Dr Jonathan Terry

Senior Lecturer and Head of Graduate School



+44(0)131 6505607


3.09 Scottish Microelectronics Centre

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Integrated Micro and Nano Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Sensors
  • Smart MEMS and Microsystems Technology
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Dr Jonathan G. Terry is the Deputy Head of the Engineering Graduate School at the University of Edinburgh.  He joined the School of Engineering in early 1999 as a Post-doctoral Research Associate and later became a Chancellor’s Fellow. He currently lectures in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Discipline teaching undergraduate students in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th year, as well as those within the MSc Electronics programme.

He is based in the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems, where his current research activities are in the production of smart sensor systems, exploiting the extensive toolset in place at the fabrication facilities of the Scottish Microelectronics Centre. These involve the development and use of novel fabrication processes and materials, and their integration with post-processed foundry CMOS circuitry. To date, his research has included the development of sensing systems for physical, biological, chemical, medical, astronomical and harsh environment applications.He is a named inventor on three patents and has authored over a hundred journal and conference publications.

Recent and current funded research projects include:

  • IMPACT: Implantable Microsystems for Personalised Anti-Cancer Therapy
  • New Engineering Concepts from Phase Transitions: A Leidenfrost Engine
  • EMBOSS: Enhanced Multiscale Boiling Surfaces - From Fundamentals to Design

Academic Qualifications: 

  • 1993 BEng(hons) Electronic Engineering (UMIST)
  • 1994 MSc Microelectronic Materials and Device Technology (UMIST)
  • 1998 PhD Solid State Electronics (UMIST)

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of the Technical Committee of IEE International Conference on Microelectronic Test Structures
  • Officer of the Scottish Chapter of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS)
  • Regional Editor of the IEEE EDS Newsletter (UK, Middle East & Africa)
  • Counsellor to the University of Edinburgh IEEE Student Branch


  • Course Director: ELEE09021 Microelectronics 3
  • Course Director: ELEE10017 Professional Issues for Engineers 4
  • Course Director: PGEE11038 Microfabrication Techniques

Research Interests: 

More than Moore Technology (MtMT)

Dr Jonathan Terry's area of expertise is in the development of More-than-Moore technologies, i.e. the integration of novel fabrication processes and materials with foundry CMOS to create smart microsystems.

He has been involved in the fabrication of sensing systems for physical, biological, chemical, medical and astronomical applications. His work has received a number of awards, including the IEEE ICMTS Best Paper 2004, IET Nanobiotechnology Premium Award 2008 and IJMS Best Paper 2013.

Further news of interest to the More-then-Moore Technology Network can be found on Twitter @MtMHub.