Professor Sankara Narayanan Ekkanath MadathilProfessor Shankar Narayanan Ekkanath Madathil

Rolls-Royce/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair

email : s.madathil@sheffield.ac.uk

tel: +44 (0) 114 222 5856


  • B.Sc (Applied Sciences), PSG College of Technology, India 1982
  • M.Sc. (Applied Sciences), PSG College of Technology, India 1984
  • M.Tech (Physical Engineering), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 1986
  • PhD. (Engineering) University of Cambridge,1992
  • Maudslay Engineering Research Fellow, Pembroke College, Cambridge (1991-94)
  • Founder and Head of Emerging Technologies Research Centre, De Montfort University, UK 1994-2007
  • Professor of Microelectronics (1998) EMTERC, De Montfort University, UK
  • Royal Academy of Engineering/ Rolls Royce Chair in Power Electronics Systems, EEE Department, University of Sheffield, UK (2007-)
  • Senior Member IEEE
  • Fellow: Institute of Physics (IOP) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Key Research Activities:

  • Power semiconductor devices and technologies
  • High temperature Power Electronics
  • Active Gate Drive technologies
  • High Power Density Converters
  • Power Integrated Circuits for Lighting, Automotive and Switched Mode Power Supplies
  • High Voltage thin film transistors & integration aspects
  • Modelling of power semiconductor devices & technologies
  • New concepts for semiconductor devices & technologies
  • Power Semiconductor devices & technologies for harsh environments
  • Wide Band gap Power Semiconductor devices and technologies
  • Nano technologies for Power Electronic Applications