Professor John Cunningham


  • 2016 – Deputy Head of School
  • 2011 –  2016 Director of Institute of Microwaves and Photonics
  • 2010 Chair of Nanoelectronics 
  • 2008 Reader in High Frequency Electronics and Terahertz Photonics
  • 2003 – 2008 EPSRC Advanced Fellow, University of Leeds.
  • 2003 Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship, University of Leeds
  • 2000 – 2003 College Lecturer and Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge
  • 2002 - 2003 Director of Studies in Physics, Selwyn College, Cambridge
  • 2000 – 2003 Postdoctoral research associate, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge
  • 2000 PhD Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. Supervisor: Professor Sir Michael Pepper
  • 1996 MSc (distinction) in Semiconductor Physics, Imperial College London
  • 1995 BSc (1st class honours) in Physical Sciences, University College London


  • Deputy Head of School
  • PI of EPSRC Network Teranet

Research interests

For details of my current and past research activities, please see my home page 

PhD applicants: if you have, or expect to obtain a good degree or equivalent in physics, electronic engineering, or a related discipline, and would be interested in joining a vibrant, interdisciplinary research team, please drop me an email with your details.

Research groups and institutes

  • Pollard Institute