Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS, FREng
Materials Innovations Leadership Group Member
Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS, FREng was the Cavendish Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge from 1995 until 2020 and is Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor at the National University of Singapore. His research explores the electronic properties of novel semiconductors, currently carbon-based organic semiconductors and metal halide perovskites. These are used as the active component in range of semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic diodes, FETs, and LEDs, both to study their fundamental electronic structure and also to explore applications in display technologies and solar cells.