Stuart Boden graduated from the University of Oxford in 2004 with a first class honours degree in Materials Science. He then joined the Electronics and Computer Science department (ECS) of the University of Southampton and in 2009, he was awarded a PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering for his work on the development of nanostructured antireflective surfaces for photovoltaics. In 2009, Stuart secured a post-doctoral research fellowship with the Nano Research Group in ECS, funded by Carl Zeiss, to develop applications for the helium ion microscope. He developed expertise in a range of nanofabrication and characterization techniques, and now manages the focused ion beam facility at the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre in ECS.

Stuart was appointed as a lecturer for ECS in November 2013. He contributes to Southampton’s involvement in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics and is co-investigator on the EPSRC SuperSolar Solar Energy Hub project. Stuart’s research interests include the development of novel antireflection and light trapping schemes for silicon solar cells and the use of focused ion beams for nanoscale imaging, lithography and device prototyping. On the latter, he collaborates with Oxford Scientific Consultants Ltd. in developing helium ion beam lithography for nanometer scale manufacturing of beyond CMOS devices. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 conference proceedings papers, 27 journal articles, 2 book chapters and an encyclopaedia entry in the fields of silicon photovoltaics and helium ion microscopy. He is member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the UK Solar Energy Society and the American Vacuum Society.


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