University of Glasgow, UK, Research (RES)

Prof Charlie N Ironside
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
University of Glasgow
G12 8LT
Phone: 0141 330 4796

Description and expertise of the organisation:
The Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering is one of the largest in terms of size and funding in the UK with a Grade 5 attained in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The continued eminence of Glasgow as centre of excellence in engineering is recognised in the December 2004 Times Higher Education Supplement rankings with the University of Glasgow placed at 61st in the top 100 Engineering and Information Technology universities in the world, which makes us the top university in Scotland and ranked 5th in the UK.

The Electronics and Electrical Engineering department is internationally renown for research in nanoscience and nanotechnology including opto-, bio-, power-, micro- and nano-electronics with major centres including the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, the Electronics Design Centre and the Bioelectronics Research Centre. Our renowned research activities also cover the areas of Control and Intelligent Systems, Microelectronics Systems, Power Electronics and Power Systems.

The Optoelectronics group is one of the leading groups in research and knowledge transfer with industry. Optoelectronics covers several rapidly growing areas of research including ultrafast tunable lasers, integrated optics, photonic integrated circuits, all-optical computing and optical sensing applications. The group has been conducting internationally recognised research for over 25 years, providing world class expertise in the design, fabrication and characterisation of optoelectronic devices.

Research interests / Project ideas
We have a wide rang of research interests in optoeletronic Integrated Ciurcuits for wirless network solutions.
Integration technologies
Nano-photonics and photonic crystals
Semiconductor Lasers
Resonant Tunneling diodes

We are currently looking for partners interested in packaging and testing ultra low cost InP components for PICs based on Resonant tunneling diode technology. We have have a defined project with a number of other European partners.

Resonant Tunneling diodes
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits
Epilayered, heterostructured III-V semiconductors
RTD laser diode
RTD electroabsorption modulator
RTD photodiode
Wireless/optical interfaces
Wide bandwidth electronic gain
High data rates mobile access networks
Mobile communications