The Joint Research Centre for Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Optoelectronics is a collaborative effort between the University of Sheffield and Nanjing University in China.

Both universities contribute significant expertise and research capabilities in the field of nitride semiconductor materials and devices. The centre serves to strengthen collaborative links between the two institutions while increasing research output and enabling staff and student exchanges.

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Research highlights

Research highlights

The centre – which will specialise in wide-bandgap semiconductor optoelectronics – will also research next generation information storage, ultra-high resolution displays, next generation biomedical instruments, environmental protection and more.

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One of the targets for the joint research is to achieve a novel and ultra-high efficiency white solid-state lighting, which will replace the conventional lighting sources. It will massively save energy, electricity consumption, and help lead to a very clean, sustainable and energy-consumption-efficient world in the next 10-50 years. It is definitely unique work in terms of our approach and ideas.

Professor Tao Wang