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Professor John Shannon

Professorial Research Fellow
FREng, DSc, PhD, C.Phys, F.Inst.P, MIEE, C.Eng
+44 (0)1483 689310
21 ATI 02

Academic and research departments

Advanced Technology Institute.



John M Shannon was awarded a D.Sc (doctor of Science) from Brunel University London in 1982.From 1985 to 1994 he was head of Display and Large Area Electronics Groups at Philips Research Laboratories Redhill before sharing his time with the University of Surrey where he is a Professorial Research Fellow within the School of Electronics and Physical Sciences. Professor Shannon has numerous papers and patents in the field of semiconductor devices and was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering London in 2001.

Research interests

Physics and Engineering of Semiconductor Devices. Recently has concentrated on devices in highly disordered semiconductors for large area electronics.

The source-gated transistor was discovered at Surrey in 2001. For more information please visit

Further details can be found on my personal web page.

My publications


Stable transistors in hydrogenated amorphous silicon. App. Physics Lett Vol 85 No.2 pp.326-328 2004.