Patrick J. McNally


 
 

Contents

    Work Information

    Microelectronics Research Laboratory

    Contact Information

    Current Research Projects

    Biographical Information

     Research Papers

     A Few Recreational Links

Work Information

Senior Lecturer, Dublin City University .

Director, Research Institute for Networks & Communications Engineering (RINCE), Dublin City University

Director, Microelectronics Research Laboratory in RINCE.

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Microelectronics Research Laboratory

Microelectronics Research Laboratory (MRL)

         MRL Homepage - research details, activities, links to other semiconductor sector information.
 

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Contact Information

email: patrick.mcnally@rince.ie

Ph: +353-1-7005119

FAX: +353-1-7005508

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Current Research Projects

Semiconductor Device(s) Processing
         Process induced defects/stresses
         Micro-Raman Spectroscopy for semiconductor strain analysis
         Synchrotron x-ray topography
         Ball Grid Array induced strains in Si substrates
         Finite element device stress modelling
         Gas Cell Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (Sub-Bandgap Defect Characterisation)
         Wide-Bandgap Si-compatible optoelectronic materials
         DLTS (under installation)
 
Semiconductor Device Modelling
         Advanced semiconductor devices using Cu-based metallization schemes
         Impact of thermal process on Ball Grid Array induced strains
         Orientational & dimensional effects
         Analysis of the impact of stress on device characteristics
         Defects/Yield
 
Wide Bandgap Photonics/Advanced Materials
         Evaluation of GaN and SiC epitaxy quality
         CuCl on Si  - possibilities for blue light emission
         Evaluation of SiGe virtual substrates for strain effects
         Si microdefects

 

Metal-Semiconductor Contact Technology
         Schottky barriers
         Ohmic contacts
         Metallisation techniques
         Theoretical modelling
         Materials characterization
         Spectroscopic techniques, e.g. X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
 

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Biographical Information

Ph.D., Brown University , Providence, RI, USA, 1992.

Sc.M., Brown University , Providence, RI, USA, 1988.

B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) First Class Hons., National University of Ireland, University College, Galway , Ireland, 1985.

 

2002- Associate Professor, School of Electronic Engineering, DCU.

 

2002-  Chairman, Programme Committee for 5th International Conference on Materials for Microelectronics & Nanoengineering (MFMN2004), Southampton, UK, 2004.

 

2002- Awarded DCU president’s Research Award for "Establishing synchrotron x-ray topography as a viable technique for the evaluation of industrial production process problems in integrated circuit manufacturing".

 

2002-     Director, Research Institute for Networks & Communications Engineering (RINCE), DCU.

 

2001-     Senior Member, I.E.E.E.

 

2002-     Chartered Engineer (CEng, MIEI) (see Institution of Engineers of Ireland)

 

2000- Member of International Advisory Board for the next (4th and re-titled) International Conference on Materials for Microelectronics & Nanoengineering, Espoo, Finland, June, 2002.

 

            2000- Senior Lecturer, School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University.

1999 - Head, Local Organising Committee; Member International Advisory Board; Member, Programme Committee: 3rd International Conference on Materials for Microelectronic Materials (MFM 2000), Dublin Castle, Ireland, October, 2000.

1997- CPhys, Member, Institute of Physics,

1997- Member, Institution of Engineers of Ireland (MIEI)

1996- Member, Materials Research Society.

1996- Member: X-Ray Topography Workgroup, for construction of ANKA Synchrotron Beamline, Karlsruhe, Germany.

1994-1995 Chairperson, D.C.U. B.Eng. Programme Board

1994- Member, I.E.E.E.

1993- Director, Microelectronics Research Lab., D.C.U.

1993-1994 Committee Member, Irish Scientists Research Association

1992- Lecturer, Dublin City University

1991-1992 Assistant Lecturer, Dublin City University

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Research Papers

Click HERE for details of completed research publications and/or presentations.

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A Few Recreational Links

Harmony Central:Guitar: Tablature

BBC News

EarthView

Leonard Cohen

World Radio Network Online

LyricFM - Ireland National Classical Radio Station

The Helix - Ireland's Arts Centre (DCU Campus)

BBC Radio 3 (UK) - Peerless Classical Music Station

Concertzender (Holland) - Eclectic Musical Mix

The Wine Development Board of Ireland

CricInfo – Cricket Web Page

 

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Last Revised: 21 October, 2002.