Asen Asenov

Biography of Asen Asenov

Professor Asen Asenov
Professor Asen Asenov

Asen Asenov (FIEEE, FRSE) is the James Watt Professor in Electrical Engineering and the Leader of the renowned Glasgow Device Modelling Group. Asenov directs the development of 2D and 3D quantum mechanical, Monte Carlo and classical device simulators and their application in the design of advanced and novel CMOS devices.

Asenov received an MSc degree in solid-state physics from Sofia University, Bulgaria in 1979 and a PhD degree in physics from The Bulgarian Academy of Science in 1989. He has ten years of industrial experience as a head of the Process and Device Modelling Group in the Institute of Microelectronics, Sofia, leading in 1986 the development of one of the first integrated process and device CMOS simulators IMPEDANCE. In 1989–1991 he was a Visiting Professor at the Physics Department of The Technical University of Munich, Germany. He joined the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at the University of Glasgow in 1991, and served as a Head of Department in 1999-2003. He was appointed as a James Watt Chair in Eletrical Engineering in succession of Professor Chris Wilkinson.

Following the entrepreneurial spirit of James Watt, Asenov was the founder and the CEO of Gold Standard Simulations (GSS) Ltd.. GSS was the leader in physical simulation of statistical variability, statistical compact model extraction and generation technology and statistical circuit simulation with customers including foundries, IDMs, fables companies and design IP startups facilitating the Furth Industrial Revolution. In 2016 GSS was acquired by Synopsys establishing a 30 strong R&D Synopsys facility in Glasgow.

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Asen Asenov

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Record last updated: 30th Jan 2019

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