UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr Steven Schofield

Dr Steven Schofield

Associate Professor

London Centre for Nanotechnology

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
10th Mar 2008

Research summary

I am interested in understanding and controlling the fundamental quantum properties of matter at the atomic scale for potential applications in classical and quantum information processing. My research group uses atomic-scale fabrication and cryogenic-temperature, ultrahigh-vacuum scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy to create and investigate nanostructures in semiconductor and two-dimensional materials.  Often these measurements are made in conjunction with complementary techniques including momentum-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum simulation.

Teaching summary

My primary teaching responsibility is lecturing the core 2nd year Quantum Physics module, PHAS0022.  I also teach in the undergraduate practical laboratory and give graduate lectures on scanning probe microscopy.


Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow |
University of New South Wales
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2003
University of Newcastle
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1998


2018 - present: Associate Professor, London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Physics & Astronomy, UCL
2012 - 2018: Lecturer, London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Physics & Astronomy, UCL
2009 - 2012: EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow, UCL
2008 - 2009: Postdoctoral Research Associate, UCL

2005 - 2008: Australian Research Council Research Fellow (ARF), University of Newcastle

2004 - 2005: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Newcastle
2000 - 2004: PhD in Physics, University of New South Wales

1994 - 1998: BSc (hons), University of Newcastle