Dr Jeff Kettle

  • Senior Lecturer (Electronic & Nanoscale Engineering)

Biography

I’ve been based in the James Watt School of Engineering since 2020. I studied at Cardiff and Swansea Universities, where I worked on III-V LEDs, and then worked in a variety of industrial and academic settings, before being made a lecturer at Bangor University in 2012. During my time as a lecturer, I acquired grant funding from the Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Interreg, Welsh Government, InnovateUK and European Commission, worth around £2m. I also have experience undertaking commercial work with a range of semiconductor, electronic and engineering companies, particular in areas related to failure analysis and reliability improvement. I have a lot of experience working in solar cell reliability as well as manufacturing large area electronic devices based upon organic and metal oxide materials.

 

Research interests

My current role is in ‘sustainable electronics,’ whereby I try to reduce the environmental impact of electronic and optoelectronic devices and systems through improving the long term stability, increasing recyclability, or reducing the electronic waste that they create. I also develop sensors and wireless sensors systems that enhance sustainability; for example, agri-tech sensors, monitoring of building usage, wearable sensors, and sensors that optimise manufacturing machine performance. I am also keen to work in an interdisciplinary fashion and have experience working with environmental scientists, biologists, medical professional as well as organic and inorganic chemists to produce functional devices with new materials

Publications

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Jump to: 2021 | 2020
Number of items: 9.

2021

Haponow, L., Kettle, J. and Allsop, J. (2021) Optimization of a continuous hot embossing process for fabrication of micropyramid structures in thermoplastic sheets. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 39(1), 012203. (doi: 10.1116/6.0000551)

David, T., Amorim, G., Bagnis, D., Bristow, N., Selbach, S. and Kettle, J. (2021) Forecasting OPV Outdoor Performance and Degradation Rates Using Machine Learning. In: 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-48), Miami, FL, USA, 20-25 June 2021, (Accepted for Publication)

2020

David, T. W., Anizelli, H., Jacobsson, T. J., Gray, C., Teahan, W. and Kettle, J. (2020) Enhancing the stability of organic photovoltaics through machine learning. Nano Energy, 78, 105342. (doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105342)

Huang, H., Coote, T., Bristow, N., David, T. W., Kettle, J. and Todeschini, G. (2020) Development of an Improved Computer Model for Organic Photovoltaic Cells. In: 9th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Application (ICRERA 2020), Glasgow, UK, 27-30 Sep 2020, pp. 78-82. ISBN 9781728173696 (doi:10.1109/ICRERA49962.2020.9242779)

Vieira, D. H., Badiei, N., Evans, J. E., Alves, N., Kettle, J. and Li, L. (2020) Improvement of the deep UV sensor performance of a β-Ga2O3 photodiode by coupling of two planar diodes. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 67(11), pp. 4947-4952. (doi: 10.1109/TED.2020.3022341)

Bristow, N., Elliott, F., O'Mahony, J., Kartopu, G., Oklobia, O., Irvine, S. and Kettle, J. (2020) Development of a Wireless Sensor Node for Building Information Management Systems. In: 2020 IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), New Orleans, LA, USA, 2-16 June 2020, ISBN 9781728155043 (doi:10.1109/WF-IoT48130.2020.9221255)

Aghaei, M., Kettle, J. and Reinders, A.H.M.E. (2020) Reliability and Durability Research Activities of PV Modules, Components and Systems in Cost Action Pearl PV. In: 30th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-30) & Global Photovoltaic Conference 2020 (GPVC 2020), Jeju, Republic of Korea, 8-13 Nov 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Soares, G.A. et al. (2020) Outdoor performance of organic photovoltaics at two different locations: a comparison of degradation and the effect of condensation. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 12(6), 063502. (doi: 10.1063/5.0025622)

Vieira, D. H., Badiei, N., Evans, J. E., Alves, N., Kettle, J. and Li, L. (2020) Electrical Characterisation of β-Ga2O3 Schottky Diode for Deep UV Sensor Applications. In: IEEE Sensors 2020, 25-28 Oct 2020, ISBN 9781728168012 (doi:10.1109/SENSORS47125.2020.9278829)

This list was generated on Sun Feb 28 13:37:32 2021 GMT.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Haponow, L., Kettle, J. and Allsop, J. (2021) Optimization of a continuous hot embossing process for fabrication of micropyramid structures in thermoplastic sheets. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 39(1), 012203. (doi: 10.1116/6.0000551)

David, T. W., Anizelli, H., Jacobsson, T. J., Gray, C., Teahan, W. and Kettle, J. (2020) Enhancing the stability of organic photovoltaics through machine learning. Nano Energy, 78, 105342. (doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105342)

Vieira, D. H., Badiei, N., Evans, J. E., Alves, N., Kettle, J. and Li, L. (2020) Improvement of the deep UV sensor performance of a β-Ga2O3 photodiode by coupling of two planar diodes. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 67(11), pp. 4947-4952. (doi: 10.1109/TED.2020.3022341)

Soares, G.A. et al. (2020) Outdoor performance of organic photovoltaics at two different locations: a comparison of degradation and the effect of condensation. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 12(6), 063502. (doi: 10.1063/5.0025622)

Conference Proceedings

David, T., Amorim, G., Bagnis, D., Bristow, N., Selbach, S. and Kettle, J. (2021) Forecasting OPV Outdoor Performance and Degradation Rates Using Machine Learning. In: 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-48), Miami, FL, USA, 20-25 June 2021, (Accepted for Publication)

Huang, H., Coote, T., Bristow, N., David, T. W., Kettle, J. and Todeschini, G. (2020) Development of an Improved Computer Model for Organic Photovoltaic Cells. In: 9th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Application (ICRERA 2020), Glasgow, UK, 27-30 Sep 2020, pp. 78-82. ISBN 9781728173696 (doi:10.1109/ICRERA49962.2020.9242779)

Bristow, N., Elliott, F., O'Mahony, J., Kartopu, G., Oklobia, O., Irvine, S. and Kettle, J. (2020) Development of a Wireless Sensor Node for Building Information Management Systems. In: 2020 IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), New Orleans, LA, USA, 2-16 June 2020, ISBN 9781728155043 (doi:10.1109/WF-IoT48130.2020.9221255)

Aghaei, M., Kettle, J. and Reinders, A.H.M.E. (2020) Reliability and Durability Research Activities of PV Modules, Components and Systems in Cost Action Pearl PV. In: 30th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-30) & Global Photovoltaic Conference 2020 (GPVC 2020), Jeju, Republic of Korea, 8-13 Nov 2020, (Accepted for Publication)

Vieira, D. H., Badiei, N., Evans, J. E., Alves, N., Kettle, J. and Li, L. (2020) Electrical Characterisation of β-Ga2O3 Schottky Diode for Deep UV Sensor Applications. In: IEEE Sensors 2020, 25-28 Oct 2020, ISBN 9781728168012 (doi:10.1109/SENSORS47125.2020.9278829)

This list was generated on Sun Feb 28 13:37:32 2021 GMT.

Supervision

I am willing to take on PhD students in a number of areas of existing research strength and future research areas

- Improving the reliability of conventional electronics and optoelectronics;

- Material studies for large-area electronics, optoelectronics and solar cells (perovskite and organic solar cells);

- Packaging of electronic devices and electronics for harsh environments;

- New wireless sensor development for environmental and health monitoring;

- Applications of machine learning in sensors and renewable energy; 

Teaching

I currently teach in semester 2 on "Electronic Engineering 1Y (1022)"