Dr Tim Jackson BSc, PhD, CPhys, MInstPhys, MIET, FHEA

Senior Lecturer

School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr Tim Jackson

Contact details

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7506

Fax +44 (0) 121 414 4291

Email t.j.jackson@bham.ac.uk

School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Tim is a Senior Lecturer in the School and the 2nd year tutor.

Tim has published over 70 research papers in scientific journals and magazines, as well as editing a book. He works on research projects studying the electromagnetic properties of materials. These have been funded principally by grants from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in partnership with researchers from Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science in many different Universities.

Tim is also an enthusiast for communication of science and engineering. This has led him to participation in radio shows, writing for magazines and working in science-based community theatre.

Qualifications

• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2010
• PhD in Physics 2002
• BSc (Hons) in Physics 1988

Biography

Tim Jackson qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Imperial College, London in 1988. He went on to research in High Temperature Superconductivity at the University of Birmingham leading to a PhD award in 1992. After a year in other work, he held research positions in the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick (1992-1995), in the Department of Materials Science at Cambridge University (1995-1997) and in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham until 2000.

In 2000 Tim was awarded a Advanced Research Fellowship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research which he took up in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering. He became a lecturer in 2005 and a senior lecturer in 2010.

His teaching includes first year degree courses in Circuit Analysis and Interactive Systems. He also supervises final year and MSc projects.

His research work is based on multidisciplinary studies of the electromagnetic properties of materials. Most recently this has involved deposition and analysis of thin films of ferroelectric and related oxides. Tim has travelled extensively, for research work and for conferences and meetings, to Switzerland, Italy, Finland, the USA, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Malaysia and Korea.

Teaching

Teaching Programmes
• Electronic and Electrical Engineering
• Electronic Engineering
• Electronic and Computer Engineering
• Electronic and Communications Engineering
• Electronic Engineering with Business Management
• Communications Systems Engineering
• Communications Systems Engineering with Business Management
• Computer Systems Engineering
• Computer Systems Engineering with Business Management
• Computer Interactive Systems
• Computer Interactive Systems with Business Management
• Electrical and Energy Engineering

Research

RESEARCH THEMES
Electronic Materials
Thin Films
Magnetic Materials
Superconductors

RESEARCH ACTIVITY
Thin Film Deposition
Pulsed Laser Deposition
Materials Science
Microwave Engineering
Electrical Characterisation
Structural Characterisation

Publications

Selected Publications:

X. Wang, P. Bao, T.J. Jackson and M.J.Lancaster “Tunable microwave filters based on discrete ferroelectric and semiconductor varactors” accepted for publication in IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation 2011

“Ferroelectric Thin Films at Microwave Frequencies” Eds. TJ Jackson, PM Suherman, P Bao [RESEARCH SIGNPOST, Trivandrum] 2010

D.J. Keeble, R.A. Mackie, W. Egger, B. Löwe, P. Pikart, C. Hugenschmidt and T.J. Jackson “Identification of vacancy defects in a thin film perovskite oxide” Physical Review B 81 064102 (2010)

Susan Bull, Tim Jackson and Mike Lancaster “Students' interest in their misconceptions in first year electrical circuits and mathematics courses” International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education 47(2) 307-318 (2010)

Tim Jackson and Suzanne Gildert, “Superconductors – Powering the future, probing the past”, Catalyst Secondary Science Review 19(3) 16-19 (2009)

S.R.C. McMitchell, Y.Y. Tse, H. Bouyanfif, T.J. Jackson, I.P. Jones, M.J. Lancaster “Two dimensional growth of SrTiO3 thin films on (001) MgO substrates using pulsed laser deposition and reflection high energy electron diffraction” Applied Physics Letters 95 174102 (2009)

T.J. Jackson and I.P. Jones “Nanoscale Defects and Microwave Properties of (BaSr)TiO3 Ferroelectric Thin Films” Journal of Materials Science 44 5288-5296 (2009)

P.M. Suherman, Y.Y. Tse, T.J. Jackson, H. Bouyanfif, M. El Marssi, J.A. Hriljac, I.P. Jones, and M.J. Lancaster “Comparison of Structural, Microstructural, and Electrical Analysis of Barium Strontium Titanate Thin Films” Journal of Applied Physics 105 061604 (2009)

