Steve Hall

Silicon and Column IV Semiconductor Devices
Thin Film Transistors
Solid State Device Phenomena


University of Liverpool
Electrical Engineering and Electronics
Brownlow Hill
Liverpool L69 3GJ
Phone: 44 151 794 4529
    Fax: 44 151 794 4540


Professor Steve Hall has interests spanning materials characterisation, device physics & innovative device design and gate level circuits. He has about 250 conference and journal papers in these areas including novel measurements and contributions to the understanding of MOS related interfaces and materials quality. He successfully designed and built novel MOS and bipolar devices in silicon for about 20 years. More recently, his work encompasses high permittivity dielectrics, conducting oxides, rectennas for energy scavenging and biologically inspired device/circuit concepts. He was Technical Programme Chair of ESSDERC 2008, guest editor of selected papers in Solid-State Electronics and currently sits on the Steering Committee of ESSDERC/ESSCIRC. He serves on the programme committees of ESSDERC and INFOS, for which he was vice-Chair in 2009 and is a member of the Steering Committee from 2009.  He was co-organiser of a NATO Advanced Workshop in 2007 and co-editor of proceedings.  He was active in the EU Networks of Excellence FP6 SINANO, FP7 NANOSIL and managed WP4 in the EU FP5 project SIGMOS. He participated in the major FP6 Integrated Project PULLNANO and is a founder member of the European SINANO Institute, where he chairs the General Assembly. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Solid-State Electronics. He is a Fellow of the IET, a Chartered Engineer and a Senior Member of IEEE. He was Head of his University Department from 2001 to 2009 and is currently the Director of Research.