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Upcoming seminars

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Past seminars

5 June 2024 (11:00 - 12:00)

  • Speaker: Professor Markys G Cain from Electrosciences
  • Title of talk: PETMEM: Piezoelectronic Transduction Memory Device – A European Research Project Summary
  • Venue: 01 CII LG 

16 May 2024 (14:00 - 15:00)

  • Speaker: Dr Hannah Stern, University of Manchester
  • Title of talk: A new 2D platform for quantum technology: A quantum coherent spin in hexagonal boron nitride that operates at ambient conditions
  • Venue: 02ATI02

15 May 2024 (13:30 - 14:30)

  • Speaker: Dr Dimitra G. Georgiadou (School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK)
  • Title of talk: Nanoscale Materials and Devices for Greener Emerging Technologies
  • Venue: 02ATI02

29 April 2024 (14:00 - 15:00)

  • Speaker: Professor Yizheng Jin (Professor of Chemistry at Zhejiang University, China)
  • Title of talk: Managing the charge dynamics in Quantum-dot light-emitting diodes
  • Venue: 02ATI02

10 April 2024 (13:30 - 14:30)

  • Speaker: Dr SaeJune Park (Centre for Electronics, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London)
  • Title of talk: Free-space and On-chip Terahertz Spectroscopy: Metamaterial Biosensors and Other Applications
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Teams link: click here

25 March 2024 (14:00 - 13:00)

  • Speaker: Professor Preeti Nair, Human Recourses Management, Director, Centre for International Relations and Research (Parul University, India 
  • Title of talk: Building Global Citizens through aligning Global Competencies and Sustainable Development Goals through Internationalization at Higher Educational Institutions
  • Venue: 02ATI02

20 March 2024 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Professor Byungha Shin, Director of Global Leadership Center at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and
    Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, Korea
  • Title of talk: Monolithic photoelectrochemical tandem devices consisting of tunnel oxide passivated contact silicon and BiVO4 enabling unassisted water splitting
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Teams link: click here

04 March 2024 (14:30 - 15:30)

  • Speaker: Professor Kevin Kendal FRS,  Birmingham University, UK 
  • Title of talk: ATI & Marcus Lee Special Seminar "Hydrogen How?" 
  • Venue: 15DK02

15 January 2024 (13:30 - 14:30)

  • Speaker: Dr Hocheon Yoo, Assistant Professor of electronic engineering at Gachon University, Seongnam, Republic of Korea
  • Title of talk: Emerging semiconductors meet new applications: multi-valued computing, security, and hazard monitoring
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Teams link: click here

14 December 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Dr Amrit Pal Kaur, Research Fellow at the ATI, University of Surrey, UK
  • Title of talk: Research Contribution: Advanced Metering Infrastructure for Vehicle-to-Grid Technology"
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Teams link: click here

10 November 2023 (13:30 - 14:30)

  • Speaker: Dr Tianhong Cui, Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota
  • Title of talk: Graphene Biosensors for Point-of-Care Diagnostics
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Teams link: click here

9 November 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Dr. R. Vijay Scientist-G & Head, Centre for Nanomaterials International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) Hyderabad, INDIA
  • Title of talk: Advanced Materials and Processing @ ARCI, Hyderabad
  • Venue: 02ATI02

3 October 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Stoichko Dimitrov, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London
  • Title of talk: Slot-die coating perovskite solar cells by implementing in-situ optical analysis of the printing process
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Teams link: click here

21 September 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Dr Helen Hejin Park, Senior Researcher in the Energy Materials Research Center at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) and an Associate Professor at the University of Science and Technology (UST) in Daejeon, Korea
  • Title of talk: Metal Oxide Passivation, Buffer, and Electron Transport Layers by Atomic Layer Deposition for Highly Stable Perovskite Solar Cells
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Teams link: click here

15 September 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Adarsh Ganesan, Assistant professor at Ahmedabad University, India
  • Title of talk: Phononic Frequency Combs
  • Teams link: click here

14 September 2023 (15:30 - 16:30)

  • Speaker: Professor Sang Il Seok, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in Korea
  • Title of talk: Advancements in Halide Perovskite Photovoltaic Solar Cells: From Progress to Prospects
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Teams link: click here

22 June 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • SpeakerProfessor Huiming ChengVice Chancellor's Fellow 
  • Title of talk: Inorganic Liquid Crystals Based On 2D Materials
  • Venue: 02ATI02

14 June 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Dr Alex Ramadan, Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Sheffield, UK
  • Title of talk: Interfaces in metal halide perovskite devices
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Team link: click here

