Marion Gruart wins award and PhD grant for red LED research
Categorie(s) : Industry, Life @ MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 3 October 2021
Marion Gruart, who did her PhD research at Irig from 2016 to 2020, won a Grenoble-Alpes University innovation award for her dissertation. She was also hired for a research position by startup Aledia.
Her work on a high-stakes topic, InGaN (indium gallium nitride) nanowire red LEDs, has resulted in four patents. To emit red light, optimally, the material has to contain 35% indium. The problem is that a 35% indium content creates a mismatch in the lattice and dislocations in the standard planar-layered heterostructures. This is detrimental in terms of light emission.
Marion developed original structures made up of a network of nanowires with a pyramidal morphology to solve this problem.
Aledia has even decided to co-finance another PhD candidate’s research at the same Irig lab this year.
*indium gallium nitride