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Dr Manoj Kesaria

Dr Manoj Kesaria

Senior Lecturer
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

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Email
kesariam@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)2920875255
Campuses
Room N/0.09 (A), Adeiladau'r Frenhines - Adeilad y Gogledd, 5 The Parade, Heol Casnewydd, Caerdydd, CF24 3AA
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M.IN.D (Manoj Infrared Detector's) foundry

Centre for research and developemnt of low-dimensional heterostructures & quantum materials for detectors 

MIND foundry is a research and development (R&D) team. We work on group III-Nitride (GaN based) and III-Antimonide (GaSb based) quantum materials for infrared detectors spanning  from 1 µm (SWIR) to 14 µm (LWIR) wavelength range.

If you are interested in collaborating with the MIND foundry, please contact me...

News: 

Open position in MIND foundry:

Research Scientist/ Research Associate/ Post doctoral fellow: Post doc III-Nitrides

Research Scientist/Associate | Cardiff University (brassring.com)

PhD position on III-Nitrides (only for UK students)

Development of nanoporous GaN on Silicon substrate for optoelectronic devices at Cardiff University on FindAPhD.com

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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (August 2021 onward)

Lecturer/Assistant Professor (July 2018 - July 2021)

Group leader of the M.IN.D foundry (July 2020 onward)

CMP group outreach representative.

My Expertise:

Device Epitaxy: Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) for the growth of GaN and GaSb based alloys, low dimensional quantum hetero-structures for near and mid-infrared emitters and detectors.

Device Fabrication: III-Sb based LED, resonant tunnelling diodes (RTD), photodiodes, avalanche photodiodes (APD) and linear array.

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2021-  Fellowship of Higher Education Academey (FHEA), U.K., awarded by Advanced Higher Education Academy, UK.

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Member of IOP

Member of IEEE

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2018– 2021: Lecturer/Assistant Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University.

2013–2018: Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University & University of Sheffield.

2012–2013: Research Scientist, University of Houston, Texas and Integrated Micro Sensors Inc (Houston)

2008–2012: Senior Research Fellow and Research Associate, International Centre for Material Science, JNCASR, Bangalore, India

2006–2008: Junior Research Fellow, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India

I have worked as a senior research assocate on EPSRC projects (prior to 2018)

EP/J015849/1 “InAsNSb Dilute Nitride Materials for Mid-infrared Devices & Applications”

EP/M013707/1 “TPVs for Waste Heat Recovery in Energy Resilient Manufacturing”.

EP/N020715/1 “Realising a solid-state photomultiplier and infrared detectors through bismide containing semiconductors”.

http://www.physics.lancs.ac.uk/promis/news/002534/lancaster-to-help-plug-photonics-skills-gap-thanks-to-4-million-grant

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2021- Invited talk- Emerging III-Antimonides for infrared detection

Symposium- Compound Semiconductor (CS) and devices 

IWPSD 2021- XXI International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Delhi,IIndia
14 - 17 December, 2021. IWPSD 2021 (online)

2020: Invited talk -On-chip monolithic Integration of III-Nitrides lasers and photodiode for telecoms 

Symposium - WIDE BAND-GAP SEMICONDUCTORS, DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS

IEEE-ICEE 2020- 5th International Conference on Emerging Electronics, Delhi, India, 26-28, Nov, 2020. ICEE 2020 (online)

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Co-guest editor: IET special issue on " Semiconductor Integrated Opto-Electronics 2022 (SOE 2022)

Grant reviewer, EPSRC (2018 onward)

Jounral reviewer (2013 onward):

  1. Nature research journal: Scientific reports
  2. AIP journals: Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, AIP Advances, Journal of Vaccum Science and Technology (B),
  3. IOP journals: Materials Research Express and Semiconductor Science and Technology
  4. Springer journals: Journal of Material Science, Nanoscale Research Letters and
  5. Wiley’s Physics Status Solidi B: Basic Solid State Physics.

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I am a fellow of higher education academy (FHEA), UK.

Module Organiser (MO)- Low Dimensional Semiconductor Devices (MPhys + MSc- PX4221+ PXT 126 )- L7

Deputy Module Organiser (DMO)-  Semicondcutor Devices and Applications (PX 3242)- L6

Year 4 (MPhys)/MSc Research Project (PX4310/PXT999)

Year 3 undergraduate physics project (PX3315)

Year 1 Tutor

M.I.N.D (Manoj Infrared Detector's) foundry is a team of:

Crystal growers: Utilize the state-of-the-art Veeco Gen 930 Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) for developing the epitaxy of novel Compound Semiconductors materials and devices.

Device fabrication experts: Design, simulate, model and fabricate detectors in single-pixel and array format using  a class 10, 100 and 1000 cleanroom.

