School of Engineering, University of Glasgow

Discipline: Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate Masters Degrees

Placement list for the Master of Engineering degree

Last updated 17/11/03

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Year 1997


Student : John Armitage

Industrial Supervisor : Dr Silvia Mittler

Company: Max Planck Institute,Pastfach 3148, D-55021 Mainz, Germany.

Title: Planar waveguide scattering microscopy using a water subphase.


Student:David Black

Industrial Supervisor : Mr Paul Blom

Company: Philips Research Laboratories, Prof. Holstlaan 4, Eindhoven 5656AA, The Netherlands

Title: Contact limited hole injection in Polymer LEDs.


Student: John Breen

Industrial Supervisor : Mr Steve Feltham

Company:ESTEC,XRL Section Keplerlaan 1, Postbus 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk , Netherlands

Title: Construction of testbed to measure passive intermodulation products / travelling wave tube amplifiers & associated power supplies.


Student: Graeme Kelly

Industrial Supervisor : Francoise Saint-Andre and A Kevorkian

Company: GeeO,46 Avenue Felix Viallet, 38031 Grenoble, France.

Title: Temperature study of an electric field assisted ion exchange oven to improve embedded optic device manufacturing process


Student: Alison McAtamney

Industrial Supervisor : Ignacio Irivar

Company:Fagor Electronica,Apartado, 23, 20500 Mondragon, (Gipuzkoa), SPAIN

Title: Amplifier testing application


Student : Alexis McDougall

Industrial Supervisor : Mr Serge Tedesco

Company:LETI Grenoble, 17, Avenue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9, France

Title: 50nm lines of negative chemically amplified resist


Student: Patrick McKeever

Industrial Supervisor : Dr Ralf Steingruber

Company: Heinrich Hertz Institut,Einsteinufer 37, D-10587, Berlin.

Title: DUV Process Evaluation and Optimisation


Student:Scott McKenzie

Industrial Supervisor : Kurt Alber

Company: Honeywell GmbH, B'blinger Strabe 17, D-71101 Schonaich, Deutchland.

Title: Phase Control Strategies for household light dimmers


Student: Craig Morrison

Industrial Supervisor : Philip Rudnick & John Trail

Company: Motorola (Munich),7 Schatzbogen Strasse , 81829, Munich

Title: Guinevere


Student:Farooq Razzaq

Industrial Supervisor : Dr Alfredo Bruno and Dr M Ehrat

Company:Novartis Pharma Limited,K127 (rm 176) Klybeckstrasse 141, Basel, Switzerland

Title: Multiplexing bioaffinity sensors using planar waveguides


Student : Maria Sabatini

Industrial Supervisor : Alessandro Bertini

Company: IRIS ,Parco La Selva, 151, 03018 Paliano (FR), Italy

Title: A software mixer for a MARS Orcestra


Student :Morna Scrimgeour

Industrial Supervisor : Prof. Franco Bordoni

Company :ENEA & Dept. of Engineering, University of L'Aquila,67040 Poggio di Roio, L'Aquila, Italy

Title: Characterisation of molecules deposited by an electric field using AFM & SCAM


Student: Paul Stonelake

Industrial Supervisor : Mr Ray Monavar

Company: Quantum Corporation, Building 1, 500 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, California 95035, USA

Title: Operating system overhead emulation with disk drive diagnostic software


Year 1998

Student: Michael Page

Industrial Supervisor : Jens Franzen ,

Company: Philips GmbH Stressemannallee 101, D-22529 Hamburg, Germany.

Title: TriMedia Software Application


Student: Andrew Erskine

Industrial Supervisor : Mr Christophe le Moing

Company: Honeywell COMETA S.A.,21 Chemin de Vieux Chene, BP81, 38243 MEYLAN Cedex, France

Title: A control unit for ultrasonic distance sensors


Student: Fraser McGibbon

Industrial Supervisor : Lumir Pistek

Company: MESIT Pristroje, Sokolovska 573, 686 01 Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic.

Title: Measurement system for static & dynamic testing of aircraft


Student: Ian Young

Industrial Supervisor : Mr Serge Tedesco

Company: LETI Grenoble, 17, Avenue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9, France

Title: Optimised process for electron bean nanolithography using chemically amplified resists


Year 1999

Student: John Crawford

Industrial Supervisor : Dr Menno Prins

Company: Philips Research Laboratories,Building: WB11, Prof. Holstlaan 4 5656AA Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Title: Dynamic beam attenuator


Student: Ciaran Higgins

Industrial Supervisor : Mr Serge Tedesco

Company: LETI Grenoble,17, Avenue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9, France

Title: Resolution study of chemically amplified resists


Student: Richard Hill

Industrial Supervisor : Dr Dago M. de Leeuw

Company: Philips Research Laboratories, Building: WAG1 568, Prof. Holstlaan 4 5656AA Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Title: Investigation into all polymer electronics


