Professor Andrew Flewitt, who is a member of the University Engineering Department, received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1998 investigating the growth of hydrogenated amorphous silicon thin films using scanning tunnelling microscopy.
Andrew stayed in the Engineering Department following the PhD as a Research Associate sponsored by Philips Research Laboratories working on the low temperature fabrication of thin film transistors for liquid crystal displays. Andrew was first appointed to a Lectureship in August 2002, and was made Professor of Electronic Engineering in 2015. Current research interests include the degradation mechanisms of inorganic thin films transistors, metal oxide thin film transistors and silicon nanowires-polymer composite semiconductor materials. More recently, research activities have included the study of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS). Of particular interest are sensing and microfluidic pumps devices based on acoustic waves. He is a Member of the Institute of Physics, a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and is a Chartered Engineer. He is an Editor of the IEEE journal 'Electron Device Letters'.
Publications, Links, and Resources
A.J. Flewitt, J.K. Luo, Y.Q. Fu, L. Garcia-Gancedo, X.Y. Du, J.R. Lu, X.B. Zhao, E. Iborra, M. Ramos and W.I. Milne, 'ZnO based SAW and FBAR devices for bio-sensing applications', J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 222, 209-216 (2015)
G. Chen, X. Zhao, X. Wang, H. Jin, S. Li, S. Dong, A.J. Flewitt, W.I. Milne and J.K. Luo, 'Film bulk acoustic resonators integrated on arbitrary substrates using a polymer support layer', Sci. Rep., 5, 9510 (2015)
X. Zhao, F. Pan, G.M. Ashley, L. Garcia-Gancedo, J. Luo, A.J. Flewitt, W.I. Milne and J.R. Lu, 'Label-free detection of human prostate-specific antigen (hPSA) using film bulk acoustic resonators (FBARs)', Sens. Act. B, 190, 946-953 (2014)
A.J. Flewitt and M.J. Powell, 'A thermalization energy analysis of the threshold voltage shift in amorphous indium gallium zinc oxide thin film transistors under simultaneous negative gate bias and illumination', J. Appl. Phys., 115, 134501.1-134501.7 (2014)
C. Tsakonas, W. Cranton, F. Li, K. Abusabee, A. Flewitt, D. Koutsogeorgis and R. Ranson, 'Intrinsic photoluminescence from low temperature deposited zinc oxide thin films as a function of laser and thermal annealing', J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 46, 095305.1-095305.9 (2013)
L. Garcia-Gancedo, J. Pedros, X. Zhao, G.M. Ashley, A.J. Flewitt, W.I. Milne, C.J.B. Ford, J.R. Lu and J.K. Luo, 'Dual-mode thin film bulk acoustic wave resonators for gravimetric sensing with temperature compensation', Biosens. Bioelectron., 38, 369-374 (2012)