Group Photo

Moon Kang

Ph.D. Candidate
(+44) 01223 748333 | mhk29@cam.ac.uk

Clare Collins

Ph.D. Candidate
(+44) 01223 456789 | cc769@cam.ac.uk

Dr. Matt Cole


(+44) 01223 74830 | mtc35@cam.ac.uk

Prof. William Milne

Professor Emeritus
(+44) 01223 748333 | wim1@cam.ac.uk

Richard Parmee

Ph.D. Candidate
(+44) 01223 456789 | rjp89@cam.ac.uk

Kai Ying

Ph.D. Candidate
(+44) 01223 456789 | ky254@cam.ac.uk

Emily Williams

CDT Project Student
(+44) 01223 456789 | eaw71cam.ac.uk

Current Group Members

Prof. Bill Milne

Bill is Professor Emeritus and is a member of the Vacuum Nanoelectronics group. He was Head of Electrical Engineering at Cambridge University from 1999 -2014 and Director of the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) from 2004-2015. In 1996 he was appointed to the ‘‘1944 Chair in Electrical Engineering’’. He obtained his BSc from St Andrews University in Scotland in 1970 and then went on to read for a PhD in Electronic Materials at Imperial College London. He was awarded his PhD and DIC in 1973 and, in 2003, a D.Eng (Honoris Causa) from University of Waterloo, Canada. He was elected a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering in 2006 and awarded the J.J. Thomson medal from the IET in 2008 and the NANOSMAT prize in 2010 for excellence in nanotechnology. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. His research interests include large area Si and carbon based electronics, graphene, carbon nanotubes and thin film materials. He has published/presented ~ 800 papers in these areas, of which ~ 200 were invited. He has an h-index of 59.


Moon Kang

Moon is currently a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on realising chemical vapour deposited graphene-based transparent flexible electronics. Before joining the Electronic Devices and Materials group, Moon worked at Silicon Display Co. Ltd designing and developing new types of image sensors, fingerprint scanners, X-ray detectors, and highly efficient OLED and TFT drivers for AMOLED displays. Mr. Kang received B.S. in physics from Dong-a University, Busan, South Korea in 2003 and M.S. degree in Information Display from Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea in 2007. Moon is a member of Darwin College.


Clare Collins

Clare was awarded the Stuart Barber Bursary to study Physics (MSci) at King's College London. She spent her fourth year project working at the National Physics Laboratory in Teddington. She then came to Cambridge, gaining an MRes in Ultra Precision and is currently studying for a Ph.D. in the Electronic Devices and Materials group. She is a member of Hughes Hall. Clare’s work focuses on elucidating the field emission dependence on nanoscale device morphology and how this pertains to novel X-ray sources. In her spare time, Clare rows for her college, as well as being the MCR Vice President (2013-2014). She was awarded the President's Award in her final year at King's College London, for her contribution to the Dance Society.


Richard Parmee

Richard is an engineer and serial entrepreneur in the fields of image processing, automatic X-ray inspection and electronic gauging. He has worked extensively in the fields of precision measurement, statistical quality control and end-of-line inspection. He has supplied equipment to many of the largest companies in the world. Richard is the chairman of the Cheyney group of companies; an international group engaged in developing and implementing X-ray applications for the food and pharmaceutical industries. He is a graduate of University of Cambridge, in Electrical Sciences. He holds the William Pitt Fellowship at Pembroke College, Cambridge University. He is a mentor and angel investor in start-up companies and is a board member of the Cambridge Angels. Richard is a member of Pembroke College and is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in the Electronics Devices and Materials group developing the next-generation of nanocarbon enhanced X-ray sources with a particular focus on high-speed pulsed operation and micro-focal beam lines.


Kai Ying

Kai graduated with a Masters in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton in 2010. Here he spent his final year project working on Raman spectroscopy of nanomaterials. After starting his Ph.D. in 2011, Kai is currently a member of the Vacuum Nano Electronics group under the supervision of Prof. Milne and Dr Cole. He is a member of Hughes Hall. His research interests include graphene field effect transistors and lattice strain-engineered devices.


Group Alumni

Emily Williams - Cambridge University, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '16-'17)
Kate Sanders - Cambridge University, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '16-'17)
Xuesong Yuan - Visiting Assoc. Prof., University of Electronic Science and Technology of China ('15-'16)
Ningli Zhou - Visiting PhD Student, Peking University ('15-'16)
Vito Cientanni - Cambridge University, Center for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology (PhD Mini-Project, '15-'16)
James Xiao - Cambridge University, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '14-'15)
Matthew Griffiths - Cambridge University, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '13-'14)
Jeffrey Lee - Cambridge University, Department of Engineering (MEng, '13-'14)
James Dolan - Cambridge University, Nano Doctoral Training Centre (PhD Mini-Project, '12-'13)

Joining Us

PhD Positions

We are currently seeking students for PhD, MRes and MEng projects related to the groups core research activities. In the first instance, applicants should contact Dr Cole with an up to date CV. For information on sources of funding please consult; The CHESS Scheme ,The Cambridge Trust, The Schiff Foundation, the Qualcomm EU Research Studentship, the Lundgren Research Award, College specific studentships, the Gates Cambridge Scholarships, the Cambridge Commonwealth EU and International Trust, and The EPSRC Doctoral Training Centres for Ultra Precision, Graphene, and Nanotechnology.

A high-ranked Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, Materials Science, or Physics is required. Prior research experience is an advantage. Further information on applying to the University, the collegiate structure, fees and funding is available here.



Post-Doctoral Opportunities

If you are interested in joining the group for postdoctoral research, please contact Dr Cole in the first instance with an up to date CV. For information on sources of Fellowship funding please consult;