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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Profile photo of Miguel Anaya next to the Royal Academy of Engineering logo

Dr Miguel Anaya, researcher with our Optoelectronic Materials and Device Spectroscopy Group, has been awarded a Research Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), to support his development as an independent researcher.

The RAEng offers Research Fellowships each year to outstanding early-career researchers to support them to become future research leaders in engineering. The scheme's objectives are to:

  • support the best early-career researchers in establishing their independence and international reputation
  • provide long-term support enabling the pursuit of an ambitious programme of engineering research and impact
  • develop ambassadors for the Academy and advocates for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines

“This is a very important milestone for my career,” says Dr Anaya. “I'll start working as a principal investigator at CEB, while still being part of the Materials and Device Spectroscopy Group, an amazing group of researchers that represents the perfect environment to develop my lines of research.”

Anaya’s research will focus on developing new materials for next-generation light emitting devices.

“My research will combine novel photonic approaches with innovative ways to fabricate state-of-the-art materials to enable a future with inexpensive, ubiquitous and versatile lighting,” says Anaya.

“We will cover from the simulation/design of photonic materials and devices to their fabrication and characterization. I will make use of cutting-edge facilities available in our group and CEB in general, such as a device fab lab, fully equipped with several gloveboxes and thermal evaporators, a brand-new cleanroom, and a world-class microscopy suit.

“This work will be performed in parallel to my current lines, ranging from emerging solar cells to next-generation X-ray detectors, through strong connections with the Cavendish Laboratory, the Royce Institute at the Maxwell Centre, the School of Clinical Medicine and the UK synchrotron (Diamond Light Source), among others.”

Anaya is currently accepting applications from PhD students who are interested in joining his team to work on the projects highlighted or to explore new lines of research combining biotechnology and optoelectronics. Anyone interested should contact Dr Anaya for further information.

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