The University of Surrey
Being located in a gap piercing the
high chalk escarpment of the North Downs on the banks of the River Wey,
there have been settlements of one form or another at Guildford since
the Stone Age. However since
the Saxons established a more formal settlement at this nexus of road
and river routes, Gyldeforda - The Golden Ford - has grown and flourished
to become the county town of Surrey, being granted its Royal Charter
in 1257. With its wealth being built on the wool trade it soon became
a centre of commerce, a town of merchants and burghers, setting the
foundations for the thriving town of Guildford that we know today.
Guildford is surrounded by beautiful
countryside, yet is only 30 minutes from London by train. Indeed it
has excellent communication routes by road and rail, and is only a short
distance from the international airports of both Gatwick and Heathrow.
The streets and lanes around the cobbled
High Street hold a wealth of history, including the now ruined castle
built by William the Conqueror. In addition, the town's shopping and
recreational facilities are second to none in the region, providing
a huge variety in a conveniently compact area all within easy walking
distance of the University of Surrey.
The University of Surrey was granted
its Royal Charter in 1966, but its roots go back to the late 19th century
when there was a concern to provide greater access to further and higher
education for the 'poorer inhabitants' of London. The Battersea Polytechnic
Institute was founded in 1891 concentrating on science and technology.
Its academic reputation grew steadily to 1956 when it was one of the
first colleges to be designated a 'college of advanced technology' and
renamed Battersea College of Technology. By the beginning of the 1960's
the College had virtually outgrown its main building in Battersea Park
and in 1962 decided to move to Guildford where a Greenfield site was
acquired from Guildford Cathedral, for the University designate (as
recommended by the Robbins Report) The University has had close links
with the Roehampton Institute since 1980 and as a result of this continuing
evolution, Roehampton joined with Surrey to became The Federal University
of Surrey in January 2000.
The University is situated on a single
campus site in landscaped grounds on the slopes of Stag Hill just outside
the town centre. Purpose built in the 1960's the academic, administrative
and student facilities are grouped together on terraces leading up the
hill to Guildford Cathedral, and surrounded by playing fields, gardens
and a lake.
The University of Surrey is an expanding
institution with over 9,000 full time students and a further 12,000
undertaking Continuing Professional Development programmes. The University
is home to one of the most successful Research Parks in Europe and prides
itself on its wide ranging partnerships with individuals and organisations
spanning the globe.
THE SCHOOL OF ELECTRONICS AND PHYSICAL
Tel: 01483 259823 Fax: 01483 534139
The School of Electronics and Physical
Sciences is one of the largest in the University, offering a wide range
of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, in an environment where teaching
and research are well integrated
The School is committed to excellence
in all aspects of its teaching - having been awarded 23 out of 24 in
the most recent Teaching Quality Assessment. The aim is fuelled by outstanding
industrial links, collaborative teaching and research programmes, the
endowment of industrially funded Professorships and by close contact
with the real world through professional training placements of students.
Many companies recognise the relevance of Surrey courses and include
Surrey as a preferred university for sponsorship. The School is particularly
proud of the wide range and quality of its research activity; a fact
confirmed by receipt of the coveted 5* research rating in the recent
research assessment exercise (rae). The determination to stay in the
forefront of modern technology is illustrated by the UoSAT projects
where the School is the only educational institution in the world building
and operating its own satellites, placed in orbit by the NASA and ARIANE
Within the School semiconductor research
is focused on the use of ion beams for the modification and analysis
of electronic materials. In 1978 the EPSRC designated the University
as a Central Facility for Microelectronics which, in 1997, was renamed
the University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre. Besides providing a collaborative
ion implantation service for the academic community, currently more
than thirty grants are serviced, the Centre has strong links with industry,
especially MITEL Semiconductor. Currently the University has facilities
for implanting up to 8" wafers over the energy range 2 keV to 4 MeV.
Characterisation and wafer mapping tools are located alongside the implanter
endstations which are within a newly constructed clean room. The group
is at the forefront of novel applications of ion beams including the
formation of ultra-shallow junctions by plasma, single ion and cluster
ion implantation and the synthesis of FeSi2 for light emission and SiGe
for heterojunction device applications.
IGDS PROGRAMME - MSc in ADVANCED
SILICON PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
The School will fulfil three major roles,
namely Programme Director, Programme Co-ordinator and Convenor of Module
10 'Doping Strategies and Thermal Processing'. For the former the University
will house the IGDS Office and be responsible for the day-to-day management
and administration of the programme, and also facilitate the smooth
functioning of the specialist committees. The technical contribution
to the programme includes expertise in the engineering and science of
ion implantation where Surrey will also contribute to Module 1: 'Introduction
to IC Technologies'. The University will provide academic supervision
of projects for those delegates registered at Surrey for the MSc.
Peter LF Hemment DSc, PhD, Euring, F Inst P, FIEE, MIEEE, C Eng, C Phys
holds a University Professorial Research Fellowship in the School of
Electronics and Physical Sciences. He has over thirty years experience
of semiconductor processing, specialising in the application of ion
beams for the modification and analysis of silicon and related materials.
His research initially caused him to address the engineering issues
of close control, purity and uniformity, then during the 1980's he investigated
compound synthesis by high dose reactive ion implantation and was instrumental
in the development of SOI/SIMOX technology. Peter is internationally
recognised for his contribution to the development of SIMOX technology.
