THE UNIVERSITY OF
Liverpool is a large commercial city
with a considerable heritage and plenty of large parks and impressive
buildings. Because of Liverpool's position on the Mersey estuary, the
sea and shipping have been an integral part of city life for several
centuries. It is easily accessible by road, rail and air.
When the University of Liverpool was
founded in 1881, it had at its heart a quest for the highest standards
in learning, knowledge and innovation. It created a culture which actively
looked for challenges. That pursuit of excellence brought many rewards,
including seven Nobel prizes and international recognition as a major
More than a hundred years after its
creation, The University of Liverpool is an internationally renowned
seat of learning, a true centre of excellence. They have over 13,000
full time students, around 1,000 of whom are from overseas, in faculties
covering a wide spread of academic disciplines: Medicine, Arts, Law,
Science, Engineering, Veterinary Science and Social and Environmental
Studies. Research plays a major role in their mission.
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Tel: 0151 794 4542 Fax: 0151 794 4540
The department occupies a suite of award
winning buildings located on Brownlow Hill in the heart of the campus
and has a large number of academic staff all of whom are committed to
research, teaching and learning excellence. The department is very active
in research with over 60 full time PhD. students and Research Assistants,
and was awarded a classification of 4 in the research selectivity exercise,
making it one of the leading northern Universities. There is an annual
research income of over £2M and over 100 scientific papers and articles
are published each year. The Engineering Faculty at Liverpool is one
of the highest rated, in research, with all divisions rated between
5* and 4.
IGDS PROGRAMME - MSc in ADVANCED
SILICON PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
Liverpool is the Convening Institution
for Module 14: Oxidation and Isolation
Steve Hall is Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and
Electronics. He gained his Ph.D in 1987 concentrating upon design, fabrication
and modelling of a GaAs-AlGaAs heterojunction bipolar transistor integrated
with a MESFET load for Direct Coupled Transistor Logic application.
This work was undertaken within the Department. On joining the lecturing
staff, his work extended into the area of silicon-on-insulator (SIMOX
and FIPOS) and involved oxide assessment and characterisation together
with trouble-shooting of anomalies in SOI-MOSFET characteristics. SOI
work is evolving to an interest in low-voltage/low-power SOI-CMOS circuits.
Dr. Hall is a member of the IEEE and Institute of Physics. Professor
Hall is the Convenor for Module 14 (Oxides for sub 100nm Technologies)
Steve Taylor is a Reader within the Department which he joined in
1979 as an Experimental Officer in the Arc Research Group. He was appointed
to a Lectureship in 1987, working within the Solid State Research Group.
Current research interests include: dielectrics for MOS and associated
device reliability, oxidation of silicon and the Si-SiO2 interface,
novel quadrupole mass spectrometers, the use of plasma processing in
semiconductor device manufacture. Teaching responsibilities include:
courses on Electronics Manufacturing, Advanced Semiconductor Devices,
Circuits, Vibrations and Waves. Dr Taylor will lecture during Module
STAFF FROM PARTNER INSTITUTIONS
Professor A Peaker will be participating
in the delivery of Module 14. Details relating to him may be found under
the UMIST information section.
Telephone: 0151-794-5411(Enquiry desk);
The Harold Cohen Library is the main
Library for science, engineering, medical, dental and veterinary sciences.
It also houses eight computer centres. Library opening hours during
09.00 - 21.30 Monday Tuesday and Thursday,
09.00 - 21.30 Wednesday,
09.00 - 19.00 Friday,
09.00 - 17.00 Saturday,
12.00 - 17.00 Sunday.
09.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday,
09.00 - 13.00 Saturday.
The Engineering Science Librarian is
Carole Rhodes who may be contacted on:
Tel: 0151 794 5409, Fax: 0151 794 5417
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultation users have access to the
Library's on-line catalogue via the Library's home web-page. Your Director
of Studies will arrange access to the Library.
Photocopying facilities are available
in the Library and photocopy cards may be purchased from vending machines
at the foot of the main staircase (north side). The photocopiers can
be found in the room off Stack 4,on Stack 7 and in the Current Journals
Reading Room. There are also copying facilities within the Department
of Electrical Engineering and Electronics.
Delegates will have access to the University
computer facilities upon registration, this will be arranged by their
Director of Studies.
During the Residential Week it is expected
that accommodation will be at an hotel within walking distance from
Liverpool is proud of its superb sports
facilities and the range of opportunities offer to all abilities and
interests. Delegates will be able to use the Sports Centre housing the
swimming pool, as well as squash courts, weight training rooms and gymnasium,
to name but a few. There are nearly 40 activities available - for further
details see the University web-site.