Dr Paul Davey
Profiles

Dr Paul Davey

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Electronics and Embedded Systems

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Role

  • Associate Head (Electronics & Robotics)
  • Final Year Projects Manager (PROJ324, PROJ325)
  • Module Leader for Embedded Hardware and Software (ELEC230), Digital Electronics ( ELEC140, ELEC142)
  • Academic Liaison Person (ALP)
  • Recruitment for MEng/BEng/BSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Robotics

Qualifications

PhD, BEng (Hons)

Professional membership

Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
Member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (MIEEE)

Teaching interests

  • Interfacing Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Embedded systems design
  • Electronics & Robotics Projects
  • Internet Technologies and Applications
  • PC Technology

Research interests

All storage technologies are converging towards the absolute quantum limit in order to meet a constant demand for greater storage capacity and speed. In an attempt to overcome the ensuing reduction in signal-to-noise ratios, the application of advanced parallel signal processing techniques and Multi-Dimensional coding to multi-track storage systems, are being investigated to satisfy the demand for both increased storage density and higher data rates. This research has already resulted in a number of Two-Dimensional coding strategies for magnetic recording and it is intended to extend this work to Three-Dimensions for volumetic and holographic optical storage.

Key Areas of Interest:

  • Digital Signal Processing and Coding for Information Storage Systems
  • Optical and Magnetic Storage
  • Information Sensing and Security
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • Interfacing Microprocessor & Microcontroller Systems
  • Spintronics and Quantum Computing

Grants & contracts

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIPS (KTP)

2012 -   Kingsbury Lake Ltd. : 
To develop a prototype tool with the selected technology for use on packaging material.

2012 -   Spinnaker International Ltd. :
To research and design a highly efficient resonant inductive charging and energy storage system.
 
2014 -   Fairford ElectronicsLtd. : 
To evaluate the requirements of different markets and develop a power electronic energy saving device using innovative technology that could be incorporated into other products.

EXTERNAL CONTRACTS

Project Leader

2006 - 12   Bank of England Printing Works (2 projects, £12,798)
2004 - 09   DeLaRue (9 projects, £49,098)
2009          Cottage Heating Ltd. (£2,994)

Principle Investigator
2004 - 05   Arjo Wiggins (2 projects, £68,000)
2003 - 04   Trix SRT (£31,438)

Research groups

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Wolfson Nanomaterials and Devices Laboratory

