University College London
Research Project: Quantum properties of atomically engineered structures in silicon for future device applications
Supervisor: Neil Curson (UCL)
Jamie graduated with an MSci in Natural Sciences (specialising in Physics) from the University of Cambridge. His Masters project investigated the way that water flows through nanoscale openings (nanopores), which are used in DNA sequencing. For his PhD, Jamie is working at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, on a project involving placing individual dopant atoms on silicon in precise locations using Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM). This technique may have applications in making new electronic devices such as quantum computers. The project is in collaboration with the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, and Jamie will use the synchrotron there to measure the electron energy levels in devices produced with STM.