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Staff Profile



Professor and Royal Society Industry Fellow


School of Engineering
University of Warwick
T:   +44(0)2476151437

Research Interests

Power Semiconductor Materials and Devices
Power Electronic Converters and Systems
Energy Conversion in Electrical Systems


BEng (1st class) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University (2005)
PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University (2008)
Thesis Title: "Strained engineered Semiconductor Devices for Analog and RF applications"

IC and Device Engineer, ATMEL North-Tyneside UK (2004 to 2005)
Innovation R&D Engineer, NXP Semiconductors UK Ltd (2008 to 2011)
Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering , University of Warwick. 2011 to 2014
Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering , University of Warwick. 2014 to 2017
Reader in Electrical Engineering , University of Warwick. 2017 to 2019
Professor in Electrical Engineering , University of Warwick. 2019 onwards
Royal Society Industry Fellow with Bourns Inc , 2020 onwards

Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Electron Devices, Industrial Electronics etc
Associate Editor IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics

Research History

Industrial Research Funding and Consultancy
Bourns Semiconductors UK Ltd. "Characterization of Field stop IGBTs"

Royal Society Industry Fellowship
Principal Investigator. 2020 to 2024. Industrial Secondment in Power Electronics

EPSRC Funding
EP/R004366/1. (£1.2M). Principal Investigator. 2017 to 2020. Condition Monitoring in Power Electronics
EP/K008161/1 . (£125k). Principal Investigator. 2013 to 2015. Reliability in Power Electronics
EPSRC Centre of Power Electronics Funding . (£300k). Principal Investigator. 2015 to 2017. Pressure Packages for Silicon Carbide.
EP/L007010/1 . (£2M). Co-Investigator. 2014 to 2017. Underpinning Power Devices.
EP/K034804/1. (£2M). Co-Investigator. 2014 to 2017. Components Integration in Power Electronics.
EP/L021579/1 . (£1.1M) .Co-Investigator. 2014 to 2018. Power Electronics for HVDC.

Other Funding
TSB/KTP. Co-Investigator. 2014 to 2016. Condition monitoring of power electronics for wind turbines.
Low Carbon Network Fund FLEXDGRID. Co-Investigator. 2012 to 2015. Fault management technologies in Low voltage distribution networks.

PhD Supervision
Dr Saeed Jahdi. (2016). Analysis of Dynamic Performance and Robustness in Silicon and Silicon Carbide Power Electronic Devices
Dr Ji Hu. (2016). Finite Element Electrothermal Modelling and Characterization of Silicon and Silicon Carbide Power Devices
Dr Roozbeh Bonyadi. (2016). Reliability Assessment and Modelling of Power Electronic Devices for Automotive Application and Design
Dr Jose Ortiz Gonzalez (2017) Electrothermal Modelling for Condition Monitoring in Modern Power Devices
Dr Petros Alexakis (2018) Reliability of wide bandgap semiconductor devices under unconventional mode conduction
Dr Zarina Davletzhanova (2019) Characterization of Series Connected Power Devices
Nereus Agbo (2019 to 2022) Characterization and Reliability of WBG Power Devices
Burhan Etoz (2019 to 2022) Implementation of WBG Devices in Multi-port Converters
Simon Mendy (2020 to 2023) Characterization and Reliability of WBG Power Devices

Post-Doctoral Research Supervision
Dr Ruizhu Wu. (2019 to Present).
Dr Jose Ortiz Gonzalez. (2013 to Present).
Dr Nadeesh Nobeen. (2015 to 2016).
Dr Qian Zhou. (2013 to 2015).
Dr Ahmad Soli. (2014 to 2016).

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching
ES185. Electrical and Electronic Circuits.
ES2B1. Energy Conversion and Power Systems.
ES3B3. Power Systems and Electrical Machines.
ES96Z. Electrical Machines and Drives.

Research Projects

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