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Dr Richard Perks

Dr Richard Perks

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email
perksrm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6556
Campuses
C/4.10, Queen's Buildings - Central Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Richard Perks is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff’s Centre for High Frequency Engineering. He has over 25 years of research experience in a diverse range of topics in the physical sciences from nano-technology to semiconductors to radiotherapy. Recently he was CTO at a small startup company. Current research activities involve the development of a novel bi-modal sensor for combining the optical detection and microwave characterisation of cancer cells.

Biography

Education/ Qualifications

1997 - PhD - Swansea Univeristy - Thesis Title: "Isotope specific resonance ionisation for trace detection and enrichment of isotopes of medical and environmental importance"

1993 - BSc Physics with Laser Physics - Swansea Univeristy - First Class Honours

Professional History

2002 – Present:      Senior Lecturer, Cardiff School of Engineering.

2015 – Present:      Executive Director Freshwater Consultancy LTD.

2016 – 2017:          CTO Phytoponics LTD.

2016:                      Technical consultant to MBDA LTD.

1999 – 2001:           Innovation Manager, Cardiff Centre for Multidisciplinary Microtechnology, Cardiff School of Engineering.

1996 – 1999:           Senior Scientist, British Aerospace plc. Sowerby Research Centre, Bristol.

Esteem Summary

  • Researched and published in a diverse range of subject fields including micro and nano scale fabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices, radiotherapy, electronic materials, optical fibre dosimetry, RF device characterisation and modelling
  • Author of 29 journal papers listed in web of knowledge     
  • Raised grant income of >£1.6 M from 4 funding bodies  
  • Supervisor of 12 PhD students; 10 graduated with 100% successful completion in 4 yrs·      
  • Examined 12 PhD theses. External examiner, Bristol University, Ontario University (Canada)
  • h-index 11

Publications

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Teaching

Foundation Programme Year Tutor

EN0020 Engineering Principles (Module Leader)

EN0016 Mechanics (Module Contributor)

EN0017 Algebra (Module Contributor)

EN0018 Trigonometry (Module Contributor)

Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
A Study into the effects of radiotherapy on pacemakers and other implanted electronicsPerks RVELINDRE NHS TRUST851401/10/2012 - 30/09/2015
Characterisation of high power, non-linear devicesPerks R MMOMENTA, MESURO LIMITED3300901/03/2009 - 31/12/2009
High Power GaN Switching Device ResearchPerks R, Casbon MMBDA UK Ltd1878601/12/2015 - 31/03/2016
Diagnostic sensor for the accurate evaluation and analysis of bodily fluids and the extent of their leakage or seepage from the bodyPerks RMVarious Charitable Sources 2250001/06/2003 - 30/11/2003
Cardiff Centre for Multidisciplinary MicrotechnologyProf DV Morgan, Dr RM Perks, (with PHYSX)Welsh Development Agency 15000001/05/2001 - 30/04/2004
First International Symposium on Transparent Conducting OxidesDr R PerksRoyal Society80022/10/2006 - 26/10/2006
Development of future automotive technology mobile test rigDr R Perks, Dr GJ Sparey-TaylorNational Assembly for Wales5096801/11/2007 - 31/05/2008
Research on wide band gap semiconductor structures and devices.Dr R Perks, Prof P Blood, Prof PJ TaskerEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council19260801/01/2001 - 31/12/2003
Conference title: first international symposium on transparent conducting oxidesDr RM PerksRoyal Society 80022/10/2006 - 26/10/2006
Design and development of novel speakersDr T Meydan, Dr RM PerksHarman Motive Ltd 6695508/01/2001 - 08/01/2004
III-V Epitaxial Layer Optimization for High Frequency Electronic Devices Based on RF CharacterizationHirshy H, Tasker P, Perks R, Benedikt JSer Cymru NRN AEM Swansea19000001/09/2015 - 31/08/2018
MNT Academy IIProf DA Barrow, Dr RM PerksNational Assembly for Wales (KEF) 41334601/08/2006 - 31/12/2007
Microwave characterisation of semiconducting metal oxidesPorch A, Perks RMerck Chemicals Ltd3000001/07/2009 - 30/06/2012

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
RAMAN BASED THERMOGRAPHY OF GAN HFETS UNDER HIGH POWER RF EXCITATION. SPECIALISATION - COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING.AL ZIAYREE Ali Mahdi LaftaCurrentPhD
The Electrical Properties Of Transparent Conducting Oxide CompositesSLOCOMBE DanielGraduatePhD
Growth NAd Characterisation Of Indium NitrideHIRSHY HassanGraduatePhD
AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTS OF RADIOTHERAPY ON IMPLANTED CARDIAC DEVICESEVANS Lauren MarieCurrentPhD
INVESTIGATION OF THE LIGHT HARVESTING PERFORMANCE OF ARTIFICIAL BIOMATERIALS.DING LiangCurrentPhD
Gallium Nitride Processing for High Power Microwave DevicesFARRANT LukeGraduatePhD
3D PRINTING OF PHANTOMS FOR RADIOTHERAPYVAID MaltiCurrentPhD
The Reactive Ion Etching of Gallium Nitride for Device ProcessingDINEEN MarkGraduatePhD
Investigation Of The Interaction For Nanolithography ApplicationsLEWIS Scott MarkGraduatePhD
The Quantification of Achilles Tendon NeovascularityYANG XinGraduatePhD
THE TUNABLE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF NANO-SIZED HIERARCHICAL MATERIALS/STRUCTURESMA Yan HuiCurrentPhD

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • microwave characterisation of materials and devices

Current supervision

May fadheel Estephan

Research student

Past projects

RAMAN BASED THERMOGRAPHY OF GAN HFETS UNDER HIGH POWER RF EXCITATION. SPECIALISATION - COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING. AL ZIAYREE Ali Mahdi Lafta
The Electrical Properties Of Transparent Conducting Oxide Composites SLOCOMBE Daniel
Growth and Characterisation Of Indium Nitride HIRSHY Hassan
AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTS OF RADIOTHERAPY ON IMPLANTED CARDIAC DEVICES EVANS Lauren Marie
INVESTIGATION OF THE LIGHT HARVESTING PERFORMANCE OF ARTIFICIAL BIOMATERIALS. DING Liang
Gallium Nitride Processing for High Power Microwave Devices FARRANT Luke
The Reactive Ion Etching of Gallium Nitride for Device Processing DINEEN Mark
Investigation Of The Interaction For Nanolithography Applications LEWIS Scott Mark
The Quantification of Achilles Tendon Neovascularity YANG Xin
THE TUNABLE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF NANO-SIZED HIERARCHICAL MATERIALS/STRUCTURES MA Yan Hui