Inorganic semiconductors

The Inorganic Semiconductor Group is active in a variety of topical areas in semiconductor physics, photonics and quantum technologies.

Quantum devices

The activities of the group encompass both fundamental and applied research with considerable focus in recent years on highly topical areas of quantum science and technology. There are over 80 personnel active in Semiconductor research in Sheffield, making it one of the largest groupings in the UK.

The research of the group is supported by EPSRC, UKRI, EU, Leverhulme and Royal Society.

Academic staff and research fellows

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Research Excellence Framework 2021

We have been rated 1st in the UK in terms of the quality of our research. In the latest REF, 100 per cent of research and impact from our department has been classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.