Subsequently he has investigated applications of SOI materials and his
current research interest is the generation and control of extended
defects in synthesised Si/SiGe/Si heterostructures, suitable for MOS
and BiPolar device applications, formed by Ge+ implantation into silicon.
He has acted as a consultant to the
silicon industry and has played an active role in the management of
major EU programmes (Adequat, SUSTAIN) and currently participates in
EPSRC (SiGeHBT, SOI power) and EU projects (SiGMOS/EURACCESS).
Professor Hemment was the principal
applicant for this IGDS Programme at the time of submission to the EPSRC
and since has been appointed Programme Director. He is the academic
convenor for Module 10: 'Doping Strategies and Thermal Processing' and
will contribute to Module 1: 'Introduction to IC Technologies'
Brian J Sealy DSc, PhD, F Inst P, FIEE, CEng, CPhys, is Professor
of Solid State Devices and Ion Beam Technology and Director of both
the Surrey Centre for Research in Ion Beam Applications (SCRIBA) and
the University of Surrey Ion Beam Centre. He has studied the applications
of ion beams to the processing and characterisation of semiconducting
materials (both silicon and III-V compounds) and devices for nearly
thirty years, with work supported by many UK companies (Philips, Plessey,
GEC, BTRL, DRA, BNRL, EEV), the EPSRC, the European Union, the Royal
Society and the British Council. He pioneered the rapid thermal annealing
technique, now widely used by industry, and carried out the first studies
in the UK of the laser annealing of ion implanted semiconductors. He
played a key role in the introduction of the ion implantation technique
to UK companies producing devices/circuits based on gallium arsenide.
Some ten years ago, he introduced the topic of ion beam synthesis of
silicides to Surrey, which has become a very successful project, with
much potential for the future.
More recently he established the Large
Area Electronics group, with initial emphasis on applications of ion
beams to the processing of amorphous materials. He is an expert on applications
of ion implantation to semiconductor materials and devices. His current
interests include ion beam processing and associated technologies for
(i) future generations of silicon devices and (ii) electrical isolation
techniques for advanced compound semiconductor devices and circuits.
He has authored/coauthored over 300 papers on these subjects, including
many review papers. Professor Sealy will participate in the delivery
of Module 10: 'Doping Strategies and Thermal Processing'
Roger P Webb joined the School in 1983 as a Research Fellow with
the SRC (the EPSRC as it was then) He was employed to look after the
computing facilities associated with the research group - Surrey Centre
for Ion Beam Applications (SCRIBA). Before this he had spent 3 years
as a post doc at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California,
making Molecular Dynamics Studies and Computer Animations, which is
still the main area of his research activities. He did his PhD work
in the Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department of the University
of Salford, on the Mathematical Modelling of Atomic Collisions in Solids.
Current research activities include
the use of Molecular Dynamics Simulations to predict the behaviour of
Ion clusters upon impact on surfaces. As well as the use of more simple
Binary Collisions simulations to predict the effects of energetic particle
solid interactions, in particular ion implantation profiles in crystalline
Roger became a lecturer in the Department
in 1986 and helped install the research groups' Sun network, later taking
over as the Director of the Computer Resource after acting as Deputy
Director for a year. He has became the proud owner of the Particle Solid
e-mail list - an e-mail list of some 230 members actively involved in
Research in the field of Energetic Particle Solid Interactions. Dr Webb
will participate in the delivery of Module 10: 'Doping Strategies and
Tel: 01483 - 303325
The George Edwards Library houses the
Universities main collections, and provides a variety of resources including
inter-net access and CD-ROMs.
Specialist support is available, and
for Electronic and Electrical Engineering the Subject Librarian is Colin
Smith who may be contacted on 01483 - 872874 or E-mail: C.J.Smith@surrey.ac.uk
Once Delegates are registered onto the
IGDS Programme, their use of the libraries facilities is initiated automatically
and the details will be given by their Director of Studies.
Term time opening hours are:
10..00 - 22.00 Monday,
09.00 - 22.00 Tuesday to Friday,
13.00 - 18.00 Saturday and
14.00 - 18.00 Sunday.
During vacation periods opening hours
reduce to 09.00 - 20.00 Monday to Friday and 09.00 - 18.00 Saturday.
Photocopiers are available on each
floor of the Library. Copycards are sold from machines near the information
desk on the First Floor or from the Photocopying Office on the Ground
Floor. There are also photocopying facilities with the Department of
In addition to the computing facilities
in the Library, there are a large number of PC and Macintosh laboratories
(which also give access to UNIX facilities) in the Austin Pearce Building.
These rooms are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (classes permitting),
there is also a Computing Shop open during normal hours where computing
consumables may be purchased. Computing facilities will also be made
available to Delegates within the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Access to the universities computing system is made via a password system,
this will be facilitated by the Director of Studies.
It is anticipated that Delegates attending
Module 10 will be accommodated in an hotel in Guildford town, a short
distance from the university
There are many cafes and restaurants
on the campus appealing to all tastes, offering quick snacks to a silver
service restaurant overlooking the lake. There are also several bars
on the campus including the Students Union and Wates bar offering beverages
at reasonable prices. In addition the town itself offers a myriad of
pubs, cafes and restaurants all within a short walk (15 minutes) of
the university, or a short bus ride. Buses to the town leave every ten
minutes from early morning to late in the evening.
Campusport is based at two sites, on
campus at the Sports Centre near the entrance to the University for
indoor activities, and at the Varsity Centre approximately half a mile
away off campus for field sports and jogging. Facilities exist for most
sports and activities from general fitness sessions to football.