Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult
Bahar is a packaging materials engineer in Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult. After completing her MSc in Mechanical Engineering in Bogazici University in Istanbul, where she developed an advanced algorithm for defect identification in electronic packages, she moved to University of Bristol for her PhD in Physics. In Bristol, she worked on a novel thermal metrology development for the characterisation and reliability estimation of GaN based power devices. Her work there was nominated for the Faculty Research Degree award. Following her PhD, she joined CSA Catapult, where she has been working on the integration of wide band gap semiconductors for power and RF applications at the package level.
The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult is a Not for Profit organisation headquartered in South Wales. It is focused on accelerating the adoption of compound semiconductors and on bringing applications to life in three technology areas: Power Electronics, RF & Microwave and Photonics. The next wave of emerging applications will have an enormous impact on our lives. 5G communications will enable a host of new and exciting applications such as connected autonomous vehicles and multimedia services. Increasing demand for clean energy will require new electricity networks, while advanced sensing will open-up new opportunities for health diagnostics and security. These developments will be underpinned by compound semiconductor (CS) technologies.
The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult exists to help the UK economy grow and works across the UK within a range of industry sectors from automotive to medical, and from digital communications to aerospace. As well as the three technology areas, CSA Catapult is also working in the area of Advanced Packaging. The Catapult centres are a network of world-leading facilities designed to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in specific areas and help drive future economic growth. Established by Innovate UK, who provide funding and support for business innovation as part of UK Research and Innovation, Catapults provide access to expert technical capabilities, equipment, and other resources required to take innovative ideas from concept to reality. Catapults are a national asset – no matter where the physical HQ is located they are here to work with businesses and academic institutions around the UK.