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Prof Paul Harrison known as Paul


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PhD in computational solid state physics (Newcastle, 1991)
BSc (Hons) in physics (Hull, 1988)




Fellow of the Institute of Physics
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Research interests in developing microscopic physical models of quantum opto-electronic devices such as mid- and far-infrared (Terahertz) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) and quantum well infra-red photodetectors (QWIPs) by combining solutions of Schrodinger’s equations with electron-phonon and electron-electron scattering mechanisms and solving the resultant rate equations self-consistently. Author of `Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots: theoretical and computational physics of semiconductor nanostructures’ the 4th edition of which was with Alex Valavanis and published by Wiley in 2016.

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