Newcastle is the regional capital of
the North East and the thriving centre of its cultural, social, educational
and commercial life. It is an attractive historic city, with a rich
legacy of Georgian and Victorian buildings. It is also a lively commercial
city, which is outward-looking, progressive and cosmopolitan, and proud
of its achievements. In recent years its economy has been revitalized
by inward investment by leading international companies, recognition
not only of the industrial and commercial benefits but also of the high
quality of life on offer. Fast links by road and by rail - London can
be reached in 2 hours 40 minutes and Edinburgh in 1 hour 30 minutes
- and direct flights from Newcastle to London and many major European
capitals make it easy for those who live in the city to play a full
part in national and international affairs.
The University of Newcastle upon Tyne
is a long established institution, in the heart of the city. From its
origins in the 19th century, based on the Schools of Medicine and Engineering
in the University of Durham, the University of Newcastle has grown to
become one of the leading U K research universities and has close relationships
with regional and national industry. Science and engineering are particular
strengths, with the Faculty of Engineering having over 2000 undergraduate
and postgraduate students in five major departments. The research ratings
of the departments of engineering at Newcastle are amongst the highest
in the country.
The University occupies a single site
in the centre of the city, and has always been integrated closely into
the social, cultural and economic life of the region. It is playing
a significant part in the successful economic regeneration of the North
SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONIC
AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Tel: 0191 222 7267 Fax: 0191 222 8180
The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering is part of the Faculty of Engineering and is located in
Merz Court near the heart of the city-centre campus.
The School is the leading centre for
research in semiconductor technology in the North East of England with
an international reputation for current work in high speed deep sub-micron
silicon based MOSFETs, interconnect technology and TCAD. Lecture courses
on semiconductor technology set in the context of state-of-the-art 0.25
µm CMOS, and VLSI circuit design and testability are already taught
on our IEE accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in microelectronics.
The Department received a 4b grade in the 1996 Research Assessment Exercise
and a grade of 21/24 in a 1997 Teaching Quality Assessment. Current
members of staff are actively involved in semiconductor processing both
at Newcastle and at other research centres and have extensive practical
experience of a wide range of fabrication and characterisation techniques.
IGDS PROGRAMME - MSc in ADVANCED
SILICON PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
The School of Electrical, Electronic
and Computer Engineering is acting as the host institution convening
Module 4 'Interconnect and Metallisation' Staff from the department
are also involved with the development and delivery of Module 1 'Introduction
to IC Technology' at the University of Edinburgh, and also Module 8
'Power Devices and Processes' at the University of Wales Swansea.
Anthony O'Neill Professor Anthony O'Neill joined Newcastle University
in 1986, having previously worked at Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd.
He is currently Siemens Professor of Microelectronics. In 1994 he was
Visiting Scientist at the Microsystems Technology Laboratories of MIT,
Cambridge USA. In 2002 He became a Royal Society Industry Fellow, with
Atmel North Tyneside Ltd. Professor O'Neill
will lecture during the delivery of Module 4 'Interconnect and Metallisation'
Nick G Wright joined Newcastle University in 1994 as Research Associate
and was subsequently appointed to a lectureship in 1997. He
previously completed both his undergraduate and PhD qualifications at
Edinburgh University where he worked on the characterisation of a wide
range of semiconducting materials using x-ray techniques. He
has wide experience of semiconductor processing with particular strengths
in SiC processing, implant technology and semiconductor contact processing.
He is a co-investigator on the SCEPTRE project with particular responsibility
for developing SiC process technology.
Professor Wright is the convenor for Module 4 'Interconnect and Metallisation'
Alton Horsfall joined the school in August 1999 as a research associate
on the SCEPTRE project. He previously completed his degree and Ph.D.
at the physics department at the University of Durham where he investigated
the effect of quantum mechanical exchange mechanisms in diluted magnetic
semiconductors. Alton then worked for DERA before moving to Newcastle.
He is currently involved in the design and fabrication of high temperature
electronics systems, with work focusing on MESFET and BSIT devices as
part of the work on Silicon Carbide. Alton will lecture during the delivery
of Module 4 'Interconnect and Metallisation', and will also take part
in Module1 'Introdcution to IC Technoogy' at the University of Edinburgh.
David Kinnement is
Professor Emeritus at Newcastle University, having been Professor of
Electronics in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
between 1979 and 1998. His
background is in computer hardware design at Manchester University where
he worked on a number of research computers. He currently works part
time, mainly on asynchronous design and design methodology, with Prof
Alex Yakovlev in the Computer Science Dept. Projects in this area are
supported by the EPSRC, and are concerned with the theory, design, and
application of asynchronous controllers and communication mechanisms.
The University is also a member of the ACiD EU Network for asynchronous
design. Within the EEE Dept he is involved with the EPSRC supported
SETNET Semiconductor Test Network. Professor Kinniment will lecture
during the delivery of Module 4 'Interconnect and Metallisation'
STAFF FROM PARTNER INSTITUTIONS
Details relating to the following members
of staff from Partner Institutions, who will be participating in the
Modules presented by the University of Newcastle, may be found under
the relevant Partners' information section.
Module 4 - Interconnect and Metallisation:
Professor Anthony Walton and Dr Tom
Stevenson from the University of Edinburgh.
Professor John Wilson from Heriot-Watt
Tel: 0191 222 7662 Fax: 0191 222 6235
The Robinson Library is the main library
of the University and houses the engineering section as well as providing
a number of facilities.
The engineering liaison librarian is
Jenny Wylam who may be contacted by telephone on 0191 222 7640 or by
e-mail on Jenny.Wylam@ncl.ac.uk
The library is open during term time
09.00 - 22.00 Monday to
09.00 - 16.00 Saturday,
11.00 - 17.30 Sunday.
For specific vacation opening times,
please either contact the library by telephone or e-mail.
There are photocopying machines on all
floors of the Robinson library and Copycards may be purchased from vending
machines on Level 2. There are also photocopying facilities within the
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering.
Computers are available at a variety
of locations across the campus including the Robinson library. Delegates
will also have computer access as required within the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. Your Director of Studies will
arrange access for you.
It is anticipated that Delegates will
have accommodation in an hotel in the city centre a short walk from
the university. Details will be confirmed prior to each delivery of
The Centre for Physical Recreation and
Sport has excellent facilities for a wide variety of sports, amongst
which are health & fitness suites, weights rooms, swimming and squash.