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Dr Ivona Mitrovic PhD, MSc, BSc EE

Reader Electrical Engineering and Electronics

    Research

    Materials for energy harvesting applications

    Theoretical understanding, fabrication and characterization of nanostructures, which employ resonant tunnelling and plasmonics effects, for energy harvesting in THz region.

    High-k dielectrics

    Theoretical understanding and engineering solutions for novel high-k dielectric stacks down to the 5 nm node (2022 ITRS generation).
    In particular Ge-channel devices as well as high-k oxides on GaN for power electronics.

    DNA bio-transistors and sensors

    Exploration of DNA bio-polymers for electronic applications, within Grand Challenge ‘Silicon meets life: interfacing electronics to biology’,

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Portable and low-cost Mass Based Sensing of Hydrocarbons

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    February 2018 - September 2018

    Dielectric engineering on GaN for sustainable energy applications

    UK-INDIA EDUCATION AND RESEARCH INITIATIVE (UK)

    April 2018 - March 2021

    Making Sense of your Sole

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    June 2015 - January 2016

    ZnO MESFETs for application to Intelligent Windows

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    May 2013 - May 2016

    Engineered resonant tunnelling nanostructures for Terahertz realm

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    April 2013 - March 2015

    High permittivity dielectrics on Ge for end of Roadmap application.

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    January 2011 - March 2014

    Small items of Research Equipment at the University of Liverpool

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    November 2012 - March 2013

    Impact Acceleration Account - University of Liverpool 2012

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    October 2012 - March 2017

    Research Collaborations

    Prof. O. Engstrom

    Project: High-k dielectrics
    External: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

    Band offset measurements and defects in high-k oxides.

    Dr P.-E. Hellstrom

    Project: Ge interface engineering
    External: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

    Research on rare-earth Tm2O3 dielectrics on germanium.

    Dr S. Schamm-Chardon

    Project: HRTEM and EELS studies
    External: CEMES-CNRS and Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

    Research on HRTEM and EELS characterisation on rare-earth high-k oxides on Si and Ge.

    Dr J. Hilfiker

    Project: VUV-VASE
    External: LOT-Oriel Ltd, Nebraska, USA

    Vacuum ultra-violet variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry (VUV-VASE) studies of high-k gate stacks for advanced CMOS devices applications.

    Dr V.R. Dhanak

    Project: X-ray photoelectron (XPS) characterisation
    Internal

    Physical characterisation of high-k gate stacks for advanced CMOS, ZnO and energy harvesting devices applications.

    Prof. K. Durose

    Project: MIIM and ZnO based devices
    Internal

    Deposition, electrical and physical characterisation of metal-insulator-insulator-metal rectifiers for applications in nantennas for energy harvesting; also ZnO-based devices.

    Dr J. Schubert

    Project: High-k dielectrics
    External: Research Centre Julich, Germany

    Physical and electrical characterisation study of LaLuO3 on Si gate stacks for advanced CMOS devices.

    Prof. I.G. Thayne

    Project: High-k dielectrics on GaN
    External: University of Glasgow

    XPS study of high-k dielectrics on GaN for applications in power electronics devices.

    Prof. A. Peaker

    Project: High-k dielectrics
    External: University of Manchester

    Electrical characterisation of high-k dielectrics for CMOS applications.

    Prof. B. Hamilton

    Project: High-k dielectrics
    External: University of Manchester

    Breakdown mechanisms in high-k gate stacks by a conductive atomic force microscope (C-AFM).

    Dr P. Hurley

    Project: Deposition and characterisation of high-k dielectrics
    External: University College Cork and Tyndall National Institute, Ireland

    Deposition of W for MIIM nanorectifiers.

    Dr T.C.Q. Noakes

    Project: High-k dielectrics
    External: STFC Daresbury Laboratory, UK

    MEIS studies on ultra-thin high-k gate stacks.

    Prof. P. Ashburn

    Project: SiGeC HBTs
    External: University of Southampton

    Electrical characterisation of SiGe and SiGeC heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) for RF communications.

    Dr I. Alexandrou

    Project: High-k dielectrics
    External: NanoPort FEI COMPANY, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

    HRTEM and EELS studies on LaLuO3 based gate stacks on Si for advanced CMOS devices applications.

    Dr O. Buiu

    Project: Spectroscopic ellipsometry
    External: LOT-Oriel SRL Company, Bucharest, Romania

    Assessment of thickness and optical constants of high-k gate stacks by spectroscopic ellipsometry technique in the infra-red energy region.

    Prof. H. Przewlocki

    Project: Internal photoemission (IPS) study
    External: Institute of Electron Technology, Poland

    Analysis and interpretation of band offsets derivation on high-k gate stacks by XPS and IPS.

    Dr P. Williams

    Project: High-k dielectrics precursors development
    External: SAFC Hitech Ltd, UK

    Hitech has been strong supporter of Electrical Engineering and Electronics grants related to fabricating devices by various depositions methods (ALD, CVD, MBE) in the state-of-the-art Laboratory in School of Engineering. They have provided continuous support in terms of precursors supply for various high-k oxides depositions over last decade.

    Prof. P. Chalker

    Project: Deposition of high-k dielectrics
    Internal

    ALD, CVD and MBE deposition of a number of different material systems for applications in advanced CMOS, power electronics and energy harvesting devices.
    This prolific collaboration has been on-going for the past 10 years.

    Prof. S. Beeby

    Project: Nanorectifiers for NIR energy harvesting
    External: University of Southampton

    ALD and sputtering deposition of metal/insulator based nanostructures.

    Dr A. Dimoulas

    Project: Ge interface engineering
    External: NCSR Demokritos, MBE Laboratory, Institute of Materials Science, Greece

    Research on rare earth La2O3 and Y2O3 dielectrics on germanium.

    Dr A. Santoni

    Project: XPS study
    External: ENEA, Frascati Research Centre, Italy

    XPS studies on RE-oxides for Ge channel devices.