Head of power electronics research, MSc Electronics Technology for Sustainable Energy Course Co-ordinator and Admission Tutor, Swansea University.

Leading Swansea University’s power electronics contribution to the Low Carbon Research Institute, a pan-Wales university initiative amongst other.

Esteemed EPSRC Advanced Fellowship for study in the field of high power integrated circuit technology development, 2003-2008.

20 years experience of research in silicon technologies, electro-thermal modelling, modelling and characterisation of microelectronic power semiconductor devices, power electronics and renewable energy.

Worked on industrial projects or been a consultant to several major Japanese, European and American multinationals, such as TOYOTA, HITACHI, SILICONIX, IR, X-Fab, Diodes-ZETEX, ALSTOM, etc.

Published over 100 scientific papers in journals and international conferences and technical reports.

Areas of Expertise

  • Microelectronics
  • Power Electronics
  • Semiconductor Technology
  • TCAD
  • Solid State Physics

Publications

  1. & Dual-Drain GaN Magnetic Sensor Compatible With GaN RF Power Technology. IEEE Electron Device Letters 39(5), 746-748.
  2. & High Sensitivity Dual-Gate Four-Terminal Magnetic Sensor Compatible with SOI FinFET Technology. IEEE Electron Device Letters 38(6), 1-1.
  3. Exponential ADE Solution Based Compact Model of Planar Injection Enhanced IGBT Dedicated to Robust Power Converter Design. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 30(4), 1914-1924.
  4. & Analysis of GaN HEMTs Switching Transients Using Compact Model. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 64(7), 2900-2905.
  5. & Nondestructive Method for Mapping Metal Contact Diffusion in In2O3Thin-Film Transistors. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(38), 25631-25636.

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Teaching

  • EG-319 IC Design

    To provide an overview of the BiCMOS and CMOS technologies and the concepts of designing analog and digital integrated circuits in the context of CMOS technology.

  • EGLM00 Power Semiconductor Devices

    The construction of System-On-Chip is an ultimate goal of the electronics industry because of the significant cost-performance benefits that it offers. The aim of this module is to describe the increasing importance of power electronics technology in efficient energy management and reduction of the carbon emission. The operation of advanced power semiconductor devices, the technologies that facilitate their manufacture and applications in systems will be discussed.

Supervision

  • Magnetic sensor testing and characterisation at high-temperatures (current)

    Student name:
    MPhil
    Other supervisor: Dr Timothy Davies
  • Wafer Dicing Technique based on DRIE (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Holland
  • Test and reliability issues of the advanced semiconductor devices and CMOS integrated nanosensors (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Holland
  • Photovoltaic Emulator Control Schemes (Using DSPACE Control Scheme) «br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karol Kalna
    Other supervisor: Dr Zhongfu Zhou
  • Control of microgrids with a high penetration of wind energy (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Meghdad Fazeli
  • Abnormal operation and control of distributed generation systems (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Meghdad Fazeli
  • Investigation into the manipulation of non-uniformity and undercut features of a positive profile through silicon via (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Holland

Key Grants and Projects

  • SPARC (Solar Photovoltaic Academic Research Consortium) CYMRU – WP1: Power Electronics, WEFO 2010 - 2013

  • H.E.F.C.W. Low Carbon Research Institute 2008 - 2013

  • Wave Dragon MW (EU FP6) 2006 - 2009

  • Power System on Chip Technology Development - TONIC, TSB 2006 - 2009

  • EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship – Power IC Technology development 2003 - 2008

  • Inverter Loss Simulation, TOYOTA Motor Corporation - JAPAN 2004 - 2007