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.
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.
We have experience of studying the surfaces and interfaces of a vast range of materials used in diverse industrial sectors such as:
- Power generation
- Pharmaceuticals etc.
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.