Technische Universität Dresden

Tony Kenyon

Tony Kenyon


Prof. Tony Kenyon
University College London
Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Professor of Nanoelectronic & Nanophotonic Materials
Torrington Place – London WC1E 7JE

Research Field and Activities

  • Resistive switching devices
  • Non-volatile memories
  • Memristive devices and systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Neuromorphic devices and systems
  • Application of nanostructured materials to optoelectronics, photonics and nanoelectronics

Short Biography

Prof Tony Kenyon is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the IET and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is a member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, IEEE Nanotechnology Council and the Executive Committee of the European Materials Research Society (EMRS). For the past 24 years he has worked in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering department at UCL, currently holding the post of Professor of Nanoelectronic & Nanophotonic Materials. His group’s work focuses on the application of nanostructured materials to optoelectronics, photonics and nanoelectronics; significant achievements include the first report of excitation exchange between Si nanoclusters and lanthanide ions, identification of luminescence mechanisms in Si nanoclusters, demonstration of EL from Si nanoclusters, development of resistive switching technology based on silicon oxide, and Si nanocluster-sensitised erbium LEDs with record efficiency. He has 23 years’ experience in photonic & electronic materials and thin film growth & characterisation, and has studied the electronic and optical properties of Si-rich silica and Si nanoclusters since 1994. He has presented invited talks at the Royal Society, MRS, EMRS and the Electrochemical Society, amongst others. He is co-founder and co-director of Intrinsic Semiconductor Technologies. (

References / Teachings

Tony Kenyon teaches courses in photonics in nanosystems. He also works as an undergraduate tutor.