The group

Fabien Massabuau

Fabien did his PhD at the University of Cambridge on the effect of nanostructure of InGaN/GaN quantum wells on the properties of LEDs under Rachel Oliver’s supervision. He went on with a postdoc in Cambridge to develop a multi-microscopy methodology to study the properties of the same nanoscale features in III-Nitrides under different microscopes. Fabien joined the University of Strathclyde in 2019 as a Chancellor’s Fellow where he lead his group on Ga2O3 semiconductors for UV optoelectronics applications.

When he is not in the lab, Fabien can probably be found near a cheese platter and/or saying “Don’t be sad” to literally everyone.


David Nicol

David did his BSc in Physics at the University of Strathclyde. After a BSc project where he conducted electrical measurement to understand the bewildering awesomeness of Ga2O3-metal contacts, he decided he liked it and went on doing a wee PhD with us to study defects and their effects on Ga2O3 materials and devices.

When he is not in the lab, David can be found at the golf course, or in a nearby chippy saying words like “outwith” or “toty”.

Ewan Nicolson (past member)

Ewan did a BSc in Physics at the University of Strathclyde. He brielfy joined the GOOD group for his BSc project where he conducted good photoluminescence study of Ga2O3 films.

He said he liked the project and group (who doesn’t) but not enough to stay with us. Instead he went on doing … TBC …