Peter Robson was a distinguished scientist/engineer, internationally renowned for his pioneering work in the field of II–V semiconductor materials and devices. His early research was on the theory and experimentation of guided microwaves, and he was able to apply this expertise directly to semiconductors when his work moved from vacuum devices to the solid state. A further move occurred when his semiconductor research shifted from microwaves to the optical part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Peter made significant contributions to the then new field of optoelectronics and produced a lasting legacy. Much of his research on semiconductors sowed the seeds for many technological developments that have an enormous impact on our lives today, such as the Internet and mobile phones.
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