Southampton has a rich and varied heritage.
The remains of its Medieval Town Walls - with the famous Bargate as
their focal point - are amongst the best preserved in the UK. With its
historic port, some of the world's biggest maritime events are based
here, and it is one of the greenest cities in Britain with numerous
parks, commons and greenways. Southampton also has an energetic commercial
economy, surrounded by all the facilities of a vibrant and colourful
The University's origins
date from 1862 when the Hartley Institution was founded in central Southampton,
the result of a generous benefaction by local philanthropist Henry Robinson
Hartley, heir to a millionaire wine merchant. Re-named as Hartley University
College, it moved a few miles from the city centre to the present Highfield
Campus in 1919, and was granted its Charter as a University in 1952.
The student roll at that time was less
than 1000. Since then, however, the rate of development at the University
has been rapid. The original strengths of science and technology have
continued to expand, and have been joined by a wide spectrum of disciplines
in the social sciences, humanities, and medicine. Today there are over
100 departments, research centres, and associated consultancy units,
with over 18,000 students based in its seven major campuses.
The University of Southampton now has
an outstanding record of success in the provision of teaching across
the range of University subjects, and is widely recognised for its leading
edge research and scholarship, its commitment to innovation in teaching
and learning, and its support for public organisations, business and
industry through research partnerships, consultancy and technology transfer.
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER
Tel: 023 8059 6000 Fax: 023 8059 5791
Located on the Highfield Campus, the
Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of
Southampton is internationally renowned, with an outstanding reputation
in electronics research and teaching. The department was awarded a 5*
in the research assessment exercise for its electronics research and
top marks (24/24) for its electronics teaching in the teaching quality
The department houses the Southampton
University Microelectronics Centre, which has been involved in silicon
research and teaching for over twenty years. The Centre carries out
research in all aspects of silicon technology, devices, microstructures
and circuits. As an EPSRC funded central facility, it is a National
Centre for silicon research, and as such provides facilities and expertise
to promote R&D in microelectronics, microsystems and sensors. The Group
houses a 600 m2 clean room and runs pilot production lines for the fabrication
of CMOS, high-speed bipolar devices and SiGe HBT and SiGe HMOS transistors.
Facilities include: deep submicron e-beam
direct write lithography down to 0.1 mm optical stepper lithography
and double sided lithography mask making low pressure Si, SiGe and SiGeC
epitaxy, LPCVD and PECVD of polysilicon, silicon dioxide and silicon
nitride, dry etching of Si, SiGe, SiC, polysilicon, nitride and metallisation,
ion implantation, annealing and rapid thermal processing, metallisation,
packaging, automatic parametric testing of devices, high frequency measurement
of devices, process and device modelling using Silvaco, TMA and in-house
software, computer aided design.
IGDS PROGRAMME - MSc in ADVANCED
SILICON PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
The Department of Electronics and Computer
Science will be convening Module 3 'Layer Deposition and Diffusion'.
Staff from the Department will also contribute expertise on bipolar
devices and technology to Module 16 'Device Operation and Process Architecture'
at the University of Glasgow.
The module on Layer Deposition and
Diffusion will cover CVD deposition, epitaxy and ion implantation, as
well as monitoring techniques and characterisation tools. The contribution
on bipolar devices and technology will cover device physics from the
point of view of both the bipolar transistor behaviour and modelling
and its practical implementation in BiCMOS, high-speed bipolar, and
SiGe heterojunction bipolar processes.
Peter Ashburn was born in
Rotherham, England in 1950. He received a BSc degree in Electrical and
Electronic Engineering in 1971 and a PhD degree in 1974, both from the
University of Leeds. His dissertation topic was an experimental and
theoretical study of radiation damage in silicon p-n junctions. In 1974,
he joined the technical staff of Philips Research Laboratories and worked
initially on ion implanted integrated circuit bipolar transistors, and
then on electron lithography for sub-micron integrated circuits. In
1978 he joined the academic staff of the Department of Electronics and
Computer Science of the University of Southampton as a lecturer. Professor
Ashburn's present areas of research are polysilicon emitter bipolar
transistors, SiGe( C ) heterojunction bipolar transistors, high-speed
bipolar and BiCMOS processes, and vertical MOS transistors. He has authored
and co-authored over 100 papers in the technical literature and has
authored a book on bipolar transistors. Professor Ashburn will take
part in the delivery of Module 3 'Layer Deposition and Diffusion' at
Southampton and Module 16 'Device Operation and Process Architectures'
at the University of Glasgow.
Daren Bagnell (M.Inst.P) received his BEng in Electronics from Salford
University in 1988 and went on to study for a PhD at the same institution.
His dissertation concerned the growth of ternary semiconductors of interest
to the photovoltaic community. During his PhD and in his subsequent
research career he has focussed on issues related to compound semiconductor
growth. As a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Physics
and Applied Physics of Strathclyde University he examined ZnSe/ZnCdSe
sub-monolayer quantum well lasers grown by chemical vapour deposition.
Subsequently, during three years of research undertaken in Japan, first
as a EU-JSPS fellow at the Institute for Materials Research of Tohoku
and then as a Royal Society fellow at the Photodynamics and Chemical
Research Institute, RIKEN, Dr Bagnall was part of research teams investigating
the growth of epitaxial ZnO by plasma-MBE, aspects of ZnSe epitaxy,
the use of Beryllium in ZnSe based laser structures and the self-formation
of laser cavities in CdS thin films. Dr Bagnall joined the Microelectronics
group in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, Southampton
University in 1999 and is now involved in several projects concerned
with the fabrication of electronic and quantum devices based around
the epitaxial growth by low-pressure chemical vapour deposition of materials
in the Si/Ge/C system. He has over 30 papers published in refereed journals.
Dr Bagnall is the Convenor for of Module 3 'Layer Deposition and Diffusion'
at Southampton and will also take part in the delivery ofModule 16 'Device
Operation and Process Architectures' at the University of Glasgow.
Graham Ensell has been a member of the Department of Electronics
and Computer Science, University of Southampton since 1982, and is resposible
for co-ordinating a wide range of EPSRC funded projects. In his current
position of Senior Research Fellow he is involved in developing new
processes and technology to support projects in integrated circuits,
discrete devices, mechanical sensors, medical and biological sensors,
microengineering and materials. Since joining the microelectronics group,
he has worked on a variety of silicon based devices and has published
papers on radiation monitors, charged particle detectors, silicon bolometers,
scanning probe microscopy, microfluidic devices, implantable biosensors,
microresonators, pressure sensors, a radiation hard process and microengineering.
Dr Ensell will be taking part in the delivery of Module 3 'Layer Deposition
Tel: 023 8059 2180
The Hartley Library is located on the
main Highfield Campus and is the central resource for engineering (located
on Level 1).
The Library has a subject specialist
Mr Ric Paull who may be contacted on:
Tel: 023 8059 3335
Fax: 023 8059 3251
Term opening times are:
09.00 - 22.00 Monday - Thursday,
09.00 - 18.00 Friday,
09.00 - 17.00 Saturday
12.00 - 21.00 Sunday.
For vacation opening times, please
contact the Library
Photocopiers are available in the Library
on Level 2 in room 225. Copycards may be obtained from the cash dispenser
also located on Level 2.
Computing access is available both in
the Library and within the Department of Electronics and Computing.
Access is via a username and password, this will be facilitated for
you by your Director of Studies
Delegates will be accommodated in an
hotel in Southampton city.
The University's Department of Sport
& Recreation provides a wide range of opportunites to indulge in, should
you have the time!! These include a Health & Fitness Suite, Weights
Room, Swimming Pool and Squash Courts.