Paul Thompson, PhD

Dr, PhD II-VI Optoelectronic Devices, MSc Optoelectronic & Laser Devices


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Research interests

II-VI Optoelectronic Devices and the characterisation of the materials by photoluminesence, C-V Profiling, Refractive Index calculation, Electron Beam Induced Current analysis, X-ray Photon Spectroscopy etc

Key Research Words/Phrases

II-VI Semiconductors; Optoelectronics; Characterisation; Materials Analysis


University of Stirling BSc (Hons) Physics 1985 - 1989

British Aerospace (Military Aircraft) 1989 - 1991

Heriot Watt University MSc Optoelectronic & Laser Devices 1991 - 1992

Heriot Watt University PhD II-VI Optoelectronic Devices 1992 - 1995

Heriot Watt University Research Associate 1995 - 1996

NEC Semiconductors 1996 - 2001

TeraHertz Photonics 2001-2002

Heriot Watt University Information & Planning Officer 2002 - present

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Roles & Responsibilities

Administrator for Pure

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Jul 2014Mar 2016


  • QC Physics
  • optoelectronics
  • II VI Semi-conductors
  • Q Science (General)
  • metrology
  • spectroscopy
  • TS Manufactures
  • process engineering


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