Dr. Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi

Ph.D in Electronic Engineering (Microelectronic and Nanostructures)
University of Manchester, United Kingdom

M.Sc in Electronic Systems Design Engineering (ESDE)
Universiti Sains Malaysia

B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering
University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Tel: +604 599 6052
Fax: +604-594 1023

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Specializations

1.    III-V Compound Semiconductor Device Fabrication
2.    Modeling and Simulation of Transistors and Tunneling Diodes
3.    Sub-Thz & Thz MMIC Oscillator Based on Resonant Tunneling Diodes

Research Interest

I’m looking for prospective Master and PhD candidates in the area listed below and related fields. Research allowances are available for qualified candidates.

Potential collaborators (industries & academia) are welcome!

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Research Interest:

1.    III-V & Nitrides semiconductors
2.    Micro and nano-electronic fabrication (Device, LED, Solar Cell, MEMS)
3.    IC design (Cadence and related tools)
4.    Device modeling/simulation (SILVACO and other TCADs)
5.    Semiconductor IC test, DFT and measurement (Automated Test Equipment (ATE) and machine learning)
6.    Quantum devices and Terahertz electronics
7.    Sensors

These are my current potential topics for discussions:

A. Semiconductor Devices (Fabrication, Modelling, Simulation):

1. Gallium Nitride (GaN) based power devices
2. Gallium Nitride (GaN) based quantum well devices
3. III-V compound semiconductor devices and high frequency circuits
4. Black Silicon Avalanche Photo Diode (APD)
5. Sensors

B. Semiconductor IC Test:

1. Yield prediction in HVM semiconductor assembly & test (& wafer sort)
2. Smart Test and Scheduling for semiconductor IC test and PCBA Test
3. Physical IC Design with Machine Learning
4. Semiconductor IC test (DFT) with Machine Learning

Selected Publications

Journal:

  1. Eng Keong Teh, Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi, Mohamed Fauzi Packeer Mohamed and Nor Ashidi Mat Isa, “Practical System-on-Chip Repeater Design with Hybrid Meta-Heuristic Techniques”, IEEE Access, 2018

  1. Geoffrey Ijeomah, Fahmi Bin Samsuri, Felix Obite, and Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi, “Theoretical Modelling of Charge Transport Properties of Individual Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes”, International Journal of Engineering Technology and Sciences,
    2018.: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15282/ijets.5.3.2018.1.1002

 

  1. Geoffrey Ijeomah, Fahmi Bin Samsuri, Felix Obite, and Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi, “Application of Nanotechnology in Oil and Gas Industry: Towards Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery”, International Journal of Engineering Technology and Sciences,
    2018.: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15282/ijets.5.3.2018.1.1003

 

  1. Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi and Mohamed Missous, “Design and Fabrication of Low Power GaAs/AlAs Resonant Tunneling Diodes”, Solid-state Electronics, 2017 (doi.org/10.1016/j.sse.2017.09.004)

  1. Geoffrey Ijeomah, Fahmi Bin Samsuri, Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi, “Analytical modelling of sensing performance of carbon nanotubes for gas sensing”, International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials, 2017

  1. Geoffrey Ijeomah, Fahmi Bin Samsuri, Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi, “Carbon nanotube-graphene hybrid: Recent synthesis, methodologies and applications”, International Journal of Engineering Technology and Sciences, 2017.

  2. Geoffrey Ijeomah, Fahmi Bin Samsuri, Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi, “Recent advances in chemical functionalization of graphene and sensing applications”, International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2016.

  1. Geoffrey Ijeomah, Fahmi Bin Samsuri, Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi, “High field and ballistic transport in scaled down channel carbon nanotube”, International Journal of Nanoparticles, 2016.

  1. Geoffrey Ijeomah, Fahmi Bin Samsuri, Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi, ‘A review of surface engineering of graphene for sensing applications’, International Journal of Engineering Technology and Sciences, 2016.

  1. J. Roberts, I. E. Bagci, M. A. M. Zawawi, J. Sexton, N. Hulbert, Y. J. Noori, C. S. Woodhead, M. Missous, M. A. Migliorato, U. Roedig and R. J. Young, ‘Atomic-scale Authentication with Resonant Tunneling Diodes.’ MRS Advances, Available on CJO 2016 doi:10.1557/adv.2016.156

  1. J. Roberts, I. E. Bagci, M. A. M. Zawawi, J. Sexton, N. Hulbert, Y. J. Noori, M. P. Young, et al., Using quantum confinement to uniquely identify devices, Sci. Rep. 5, p. 16456, 2015.doi:10.1038/srep16456

  1. M.A. Md Zawawi, KaWa Ian, J. Sexton and M. Missous, “Fabrication of Sub-micrometer InGaAs/AlAs Resonant Tunneling Diode Using a Tri-layer Soft Reflow Technique with Excellent Scalability”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. 2014;61(7):2338-2342.

  1. Ka Wa Ian, Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi and Mohamed Missous, “Thermally stable In0.7Ga0.3As/In0.52Al0.48As pHEMTs using thermally evaporated palladium gate metallization”, Semiconductor Science and Technology. 2014;29(3).