MIND team perform epitaxy, theoritical simulation, fabrication/processing of low dimensional hetero-structures, quantum 1D wires, dots (QD), Quantum well (QW), Complex Quantum Wells CQW -Type-II strained layer super-lattice (T2SL) and Digital alloys (DA). Fabricate detectors working in NIR to LWIR wavelength regime for sensing, detection, thermal imaging.

Ongoing research projects:

1)  EPSRC  Monolithic On-chip Integration of Electronics & Photonics Using III-nitrides for Telecoms

2) Innovate UK -Quantum Electro-optic Detector Technology (QuEoD)

3) Horizon 2020 EU- MSCA-ITN-2020- Innovative Training Network - QUANTIMONY-Quantum Semiconductor Technologies Exploiting Antimony

4) EPSRC GCRF-IAA funded. Photo-electro-catalytic (PEC) reactor and testing different photo-active catalysts for degradation of recalcitrant organic pollutants from wastewater

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Facilities:

a) A.D.E (Advanced Detectors Epitaxy) Laboratory

ADE laboratory has state-of-the-art Veeco Gen 930 MBE reactors dedicated to III-As(Sb) epitaxy with triple-zone valve group V crackers equipped with 3” substrate heater with 12000C  temperature operation and ~ 2-degree control. The reactors also ideally suited for undertaking the growth of novel Bi, N containing dilute bismides, dilute Nitrides and highly mismatch alloys (HMA). A Pananlytical XPert high-resolution x-ray diffractometer (HRXRD) with fast 8-inch wafers reciprocal space maps (RSM) capability.

b) A.D.C (Advanced Detector Characterisation) Laboratory

ADC laboratory host a complete detector characterisation facility with electrical characterisation tools (picoammeter, LCR meter, semiconductor device analyser, spectrum, and network analysers, noise figure meters and 50 GHz network analyser), FTIR-PL and photo-response set-up and a cryogenic probe station.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students who are interested in

UV-VIS to LWIR III-Nitrides, III-Antimonides and novel dilute materals.for-

i)   Detectors - Photodiodes, Avalanche Photodiode (APD), Single Photon Avalanche Photodiodes (SPAD)

ii)  Low dimensional quantum hetero-structures

iii) Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) and solar thermophotovoltaic (SPTV)

Open PhD position (for UK students only)

Development of nanoporous GaN on Silicon substrate for optoelectronic devices at Cardiff University on FindAPhD.com

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Dhafer Alshahrani

Research student

Dominic Kwan

Dominic Kwan

Research student

Jamal Ahmed

Research student

Paradeisa O' Dowd Phanis

Paradeisa O' Dowd Phanis

Research student

Past projects

MSc Project PXT999 and Year 4 MPhs Project PX4310

2020 - 2021

11) Project supervisor for Alfie Ross- Project: III Nitrides nanostructures for energy harvesting

MPhys 2021. 

10) Project supervisor for George Brown- Project: GaN Nanowires For Hydrogen Production Via Solar Water Splitting

MPhys 2021. Started working at SPTS Technologies Ltd.

9) Project supervisor for Ann-Kathrin Holzmann Project: Assessing the suitability of InGaN NW for use in PEC cells

MSc 2021. Started working at SPTS Technologies Ltd.

2019-2020

8) Project supervisor for Khaya Mtunzi - Project: Morphological Analysis of Gallium Nitride Nanowall Network on Silicon substrates

MSc  2020. Presently a PhD student (CS manufacturing-CDT) at UCL.

7) Project supervisor for Paradeisa O'Dowd Phanis - Project: Type-II InAs/InAsSb Superlattice Long-wave Infrared Detectors

MSc  2020. Presently a PhD student (CS manufacturing-CDT) at Cardiff University.

6) Project supervisor for Joshua Hickman - Project: Understanding formation mechanisms and characterisation of GaN nanowires on Si(001) and Si(111) substrates.

MPhys 2020. 

2018-2019

5) Project supervisor for Cian Pari - Project: Characterisation and Analysis of InAs/GaSb Type-II Superlattice- Mid-Wavelength Infrared Detectors

MSc 2019. 

4) Project supervisor for Cobi Maynard- Project: GaN nanostrucutres on Silicon for optoelectronics

MPhys 2019. Presently a PhD student (CS manufacturing-CDT) at Cardiff University.

Year 3 - Project (PX3315)

2019-2020

3) Project supervisor for Oliver Pinna Project-GaN nanowires: uncovering their formation mechanisms to achieve high effciency nitride LEDs.

2) Project supervisor for Alfie Ross- Project- A study of GaN nanostructures on Silicon for optoelectronics

2018-2019

1) Project supervisor for Edward Spendlove- Project: A Study of GaN nanostructures on Silicon for optoelectronics