Manchester is a vibrant, multi-cultural
city, located in the north west of England, with excellent connections
by road, rail and air. From 1330 when Flemish immigrants started cotton
wool manufacture, Manchester became the world's most dynamic cotton
and textile centre, an incredible industrial hub and gradually developed
as an important centre of learning. Manchester was the home of Joule,
it was where Rutherford split the atom and Bragg spent his most fruitful
years. It was at the University that the world's first stored programme
computer was conceived and made and where the world's first radio telescope
was constructed. Today Manchester is home to one of Europe's largest
educational complexes embracing three Universities, teaching hospitals
and a Science Park.
The origins of the University of Manchester
go back to the early nineteenth century and the days of the industrial
revolution. It was originally founded as the Manchester Mechanics Institute
in 1824 to provide technical education and training for the region's
rapidly growing industry. In 1905 it was incorporated as the Faculty
of Technology within the Victoria University of Manchester and in 1994
received its own Royal Charter as an independent University.
Today Manchester has developed and grown
into one of the UK's major universities. In recent years, the university
has been honoured by two Queen's Awards for Export Achievement; two
Prince of Wales' Awards for Innovation, and the Queen's Anniversary
Prize for Higher and Further Education in 1996 and 1998. Manchester
has specialist interest in science, engineering, technology, management
and languages, with a strong emphasis on research and a belief that
a research-orientated atmosphere is of benefit to the quality of the
teaching and learning process. It has a long-standing international
reputation, 22% of its students come from some 80 countries. UMIST is
a major provider of graduates and of research and consultancy services
with strong and special links with industry and commerce.
SCHOOL OF ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL
Tel: 0161 200 4704 Fax: 0161 200 4770
The school is at the heart of the microchip
revolution embracing teaching and research ranging from the atomic scale
of electronic materials through to electronic systems design. In 1964
it established the UK's first courses at Master's level in semiconductor
science, materials and devices It has a world wide reputation for its
excellence in research and is one of the largest electrical and electronics
departments in the country with first class teaching and research facilities.
The well-equipped laboratories include clean-rooms, molecular beam epitaxy
and a substantial investment in equipment for the assesment of semiconductor
materials and device structures. The department also has excellent CAD
facilities with SUN workstations running Cadence Design Framework II
integrated circuit design soft-ware.
IGDS PROGRAMME - MSc in ADVANCED
SILICON PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
The School of Electronics and Electrical
Engineering is acting as the convenor for Module 6 'Measurement Techniques.
Staff from the School are also participating in the development and
delivery of Module 1 ' Introduction to IC Technology' and Module 14
'Oxides for sub 100nm Technologies'
The following information outlines the
arrangements which have been made for the programme at Manchester, in
relation to facilities and accommodation; and also importantly, gives
an overview about the academic staff from Manchester presenting the
Modules here, along with those academics contributing to Modules being
convened by other partner institutions.
A R Peaker D.Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng., C.Phys
is Director of the Centre for Electronic Materials at the University
of Manchester. He joined Manchester in 1975 after spending 8 years with
the semiconductor manufacturer Ferranti in scientific, engineering and
managerial roles. While at Manchester he has been seconded to Monsanto
(St Louis) to develop new assessment techniques for silicon materials
and to CNRS (Grenoble) to study defects in silicon. He has also acted
as a consultant to the semiconductor device and instrumentation industries
on a regular basis. He is author of over 200 publications related to
this field and is the originator of 8 semiconductor patents.
His current research interests are point
and extended defects in semiconductors, novel opto-electronic devices
and instrumentation for the semiconductor industry including computational
aspects of intelligent instruments. For many years his principal research
activity has been the study of recombination-generation processes. This
includes work on a range of semiconductor materials, opto-electronic
devices, silicon power semiconductors and integrated circuits including
sub-micron DRAM. He has co-ordinated two major European projects under
the ESPRIT Basic Research and COPERNICUS programmes.
He has had a substantial involvement
with advanced courses in the field of semiconductors for many years.
These include modules on semiconductor assessment taught at master's
level at Manchester, organiser of NATO summer schools, UNESCO courses
and a long-term role as lecturer and tutor on the European CEI courses.
Professor Peaker is the Academic Convenor
for the Manchester Module 6: 'Measurement Techniques and Failure Analysis'
and will also participate on Module 1: 'Introduction to IC Technology'
at the University of Edinburgh and Module 14: 'Oxides for sum 100nm
Ian D Hawkins has a 2:1 Electronics BEng from Liverpool University
and a PhD from Manchester (on the investigation of semiconductors by
capacitance voltage and related techniques). He has developed equipment
and instrumentation for conventional and Laplace DLTS measurements.
Dr Hawkins has researched the SiGe system (and undertook some numerical
modelling to extract paramaters from C-V data), and is involved with
the Manchester Solid State group's current Erbium in Silicon and Hydrogen
in Silicon work. He has also developed instrumentation for LIDAR, dynamic
light scattering, UHF propagation studies and a video transmission over
Ursel Bangert has been a lecturer in the Department of Pure and
Applied Physics at Manchester since 1993, where she carries out electron-
and scanned-probe-microscopy research including the use of the Manchester/Liverpool
STEM facility and a newly acquired STM equipped with photonprobe at
Manchester. Her research interests include the atomic arrangement and
stability of III-V compound alloys, strain relaxation mechanisms in
strained layer systems and the correlation of microstructural and electro-optic
properties. Prior to this appointment she held an SERC Advanced Fellowship
at the University of Surrey, where she studied the role of microstructural
defects in the electro-optic performance of semiconductor devices. During
the period prior to the Advanced Fellowship and after her PhD (obtained
from Koln University), she was a Research Fellow at Surrey University,
where she worked in the general area of microstructural characterisation
of semiconductor materials.
Getting to the University of Manchester
The University of Mancherster is a five-minute
walk from Manchester's main rail terminal (Piccadilly) and long distance
bus station. Trains from the airport take 15 mins and run every 15 mins
to Piccadilly station. Delegates are strongly advised not to come by
car as the university is situated close to the City Centre and parking
in the vicinity may be impossible or extremely expensive. However for
those who have no other possibility there is a multi-story car park
on campus which is available at a daily fee although no guarantee of
a place can be made.
The University of Manchester's Library
and Information Service is concentrated in the Joule Library which houses
a collection of over a quarter of a million books. More than 1000 periodicals
are received annually. There are a large number of networked PCs and
a good collection of CD-ROM databases accessible over the campus network.
Access is also provided to a large number of remote computer-held databases.
All delegates will have access to the library facilities and can use
facilities remotely via. dial-up.
Photocopiers are available for use in
the library operated by a pre-payment card system Delegates who wish
to photocopy periodicals etc simply use vending machines in the library
to add cash value to their registration smart card.
Delegates will have access to a wide
range of computing facilities based on PC and UNIX systems computer
support staff will be available to provide help and advice.
Delegates will be accommodated in a
city centre hotel within easy walking distance of the university.
The campus contains a full range of
catering facilities from full service high-class restaurants to snack
bars and a Cyber Café. Outside campus, Manchester is renowned for its
excellent restaurants from almost every conceivable ethnic tradition.
If you have time Manchester is able
to offer a wide variety of sporting and recreational activities. For
full details please visit the web-site.