 


Conference Proceedings and Presentations:

1.    F Packeer, M A M Zawawi, N Z I Hashim, N M Noh, W M Jubadi, M Missous, 2018, Alternative Spin-On-Glass (SoG) Material Characterization For Deep-Submicron (<0.35 um) Soft Reflow Fabrication Process, IOP Conference Series : Material Science and Engineering, 380.

2.    Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi and Mohamed Missous, “Design and Fabrication of Low Power GaAs/AlAs Resonant Tunneling Diodes”, The 5th International Symposium on Next Generation Electronics, ISNE 2016, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 4th - 6th May 2016.

3.    Saad Gazai Muttlak, M. A. Md Zawawi and M. Missous, “Experimental and Physical Modelling of Resonant Tunneling diode with Offset Slot Antenna for Sub-Millimeter Wave Applications”, Semiconductor and Integrated Optoelectronics Conference, SIOE’16, Cardiff, Wales, 5th – 7th April 2016.

4.    Roberts, J, Bagci, IE, Zawawi, MAM, Sexton, J, Hulbert, N, Noori, Y, Woodhead, C, Missous, M, Migliorato, MA, Roedig, U & Young, R 2015, 'Atomic-scale authentication with Resonant Tunnelling Diodes' MSS-17/EP2DS-21, Sendai, Japan, 26 July 2015 – 31 July 2015.

5.    K. N. Zainul Ariffin, S. G. Muttlak, M. A. Md Zawawi and M. Missous, “Physical Modelling and Experimental Validation of Advanced Double Barrier GaAs/AlAs Resonant Tunelling Diodes”, UK Semiconductor 2015 Conference, Sheffield, 1-2 July 2015.

6.    W. M. Jubadi, M. A. Zawawi and M. Missous, “Simulative Study on Physical Modelling of Submicrometer Highly-strained In0.8Ga0.2As/AlAs Resonant Tunneling Diode”, 10th International Conference on Advanced Semiconductor Devices and Microsystems, ASDAM 2014, Smolenice, Slovakia, 20 -  22 October 2014.

7.    M. A. Md Zawawi and M. Missous, “Dependencies of Peak Current Density on Barrier and Spacer Thickness in InGaAs/AlAs Resonant Tunneling Diode”, UK Semiconductor 2014 Conference (poster), Sheffield, 9-10 July 2014.

8.    M. A. Md Zawawi, J. Sexton and M. Missous, “Novel Submicrometer InGaAs/AlAs RTD Fabrication Using Soft Reflow Technique with Excellent Scalability”, 22nd European Workshop on Heterostructure Technology (HETECH2013), Glasgow, 9-11 September 2013.

9.    M. A. Md Zawawi, J. Sexton and M. Missous, “Novel Fabrication of THz Sub-micrometer Resonant Tunneling Diode Using Reflow Technique”, UK Semiconductor 2013 Conference, Sheffield, 3-4 July 2013.

10.    W. M. Jubadi, M. A. Md Zawawi and M. Missous, “Modelling for Advanced Double Barrier InGaAs/AlAs Resonant Tunnelling Diodes”, UK Semiconductor 2013 Conference, Sheffield, 3-4 July 2013.

11.    M. A. Md Zawawi, J. Sexton and M. Missous, “Advanced InGaAs/AlAs RTD with High Current Density Incorporating Multi-bridge (air-bridge) Emitter Design”, UK Semiconductor 2012 Conference, Sheffield, 4-5 July 2012.

12.    M. A. Md Zawawi, J. Sexton and M. Missous, “Advanced InGaAs/AlAs RTD with High Current Density Incorporating Multi-bridge Emitter Design”, Postgraduate Poster Conference and Industrial Advisory Group Meeting, Manchester, 22 November 2012.

13.    M.A. Md Zawawi, D. Ishak, S. Taib, (2010) “Development of a Low Cost Power Electronic Converter for 200W 3-Phase Brushless DC Motor in AUV System”. The 3rd International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory and Applications 2010 (USYS 2010), November 1-2, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

14.    D. Ishak, S. Taib, S. Masri, M.K. Mohd Jamil, A. Zawawi, K.Y. Koo, (2010) "Speed Control of Integrated Inverter with Single PWM for PM Brushless Motor Drive". The Asia-Pacific Symposium on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (APSAEM 2010), July 28-30, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Grants



Year Title Role Level Status Amount
2018 Epitaxial and Electrical Optimization of GaN based Resonant Tunneling Diodes through Physical Simulation Principal investigator University Active (01/05/2018-30/04/2020) RM 94,670
2017 Development of Gold-Compensated High Resistivity Silicon as Low Loss Microwave Substrates. Co-researcher University Active (01/08/2017-31/07/2019) RM 34,400
2017 PHEMT Quantum Well Engineering Through Physical Simulation for Ultra-Fast and High Breakdown Electronics, Co-researcher University Active (01/08/2017-31/07/2019) RM 34,580
2016 Empirical Simulation Through DC Characterization of the Resonant Tunneling Diode for Application in Ultra High Frequency Electronics, Principal investigator University Active (01/10/2016-30/03/2019) RM 38,670

 

 

Geoffrey Ijeomah, Fahmi Bin Samsuri, Felix Obite, and Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi, “Theoretical Modelling of Charge Transport Properties of Individual Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes”, International Journal of Engineering Technology and Sciences, 2018.: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15282/ijets.5.3.2018.1.1002

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