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Professor David Wood, BSc PhD

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42464
Room number: E496 (Christopherson)

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Professor David Wood has over 25 years experience in semiconductor materials, devices and technology with over 90 publications. His recent work has focussed on Microsystems, with numerous research grants and awards from EPSRC, the regional development agency and industry. A new clean room funded by the Royal Society and the Wolfson Foundation was opened in 2004. Recent work includes a liquid density sensor based on SAW techniques, a monolithic probe card for testing integrated circuits, a microgripper for cell manipulation, a probe for two-dimensional measurement of air flow, terahertz frequency devices and an RF MEMS varactor with world leading performance. Prof Wood holds awards with a current value of over £4M, with funding from EPSRC, One NorthEast, Cenamps, Index Instruments, Philips and Caterpillar.

Research Groups

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Research Interests

  • IC fabrication
  • Microsystems technology
  • Optoelectronics

Selected Publications

Conference papers

Edited works: conference proceedings

Journal papers: academic

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Industry: Chemicals, plastics, oil & gas: the ``chip'' industry
  • Industry: Chemicals, plastics, oil & gas: microelectronics
  • Industry: Chemicals, plastics, oil & gas: optical communications
  • Industry: Chemicals, plastics, oil & gas: microengineering
  • Computers: the ``chip'' industry
  • Computers: microelectronics
  • Computers: optical communications
  • Computers: microengineering