Dr Simon Kahmann, Sidney Research Associate, has received a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to support his research.

Simon’s work covers the boundaries between physics, chemistry, and materials science. He studies novel semiconductors for applications in optoelectronics; chiefly focusing on light-emitting devices and solar cells. In this project, he will study how the interaction of organic and inorganic building blocks can work to generate bright circularly polarised light for possible use in optical communication or cryptography. This work will be conducted at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, where Simon has been leading a spectrosocpy sub-group in the laboratory of Dr Sam Stranks since January 2021.

On hearing the news about receiving a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, Simon noted, “I was jubilant! This fellowship enables me to conduct some very interesting research into a variety of scientific fields. I shall both look at really fundamental properties of materials and will try to employ them in optoelectronic devices. I really look forward to forming many new connections over the work and am delighted to continue working in the inspiring environment that is the StranksLab. What’s even better, the fellowship also allows me to co-supervise doctoral students, which will be both great training and an important step towards establishing my own independent research line in the future.”

Many congratulations to Simon from all at Sidney. 

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