News Stories

Here are the latest stories from the Advanced Technology Institute and our Research Centres


Nobel Prize highlights research at Surrey

The Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded to the creators of the now ubiquitous blue LED – an invention which is being further developed at the University of Surrey. 

Read more about the LED research at the University of Surrey on the main Feature page.


Professor Ravi Silva awarded IET 2014 J J Thomson Medal for Electronics

Surrey academic receives IET’s Prestige Medal for his major and distinguished contributions to electronics. 

Read more about Professor Silva's award and work on the main Feature page.


Surrey research draws attention to nanoscale structures

Dr Richard Forbes helps scientists map out the atomic-level composition of materials. 

Read more about the research into nanoscale structures on the main Feature page.


New method to detect prize particle for future quantum computing

Research published in the journal Nature Communications uncovers a new method to detect Majorana particles, a key element for a next-generation quantum computing platform. 

Read more about the newly-published quantum research on the main Feature page.


Research into bismuth-containing lasers and solar cells featured in EE Times

Conventional semiconductor devices including lasers and solar cells are made of crystals containing elements such as gallium, indium and phosphorous.

Now, Professor Stephen Sweeney, within Surrey’s Department of Physics and Advanced Technology Institute, has discovered that adding the crystalline element bismuth and nitrogen to the mix produces an alloy with improved electronic and optical properties – which can be used to create lasers and solar cells with greater efficiency.

Read more about Professor Sweeney's work on the main Feature page.


ATI researcher awarded prestigious Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship

Dr Richard Curry has won a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship to fund research that could lead to the development of faster, more efficient electronic devices. 

Read more about Dr Curry's research and award on the main Feature page.

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