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Li B, Pan G, Suhail A, Islam K, Avent N & Davey P 2017 'Deep UV hardening of photoresist for shaping of graphene and lift-off fabrication of back-gated field effect biosensors by ion-milling and sputter deposition' Carbon 118, 43-49 , DOI PEARL
Abdulrazaq MB, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2017 'Performance of 2D SOVA along and across track in shingled magnetic recording media' Telfor Journal 9, (1) 38-42 , DOI PEARL
Li B, Pan G & Avent N 2016 'A Simple Approach to Preparation of Graphene/Reduced Graphene Oxide/Polyallylamine Electrode and Their Electrocatalysis for Hydrogen Peroxide Reduction' Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology , DOI PEARL
Shah P, Ahmed M, Ambroze M, Tjhai C & Davey PJ 2007 'Novel Soft-Feedback Equalization Method for Multilevel Magnetic Recording' Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on 43, 2280-2282-2280-2282 , DOI
Ahmed MZ, Davey PJ & Kurihara Y 2005 'Constructive inter-track interference (CITI) codes for perpendicular magnetic recording' Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 287, 432-436 , DOI
Jenkins D, Clegg W, Windmill J, Edmund S, Davey P, Newman D, Wright CD, Loze M, Armand M & Atkinson R 2003 'Advanced optical and magneto-optical recording techniques: a review' Microsystem Technologies-Micro-and Nanosystems-Information Storage and Processing Systems 10, (1) 66-75
Liu XQ, Li A, Clegg W, Jenkins DFL & Davey P 2002 'Head-disk spacing variation suppression via active flying height control' Technology Conference 51 (5), 897-901
Ahmed MZ, Davey PJ, Donnelly T & Clegg WW 2002 'Track Squeeze Using Adaptive Intertrack Interference Equalization' IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 38, 2331-2333
Windmill JFC, Clegg WW, Jenkins DFL & Davey PJ 2001 'A new theoretical probe for the magnetic force microscope' Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 226, 1267-1269
Davey P 2001 'CD-ROM Optics for Flying  Height Measurement in Hard Disk Drives' Proceedings of SPIE, International Society for Optical Engineering 4442, 126-134 , DOI
Ahmed MZ, Donnelly T, Davey PJ & Clegg WW 2001 'Increased Areal Density Using a 2-Dimensional Approach' IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 37, 1896-1898
Books
Tunstall G, Clegg W, Jenkins D & Davey P 2001 Using compact disc player optical systems to measure differentially hard disk drive slider and disk motion under hostile conditions.
Conference Papers
Al-Omari AH, MacVeigh S, Ahmed MZ, Davey P, Blackler M, Welsh J & IEEE 2016 'A New Method to Analyse Eddy Current Loss In an Integrated Magnetic Structure for Boost Converter' 537-542
MacVeigh S, Al-Omari AH, Welsh J, Ahmed MZ, Davey P & IEEE 2016 'An Adaptable Interleaved DC-DC Boost Converter'
Al-Zubaidi S, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2015 'A novel buck-boost DC-DC converter using close-coupled inductors' , DOI
Al-Zubaidi S, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2014 'High power factor single phase rectification technique with reduced line current harmonics' , DOI
Al-Zubaidi S, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2013 'Design of single bidirectional switch single phase rectifier with reduced size DC side capacitor' 03/11/2013 06/11/2013 18-23 , DOI
Jenkins D, Clegg W, Windmill J, Edmund S, Davey P, Newman D, Wright CD, Loze M, Armand M & Atkinson R 2003 'Advanced optical and magneto-optical recording techniques: a review' 66-75
Ahmed MZ, Davey PJ, Donnelly T & Clegg WW 2003 'New high rate low density parity check codes for multi-track recording' , DOI
Ahmed MZ, Davey PJ, Donnelly T & Clegg WW 2003 'New high rate low density parity check codes for multi-track recording'
Ahmed MZ, Donnelly T, Davey PJ & Clegg WW 2002 'Track Squeeze Using Adaptive Inter-Track Interference Equalisation'
Ahmed MZ, Donnelly T, Davey PJ & Clegg WW 2002 'Track squeeze using adaptive inter-track interference equalisation'
Tunstall G, Jenkins D, Clegg W, Li A & Davey P 2001 'CD-ROM optics for flying height measurement in hard disk drives' SPIE 46th Annual Meeting - Proceedings of SPIE 126-134
Liu XQ, Li AM, Clegg W, Jenkins D & Davey P 2001 'Head disk spacing variation suppression via active flying height control' IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement 888-891
Davey PJ, Donnelly T, Mapps DJ & Darragh N 1998 'Two-dimensional coding for a multi-track recording system to combat inter-track interference' 1949-1951 , DOI
Donnelly T, Davey PJ & Carlyon S 1997 'Laser-operated mouse for a physically disabled child'
DAVEY PJ, DONNELLY T & MAPPS DJ 1994 '2-DIMENSIONAL CODING FOR A MULTIPLE-TRACK, MAXIMUM-LIKELIHOOD DIGITAL MAGNETIC STORAGE-SYSTEM' 4212-4214 , DOI
DAVEY PJ, DONNELLY T & MAPPS DJ 1993 'PULSE SLIMMING IN MAGNETIC RECORDING USING DIGITAL SIGNAL-PROCESSING TECHNIQUES' 73-76 , DOI
Patents
Davey PJ & Mapps DJ 0 METHOD FOR READING MAGNETIC DATA. WO 2006/046016