University of Liverpool

Contact persons:

Dr I.Z. Mitrovic

Professor S. Hall


University of Liverpool

Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Brownlow Hill

Liverpool, L69 3GJ

United Kingdom

Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide, University of Liverpool is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK’s leading research universities. Since its royal charter in 1903, the University of Liverpool is also known to be one of the six original ‘red brick’ civic universities. It comprises three faculties organised into 35 departments and schools. The university has 33,000 students, 7,500 of whom travel from all over the world to study here, and 211,000 alumni in 171 countries.

The university is the largest provider of 100% online postgraduate degree courses in Europe with over 10,000 students studying for Liverpool degrees around the world.

The university was the first in the UK to establish an autonomous university in China. The Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, a partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University and Laureate Online Education, opened in 2006 in the city of Suzhou, eastern China, and now has a student population of 8,000.

Equipment / Facilities

Processing platform

ALD

CVD

MBE

RF sputtering

Laser ablation micro/nano-fabrication

Modelling platform

SILVACO

CADENCE

Characterization platform

VASE

XRD

AFM

XPS

IPES

TEM

electrical characterization (CV, TDIV)

Expertise

Beyond CMOS

More Moore / Logic devices & circuits

  • Design for Test (DFT) architectures, 3D circuits, reliability
  • Novel hardware security solutions
  • Process, Voltage and Temperature (PVT) Variation Aware Test

More Moore / Memories

  • ReRAM, ALD processed dielectrics and characterization

More than Moore / Sensors

  • Nanowire Sensors (detect changes in surface potential)
  • Compact On-Chip Fluorescence by combining wafer bonding and microfluidics
  • DNA electronics (single molecule and polymers)
  • Surface chemistry for bio-sensors
  • Bacterial and Fungal Bio-Simulation
  • Molecular Motors (Myosin-Actin)

More than Moore / Energy Harvesting

  • Materials and devices for energy harvesting using rectenna technology
  • Materials for PV

More than Moore / RF devices & circuits

  • Antennas and rf power devices & technology

More than Moore / Photonics devices

  • Utilizing semiconductor optoelectronic devices / systems to realize compact Lab-on-chip equivalents for bio- and chemical sensors

More than Moore / Power devices

  • Oxides and interfaces on GaN: materials characterization

Flexible electronics / Organic devices

  • Development of low-cost flexible organic circuits for use as key functional block in various mixed signal applications i.e. sensors and displays
  • Organic physical device modelling

Flexible electronics / Others

Smart systems

Lab-on-chip

  • Utilizing semiconductor optoelectronic devices / systems to realize compact Lab-on-chip equivalents for bio- and chemical sensors
  • Dielectrophoresis; characterisation of cells and nanoparticles; automated bioreactors; biomimetic cell culture, microfluidic cell handling

Systems design

Research interests

Beyond CMOS

More Moore / Logic devices & circuits

  • VLSI design, reliability
  • Mixed signal design

More Moore / Memories

  • ReRAM

More than Moore / Sensors

  • Biosensors
  • Nanowire sensors
  • Insole gait sensors for healthcare applications

More than Moore / Energy Harvesting

  • Rectenna technology
  • Photovoltaics

More than Moore / RF devices & circuits

More than Moore / Analogue devices

  • Use of ReRAM for analogue applications

More than Moore / Photonics devices

  • Optoelectronic devices

More than Moore / Power devices

  • Power electronics (GaN HEMTs, SiC)

Flexible electronics / Organic devices

  • Smart integrated sensors
  • Smart organic PV

Flexible electronics / Others

Smart systems

Lab-on-chip

  • Bio/nano-engineering and low cost Lab-on-chip solutions

Systems design