John H. Davies

Contact information:

School of Engineering
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
U. K.

Personal Biography

I have been in Glasgow since 1986 having previously worked in Cambridge University, Bell Laboratories (Murray Hill), ETH-Zürich, Cornell University, and Ohio State University. I spent the academic year 1997–98 at the University of California at Santa Barbara and was on secondment with Freescale Semiconductor in East Kilbride from September–December 2004.


Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors

The physics of low-dimensional semiconductors: an introduction was published by Cambridge University Press in January 1998. It is available in paperback and hardback. Please go to its home page on this server for further information. There are also links to the publisher's web servers in Cambridge and New York. It has been translated into Japanese.


MSP430 Microcontroller Basics

MSP430 Microcontroller Basics was published by Newnes (an imprint of Elsevier) in August 2008. Please go to its home page on this server for further information and to download the accompanying files (code and solutions to examples).


Research interests

My research interests cover a wide range, including physics, elasticity and electronics, mainly centred around semiconducting heterostructures. Here are some topics of recent interest.

Recent publications

Please see the list on a separate page.

Current teaching

I am head of the Aerospace Engineering Teaching Discipline.

These are the courses that I teach or organise.

Material for many of these courses is available on the Engineering moodle server.

Tutorials on Cadence OrCAD applications

I’ve written several tutorials on different applications in the Cadence OrCAD suite. Please go to my Cadence OrCAD page on this server if you would like to read these.


Other expertise


School of Engineering