Student: Alastair Martin

Industrial Supervisor : Mr Laurent Bellon

Company: BPS Nextral,BP 39, Pre Milliet-Montbonnot, F-38330 Saint-Ismier, France

Title: Understanding of the physical mechanisms of standing wave sustained plasma


Student: Alison Menzies

Industrial Supervisor : Dr Jurgen Plog

Company: Philips GmbH,Stressemannallee 101, 22529 Hamburg, Germany

Title: TV prototype


Student: Ivan Perry

Industrial Supervisor : Mr Xavier Rodet

Company: Ircam,1, Place Igor-Stravinsky, F-75004 Paris, France

Title: Evolution of Ircam's 'Additive'


Student: Doug Wylie

Industrial Supervisor : Mr Urs Staufer

Company: Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchatel,SAMLAB, IMT, 1 Rue Jaquet Droz, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Title: Flip-chip bonding techniques applied within the electron microcolumn projects


Year 2000

Student: Alasdair Anderson

Industrial Supervisor: Dr Teofilo Diez-Caballero

Company: Biosensores, S.L., Depto. Administration, , C/ Ausias March, 1- Bajo, E-12593 - Moncofa (Castellon), SPAIN

Title: Construction of and signal conditioning for amplifiers for use with biosensors


Student: Graeme Angus

Industrial Supervisor: Rod Sulte

Company: GE Harris ECS, J147, John Rodes Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32934, USA

Title: Subscription monitoring (Vattenfall, Software Customs)


Student: Ross Ballany

Industrial Supervisor: Xavier Rodet

Company: Ircam, 1 Place Igor Stravinsky, F-75004 Paris, France

Title: Portation of analysis/synthesis applications to Windows NT


Student: Neil Calder

Industrial Supervisor: Albert O'Grady

Company: Analog Devices B.V., Applications lab, Building 3, Raheen Ind. Estate, Limerick, Ireland

Title: Evaluation systems for sigma-delta ADV


Student: Stuart Conaghan

Industrial Supervisor: Dr Xavier Serra

Company: University of Pompeu Fabra, La Rambla 31, 08002, Barcelona, Spain

Title: Creation of sound effects database using SMS techniques


Student: Iain Eddie

Industrial Supervisor: Dr Urs Staufer

Company: Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchatel, Rue Jaquet-Droz 1, CH-2007 Neuchatel, Switzerland

Title: Fabrication and characterisation of low cost scanning force microscope tips


Student: Kenneth Hough

Industrial Supervisor: Dr Hans Joachim Hartmann/Dr Renate Konrad

Company: Institut fuer Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 18-20, 55129, Mainz, Deutchland

Title: Investigation of capability of current software package in simulation & design of Microfluidic systems for control dispensing & directing of charged analytes in microfluidic systems


Student: Jennifer John

Industrial Supervisor: Dave McGaw

Company: GE Harris Energy Control Systems, Office H1334, 407 North John Rodes Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida, USA 32934

Title: Plan file loader extension


Student: David McGeoch

Industrial Supervisor: Dr Menno Prins

Company: Phillips Research Laboratories Eindhoven, Building: WB11, Prof. Holstlaan 4 5656AA Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Title: Dynamic Beam Attenuator Dynamics


Student: Mark Milgrew

Industrial Supervisor: Rod Sulte

Company: GE Harris ECS, J147, 407 John Rodes Boulevard, Melbourne FL 32934, USA

Title: Subscription Monitoring (Vattenfall Software Customs)


Student: Alasdair Mitchell

Industrial Supervisor: Frank Jordan

Company: Phillips Semiconductors GmbH, Multimedia & SLH/SM-BLV, Stressemannallee 101, D-22529 Hamburg, Germany

Title: Finding the accuracy of GSM positioning


Student: Kenneth Patterson

Industrial Supervisor: Serge Tedesco

Company: LETI Grenoble, CEA-LETI-DMEL, 17, Avenue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble, Cedex 9, France

Title: Optimisation of resist process for use in LETI's hybrid lithography process


Student: Peter Perry

Industrial Supervisor: Phillip Airey

Company: ESTEC, Nc118, Erasmus Building, Keplerlaan, PO Box 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, Netherlands

Title: Autonomous navigation using Star Tracker Images for geostationary satellites


Student: Alistair Robertson

Industrial Supervisor: Carlo Sitori

Company: Thompson- CSF, Laboratoire Central de Recherches, Domaine de Corbeville, 91404 ORSAY Cedex, France

Title: Resonant tunnelling and far-field measurements of quantum cascade laser


Student: Graeme Truslove

Industrial Supervisor: Dr Xavier Serra

Company: University of Pompeu Fabra, La Rambla 31, 08002, Barcelona, Spain

Title: Analysis, characterisation & synthesis of violin sounds based on spectral modelling synthesis technique


