Dr Duncan Allsopp has worked in the semiconductor industry (Ferranti and BT Research Labs) and has published over 200 research papers on the topics of semiconductor materials and device fabrication. He was the originator of an EU-FP6 STREP No. 017481, co-originator and a work package leader in EU-FP7 projects “MORGaN” and “SMASH” and he holds several major UK nationally funded grants in the field of GaN based materials and device research, including a recent award to research and develop technologies for wafer-scale manufacturing of GaN/InGaN nanoLED arrays. He collaborates with major UK and EU companies working in GaN technology and nanofabrication.
Dr Sylvain Nicolay received his degree in Physics engineering from Ecole Polytechnique at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium in 2003. In 2008, he then received his PhD degree in photonics at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, for a work on the development of “III-N heterostructures for intersubband transitions”. He then joined the Photovoltaics and Thin-Film Electronics Laboratory, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 2008, to lead the research team working on transparent conductive oxide for PV applications. Since 2013, he is in charge of the coating section in the PV-center, Centre Suisse d'Électronique et de Microtechnique, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.