8 June 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Dr Ruomeng Huang, Lecturer in Nanoelectronics, University of Southampton
  • Title of talk: “Thermoelectric materials and devices - realising the potential of this technology”
  • Venue: 02ATI02

5 June 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Luke Sutherland, PhD student, Materials Science and Engineering department at Monash University and CSIRO, Australia
  • Title of talk: ‘Solvent-free’ Printed Electrodes for Highly Efficient and Roll-to-Roll Processible Perovskite Solar Cells
  • Venue: 02ATI02

23 May 2023 (12:00 - 12:00)

  • Speaker: Dr Pierre Kubiak, Senior Engineer at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
  • Title of talk: The influence of redox chemistry on interfacial properties of active metallic electrodes for rechargeable batteries
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Team link: click here

3 May 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: S.Zhou, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, Germany
  • Title of talk: Ion implantation + sub-second annealing: a versatile route towards hyperdoped semiconductors
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Zoom link: click here

25 April 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Dr Leslie Askew - ATI PhD student
  • Title of talk: Designing an artificial retina (prosthetic treatments for dystrophic retinal disease)
  • Venue: 02ATI02


  • Speaker: Aimee Sweeney - ATI PhD student
  • Tile of talk: Allotment Inspired Vision Restoration
  • Venue: 02ATI02

31 March 2023 (14:00 - 16:50)

  • Speaker: Professor Prof Yibing Cheng, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, at Monash University, Australia
  • Title of talk: Carbon-free ammonia combustion for manufacturing of ceramic tiles
  • Venue: 02ATI02 

28 March 2023 (11:00 - 12:00)

  • Speaker: Chloe Howard - ATI PhD student
  • Title of talk: Ultralight Sponges as Biocompatible Scaffolds
  • Venue: 02ATI02

21 March 2023 (11:00 - 12:00)

  • Speaker: Professor Craig Underwood Emeritus Professor of Spacecraft Engineering Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey
  • Title of talk: The Development of the AlSAT-1N CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cell (TFSC) Payload and the Results from Six Years in Orbit
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Teams link: click here

8 of February 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Professor Anthony Okely, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Title of talk: Physiological principles, sedentary behaviour and physical activity
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Teams link: click here

7 February 2023 (11:00 - 12:00)

  • Speaker: Pongsakorn Sihipitak - Visiting ATI PhD student
  • Title of talk: Study of the source-gated transistor (SGT) for output current enhancement through TCAD simulation
  • Venue: 02ATI02

15 of February 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speakers: Dr Adam Holland and Dr Cian Bartlam, MRSC
  • Title of talk: Advanced Material Characterisation: Platforms and Applications
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Zoom link: click here

30 January 2023 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speakers: Dr Carla Perez-Martinez and Dr Aydin Sabouri, UCL
  • Title of talk: Using rockets in nanomanufacturing
  • Venue: 02ATI02

1 December 2022 (16:00 GMT)

  • Speaker: Daniel Higginbottom, Simon Fraser University
  • Title of talk: Building the quantum internet
  • Webinar link: click here

23 November 2022 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Dr Michael Stern, Head of the Quantum Nanoelectronics Laboratory at Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Title of talk: Tunable flux qubits with long coherence times
  • Venue: 02ATI02

9 November 2022 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Dr Vladimir Korolkov, Director of Park Systems UK Ltd
  • Title of talk: Advancing science with Park Systems AFMs – from resolving exquisite structure in polymers to manipulating ferroelectric domains in 2D-materials
  • Venue: 02ATI02

7 October 2002 (12:00 - 13:00)

  • Speaker: Professor Martin Green, University of New South Wales
  • Title of talk: Recent Developments in Photovoltaics
  • Venue: Lecture theatre F, Stag Hill Campus

29 September 2022 (11:30 - 12:30)

  • Speaker: Dr Judy Kim, Oxford University
  • Title of talk: Exploring Biology and Radiation Sensitive Materials using Low-dose Techniques in Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Venue: ATI 02ATI02

16 September 2022 (10:00 - 18:30)

  • Event: The ATI's 20th Celebration
  • Venue: Lecture Theatre L, University of Surrey, Stag Hill
  • Speakers

Prof Elefterios Lidorikis, University of Ionniana - “Optoelectronic modelling of carbon based materials and devices”

Dr Radu Sporea - “Magic ALPACAs: Flexible Electronics from Functional Devices to Digital-Physical Interfaces”

Xueping Liu - "Interfacial engineering to achieve efficient and stable perovskite photovoltaic devices"

Michal Delkowski - “Superlattice nano-barriers for next-generation space structures and extreme conditions”

Kristian Stockbridge - “Single ion implantation by the detection of secondary electrons”

