Professor of Semiconductor Devices
Director of the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre
Active in the Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
- Douglas Paul has an MA degree in Physics and Theoretical Physics and a PhD from the Cavendish Laboratory,
University of Cambridge.
- He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Institute of Physics,
a chartered physicist, a Senior Member of the IEEE, was a Fellow of St. Edmund's College
in Cambridge, an EPSRC Advanced Fellow and managed all the Si/SiGe research in the Cavendish Laboratory
before taking up a Professorial position at the University of Glasgow in 2007.
- Prof Paul presently sits on a number of government department committees including the MOD Defence Scientific Advisory Council (DSAC), the Home Office CBRN Scientific Advisory Committee, Government Office of Science
and previously sat on DTI Foresight Committees. He was the U.K. representative to the NATO CBP Science Panel between 2004 and 2008.
- He was one of the editors
for the 1st Technology Roadmap on European Nanoelectronics, a significant part of which is
now in the ITRS Roadmap Future Emerging Technology section and gave evidence at the
House of Lords to the Lords Select Committee panel on
'Chips for Everything'.
- He is responsible for the EC ZEROPOWER network for writing a roadmap on self-powered autonomous systems and energy harvesting systems. He is also involved in organising a number of EC ZEROPOWER workshops and summer schools on energy harvesting.
- Prof Paul is a member of the Council for Industry and Higher Education Task Force Working Party on Enhancing Value: getting the most out of UK Research.
- He sits on the scientific, programme and / or organising committees for a number of international conference series including the IEEE 12th International Conference on Nanotechnology,
the International IEEE Conference on Group IV Photonics, the International SiGe Technology and Device Meeting, the SiGe, Ge, & Related Compounds Symposium and the International Conference
on Silicon Epitaxy and Heterostructures.
- His research interests include nanofabrication, Si/SiGe heterostructures, nanoelectronic silicon devices, quantum cascade lasers,
quantum devices, silicon photonics, terahertz systems, sensors and thermoelectrics.