Dr Paul Holland
Associate Professor
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 604664
Room: Academic Office - A120
First Floor
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. & Optimisation of lateral super-junction multi-gate MOSFET for high drive current and low specific on-resistance in sub-100 V applications. Microelectronics Journal 81, 94-100.
  2. & Adaptive virtual resistance load sharing for resistive microgrids. Electric Power Systems Research 160, 17-26.
  3. & Implementation and Stability Study of Dynamic Droop in Islanded Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 31(3), 821-832.
  4. & Universal and Seamless Control of Distributed Resources-Energy Storage for all Operational Scenarios of Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 1-1.
  5. & Development of an Optically Transparent Silicon CMOS Technology Platform for Biological Analysis. IEEE Sensors Journal, 1-1.

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Teaching

  • EG-116 Engineering Analysis 2B (Mech & EEE)

    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.

  • EG-155 Circuit Analysis

    Provides an introduction to analog electrical circuits analysis.

  • EG-255 Circuit Analysis

    Provides an introduction to analog electrical circuits analysis.

  • 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 body or medical device temperature which will form the focus of the module.

Supervision

  • Wafer Dicing Technique based on DRIE (current)

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

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karol Kalna
  • Test and reliability issues of the advanced semiconductor devices and CMOS integrated nanosensors (current)

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Meghdad Fazeli
  • '''The Fabrication of microscale structures for improved characterisation of cellular systems''' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Wright