Muhammad Ahmad - “Low temperature growth of carbon nanotubes at ATI”

Dimitar Kutsarov - “The Scaled Printing Lab – a research hub for printed electronics”

Konstantin Litvinenko - “Measurement of laser linewidth”

Mateus Masteghin - “Ion Beam (implantation) induced strain of single-crystal membranes”

Prabodhi Nanayakkara - “Ultra-low dark current organic-inorganic hybrid x-ray detectors”

Matthew Sharpe - “Rutherford backscattering spectrometry and time of flight elastic recoil detection of Bi containing III-V multiple quantum well structure”

Jinxin Bi -“A highly integrated flexible photo-rechargeable system based on stable ultrahigh-rate-quasi-solid-state zinc-ion micro-batteries and perovskite solar”

Prof Roger Webb -“Introduction to the Ion Beam Centre”

Ella Schneider - “Isotopically Enriched 28Si Substrates for Quantum Computers Using Ion Implantation and Layer Exchange.”

Dr Yunlong Zhao - “Main research activities of energy storage and advanced electrochemical characterisation techniques at the ATI”

Dr Taylor Stock (UCL) - “Device fabrication at the atomic limit: scanning probe lithography for atomically-precise silicon doping”

Dr Aleksey Andreev

Dr Marian Florescu - “Hyperuniform Disordered Structures for Enhanced Light Absorption”

Adam Burgess - "Quantum meets machine learning: How quantum systems can enhance neural network implementations".

Dr Eran Ginossar - “Protection of Quantum Information in a Chain of Josephson Junctions”

Prof Fernando Castro (NPL) - “NPL collaborations with the ATI”

4 August 2022 (15:00 - 16:00)

  • Speaker: Prof. Kai-Mei Fu, University of Washington
  • Title of talk: ZnO donor qubits: synthesis and isolation of single donors
  • Zoom link: click here or here for the RAISIN website

7 July 2022 (15:00 - 16:00)

  • Speaker: Prof. Ed Bielejec
  • Title of talk: Overview of Sandia’s Ion Beam Capabilities: Focused Ion Beam Implantation
  • Zoom link: click here or here for the RAISIN website

24 June 2022 (14:00 - 15:00)

  • Speaker: David Jamieson - School of Physics, ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Title of talk: Single donors in silicon: the challenge of the second quantum revolution
  • Venue: TBA
  • Zoom link: click here

16 June 2022 (15:00 - 16:00)

  • Speaker: Prof. Jörg Wrachtrup - Director of the 3rd Institute of Physics and and the Centre for Applied Quantum Technology at Stuttgart University
  • Title of talk: Quantum Technology with Spin
  • Zoom link: click here

20 May 2022 (14:00 - 15:00)

  • Speaker: Dr George Kakavelakis
  • Title of talk: Novel device engineering strategies for highly efficient ultra-low-cost solar photovoltaics
  • Venue: 02ATI02

31 March 2022 (15:00 - 16:00)

  • Speaker: Jonathan R. Woodward - University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Title of talk: Through a glass brightly: radical pairs under the microscope
  • Zoom link: click here

24 March 2022 (15:00 - 16:00)

  • Speaker: Hyeongjun Kim - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, US
  • Title of talk: How quantum dots, fluorescence, and force can be used in single-molecule biophysics research?
  • Zoom link: click here

17 March 2022 (15:00 - 16:00)

  • Speaker: Peter beim Graben - Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany
  • Title of talk: Quantum cognition and bounded rationality
  • Zoom link: click here

16 March 2022 (11:00 - 12:00)

  • Speaker: Professor Ben Murdin  - University of Surrey
  • Title of talk: Maria Goeppert Meyer: Life and Work
  • Venue: LTE
  • Zoom link: here 

16 March 2022 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Robert Hoye - Imperial College
  • Title of talk: Bismuth-Based Semiconductors: Clean Energy, Fuels and Medical Imaging Devices
  • Venue: 02ATI02
  • Zoom link: click here

10 March 2022 (15:00 - 16:00)

  • Speaker: Sara H. Sohail - National Institutes of Health, US
  • Title of talk: Fluence-dependent transient absorption spectroscopy reveals long-range hopping between PSI red chlorophyll pools in intact cyanobacterial thylakoids
  • Zoom link: click here

3 March 2022 (15:00 - 16:00)

  • Speaker: Marco Sacchi - University of Surrey, UK
  • Title of talk: Quantum and classical effects in DNA point mutations
  • Zoom link: click here

24 February 2022 (15:00 - 16:00)

  • Speaker: Allen M. Orville Diamond Light Source, UK
  • Title of talk: Tilting at windmills? -or- Quest for the holy grail! High valent iron-oxo intermediates revealed during metalloenzyme catalysis
  • Zoom link: click here

