Welcome to Emerging Technologies Research Centre (EMTERC)

EMTERC's activities are in the areas of micro- and nano-electronics. These range from fundamental materials research (fabricating novel materials, understanding basic physical mechanisms), to investigating device applications in power electronics and display technologies.

Since its inception in 1995, the Centre has actively collaborated with both academia and industry at national and international level. The success the Centre has had in these collaborations is evidenced by its success in the recent UK HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise (RAE'08) in which EMTERC played a fundamental role. Indeed, 80% of the research output was judged to be World leading, Internationally-excellent or Internationally-recognised.

There has also been tremendous success In peer-reviewed grant applications and the number and quality of its publications. This publication list exceeds over 200 papers, approximately half of which are in peer-reviewed journals and half in major peer-reviewed international IEEE or equivalent conferences.


Our MSc programme in Micro Electronics and Nano Technology has been accredited by IET to the CEng level for a five year period from 2011 and interested applicants can now apply for September 2012 to Dr S. Paul (spaul@dmu.ac.uk). A new cohort of MSc students started the MSc course in October 2011.

2 new PhD students (including one MSc MEANT student from the 2010-11 cohort) have started work in October 2011 within EMTERC on nanotechnology based projects.

Dr Shashi Paul (Head of EMTERC) has recently co-authored and published 2 collaborative research papers

11 Undergraduate final year project students have started their projects in the area of nanoelectronics.

PhD student David Black, who recently defended his thesis (external: Prof. Mike Walls (Loughborough), is now working within the renewable energy sector at Intelligent Energy as a Research Engineer investigating fuel cells.