Year 2001


Student : Melanie Ayre

Industrial Supervisor : Dr ACT Aarts

Company : Philips Research Laboratories, Building: WAG1 568, Prof. Holstlaan 4 5656AA, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Title : Development of a compact noise model for HV-LDMOS


Student : Alasdair Dunn

Industrial Supervisor : Dr Scott McMeekin

Company : Kymata Limited, Starlaw Park, Livingston EH54 8SF

Title : Investigate material s required to produce an athermal arrayed waveguide grating


Student : Euan Harris

Industrial Supervisor : Dr Sujoy Mitra

Company : Xilinx, Inc. 2100 Logic Drive, San Jose, CA 95124-3400, USA

Title : Platform Generator


Student : Stephen King

Industrial Supervisor : Liz Morgan-Gray

Company : CSFB [Credit Suisse First Boston], One Cabot Square, London, E14 4QJ

Title : Computer telephony integration for the client franchise suite


Student : Graeme Lindsay

Industrial Supervisor : Hugh Dick

Company : Atmel Smartcard ICs, Scottish Enterprise Park, Birniehill Roundabout, East Kilbride, G75 0QF

Title : Embedded system validation using dynamically reconfigured hardware


Student : David Loudon

Industrial Supervisor : Julia Page

Company : The Technology Partnership, Melbourn , Cambridge. (

 Title : Digital radio application for a personal digital assistant


Student : David Raeburn

Industrial Supervisor : Dr David Rogers/Trevor J. Bumfrey

Company : Kodak Ltd, R&D, W92-1D, Kodak Ltd, Headstone Drive, Harrow, HA1 4TY


Student : Murray Stewart

Industrial Supervisor : Dr Robert Averbeck

Company : Infineon Technologies AG, P.O. Box 80 09 49, 81609 MÙnchen, Germany

Title : Deep state impurities in GaAsN semiconductor material


Student : Anne-Marie Holland

Industrial Supervisor : Dominidue Fober

Company : Grame-Computer Music Research Lab, Blinden9, Rue Du Garet, BP 1185, FR 69002 Lyon Cedex 01, France

Title : Design of Evaluation Tools for Pitch Tracker


Student : Natasha Lindsay

Industrial Supervisor : David Crombie

Company : Federatie van Nederlandse bibliotheken, (Dutch Federation of Libraries for the Blind), Molenpad 2 , 1016 GM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Title : FNB Placement


Student : Karen Scott

Industrial Supervisor : Erwan Harroch

Company : Motorola, Centre de Recheche Paris , Espace technologique de Saint Aubin, 91193 Gif sur Yvatte Cedex, France

Title : Statistical analysis of cdma2000/WCDMA &endash; FDD É


Student : Keith Thompson

Industrial Supervisor : Alexander Gotz

Company : EADS Deutchland GmbH, Andrea Prinz, Trainee department Ottobrunn, Postfach 80 12 29, 81663 München, Germany

Title : Development & implementation of implementation of incoming/acceptance test procedures for EC&MU hardware


Student : Mitra Trop

Industrial Supervisor : Gian-Luca Letteieri

Company : University of Neuchatel, Group De Rooij, SAMLAB, IMT, 1, Rue Jaquet Droz, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Title : Optimisation of design & operation of planar micro-fluidic devices for bead-bases assays


Student : Jill Walker

Industrial Supervisor : Dr Steve Evans

Company : Robert Bosch GmbH, K4/EEA4: Brushless DC Motor Development, P.O. Box 11 63, D-77813 Buehl, Germany

Title : Optimisation of General Motor cross sections using Ansys 2D finite element analysis software


Student : Colin Yates

Industrial Supervisor : Serge Lemouton

Company : IRCAM, L'Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique

IRCAM, 1 Place Stravinsky, 75004 Paris, France

Title : The emulation of the Yamaha DX7 & TX816 synthesisers using Max/MSP


Year 2002

Student : Alastair Andrew

Industrial Supervisor : David Opalsky

Company : Sequenom, Corporate Headquarters, 3595 John Hopkins Court, San Diego, CA 92121-1331, USA

Title : High Speed Temperature Sensing of a Silicon Chip


Student : Ian Henderson

Industrial Supervisor : John Moxey

Company : Atmel Smartcard ICs, Maxwell Building, Scottish Enterprise Park, Birniehill Roundabout, East Kilbride, G75 0QF

Title : Software I/O for the Voyager Smart Card emulation System


Student : Justin Hewgill

Industrial Supervisor : Mark Heason

Company : Intellemetrics, 35 Cable Depot Road, Riverside Industrial Estate, Glasgow G81 1UY

Title : The development and implementation of a communications and control software package for a suite of diagnostic instruments used to monitor pulsed laser deposition (PLD) processes.