17 February 2022 (14:30 - 15:30)

  • Speaker: Professor Kevin Kendall
  • Title of talk: Green Hydrogen: Potential and progress
  • Zoom link: click here
  • Eventbrite registration for in person attendance: click here
  • Venue: Lecture theatre L, Stag Hill Campus
  • Recording: click here 

17 February 2022 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Giovanni Manfredi
  • Title of talk: Strasbourg Institute of Material Physics and Chemistry (France)
  • Zoom link: click here
  • Venue: ATI Seminar room (02ATI02)

02 December 2021 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Dr Bing Guo
  • Title of talk: The power of biofilms for resource recovery and CO2 reduction from wastewater
  • Zoom link: click here

07 October 2021 (13:00 - 14:00)

  • Speaker: Dr Jae-Sung Yun
  • Title of talk: Nanoscale Functional Imaging of Emerging Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
  • Zoom link: click here

02 September 2021

  • Speaker: Dr Jae Sung Yun
  • Title of talk: Cryptochrome as a putative magnetoreceptor

19 August 2021

  • Speaker: Rebecca Lewis
  • Title of talk: TBA

05 August 2021

  • Speaker: Susana Huelga
  • Title of talk: Coherent effects in biological processes

22 July 2021

  • Speaker: Eveliny Tomás Nery
  • Title of talk: Quantum effects in photosynthesis
  • Speaker: Edeline D'Souza
  • Title of talk: Magnetic field effects in the radical pair mechanism and cryptochrome

08 July 2021

  • Speaker: Elisabet Romero
  • Title of talk: Quantum Coherence by Design

24 June 2021

  • Speaker: Karen Michaeli
  • Title of talk: Chirality and spin in organic molecules - theory and applications

10 June 2021

  • Speaker: Elisabetta Collini
  • Title of talk: How the environment can tune the energy, the coupling, and the ultrafast dynamics of interacting chromophores: the effect of hydrogen-bonds

 27 May 2021

  • Speaker: Wendy Beane
  • Title of talk: Radicals and Regeneration: A Quantum Approach to Manipulating Stem Cell Activity

20 May 2021

  • Speaker: Dr Tan Sui
  • Title of talk: When Nature Meets Science, When Microscopy Transforms Dentistry
  • Zoom link: click here

13 May 2021

  • Speaker: Tamar Stein
  • Title of talk: Molecular formation in extreme environments

29 April 2021

  • Speaker: Minjung Son
  • Title of talk: Carotenoid-mediated light harvesting in green plants uncovered by ultrabroadband two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy

22 April 2021

  • Speaker: Margherita Mazzera
  • Title of talk: New platforms for integrated solid-state quantum memories
  • Zoom link:

15 April 2021

  • Speaker: Dr Will Lovegrove
  • Title of talk: IP Code, spin-outs and all things innovation
  • Zoom link: click here

25 March 2021

  • Speaker: Dr Bo Hou
  • Title of talk: Colloidal Compound Semiconductor Nanocrystals: The Artificial Building Blocks for New-Generation Optoelectronics and Photonics
  • Zoom link: click here

18 March 2021

  • Speaker: Professor Yu Xiong
  • Title of talk: Case studies of technology commercialization and the new centre of CIC of Surrey University
  • Zoom link: click here

11 March 2021

  • Speaker: Dr Qiong Cai
  • Title of talk: Materials design for energy storage and conversion: from nanometre to micrometre
  • Zoom link: click here

ATI 20th Celebration

Thank you all for your participation and contributions for the ATI 20th Anniversary Celebrations on Friday and the past week. This concluded a week of presentation of impactful research to society begun with RAISIN, the IBC Workshop and Steering Board, International Thin Film Conference (ITC2022) and the Anniversary celebration. The day exemplified the quality and excellence in the research conducted by the whole team and impact it had on the wider world community. With over 200 participants in the activities, many our own graduates returning to support our celebration it was an eventful evening, with celebrations going well past the 7pm closing hour.

It goes without saying that the presentations of students, postdoctoral researchers and staff were absolutely to the point, much as the poster presentations, laboratory tours and demonstrations conducted by all. Those who spoke about your activities to all visitors were praised for the enthusiasm and dedication. I thank all of you on behalf of the ATI, School, Faculty and University for the effort put in on Friday and the last 20 years. The showcasing of the research was highlighted by the externals too as world leading, and a pleasure to do business.

Thank you to all participants, people behind the scenes who supported the setting up of the weeklong activities and all our speakers internal and external who made this a truly memorable occasion.

Professor Ravi Silva

Director of the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)