Prof Kar Seng (Vincent) Teng leads the Nanoelectronics Research Group within the Systems and Process Engineering Centre at the College of Engineering.
His research interest is in the study of nanoscale electronic materials and devices. This involves the application of nanotechnology in electronics, which has major impact in healthcare, computer, photonic and energy technologies etc. His research includes the investigation of low-dimensional electronic materials, such as graphene, metal-oxide and nitride nanostructures etc., in the development of ultra-sensitive nano-biosensors for the early detection of diseases, short-wavelength lasers for ultra-high density data storage and nano-plasmonics for photovoltaic technology etc.
Prof Teng's expertise is in the designing, fabrication and characterisation of nanoscale electronic materials and devices, as well as controlling their properties through surface engineering for novel applications. His expertise also includes scaling-up technologies for nanodevices, the use of scanning probe microscopy and other surface science techniques for the study of semiconductor surfaces and interfaces.
His research work was supported by awards from the NHS-National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), European Commission Horizon 2020, The Royal Society, Welsh Government, HEFCW, Sir Halley Stewart Trust and industries etc. He is the principal inventor on at least ten patents/patent applications. Prof Teng serves as an Associate Editor for RSC Advances and Editor for Fluorescent Materials journals. He also serves as an organising committee member for a number of international conferences in the area of Nanotechnology and Material Sciences.