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. & High Sensitivity Dual-Gate Four-Terminal Magnetic Sensor Compatible with SOI FinFET Technology. IEEE Electron Device Letters 38(6), 1-1.
  2. & Operational frequency degradation induced trapping in scaled GaN HEMTs. Microelectronics Reliability 71, 35-40.
  3. & Analysis of GaN HEMTs Switching Transients Using Compact Model. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 64(7), 2900-2905.
  4. & Implementation and Stability Study of Dynamic Droop in Islanded Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 31(3), 821-832.
  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

  • EG-D05 MSc Dissertation - Electrical Engineering

    The module aims to develop fundamental research skills. It comprises the development of supervised research work leading to a dissertation in the field of the Master's degree programme. The specific research topic will be chosen by the student following consultation with academic staff.

  • 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

  • Title TBC (current)

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

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Holland
  • Bosh Etching Process Parameter Extraction (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
  • 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
  • Control of microgrids with a high penetration of wind energy (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Meghdad Fazeli

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