Welcome to the Low-Dimensional Electronics Group

We engineer materials with atomic dimensions for new device applications

We’re based in the Electrical Engineering Division at the University of Cambridge. The focus of our research is to solve materials science and device engineering challenges to integrate low-dimensional materials in (opto)electronic, spintronic and quantum devices with enhanced performance and novel functionalities.

New Materials

We study emerging electronic materials such as graphene, semiconductor nanowires, transition metal dichalcogenides, and carbon nanotubes.

Device Engineering

We develop device engineering strategies, and processing and fabrication techniques to demonstrate nanomaterial-enhanced solar cells, miniaturised spectrometers, photodetectors, THz detectors, OLEDs and quantum emitter arrays.

Low-Dimensional Physics

We explore the physics of low-dimensional materials using optical characterisation and electrical transport measurements from room to cryogenic temperatures and at high magnetic fields.

Meet the team

Group Leader: Dr Jack Alexander-Webber

Jack is a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow in the Electrical Engineering Division, University of Cambridge. He has previously held a Research Fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and a Junior Research Fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge. He has a DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Oxford, and MSci in Physics from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Dr Ralf Mouthaan

Ralf studied Physics at the University of Nottingham and has worked at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory developing metrology standards to assess exposure to RF & microwave radiation. He obtained a PhD from the University of Cambridge exploring novel techniques for controlling light propagation in optical waveguides, and has joined the group to develop novel automated characterisation techniques.

Teja Potocnik

Teja joined the team after studying Material Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester. As part of her PhD she is currently developing passivation and encapsulation strategies for 2D material devices, as well as automated protocols for high throughput nanomaterial characterisation.

Xiaofan Lin

Xaiofan joined the team after studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is currently developing novel lithography techniques for optoelectronic device applications.


Oyedamola Asiyanbola (NanoCDT)
Jinfeng Yang (NanoCDT)
Gemma Swan (NanoCDT)
Sebastian Gorgon (NanoCDT)
Giorgio Mallia (GrapheneCDT)


Please see a full list of our publications and citations here.


We acknowledge the support of the EPSRC, the Royal Society, and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

Join us

We’re always looking for motivated and talented researchers to explore a wide range of new materials for novel device applications. Funding sources for postgraduate study can be found here, as well as details on various interdisciplinary CDTs. Suitably qualified postdoctoral candidates should consider funding opportunities such as Newton International Fellowships (for non-UK candidates), Marie Curie Fellowships, EPSRC Fellowships, Junior Research Fellowships supported by Cambridge colleges, and 1851 Fellowships.

If you’re interested in joining you can email Jack at: jaa59 -AT- cam.ac.uk


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