Dr Paul Holland
Associate Professor
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 604664
Room: Academic Office - B213
Second
Engineering East
Bay Campus

For the last nine years I have been very active in the research and technology transfer of Power IC Technologies.

I completed my PhD on this topic in 2007 where I reported world leading improvements in the performance of devices for Power Integrated Circuit (PIC) Technologies.

Recently, I have exploited my extensive knowledge of silicon integrated circuit technologies in the medical and biological arenas and is collaborating with nanotechnologists, biologists and medical scientists at Swansea University.

This has led to direct funding by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop a new CMOS technology platform with application areas including Lab-On-A-Chip to allow better understanding of the immunological response that underpins many disease states including allergy, diabetes and cancer. The new platform will also facilitate the study of fluids with application areas in the energy sector.

Publications

  1. & Adaptive virtual resistance load sharing for resistive microgrids. Electric Power Systems Research 160, 17-26.
  2. & Implementation and Stability Study of Dynamic Droop in Islanded Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 31(3), 821-832.
  3. & Universal and Seamless Control of Distributed Resources-Energy Storage for all Operational Scenarios of Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 1-1.
  4. & Development of an Optically Transparent Silicon CMOS Technology Platform for Biological Analysis. IEEE Sensors Journal, 1-1.
  5. & MPPT algorithm test on a photovoltaic emulating system constructed by a DC power supply and an indoor solar panel. Energy Conversion and Management 85, 460-469.

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Teaching

  • EG-155 Circuit Analysis

    Provides an introduction to analog electrical circuits analysis and design.

  • EG-255 Circuit Analysis

    Provides an introduction to analog electrical circuits analysis and design.

  • EGA224 Biomedical Instrumentation

    The module covers aspects of Biomedical Instrumentation. It is designed to give medical engineers the knowledge and experience to design, fabricate and use a range of medical devices based on sensors and electronic circuits and systems to interact with the body. The use of medical devices are common in clinical practice and common areas of use include the recording of biopotentials which will form the focus of the module.

  • EGW190 Engineering Analysis 2 (Welsh)

    Mae'r modiwl hwn (mewn cysylltiad â engineering analysis 1) yn darparu sgiliau ychwanegol mathemategol i fyfyrwyr peirianneg. Mae'r modiwl yn sicrhau fod gan yr unigolyn y sgiliau i ddadansoddi problemau mwy cymhleth peiriannol sy¿n defnyddio rhifau cymhlyg, ffwythiannau aml newidiol, cyfresu a hafaliadau differol Mae¿r modiwl yn rhedeg law yn law gyda EG190. Wrth astudio disgwylir i¿r myfyriwr mynychu'r darlithoedd ffurfiol trwy gyfrwng y Saesneg gyda gweddill y flwyddyn ac yna mynychu dosbarthiadau esiampl trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Cynhelir y dosbarthiadau esiampl mewn grwpiau bach hyblyg i hwyluso¿r broses o ddysgu sut i ddefnyddio sgiliau mathemateg a rhoddwyd yn y darlithoedd ffurfiol. Module Aims: this module (in combination with Engineering Analysis 1) provides further grounding in mathematical analysis techniques for Engineering students. The module extends the understanding into more complex analytical methods, focusing on complex numbers, multi-variable functions, series and sequences and differential equations.

Supervision

  • CMOS-process compatible embedded sensors for power electronics devices. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Petar Igic
  • Novel Superjunction Multigate Power MOSFET (current)

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

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Petar Igic
  • Wafer Dicing Technique based on DRIE (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Petar Igic
  • '''The Fabrication of microscale structures for improved characterisation of cellular systems''' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Wright
  • '''Control schemes for integration of renewable energy sources with the micro grid.''' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Meghdad Fazeli