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Professor Andrew Gallant, BSc PhD MIET MIEEE FHEA

Professor in the Department of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42525
Room number: E496 (Christopherson)
Director of the GJ Russell Facility

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Andrew Gallant is a Professor in Electronic Engineering at Durham University.

He graduated with a first class honours degree in Applied Physics with Electronic Engineering from Durham University in 2000. As an undergraduate, Andrew was sponsored by Fujitsu Microelectronics and worked in their Newton Aycliffe DRAM fab.

He stayed in Durham to develop widely tunable micromachined capacitors and received his PhD in 2004 (EPSRC CASE award with Filtronic Compound Semiconductors). Professor Gallant worked as a Research Associate in the Microsystems Technology Group at Durham until July 2008 when he was appointed as a Lecturer; and was promoted to Senior Lecturer (now Associate Professor) in 2014 and to a full Professor in 2020.


Micromachined THz Filter

His group’s core research activities are focused on the use of micromachining to create new components for the manipulation of terahertz light. He has over twenty years of experience in cleanroom-based fabrication techniques, and has published > 60 refereed journal and conference papers in the areas of micro- and nanofabrication with many addressing applications, devices and testing relevant to the RF and THz regions.

Professor Gallant has significant experience of running international collaborative grants, having been overall Scientific Coordinator of the €3.8M EU Initial Training Network (Notedev which focused on the development of THz devices. He is also a Co-I on the €4M H2020 ITN INDEED ( He has held EPSRC grants as PI and Co-I; as well has having received funding from the Royal Society for international travel exchanges.


L1 Digital Systems, L2 Digital Electronics and Embedded Systems, L3 Digital Electronics, L3 Design, MEng/BEng/MSc projects

Research Groups

Department of Engineering

Research Interests

  • Micro- and nanoengineering
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Terahertz devices and systems

Selected Publications

Chapter in book

Conference Paper

Conference Proceeding

  • Gallant, A.J., Swift, G.P, Dai, D., Kaliteevski, M.A., Zeze, D.A., Wood, D., Petty, M.C., Brand, S. , Abram, R.A. & Chamberlain, J.M. (2007). Micromachining for Terahertz Artificial Materials. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Chiang, C.J., Rothe, C., Rosamond, M.C., Gallant, A.J., Ferain, E., Legras, R., Wood, D. & Monkman, A. (2007). Organic light-emitting diodes incorporating supported nanotemplates. Proc. SPIE 6593.
  • Gallant, A.J., Wood, D., Levitt, J.A., Kaliteevski, M., Petty, M.C., Brand, S., Abram, R.A. & Chamberlain, J.M. (2006). The Fabrication of High Aspect Ratio THz Metamaterials. Seminar on Metamaterials for Microwave and (Sub) Millimetrewave Applications: Electromagnetic Bandgap and Double Negative Design, Structures, Devices and Experimental Validation, 2006. The Institution of Engineering and Technology, London.

Doctoral Thesis

  • Gallant, A.J. (2004). The simulation, fabrication and testing of widely tunable micromachined capacitors. Durham University. PhD.

Journal Article


  • Gallant, A.J. (2008), Can micromachining help us to fill the THz gap? (Invited talk), 9th International Symposium on RF MEMS and RF Microsystems, MEMSWAVE. Crete, Crete.

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