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Professor Layi Alatise

Job Title
Professor and Royal Society Industry Fellow
School of Engineering
Research Interests

Power Semiconductor Materials and Devices
Power Electronic Converters and Systems
Energy Conversion in Electrical and Power Systems
IEEE Author Profile.


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.

Title Funder Award start Award end
A New Generation of Automotive IGBTs and Gate Drivers for Future Electric Vehicles - Royal Society Industry Fellowship Royal Society 01 Jun 2020 31 May 2024
FutureBEV Innovate UK 01 Aug 2020 31 Jan 2024
Novel Condition Monitoring and Health Management Technologies for High Voltage SiC Power Modules. EPSRC 01 Oct 2017 30 Sep 2021
EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics: Knowledge Exchange Awards - Ultra-Fast Field Stop IGBT/Diode Development EPSRC 01 Aug 2019 30 Nov 2019
The investigation of the switching transients of field-stop IGBTs Bourns Inc 01 Jan 2019 30 Jun 2019
Future offshore grid - the high voltage direct current (HVDC) challenge - EPSRC-National Grid HVDC - Gate Drives (Cambridge-led) EP/L021579/1 EPSRC 01 Apr 2015 15 Jun 2019
Underpinning Power Electronics - Components Theme EPSRC 01 Jul 2013 31 Oct 2017
Challenges in High Temperature, High Reliability and High Power Density Press Pack SiC EPSRC 01 Jan 2015 30 Jun 2017
Collaboration Agreement - Low Carbon Networks Fund bid Western Power Distribution 01 May 2013 31 Dec 2016
First Grant: Predictive Reliability Modelling and Characterization of Silicon Carbide Power MOS-Transistors in Grid-Connected VoltageSource Converters EPSRC 17 Apr 2013 08 Aug 2015
The requirements, capabilities and costs for a Low Frequency AC transmission technology to allow for both research and training requirements to take place SP Power Systems Limited 01 Feb 2014 18 Mar 2015