The University is located in the West
End of one of Europe's liveliest cities within easy reach of the Highlands
and the Firth of Clyde. It is well served by transport links with
the rest of the UK and internationally. The city, chosen as the UK
European City of Architecture and Design in 1999, has many buildings
of architectural importance.
The University of Glasgow, founded
in 1451, is the second oldest University in Scotland and the fourth
oldest in Britain, after Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrews. The University
has occupied the present site in the West End of the city since 1870.
The main building, which dominates the city skyline, was designed
in the Gothic style by Sir George Gilbert Scott. The University celebrates
its 550th birthday in 2001 and will mount a number of events in celebration
Glasgow has strong international connections,
attracting students from some 80 countries, it also has strong links
with the West of Scotland from where it draws 45% of its students.
The University is one of the country's major research universities
with an annual research income of around £50 million. In the most
recent (1996) review of research excellence, 35 subject areas, covering
two thirds of academic staff, were judged to be of national or international
excellence in their research.
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS
AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Tel:0141 330 5218
Fax:0141 330 4907
The Department Electronics and Electrical
Engineering is located in the Rankine Building on Oakfield Avenue.
It was amongst those judged to be in the highest categories (5 and
5*) and is one of the UK's largest, with 45 members of academic staff
pursuing research ranging from fundamental studies of nanometre-scale
electronic devices through to power electronics and power engineering.
It is exceptionally well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities
for semiconductor device fabrication, surface micromachining, electronic
and optoelectronic component assessment, and computing and real-time
simulation. The Department also houses its own biosensor development
Glasgow University has strong expertise
in nano and micro fabrication, analogue circuit design, power electronics
and power semiconductor devices. The Nanoelectronics Research Centre
is leading the UK research in electron beam lithography, dry etching,
nanolithography, ultrafast semiconductor devices and MMIC design and
fabrication. This is supported by clean rooms for research and undergraduate
teaching, material characterisation facilities, and RF measurement
kits up to the W band. The Device Modelling group is among the largest
in the UK with strong expertise in the development of conventional
3D and Monte Carlo simulation tools and their application for analysis,
design and optimisation of deep submicron Si, SiGe, III-V and power
The new Microelectronics Process and
Device Simulation Centre in the Department aims to transfer the expertise
in the area of modelling to the UK semiconductor industry and to promote
the wide use of process and device simulation tools in undergraduate
and postgraduate teaching and in industrial training. The Centre is
supported by TMA. The expertise in semiconductor materials, technology
and devices is strongly reflected in the courses taught in the Department
and listed below. We are successfully running a modular MSc degree
with modules ranging from Micro and Nano Fabrication to System Design
and Computer Architecture and with a steady intake of approximately
fifteen participants each year. We have developed for the first time
methodology of using process and device simulations in the TMA's WorkBench
environment in the undergraduate teaching and laboratories
IGDS PROGRAMME - MSc in ADVANCED
SILICON PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
The Department Electronics
and Electrical Engineering is the Convenor of Modules 12 'Etch' and
16 'Device Operation & Process Architectures'. They will also contribute
to Module 5 'Optimisation of Processes', and Module 8 'Power Devices
& Processes'. Glasgow will supervise projects in the areas of research
expertise based on well-established links with the UK's semiconductor
Asen Asenov received his professorship in April 2000 and is also
head of the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering.
Professor. Asenov is leader of the Device Modelling Group. He has
significant teaching experience both at undergraduate and postgraduate
level. His teaching is focused mainly in the area of semiconductor
technologies, devices and device integration and currently includes
"Silicon Devices and Technologies", "Power Electronics and "Nano and
Micro Fabrication". He was one of the pioneers in the introduction
of virtual fabrication laboratories for the teaching of semiconductor
device, technology and integration, using computer simulation software.
Professor Asenov is a Director of the Process and Device Simulation
Centre at The University of Glasgow which houses an extensive suite
of workstations and in-house and commercial modelling software. Professor
Asenov will lecture during Module 8: Power Devices and Processes.
C.D.W. Wilkinson Professor C.D.W. Wilkinson is the James Watt
Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Glasgow.
His teaching has ranged over a wide area of electrical engineering
from circuits, semiconducting materials and devices to electromagnetic
waves, radar and electromagnetic computability. He has taught specialist
modules in postgraduate courses in integrated optics and micro and
nano fabricatIon. He has developed laboratories for an intermediate
level electromagnetic waves course. Professor
Wilkinson is the Academic Convenor of Module 12: Etch. He will also
lecture during Module 11: Lithography at the University of Edinburgh.
Scott Roy is a lecturer in the Department of Electronics and Electrical
Engineering at the University of Glasgow. He is presently developing
codes to simulate and optimise n-channel SiGe FETs for VLSI and RF
applications and considering practical limits to the scaling of deep
sub-micron MOSFET technology. His teaching ranges from courses in
basic electronic design, to MSc level courses in deep sub-micron technology.
Dr. Roy is the Academic Convenor for Module 16: Device Operation and
Simon Hicks is the Commercial Manager of Kelvin Nanotechnology
Ltd. In this role, he utilises and develops a wide range of fabrication
technologies in the areas of optoelectronics, nanoelectronics and
bioelectronics for the manufacture of device prototypes for industry.
He is also actively involved with the incubation of commercially attractive
technologies for the creation of new product lines, license or spin-out
company opportunities. Before this, Dr Hicks worked for a number of
years developing novel processing techniques, especially dry etch
based-techniques, for the fabrication of optoelectronic devices. Dr.
Hicks will lecture in Module 12: Etch.
Stephen Thoms is a research technologist within the Department
of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, responsible for the operation
of the electron beam lithography systems. This includes running introductory
courses on electron beam lithography for approximately 20 new researchers
each year. He currently teaches part of a specialist MSc module in
Micro and Nano technology as well as part of the first year maths
course. Dr. Thoms. will lecture in Module 12: Etch.
STAFF FROM PARTNER INSTITUTIONS
Details relating to the following
members of staff from Partner Institutions, who will be participating
in Modules presented at Glasgow, may be found under the relevant Partners'
Module 12 - Etch:
Professor J I B Wilson from Heriot-Watt
Module 16 - Device Operation &
Ashburn and Dr D Bagnell from the University of Southampton