Prof. Evan H. C. Parker
Novel silicon-based technologies
Professor Evan Parker set up the NanoSilicon group at Warwick concerned with epitaxial growth of the Si-Ge-C material system and associated physical and electrical characterization. This includes world-leading activity on Si-Ge strained superlattice structures grown by either CVD or solid source MBE, and on Ge layers (strained and unstrained) for futuristic electronic and optical devices. He has been involved in several recent European programmes, including leading major "More Moore" work packages on the NANOSIL and SiNANO Networks of Excellence and on NANOFUNCTION. He managed EPSRC's £7.5M SiGe HMOS Programme involving a consortium of nine universities. He is currently working on the development of two new disciplines - "Cooltronics" (realizing super-low temperatures (<100mK) using silicon processing technology) and "Soltronics" (where silcon meets the sun). The current major programme is the study and development high performance silicon cold electron bolometer primarily for terrestial application.
He also works on climate change, including developing a new policy and new approaches to geo-engineering.
He is co-founder and was Chairman of AdvanceSis (now Circadian Solar), a spin out company based in Warwick Science Park, developing leading-edge solar cell technologies.