Emily Hofmann

University College London


Research Project: Electronic and structural properties of germanium-tin nanostructures for future optoelectronics
Neil Curson (UCL) and Thomas Schroeder (IHP)

Emily graduated from RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany with a MSc in Physics for which she won the “Nachwuchspreis der Freunde des IHP” award. Her PhD research at UCL and IHP is focused on the fundamental study of germanium-tin alloys, a new material for novel applications of modern electronics. By scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy she studies the electronic and structural properties of germanium-tin alloys starting with only one atomic layer of tin on germanium. Coupled with further characterization methods the insight gained should aid in optimizing germanium-tin alloys for application in current technology.