Dr David Robbins

Chief Technology Officer


The Fabriam Centre, Middle Engine Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE28 9NZ
United Kingdom
PH: 44 (0) 1912804782
Fax: 44 (0) 1912805525
Email: [email protected]


David works closely with stakeholders, regional universities and companies to build a strong collaborative research base in small-scale technologies in the North East. The aim is to create a world-class network that links multi-disciplinary university science with industry-facing technology in purpose-designed facilities, taking leading-edge research from the laboratory through to commercial application.

David is an internationally-recognised expert in semiconductor materials  and in the application of semiconductor devices in microelectronics and photonics. He has extensive experience of initiating and managing collaborative R&D involving universities and industry, gained as leader of research teams for the UK Ministry of Defence and then QinetiQ in their Malvern laboratories.

He is currently leading a new project for Cenamps focused on nano-scale thin film coatings using the emerging technique of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD).  The ALD coatings have potential applications in several sectors, including electronics and healthcare.  The project is based in Newcastle University and is a collaboration with the Microelectronics Research Group in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering.

Professional Institution Membership

CPhys FinstP

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