Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central visits the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Paul Blomfield MP visit

This week we were delighted to welcome Paul Blomfield MP when he visited the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield.

Paul Blomfield, who is the MP for Sheffield Central, kindly accepted our invitation to visit the Low Dimensional Structures and Devices (LDSD) research group. Here he spent the day talking to academics and PhD students as well as exploring our state of the art National Epitaxy Facility which provides semiconductor epitaxy service to UK academics and industrial customers.

During the visit, the group enjoyed talking to Mr Blomfield about their research as well as the role that Sheffield plays nationally and internationally in quantum science and quantum technologies. The group also spent time discussing the importance of maintaining global research links and the place of the UK in the scientific community.

Paul is no stranger to the university, having been the General Manager of the University of Sheffield’s Students' Union until his election in 2010.

The LDSD group aims to reveal new quantum physics and applications by design and exploitation of III-V semiconductor nanostructures and atomically thin dichalcogenides. Since it was founded in 1991, the group has published in excess of 500 papers and has expanded to 55 members.