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Optoelectronic Materials and Device Spectroscopy Group (StranksLab)


The group is led by Professor Sam Stranks (@samstranks). We are an inclusive and diverse group based in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, with a wide range of experimental facilities across the West Cambridge site including in the Cavendish Laboratory (Department of Physics). We are also members of the Optoelectronics Group. We have a number of ongoing collaborations across campus and internationally. If you are interested in working in a dynamic, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment with diverse, world-leading researchers on some of the hottest topics in optoelectronics, please get in touch.

Group members (October 2023)

Group Values:

We believe that new discoveries are driven by integration of ideas by individuals with a diverse mix of backgrounds, experiences, and identities. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive and collaborative work environment where members are empowered to freely and openly share their different views, ideas and experiences. We welcome and advocate for people from all walks of life irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, socioeconomic status, or citizenship and immigration status. In the group we host a monthly meeting to discuss and identify systemic discrimination and develop local actions to mitigate or eradicate these issues. This meeting is also a safe space for group members to express themselves openly and without judgement. In all our activities we encourage diverse perspectives, discussions and ideas.

Finding us:

Details of how to find us are here. We are based in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology and the Cavendish Laboratory (Kapitza Building).

Mailing address:

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
West Cambridge Site
Philippa Fawcett Drive


Cavendish Laboratory
University of Cambridge
Optoelectronics Sector
JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0HE
United Kingdom



+44 (0) 1223 37288