Dr Richard Curry's Home Page

Email: (r.j.curry@surrey.ac.uk) Phone: 01483 682713

Full contact details and further information can be found on my 'official' ATI website here.

Current group members:



Funding Agency

Dr Mark Hughes

Non-equilibrium doping of amorphous chalcogenides


Isabel Franke

Direct magnetometry of doped semiconductor nanocrystals

The Leverhulme Trust

Noor Nordin

Temperature dependence and magneto-optical properties of chalcogenide nanocrystals

Universiti Kuala Lumpur

Rinku Saran

Hybrid nanocrystal:C60-fullerite optoelectronic devices


Paul Critchley

Optical properties of organolanthanide near-infrared emitters

EPSRC (Studentship)


PhD Research Projects

Funding opportunities for UK and EU students currently available.

PhD projects are available in areas relating to the above topics and others. To apply for a PhD please follow the Faculty process clearly mentioning my name and the ATI.


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Research Projects

Details of undergraduate (BEng/MEng) and postgraduate (MSc) research project for this academic year can be found here. If you wish to discuss these further please email me (r.j.curry@surrey.ac.uk) to fix a time.


A Full list is available here. Direct access to articles for non-subscribers (pre-prints etc.) may be available via the Surrey Research Insight pages.

Recent publications:

‘Synthesis of linear ZnO structures by a thermal decomposition method and their characterisation’

K. K. Devarepally, D.C. Cox, A. T. Fry, V. Stolojan, R. J. Curry, M. Munz. J. Mater. Sci. 47, 1893-1901 (2011). DOI: 10.1007/s10853-011-5978-6


‘Efficient White Light Emission by Upconversion in Yb3+-, Er3+- and Tm3+-doped Y2BaZnO5

I. Etchart, M. Bérard, M. Laroche, A. Huignard, I. Hernández, W. P. Gillin, R. J. Curry, and A. K. Cheetham. Chem. Commun. 47, 6263-6265 (2011). DOI: 10.1039/c1cc11427a


‘Optimization of hybrid organic-inorganic interdigitated photovoltaic device structure using a 2D diffusion model’

E Krali and R. J. Curry. ACS Nano, 5, 3069-3078 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/nn200197f


‘Synthesis and optical characterization of infra-red emitting mercury sulfide (HgS) quantum dots’

W. Wichiansee, M. N. Nordin, M. Green, and R. J. Curry. J. Mater. Chem., 21, 7331-7336 (2011). DOI: 10.1039/c1jm10363f


‘Comment on ‘Unconventional gap state of trapped exciton in lead sulphide quantum dots’

R J Curry. Nanotechnology, 22, 238001 (2011). DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/23/238001


‘Oxide Phosphors for Light Upconversion; Yb3+ and Tm3+ Co-Doped Y2BaZnO5

I. Etchart, I. Hernández, A. Huignard, M. Bérard, M. Laroche, W. P. Gillin, R. J. Curry and A. K. Cheetham. J. Appl. Phys. 109, 063104 (2011). DOI: 10.1063/1.3549634


‘Efficient Oxide Phosphors for Light Upconversion; Green Emission from Yb3+ and Ho3+ Co-Doped Ln2BaZnO5 (Ln=Y, Gd)’

I. Etchart, A. Huignard, M. Bérard, I. Hernández, R. J. Curry and A. K. Cheetham. J. Mater. Chem. 21, 1387-1394 (2011). DOI: 10.1039/C0JM01652G


‘Determination of the oxidation state and coordination of a vanadium doped chalcogenide glass’

M. A. Hughes, R. J. Curry and D. W. Hewak. Optical Mater. 33(3), 315-322 (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.optmat.2010.09.007


Consultancy and Other Activities

I have carried out consultancy projects for a number of companies in the general area of optical materials, technologies, and devices.

I am also a Co-Founder of ChG Southampton Ltd.

For further information on consulting activities please contact me directly.

Last updated: 16/01/2012