School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Professor Ian Fletcher

Prof of Surface Engineering

Background

Introduction


Background

Ian Fletcher obtained his PhD in gas-phase molecular reaction dynamics from The University of Manchester in 1984. After carrying out postdoctoral research there, he joined VSW Scientific Instruments Ltd. in 1985. He joined the world-renowned Surface Analysis team in ICI in 1988, became team leader in 1995 and was appointed an ICI Business Scientist in 2002 and an ICI Research Associate in 2005. Following divestment of ICI’s Measurement Science Group to Intertek in 2007, Ian continued to lead the Surface Analysis Team within Intertek MSG and was based at Wilton on Teesside. He is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Chemist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

In recent years Ian's research has centred on surface analysis of coatings and coated materials, composite structures, inorganics, catalysts, metals, polymers and automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical and biological materials. His current interest is in developing the application of high-resolution XPS and SSIMS capabilities to characterise the distribution of molecules on surfaces in both 2- and 3-dimensions, especially for pharmaceutical, medical, personal care and organic electronics applications.

He has published widely in the scientific literature and has given a number of lectures at conferences and academic and commercial training courses.


New Studentship Opportunity

EPSRC CASE PhD Studentship in Nanoscale Tomography and Chemical Analysis of Soft Materials in 3D

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Research

New Studentship Opportunity

EPSRC CASE PhD Studentship in Nanoscale Tomography and Chemical Analysis of Soft Materials in 3D

Details on how to apply for this 4-year funded studentship can be found here.

Publications