Matthew Halsall

Matthew Halsall

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I graduated in Physics from the University of Sheffield in 1986 and gained a PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Hull in 1990. I worked as a Research Associate at the UEA Norwich and at the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France from 1989-1994 and I was appointed Lecturer in the School of Physics in Manchester in 1994, I moved to the School of EEE in 2004. In 2006 the Royal Academy of Engineering awarded me a “Global research award” to fund a one year sabbatical at the University of California, Santa Barbara where I worked on the development of instrumentation for use with free electron lasers. I was promoted to a Chair in photonics in 2011. My research interests lie in the optical spectroscopy of electronic materials, silicon optoelectronic/photovoltaic devices and the development of spectroscopic techniques and instrumentation. 

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
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Areas of expertise

  • QC Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Semiconductors

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

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

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