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John Buckeridge


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    020 7815 7420
  • School/Division:
    Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Dr Buckeridge is a lecturer in the Division of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering. He is a computational materials physicist interested in how charge carriers interact with defects in crystalline systems, in particular semiconductors.  His research involves large-scale simulations run on supercomputers, as well as code and model development.

Prior to joining LSBU as a lecturer in October 2019, he worked at the Department of Chemistry, University College London, first as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, then as a Senior Research Fellow, developing and applying methods to model materials for energy applications. He is originally from Cork, Ireland where he studied physics at University College Cork, and completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor Stephen Fahy, which involved developing a method to probe complex defect states in dilute nitride semiconductors using carrier scattering properties.

Dr Buckeridge is a guest editor for the MDPI journal Crystals and, from March 2020, will serve as a member of the executive committee for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funded Collaborative Computational Project on quantum computing (CCP-QC).

Currently teaching:

  • Object oriented programming

Previous teaching at other Universities:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism

I am interested in the physics of materials and use computational techniques to investigate the interactions of charge carriers with defects in semiconductors and other systems used for energy applications and high power microelectronics. I use a range of computational techniques to investigate the fundamental properties of materials. My main research topics are:

  • Defects in semiconductor materials
  • Electronic structure theory
  • Charge carrier transport
  • Optical properties of semiconductors
  • Wide-gap semiconductors
  • Defects in topological materials
  • Ion transport and catalysis in solid oxide fuel cells
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Member of:

  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Dr Buckeridge engages with outreach activities in secondary schools in Surrey.