- Partner Investigator
- University of Oxford
Michael Johnston received his BSc and PhD from the University of New South Wales (Australia), and after a postdoc at the University of Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory, joined the faculty at the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics in 2002. At Oxford he established and currently leads a research group specialising on semiconductor physics, photovoltaics and terahertz photonics. He has developed THz methods to study the electronic properties of nanomaterials, created new high efficiency vapour-deposited solar cells and invented novel THz emitters, modulators and receivers. His research has been recognised by a series of awards including an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship (2020), the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2019), the Harrie Massey Medal from the Australian Institute of Physics (2018), and the IUMRS Somiya Award (2017). He has also been listed as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher since 2018. Professor Johnston was also instigator and editor of The 2017 Terahertz Science and Technology Roadmap. Prof Johnston is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College.