Iain Crowe

Iain Crowe


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I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Materials, Devices and Systems (MDS) Research Division in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and full member of the Photon Science Institute at the University of Manchester. My current research interests cover a wide range; from silicon photonics for devices with applications in evanescent wave-guide sensing, improved efficiency photo-voltaic (solar) cells and high efficiency LED/laser materials to the fundamental physics of exotic forms of carbon (graphene, nano-tubes).

Prior to embarking on my academic career, I spent a significant period in the Aerospace and Defence sectors, initially with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratories and later with BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre where I undertook research in pulsed power electromagnetics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Areas of expertise

  • QC Physics
  • Photonics
  • optical spectroscopy

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Energy
  • Energy
  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • Photon Science Institute


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