Steven Schofield, University College London, UK
Title: Atomic-scale quantum structures in silicon
Steven Schofield is a lecturer at the London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London (UCL); he also holds an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship (2009-14). Steven was an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Newcastle (2005-08). He obtained his PhD from the University of New South Wales (2000-04), where he established a technique for positioning donor atoms in silicon with atomic-scale precision in the groups of Michelle Simmons and Robert Clark. Steven's current research is focussed on the creation and measurement of novel atomic-scale quantum structures using scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy, with potential applications in device physics and materials research; and the organic functionalisation of semiconductor surfaces for single-molecule conductance and hybrid silicon-organic devices.