DTC Team in Lancaster
Vladimir Falko authored a series of papers laying foundations of theory of physical properties of graphene and transport in graphene-based devices. This includes the pioneering work on electronic structure of bilayer graphene, and theory of quantum transport in disordered graphene-based structures. Falko’s earlier work was focused on spin effects in quantum dots and statistical properties of disordered systems. Falko runs an international series of Windsor Summer Schools on Condensed Matter Physics and Nanoscience (Windsor '99, '01, '04, '07, '10 with two more planned for 2012 and 2015) and - together with Andre Geim – the annual ‘Graphene-Week’ Conference.
Henning Schomerus leads the £1M Marie Curie Excellence Team Nanoelectrophotonics which studies coherence effects in nanostructures and optical devices and systems.
Colin Lambert works on quantum transport and molecular electronics (he coordinated Baisic Technology consortium on Carbon-Based Molecular Electronics). Lambert’s spin-off DFT-transport code SMEAGOL has become a productive numerical tool for more than 40 groups worldwide, and it is used to model transport in various molecular electronics devices, carbon nanotubes encapsulating metallocenes, atomic wires. The Centre holds over £2M of EPSRC grants, including the EPSRC Portfolio Partnership, and during the recent 4 years participated in 6 FP6-EC and ESF networks, three of which were Lancaster-led.