Technology Director, IQE

Dr. J. Iwan Davies obtained a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Imperial College, London and his Ph.D. on MOVPE Studies in Compound Semiconductors from the University of Manchester.

He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. With over 40 years-experience in the MOVPE epitaxial growth of arsenide, phosphide and nitride III-V and selenide II-VI semiconductors, he has co-authored over 100 publications covering a very broad range of material systems and optoelectronic devices.

Following a period of research and development at Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd., he has managed the growth and characterization of epi-wafers, research & development, plant operations, product engineering, and chemical, safety & environmental systems during the last 35 years at IQE.

He is currently IQE plc Group Technology Director, representing the company on numerous European associations, including Photonics 21 (Board of Stakeholders), UK Photonics Leadership Group, European Photonics Industry Consortium, Aeneas, Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) and Photonics Connected Leadership Group.

He leads IQE plc in UK National and European Research Projects, principally through Innovate UK, Horizon and ECSEL/KDT/Chips JU programmes.

Through UKRI/industrial sponsorship he has supported numerous EPSRC/UKRI projects – Centres for Doctoral Training, Quantum and Manufacturing Hubs and Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects with UK universities.

He supervises ~10 UK-based PhD studentships.