Y.-H. Chun, J. Hong, P. Bao, T. J. Jackson, and M. J. Lancaster "Tunable Slotted Ground Structured Bandstop Filter with BST Varactors” IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation 3(5) 870-876 (2009)

H.T. Su, P.M. Suherman, T.J. Jackson, F. Huang, M.J. Lancaster, “Novel Tunable Band Pass Filter Realized Using Barium-Strontium-Titanate Thin Films” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 56(11) 2468-2473 (2008)

B. Vertruyen, R. Cloots, J.S. Abell, T.J. Jackson, R. M. C. Da Silva, E. Popova, N. Keller “Curie temperature, exchange integrals, and magneto-optical properties in off-stoichiometric bismuth iron garnet epitaxial films” Physical Review B 78 094429 (2008)

H. Bouyanfif, P.M. Suherman, T.J. Jackson, M. El. Marssi, J. Hriljac, "Structural, vibrational, and dielectric properties of a Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 thin film: Temperature and electric-field dependence from Raman spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction and microwave measurements" J. Appl. Phys. 103 114101 (2008)

P. Bao, T.J. Jackson, X. Wang, M.J. Lancaster, “Barium Strontium Titanate thin film varactors for room-temperature microwave device applications”, Journal of Physics D 41 063001 (2008)

P.M. Suherman, T.J. Jackson and M.J. Lancaster, “Comparison of Techniques for Microwave Characterisation of Ferroelectric Thin Films”, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 55(2) 397-401 (2007)

S. McGuire, D.J. Keeble, R Mason, P.G. Coleman, Y. Koutsonas and T.J. Jackson, “Variable Energy Positron Beam Analysis of Vacancy Defects in Laser Ablated SrTiO3 Thin Films on SrTiO3”, Journal of Applied Physics 100 044109 (2006)

C. Bayer and T.J. Jackson, “The Permittivity of a Ferroelectric Film Beneath a Metal Electrode”, Applied Physics Letters 89 022908 (2006)

P. M. Suherman, T.J. Jackson, YY Tse, I.P. Jones, R.I. Chakalova, M.J. Lancaster and A. Porch, “Microwave and Microstructural Properties of Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 Thin Film Co-Planar Phase Shifters”, Journal of Applied Physics 99 104101 (2006)

T.J. Jackson, T.M. Riseman, E.M. Forgan, H. Glückler, T. Prokscha, E. Morenzoni, M. Pleines, Ch. Niedermayer, G. Schatz, H. Luetkens and J. Litterst “Depth resolved profile of the magnetic field beneath the surface of a superconductor with a few nm resolution” Physical Review Letters 84, 4958-4961 (2000)

T. J. Jackson, C. Binns, E. M. Forgan, E. Morenzoni, Ch. Niedermayer, H. Glückler, A. Hofer, H. Luetkens, T. Prokscha, T. M. Riseman, A. Schatz, M. Birke, J. Litterst, G. Schatz and H. P. Weber “Superparamagnetic relaxation in iron nanoclusters measured by low energy muon spin rotation” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 12(7) 1399-1411 (2000).

T. J. Jackson, B. A. Glowacki and J. E. Evetts “Oxidation Thermodynamics of Metal Substrates during the Deposition of Buffer Layer Oxides” Physica C 296 215-224 (1998).

N. D. Mathur, G. Burnell, S. P. Isaac, T. J. Jackson, B. -S. Tao, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, L. F. Cohen, J. E. Evetts and M. G. Blamire “Large Low-field Magnetoresistance in La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 Induced by Artificial Grain Boundaries” Nature 387 266-268 (1997).

T.J. Jackson and M.G. Blamire “Aw-referee!” Physics World 9(11) 72 (1996)

M. N. Keene, T. J. Jackson and C. E. Gough "Demonstration of the Phase Coherence of the Superconducting Wavefunctions between Conventional and High-Tc Superconductors" Nature 340 210-211 (1989).

Expertise

The electromagnetic properties of materials particularly at microwave frequencies; mainly for applications in communications technologies; use of theatre techniques for communication of science and engineering to the public; Inter-disciplinary research including Physics, Electrical Engineering and Materials.

Expertise

The electromagnetic properties of materials particularly at microwave frequencies; mainly for applications in communications technologies; use of theatre techniques for communication of science and engineering to the public; Inter-disciplinary research including Physics, Electrical Engineering and Materials.

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