Dr Alan Mathewson is a Deputy Director of CONNECT. After graduating with a BSc in Physical Electronics from Northumbria University in 1978 and working in Racal Research on CMOS and thin film amorphous Si LCD technology, Alan Mathewson moved to University College Cork and the National Microelectronics Research Centre, a predecessor of the Tyndall National Institute, in 1982.
Between then and 1999 he was responsible for research activity in silicon technology characterisation and modelling. He received a PhD from University College Cork in 1995 for his work in the area of CMOS Compatible Avalanche Photodiode Arrays.
From 1999 to 2005 he was responsible for the Transducers Group within NMRC. This involved working on a broad spectrum of Si based technology and design activities.
After a sabbatical in CEA Leti he returned to Tyndall in 2007 and assumed leadership of the heterogeneous systems integration group. In 2015 he was given the role of deputy head of the new micro and nanosytems centre in Tyndall. Dr Mathewson is a Senior Member of IEEE.
To date twenty-four PhD and thirty-five MEngSc projects have been completed under his supervision. Furthermore, more than three hundred publications in peer-reviewed journal and conference proceedings have been presented and 9 patents have been deposited.
Dr Mathewson is particularly interested in working with EDGE Fellows in the following area:
• Atomistic Simulation, Development and Characterisation of Aluminium Nitride (AlN) based films with enhanced piezoelectric properties for application into MEMS devices