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Prof Tony Kenyon
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Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
UCL
London
WC1E 7JE
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Appointment
  • Professor of Nanoelectronic & Nanophotonic Materials
  • Dept of Electronic & Electrical Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography

I am Professor of nanoelectronic & Nanophotonic Materials, and Vice Dean (Research), heading the Nanoelectronic & Nanophotonic Materials group. My group’s work focuses on the application of nanostructured materials to nanoelectronics and photonics. I am particularly interested in resistance switching devices (memristors) based on oxides (mainly silicon oxides, but other CMOS-compatible oxides as well), and how they can be used in novel non-volatile memories, hardware acceleration for Machine Learning, and neuromorphic devices and systems. My work on resistance switching earned me a nomination for a personal World Technology Network Award , a “one to watch” UCL business award , and I have set up a company to commercialise this technology – Intrinsic Semiconductor Technologies (www.intrinsicst.com)/).


In the past 8 years my group has pioneered memristance in silicon oxide, achieving several world firsts, including: conclusive demonstration of oxygen emission from electrically-stressed silicon oxide; the first 3D tomograph of oxygen vacancy conductive filaments; demonstrating neural behaviour in memristors; demonstrating Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity in unipolar memristors; optical triggering of memristors by carrier injection.

Research Themes
Research Summary

My group's research interests focus mainly on nanostructured materials and devices and their applications in electronics and photonics. We are particularly interested in:


Memristive devices and systems


Neuromorphic (brain-inspired) devices and systems


Resistance switching in silicon oxides


Light-triggered resistance switching


Silicon photonics


Light emission from silicon nanostructures


Quantum confinement effects


Self-assembled nanostructures


Teaching Summary

I teach the Nanotechnology MSc Module Photonics in Nanosystems


I am also a second year undergraduate tutor.

Appointments
13-APR-2015 Vice Dean (Research) Faculty of Engineering Sciences UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2014 Professor of Nanoelectronic & Nanophotonic Materials Electronic & Electrical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2010 – 30-SEP-2014 Reader in Photonic Materials Electronic & Electrical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2004 – 30-SEP-2010 Senior Lecturer Electronic & Electrical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2000 – 30-SEP-2004 Lecturer Electronic & Electrical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-AUG-1998 – 30-SEP-2000 Senior Research Fellow Electronic & Electrical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-JAN-1997 – 31-JUL-1998 Research Fellow Electronic & Electrical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-MAR-1992 – 31-DEC-1996 Experimental Officer Electronic & Electrical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1992   Doctor of Philosophy University of Sussex
1986   Bachelor of Science University of Sussex
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