Dr Max Migliorato - research


Research interests

My research interests have been centred on studying the structural and electronic properties of semiconductor self assembled quantum dots, atomistic modelling  of semiconductor materials and nanostructures and modelling of electron microscopy images. In the years I have developed empirical potential methods for calculations of strain and strain realxation in epitaxially grown semiconducotr layers, mostly applied to III-V materials.
I have also maintained a keen interest in strain induced piezoelectricty and developed a novel methodology that proved to be able to accurately predict the piezoelectric coefficient of InGaAs, InGaN and ZnO alloys under strain.

I also work on morphology of Graphene under strain

My recent collaborations include the Fritz-Haber Institute in Berlin, The School of Physics at Exeter University, the National Centre for III-V materials and devices in Sheffield, National Taiwan University, the University of Salford, University of Surrey and Georgiatech.

Current projects include:

  • Development and use of the next generation of Empirical Interatomic Potentials, to be able to model atomistically  the elastic, vibrational and thermodynamic properties of semiconductor heterostructures and nanostructures
  • Calculations of Non Linear Piezoelectricity in semiconductor materials and nanostructures
  • LED technology
  • Piezotronics and Nanogenerators

Please see my personal page:http://www.tmcsuk.org/migliorato/



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