Dr Dave Langstaff
BSc (Southampton) PhD (Aberystwyth)

Dr Dave Langstaff

Senior Experimental Officer

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Dr. Langstaff gained his first degree in electronic engineering at Southampton University, with a final year project developing an automated test system for characterisation of semiconductor devices produced in the Microelectronics Group. He went on to work in the Microelectronics Group at Southampton, working for the Wolfson Industrial Unit and the SERC funded Design Centre at Southampton there as well as a work with CAD data preparation for Electron Beam Lithography.

He moved to Aberystwyth in 1990 on a LINK funded project to design an Integrated Circuit to implement a Charge Detector Array for applications in Mass Spectroscopy. Following the successful conclusion of the project he joined a project to further develop the detector array concept for applications in Electron Spectroscopy. He was appointed as Senior Experimental Officer to CAFMaD in 2006. His main research interest is the layout of Silicon Integrated Circuits for detectors, taking particular interest in the efficient mapping of function and form. As well as his other duties, Dr. Langstaff is departmental Safety Officer for DMAPS.



  • Instrumentation for experimentation
    • Development of integrated charge sensing, pixellated imaging device for electron spectroscopy
    • Use of image processing to analyse data from high speed camera pictures of levitating liquid samples
    • Development of Instrument control software in Labview

Research Groups


Strategies for equivalent dose determination without heating, suitable for portable luminescence readersRoberts, H. M., Duller, G. A. T., Gunn, M., Cousins, C., Cross, R. E. & Langstaff, D., 2018 , In : Radiation Measurements.
High temperature photoelectron emission and surface photovoltage in semiconducting diamondWilliams, G. T., Cooil, S. P., Roberts, O. R., Evans, S., Langstaff, D. P. & Evans, D. A., 2014 , In : Applied Physics Letters.105, 6, 4 p., 061602.
Developing a Hyperspectral CLose UP Imager With UV Excitation (HyperCLUPI) for Mars ExplorationBarnes, D., Josset, J. L., Coates, A. J., Cousins, C. R., Cockell, C., Gunn, M. D., Cross, R. E. & Langstaff, D., 2014 , p. EPSC2014-729.
Aerodynamic levitator furnace for measuring thermophysical properties of refractory liquidsLangstaff, D. P., Gunn, M. D., Greaves, G. N., Marsing, A. & Kargl, F., 2013 , In : Review of Scientific Instruments.84, 12, 11 p., 124901.
Transport and optical gaps and energy band alignment at organic-inorganic interfacesEvans, D. A., Vearey-Roberts, A. R., Roberts, O. R., Williams, G. T., Cooil, S. P., Langstaff, D. P., Cabailh, G., McGovern, I. T. & Goss, J. P., 2013 , In : Journal of Applied Physics.114, 12, 8 p., 123701.
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