Dr. Kettle has been based in the School of Electronics since 2011. During this time, he has acquired over £1m of grant funding through Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Interreg, A4B, Ser Cymru and EC projects. He is co-I with the CLARET (Centre for Lifetime and Reliability Testing) which has worked with over 40 companies identifying failures in products and developing lifetime test protocols (http://claret.bangor.ac.uk).
His expertise lies in semiconductor device fabrication, characterization and modelling. He completed a PhD in nano photonics and electronics in 2008, which was a joint collaboration between Swansea and Cardiff Universities.
He has experience working in industry with two spin-out companies and a large multinational (Alcatel SEL). From 2010, Dr. Kettle was also employed with the Knowledge Centre for Material Chemistry (KCMC) £20m project in the north-west of England aimed at developing links between academia and industry. His current research projects are in sensor development, nanofabrication, solar energy, coating technologies and light emitting diodes and has published over 30 times in international journals.