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 the awesome 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 leads 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 measurements 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”.

Mugove Maruzane

Mugove did an MSc Optical Technologies degree at Strathclyde, and did his project in the GOOD group using photoluminescence to shine light on the optical properties of MOCVD-grown Ga2O3. He thought we were awesome and so stayed for a PhD, where he will use the group’s EPMA to better understand Ga2O3 semiconductors, by combining optical, chemical and structural analysis of the materials.
In his spare time, Mugove enjoys cycling, running, and a bit of football on the weekends.

Gemma Dallas

Gemma is in her 5th year of her MPhys Physics degree at Strathclyde and is investigating the GOOD badassery of photoconduction transients in Ga2O3 photodetectors.
When not studying or in uni, Gemma can be found cooking up a storm (and making a mess) in the kitchen for her food page on Instagram, binge watching the Big Bang theory or sipping cocktails with Megan.

Kay Polland

Kay is in her 5th year of her MPhys Physics degree at Strathclyde and is investigating Ti-alloyed Ga2O3 for her 5th year project, after completing an objectively awesome summer internship looking into the luminescence properties of Ga2O3 polymorphs.
In her free time, she enjoys doing the daily NY times crossword (every day without fail) and bouldering.

Ross Mullen

Ross is currently in his 4th year of MPhys at the University of Strathclyde. He is investigating the flabbergasting properties of dislocations in alpha-Ga2O3 through the analysis of TEM images.
In his free time, Ross enjoys catching ’em all whilst, tending to his garden.

Lewis Penman

Lewis is in his 4th year of his MPhys degree at Strathclyde and is investigating the structural, chemical and luminescence properties of hBN, using our insanely badass electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA).
In his spare time he GMs TTRPG campaigns and watches F1 on Sundays.

Members who liked the group (who doesn’t?) but not enough to stay with us

  • Abrar Almutari
  • Zak Johnston
  • Megan McLelland
  • Raed Alshammari
  • Ewan Nicolson