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Dr Stephen Richards MChem(Hons), PhD

Research Fellow

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Dr Stephen Richards is a Research Fellow in Chemistry at the University of Southampton.


• October 2016 onwards: Research Fellow (University of Southampton)

• January 2015 to January 2016: Development Chemistry (Johnson Matthey, Royston)

• May 2011 to January 2015: R&D Chemist/Process Development Scientist (SAFC Hitech Ltd, Bromborough)

• May 2008 to April 2011: Postdoctoral Research Officer (University of Bath)

• November 2006 to December 2007: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (University of Warwick)

• October 2005 to November 2006: Postdoctoral Research Associate (University of Bath)

• May 2005 to October 2005: Temporary Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Temporary Postdoctoral Research Associate (University of Bath)

• PhD in Inorganic Chemistry (University of Bath) awarded 2005

• MChem(Hons) in Chemistry with Industrial Training (University of Bath) conferred 2000



Research interests


• Synthetic inorganic chemistry

• Thin film materials deposition

• CVD of functional materials for (opto)electronic devices

• Process development/optimisation and scale-up to production

• Process troubleshooting


Research group

Functional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry

Research project(s)

Reid: Selective Chemical Vapour Deposition of Chalcogenide Semiconductors

MRSC, CChem, CSci

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Dr Stephen Richards
Chemistry, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

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