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Department of Physics

Staff profile

Dr Douglas Halliday, FInstP, CPhys, FHEA, FEI

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Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43571
Room number: 153

(email at d.p.halliday@durham.ac.uk)

Member of the Durham Energy Institute (Member of Durham Energy Institute Management Committee)

University Responsibilities

Director of the Multidisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy (2010-).

Director of the Durham Energy Institute Solar Network (2010-).

Dean of the Graduate School (2005-2010),

Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science (2002-2005),

Director of Postgraduate Training of the Faculty of Science (2000-2002),

College Mentor at St Aidan's College,

Responsibilities within Physics Department

Chair of the Staff Student Consultative Committee,

HE Academy Physical Sciences Departmental Representative.

Teaching activity

Level 1 Tutor,

Teaching Level 2 Foundations of Physics 2B (module details),

Level 2 Workshops,

Level 2 Bridge Projects,

Level 3 Team Projects,

Supervising Level 4 projects,

Postgraduate Lecture Course in Condensed Matter Physics.

Research Interests

Advanced spectroscopic studies of quantum and novel behaviour in electronic materials and devices. The aim of my work is elucidate the fundamental physical mechanisms which underlie the operation of electronic devices, leading to improvements in device operation. This is achieved through innovative, state of the art materials characterisation and optical spectroscopy facilities.

At present the main areas of my work are:

  1. Thin film II-VI photovoltaic solar cell structures, novel quantum solar cell structures and sustainable materials for photovoltaic applications (Dr Hindmarch, Dr Mendis, Dr Szablewski)
  2. Rare earth doped Chevrel phase and metallic superconductors, noble metal films and nanostructures (Professor Hampshire)
  3. Vapour grown bulk II-VI crystals
  4. Polymer-Semiconductor organic-inorganic heterostructures (Professor Pettty, Dr Mendis, Dr Groves and Dr Szablewski)

(Please see CMP research group web pages for further details http://www.dur.ac.uk/cmp/research/groups/iem/themes/)

PhD Projects Available

Details of projects starting October 2013 available here.

Further information on PhD projects in the Centre for Materials Physics here.

Other Activities

Higher Education Reviewer for Quality Assurance Agency

Member of UK Council for Graduate Education Executive Committee

Research Groups

Department of Physics

Centre for Materials Physics

  • Inorganic Opto-Electroactive Materials

Selected Publications

Journal papers: academic

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Condensed Matter Physics: Semiconductors
  • Condensed Matter Physics: Optical Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics: Solar Cells
  • Renewable energy: Renewable Energy

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