The University of Southampton

Abdelrahman Al-Attili MSc Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology, 2013

Studying for a PhD in Germanium Lasers

“I wanted to study at Southampton because of its good university ranking (particularly the Electronics and Computer Science department), great facilities, and lovely campus.

I am really enjoying fabricating nanoscale devices in the cleanrooms and I have been networking with researchers from well-known facilities

“It has great staff and great students. It also has good contacts with industry and research facilities all over the world, and has one of the best research cleanrooms in the UK.

Future technology

“I first came to Southampton from my job as an electrical control engineer to complete my MSc in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology and stayed on when I got a scholarship for my PhD in Germanium Lasers with the Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology research group. As a researcher I felt I could contribute to future technology innovations. 

"I am really enjoying fabricating nanoscale devices in the cleanrooms and I have been networking with researchers from well-known facilities such as the University of Tokyo. I have also gained great experience in experimental work using the photonics laboratories and cleanrooms. 

Innovative research

“My PhD research focuses on engineering Germanium to emit light efficiently that could permit the integration of electronics and photonics on the same chip. This new technology would take microchips to another level of speed and performance. 

“In the long-term I would like to make technology more green and available for everyone.”

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