of Photonic Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers “
    01/06/2010 to 31/05/2012
  • EPSRC normal responsive grant EP/E001017/1 “Advanced GaAs based Laser Fabrication” 01/07/2006 to 31/03/2009

As Co-Investigator:

  • EPSRC Basic Technology grant EP/D04801X/1 “Nano and Micro-scale Integration of Glass-on-semiconductor for Photonic Components Engineering”
  • Yorkshire Forward / Filtronic plc “Quantum Dot Lasers Exploiting GaAs Technology”
  • BBSRC grant BB/E002676/1 “Development of novel light sources to enable non-invasive imaging of cells in 3D tissue constructs and grafts”