Student : David O'Donnell

Industrial Supervisor : JesÏs Ruano-L&emdash;pez

Company : IKERLAN, P-ArizmendarrietaÊ N2, P.O. Box 146, 20500 Mondragon, Guipuzcoa, Spain

Title : The Design and Development of MEMS microactuators


Student : Julie Shankland

 Industrial Supervisor : Dr Henning Riechert/Dr Robert Averbeck

Company : Infineon Technologies AG, Corporate Research Photonics, Otto-Hahn-Ring 6, D-81730 Munich, Germany

 Title : The characterisation of InGaAsN-based heterostructures on GaAs with respect to their suitability for use in laser structures


Student : Ashish Sood

Industrial Supervisor : Nadine Fabre

Company : Agilent Technologies UK Ltd, South Queensferry, West Lothian EH30 9TG


Student : Iain Barrett

Industrial Supervisor : Christophe Leger

Company : LESI, University d'Orleans, 12, Rue de Blois, BP 6744, 45067 ORLEANS &endash; Cedex 2


Title : Detection of Left Ventricle Contours for Reconstruction in 4D


Student : Ben Davidson

Industrial Supervisor : Prof S Aitchison

Company : University of Toronto, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

10 King's College Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G4

Title : Accurate Measurement of the Index of Refraction in Optical Waveguides


Student : Mandip Farmahan

Industrial Supervisor : Dr Martin Wieland

Company : Trace Biotech AG, Mascheroder Weg 1b, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany

Title : Design and Testing of an Oxygen Sensor


Student : Ross Halliday

Industrial Supervisor : Gilles Pommereuil

Company : Arturia SA, 1, rue de la Gare, 38950 Saint Martin le Vinoux, France

Title : VST instrument: Acoustic Guitar


Student : Mark Hanson

Industrial Supervisor : Frau Dr P Hildebrandt

Company : Sennheiser Electronic GmbH& Co KG, Am Labor 1, 30900 Wedemark , Germany

Title : To research, develop and produce an electronic module to counter the effects of atmospheric pressure experienced by an acoustical damping measuring device


Student : Catherine Jones

Industrial Supervisor : Dr David Farruggio

Company : ABB Schweiz, Power plant control, UTAPa1, Utility Automation, Brown Boveri Strasse 6,

Ch-5401 Baden, Switzerland

Title : A Model of the water steam cycle of a waste to energy plant in Simulink


Student : Kenneth MacDonald

Industrial Supervisor : Stuart D Fowell

Company : Science Systems ( Space) Ltd, Clother Road, Bristol, BS4 5SS

Title : Development of a CORBA IDL compiler for space-based applications


Student : Gerard McCafferty

Industrial Supervisor : Marcelo M Wanderiey

Company : McGill University, Faculty of Music, 55 Stewart Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal ( Quebec)

H3A 1E3 Canada

Title : Synthesis by rule of instrument for real-time control of additive synthesis


Student : Steven McComish

Industrial Supervisor : Salvatore Mancuso

Company : ESTEC/ESA, Attitude, Navigation & Control Analysis Section, Control & Data Division, Electrical Engineering Department, P.O. Box 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Title : State Estimation and Navigation for Planetary Landing


Student : Neil McKenzie

Industrial Supervisor : David Crombie

Company : Federatie van Netherlandse Blindbibliotheken, Postbus 24, 5360AA Grave,

Traverse 175 5361 TD Grave, Molenpad 2 1016 GM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Title : Accessible Object Oriented Multimedia Music Modelling Techniques


Student : Simon O'Neill

Industrial Supervisor : Dr Jens Kalkkual

Company : Daimler Chrysler AG, HPC T 728, 70546 Stuttgart, Germany

Title : Design and implementation of a trajectory tracking controller for automatic collision avoidance of a steer-by-wire vehicle


Student : Andrew Ross

Industrial Supervisor : Prof Thor I Fossen

Company : Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Department of Cybernetics, Odd Bragstads Plass 2D, N- 7491 Trondheim, Norway

Title : Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight Control Systems


Student : Jonas Sanchez Ramirez

Industrial Supervisor : Dipl Ing Gabriele Kiesewetter

Company : IMM Electronik GmbH, Goethestrasse 22, D- 09648 Mittweida, Germany

Title : Design, implementation and manufacture of the MultifacePro audio device


Student : Kyle Wright

Industrial Supervisor : Marc Holme

Company : TRW &endash; Lucas Aerospace, York Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8LN

Title : Development of electrical and electronic circuits for the Airbus A380 aircraft electric Flight Control Surface (FCS) actuation systems


Can you offer a placement for an MEng Student ?

For further information, contact:

Prof. Charles N. Ironside
School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
email:Charles.Ironside at

Telephone: 0141-330 4796 or Fax: 0141-330 6002