Professor Anthony O'Neill
Siemens Professor of Microelectronics

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    School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Merz Court
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU, UK


Professor Anthony O'Neill joined Newcastle University in 1986, having previously worked at Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd. He has been Siemens Professor of Microelectronics since 1996. In 1994 he was Visiting Scientist at MIT, Cambridge, Ma, USA. In 2002 He became Royal Society Industry Fellow at Atmel, UK. In 2009 he was Visiting Professor at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Roles and Responsibilities

*  Director of Research, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
*  Director of nanoLAB University Research Centre
*  Leader of eFutures network for electronics research in UK universities, with ~300 members
*  Principal Investigator on EPSRC Projects: 
          -   Ferroelectrics for nanoelectronics (FERN); 
          -   eFutures
          -   eFuturesXD
          -   Atomic Layer Interface Engineering for Nanoelectronics (ALIEN):contacts
* Co- Principal Investigator on the Wellcome/EPSRC project
          -   Controlling Abnormal Network Dynamics with Optogenetics (CANDO)
* Co-Investigator on the projects
          -   Multi-electrode electromyography: developing electrical cross-sectional imaging of skeletal muscle
          -   Underpinning Power Electronics: Devices Theme
*  Member of EPSRC College
*  Director of NMI, a UK trade organisation for the electronics industry with more than 200 members


BSc, PhD


C Eng, Fellow IET, Senior Member IEEE,

Anthony is a member of the Emerging Technology and Materials research group

Research Interests

  • Interface engineering and heterogenious integration
  • Ferroelectric materials for nanoelectronics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Nanoelectronics for future biomedical applications
  • power electronics
  • Interconnects and nanowires for integrated circuits
  • Strained Silicon: materials, technology and characterisation

Potential PhD Research Projects

  • Atomic Layer Interface Engineering for Nanoelectronics
  • Ferroelectrics for nanoelectronics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Nanoelectronics circuits for medical applications
  • Silicon Nanowires: Design, Fabrication and Characterisation
  • Energy Harvesting for Nanoelectronics
The School website has more information on research degrees and funding.


Undergraduate Teaching

Electronic Devices EEE3020

Postgraduate Teaching

Electronic Devices EEE8018