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Materials Research Institute


Dr Jan Mol

Jan MolRAEng Fellow

UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, Materials Research Institute Academic Fellow
Leadership Team Member

School of Physics and Astronomy
G. O. Jones
+44 (0)20 7882 6962


atomic- and molecular-scale electronic devices, nanofabrication, quantum phenomena, electronic device scaling

Research Interests

My research is focussed on understanding quantum phenomena in atomic- and molecular-scale electronic devices. Recent advances in nanofabrication now make it possible to measure the quantum properties of individual atoms and molecules. The aim of my research is to harness quantum phenomena in single atoms an molecules for real-world applications. 

Integrated circuits where each functional unit is formed by only a single molecule will be the ultimate form of electronic device scaling. I measure charge transport through individual molecules in reproducible graphene-molecule-graphene transistors that operate up to room temperature.

Dopant atoms in semiconductors form a natural confinement potential for electrons or holes. I study the quantum mechanical properties of individual donor and acceptor atoms embedded in state-of-the-art nanoscale silicon transistors. This research focusses on the manipulation and read-out of spin- and charge-states of single dopant atoms.