Mike Jennings is head of “Energy and Power Engineering” at the College of Engineering, Swansea University. The manufacturing-focus of his research allowed him to establish a strong industrial network. This naturally progressed to a five-year Senior Science City Research Fellowship, where he provided business assistance to numerous industrial partners from the semiconductor, power electronics and energy industry sectors.
His main research interest lies in the field of new semiconductor materials for power electronics applications. His current research interests include silicon carbide, gallium nitride and gallium oxide power devices and the manufacturability of advanced silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs. He currently holds a Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship, which focuses on bringing the latest power semiconductor devices through to commercialisation. The fellowship position is based at Nexperia, Newport however Mike spends much of his time performing collaborative research across the South Wales Compound Semiconductor Cluster.