Dr Richard F Webster

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Research Associate
Electron Microscope Unit, UNSW
Conjoint Associate Lecturer
School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW

S: G35, F10 Chemical Science Annex
     Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre
     UNSW, Sydney
     2052, NSW, Australia
P: (02) 9065 2644
E: r.webster@unsw.edu.au


Richard is an electron microscopist working in the Electron Microscope Unit, part of the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of Bristol where he studied the growth Indium Gallium Nitride nanorods and their potential applications for solar cells and LED devices.
Richard's current research is focused on developing new techniques and protocols to elucidate microstructure/property relationships at the atomic scale, particularly at interfaces and defects in semi-conductors.

  • Precise measurement of 'ζ-factors' to accurately quantify using X-ray Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (XEDS)
  • Accurate probe current determination for imporvement of the sensitivity and reliablility of quantitve STEM studies in particualr XEDS, EELS and HAADF


Research Associate
Electron Microscope Unit
University of New South Wales  (2017 - present)
Working in the EMU to collaborate with researchers across the University and to develop quantitative techniques.

Research Associate
School of Physics, Micro- & Nano- Structures Group and CDTR
University of Bristol  (2016 - 2017)
Investigating the nucleation and growth of GaN HEMTs on polycrystalline diamond for improved heat transportation and device reliability.


PhD, Physics
University of Bristol  (2011 - 2015)
Thesis: Transmission Electron Microscopy of Indium Gallium Nitride Nanorods

MSci, Physics
University of Bristol  (2007 - 2011)
Master's Thesis: Characterisation of the FORTRIS Monolithic Active Pixel Sesnor (MAPS) for use at CERN



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