Institut des
NanoSciences de Paris


Paola Atkinson

Research Employment

2010 - present  Chargé de recherche, INSP

2009 - 2010    Post-doctoral researcher, Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, Leibniz Institute for Metals Research, IFW - Dresden, Germany

2006 - 2009    Post-doctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for Solid State research, Stuttgart, Germany

2002 - 2006   Post-doctoral research associate, Semiconductor Physics Group, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK and Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, UK.


1998 - 2002    PhD, Semiconductor Physics Group, Cambridge University (supervisor : Prof. D. A. Ritchie)

1994 - 1998     MPhys degree, Natural Sciences Tripos, Cambridge University (1st Class Hons.)

Recent Grants

« Fast Atom Diffraction applied to real time monitoring of epitaxial growth » ANR emergence : 2011 - 2013


Over 80 publications. For a full list, see here

Invited talks at conferences/workshops

Site controlled growth of InAs quantum dots ; 17th International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE2012) 2012

Site controlled InAs quantum dots on ex-situ patterned substrates ; 8th International Workshop on Epitaxial Semiconductors on Patterned Substrates and Novel Index Surfaces (ESPS-NIS) 2010


2013 -    Device surfaces and engineering
Masters level lecture course, in :
- Nanomat, international masters in physics and applications
- Science of Materials and Nano-Objects (SMNO), UPMC masters in physics and applicationstexte