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. 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.
  2. & Implementation and Stability Study of Dynamic Droop in Islanded Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 31(3), 821-832.
  3. & Nondestructive Method for Mapping Metal Contact Diffusion in In2O3Thin-Film Transistors. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(38), 25631-25636.
  4. & Operational frequency degradation induced trapping in scaled GaN HEMTs. Microelectronics Reliability 71, 35-40.
  5. Universal and Seamless Control of Distributed Resources-Energy Storage for all Operational Scenarios of Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion

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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

  • EGA211 Semiconductor Technology

    The module introduces semiconductor fundamentals, semiconductor processing, device fabrication technology and device characterization.

  • 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

  • Untitled (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
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Meghdad Fazeli
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MPhil
    Other supervisor: Dr Timothy Davies
  • Dynamic Characterisation and Modelling of RF GaN HEMTs (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karol Kalna
  • Multi-terminal High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) system (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Meghdad Fazeli
  • Photovoltaic Emulator Control Schemes (Using DSPACE Control Scheme) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karol Kalna
  • Energy Management Systems for Autonomous Grids (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Pavel Loskot
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Holland
  • 'Modelling of Current Collapse and Optimization of GaN HEMTs for RF Power Applications' (awarded 2015)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karol Kalna
  • 'Development of an Optically Transparent Silicon Technology Platform for Biological Analysis' (awarded 2015)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Holland
  • '''Smart Electricity Metering: Hardware development and socioeconomic aspects''' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr John Mason
  • 'Development of an Optically Transparent Silicon CMOS Technology Platform for Biological Analysis' (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    MPhil
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Holland
  • 'Monte Carlo Device Modelling of Electron Transport in Nanoscale Transistors' (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karol Kalna
  • Silicon carbide power MOSFET technology (awarded 2010)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Owen Guy
  • Power Integrated Circuit Technology Development (awarded 2007)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Malcolm Towers
  • Grain Measurement System for High Boron Steels. (awarded 2006)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Timothy Davies

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