Dr Paul Davey
Profiles

Dr Paul Davey

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Electronics and Embedded Systems

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

Paul can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Digital signal processing
  • Optical and magnetic storage
  • Information sensing and security
  • Embedded systems design
  • Spintronics and quantum computing
  • Microprocessor and microcontroller systems

  • Final Year Projects Manager (PROJ324, PROJ325, PROJ515)
  • Module Leader for Embedded Systems (ELEC240)
  • Academic Liaison Person (ALP)

Qualifications

PhD, BEng (Hons)

Professional membership

Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)

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)

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Damiati S, Haslam C, Sopstad S, Peacock M, Whitley T, Davey P & Awan SA 2019 'Sensitivity Comparison of Macro- and Micro-Electrochemical Biosensors for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Biomarker Detection' IEEE Access 7, 94048-94058 , DOI PEARL
Awan SA 2018 'Label-Free Sensors Based on Graphene Field-Effect Transistors for the Detection of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Cancer Risk Biomarker' Diagnostics , 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, 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
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
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
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
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
Almustapha MD, Abdulrazaq MB, Ahmed MZ, Marcel AA & Davey P 2016 'Decoding and detection for magnetic recording channel using single parity coding' , DOI
MacVeigh S, Al-Omari AH, Welsh J, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2016 'An adaptable interleaved DC-DC boost converter' 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC) 6-/-0/20166-/-0/2016IEEE , DOI
Al-Omari AH, MacVeigh S, Ahmed MZ, Davey P, Blackler M & Welsh J 2016 'A new method to analyse eddy current loss in an integrated magnetic structure for boost converter' 2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific) 6-/-0/20166-/-0/2016IEEE , DOI
Abdulrazaq MB, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2015 'Concatenated 2D SOVA for two dimensional maximum likelihood detection' TELFOR , DOI
Al-Zubaidi S, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2015 'A novel buck-boost DC-DC converter using close-coupled inductors' 2015 IEEE 6th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG) 6-/-0/20156-/-0/2015IEEE , DOI
Al-Zubaidi S, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2014 'High power factor single phase rectification technique with reduced line current harmonics' 2014 IEEE 15th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL) 6-/-0/20146-/-0/2014IEEE , DOI
Al-Zubaidi S, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2013 'Design of single bidirectional switch single phase rectifier with reduced size DC side capacitor' 1-/-1/20131-/-1/201318-23 , DOI
Ahmed MZ, Davey PJ, Donnelly T & Clegg WW 2003 'New high rate low density parity check codes for multi-track recording'
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, 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
Ahmed MZ, Davey PJ, Donnelly T & Clegg WW 0 'New high rate low density parity check codes for multi-track recording' Digests of INTERMAG 2003. International Magnetics Conference IEEE , DOI
Patents
0 METHOD FOR READING MAGNETIC DATA. WO 2006/046016