UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Dr John Labram

Dr John Labram

Lecturer in Electronic Engineering

Dept of Electronic & Electrical Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
21st Mar 2022

Research summary

In the Labram Group we seek to generate knowledge on novel electronic devices, and the semiconductors on which they are based, for applications in electronics and solar energy.

We primarily study structurally disordered semiconductors compatible with scalable, low-cost, deposition techniques such as a solution-deposition. We use experimental techniques such as current-voltage device measurements, contactless microwave characterization, and a range of structural analysis techniques, to generate knowledge on various physical phenomena and on the nature of charge-transport in this class of materials.

John’s interests include:

•Solution processed semiconductors

•Disordered thin films

•Thin film transistors

•Contactless microwave conductivity

•Retinomorphic sensors


Imperial College London
Doctorate, |
The University of Warwick
Masters, |


John received his undergraduate degree in physics (MPhys) from the University of Warwick in 2008. He received his PhD from Imperial College London in Physics in 2011.  Between 2011 and 2013 John took a break from academia to work as a currency options trader in the City of London. 

In 2013 John returned to science, joining Imperial College as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. In 2014 John was awarded the Elings Prize Fellowship to join the California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Between 2017 and 2022 John was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University.

John was appointed as a lecturer at UCL in March 2022.