Surface and Interfaces Reactions Group

We comprise of more than 20 academics and researchers, and are concerned with understanding the manner in which materials surfaces interact with each other and their environments.

Overview

Interactions of materials surfaces may enhance their performance, as in the pre-treatment of polymers, protective coatings and polymer to metal adhesion or be deleterious as in the case of metallic corrosion and environmental degradation of plastic materials.

Our research is sponsored by both the government and industrial sources and our portfolio of research projects is split between fundamental scientific investigations and the study of problems directly relevant to industry and the community.

Our expertise

We have experience of studying the surfaces and interfaces of a vast range of materials used in diverse industrial sectors such as:

  • Power generation
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Tooling
  • Pharmaceuticals etc.
Surface and Interfaces Reactions Group members
The Surface and Interfaces Reactions Group

Principal group members

Members of our group play an important role in the worldwide surface analysis community.

Professor Watts is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Surface and Interface Analysis while Professor Castle is editor of the journal Surface Science Spectra.

Additionally members of our group fulfill important roles such as sitting on national and international committees (BSIC1160 and ISO TC201), organising international conferences (ECASIA and SIMS) and acting as guest editors and members of editorial boards of international journals.

Research projects

Student
Siavash Adhami

Supervisors
John Watts and Marie-Laure Abel

Sponsored by
Becker Industrial Coatings

Student
Shumaila Babar

Supervisors
Mark Baker and John Watts

Sponsored by
University of Surrey

Student
Alex Helm

Supervisors
Mark Baker and John Watts

Sponsored by
EADS Astrium

Student
Naoko Sano

Supervisors
John Watts and Marie-Laure Abel

Sponsored by
Crown Packaging

Student
Kyoko Shimizu

Supervisors
John Watts and Marie-Laure Abel

Sponsored by
Huntsman

Student
Rossana Grilli

Supervisors
John Watts and Mark Baker

Sponsored by
European Space Agency

Student
Paolo Marino

Supervisors
John Watts and Marie-Laure Abel

Sponsored by
Becker Industrial Coatings

Student
Arran Wood

Supervisors
John Watts and Paul Smith

Sponsored by
EPSRC

Researchers
Rossana Grilli and Marie-Laure Abel

Supervisor
Mark Baker

Sponsored by
European Union

EngD Research Engineer
Andrew Yeadon

Supervisor
Mark Baker

Sponsored by
Plasma Quest Ltd

KTP Associate
Hayley Brown

Supervisor
Mark Baker

Company partner
Plasma Quest Ltd

KTP Associate
To be assigned

Supervisor
Mark Baker

Company partner
Torr Scientific Ltd

Find us

Address
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH