University of Bristol

The University of Bristol in the United Kingdom is a nationally and internationally leading university. It was founded in 1909, and is ranked in the top 30 universities globally (QS World University Rankings) due to its outstanding research and teaching. It has 3000 full time core staff, 2000 PhD students, and teaches 15000 undergraduate students.

The Center for Device Thermography and Reliability (CDTR) which leads the University of Bristol’s contribution to PowerBase is one of the leading international research centers in device physics, device reliability, and thermal management research, and has been responsible for the development of unique device analysis techniques. The group is active in many EU, US, and UK research programmes, and is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the EC Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Defense Advanced Project Agency (DARPA) and other funding agencies as well as by industry. Its research focuses on wide bandgap electronic devices and materials.



The CDTR participates in WP6 (Reliability).

Key Contribution:

The CDTR developed unique device characterization techniques on the thermal characteristics of GaN and other power devices, and their packaging which will be employed in this project, in combination with thermal simulation. CDTR also developed advanced electrical characterization techniques for example to address buffer doping and its impact on the device characteristics and reliability, which will also be used to support the development of new advanced power devices.


University of Bristol

Center for Device Thermography and Reliability (CDTR), H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol
Bristol, BS8 1TL, UK