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Associate Professor Martin Allen

Associate Professor Martin Allen

Principal Investigator

Tomorrow's Electronic Devices

Phone:
+64 3 364 2987, ext. 7036

Address:
Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140

Biography

Martin Allen is an Associate Professor in electrical engineering at the University of Canterbury. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics from the University of Bristol, UK, an MSc in Plasma Physics from the University of Oxford, UK, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Canterbury.

Research interests

His current research interests include the fundamental properties and commercial device applications of metal oxide semiconductors, particularly those that are optically active in the UV spectrum.  

Martin also has a Diploma of Teaching from the Christchurch College of Education and is involved in international science education programmes concerning the risks and benefits of solar UV exposure.

Working as a multidisciplinary team has really supercharged the development of this (changing the properties of metal-oxide semi-conductors).

Associate Professor Martin Allen
Associate Professor Martin Allen

In the news

Annual Report

2018 funding successes - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2018. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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Annual Report

Sunsmart science for schools - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

Principal Investigator Associate Professor Martin Allen has designed and made lightweight, wearable, electronic UV dosimeters for skin cancer prevention and vitamin D research.

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Annual Report

DiscoveryCamp and NanoCamp - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

The annual NanoCamp and DiscoveryCamp for Year 12 and 13 secondary school students are hugely popular and attract many more applications than there are places available.

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Videos

Martin Allen - UV sensors to combat skin cancer

March 21, 2019

Associate Professor Martin Allen has developed wearable UV sensors that can be used to accurately measure levels of UV exposure.

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