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Dr John Kavanagh BSc, PhD

Research Fellow

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Dr John Kavanagh is a Research Fellow in Chemistry at the University of Southampton.

- 2012, PhD in thin film physics, University of the West of Scotland

- 2012-2016, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research Group in Surface Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

- Currently a Research Fellow in the Advanced Composite Materials Laboratory, University of Southampton


Research interests

- Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) methods (magnetron sputtering, electron beam evaporation and thermal evaporation) and Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition (PE-CVD)

- Chalcogenide thin films for non-volatile memory

- Development of novel materials by PVD methods

- Multilayer coatings and nanostructure materials

- Thin film optical design and measurement

- Mechanical and tribological measurement of thin films and coatings

Research group


Research project(s)

Hayden: Physical Vapour Deposition for the High Throughput Synthesis of Solid State Material Libraries.

Research Fellow, Supervision of PhD students experimental work

Dr John Kavanagh
Chemistry, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ

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