CDT Student Runner Up in Materials Science Literature Review Prize

Congratulations to Christopher Ren, CDT PhD student from the University of Cambridge.


Congratulations to Christopher Ren, from the University of Cambridge for his review 'Polarization Fields in III-Nitrides: Effects and Control'. He came runner up in the 2015 IOM3 Materials Science and Technology Literature Review Prize competition.

The aim of the Literature Review Prize of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining is to encourage definitive, critical reviews of the literature by students as an essential part of study for a higher degree, and subsequently make the best of these available to a wider readership. It is judged by a panel appointed by the Editorial Board of the Institute’s journal Materials Science and Technology (MST).

The Prize is open to any postgraduate studying for a materials science and engineering related qualification at a UK institution.

About Christopher Ren

Christopher joined the Cambridge/UCL Photonics CDT in 2011. His MRes projects involved plasmonic grating enhanced high efficiency thin-film solar cells, and the optimization of chirped pulsed quantum well laser outputs for highly compressed pulses. His other previous research areas also include biological physics, and he has spent a year working on low-dimensional nanomaterials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides for the development of novel optoelectronic devices. Currently, Christopher is pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Dr Rachel Oliver on the development and characterisation of GaN/InGaN based optoelectronic devices and materials. His focus is on improving the performance of GaN based LEDs as well as developing GaN quantum dot (QD) single photon sources for applications such as Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Communications.