Emerging Technologies Research Centre
Emerging Technologies Research Centre's (EMTERC) activities are in the areas of micro and nanoelectronics. These range from fundamental materials research (fabricating novel materials, understanding basic physical mechanisms), to investigating device applications in power electronics and display technologies.
Since its inception in 1995, the Centre has actively collaborated with both academia and industry at national and international level.
The success which the Centre has had in these collaborations is evidenced by its success in the recent UK HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise (RAE'08), in which EMTERC played a fundamental role. Indeed, 80% of the research output was judged to be world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised.
There has been tremendous success in peer reviewed grant applications and the number and quality of its publications. This publication list exceeds over 200 papers, approximately half of which are in peer reviewed journals and half in major peer reviewed international Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) or equivalent conferences.
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Research activities are supported by a strong experimental base and fall into the following categories:
Fabrication Technologies: • Organic electronics
• Low temperature, large area electronics
• Flexible electronics
• Self assembly
• Production of nanomaterials
• Wide band gap materials
• Photovoltaics (organic and inorganic)
• Power semiconductor devices and integrated circuits
• Gate drive technologies
Electron Devices: • Emerging electronic memory devices
• Thin film transistors (TFTs)
• Wideband gap devices