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Prof David Sheel
Prof David Sheel
postal addressCockroft Building, Peel Campus, Salford University, Manchester, UK, M5 4WT.
email addressD.W.Sheel@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44 (0)7810 707 984
website addresshttp://www.cse.salford.ac.uk/research/matphys
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Materials & Physics Research Centre
From October 2009 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

- Prof Sheel joined the Materials Institute at Salford, from Industry, as a research professor in 2000. Prior to this he spent a number of years working in R&D in a wide range of businesses with a particular focus in the coatings area, and specialising in atmospheric pressure (thermal) CVD (APCVD). To date, at Salford, he has been awarded four EPSRC funded programmes,  five EU funded projects, and has also been awarded 5 Industrial CASE funded PhDs all in the CVD area,  In the last five years Prof. Sheel has published over 40 papers, submitted 6 patents, and given many invited talks. He is a member of the CEC "expert list" for evaluation of large project proposals. He is a founder Board member of EJIPAC (European Japanese Initiative in Photocatalysis Applications and Commercialisation). Prof Sheel holds a number of industrial consultancies, in the field of CVD, with Major International companies. In 2011 Prof led a successful bid for a Wolfson Award to completely refurbish and upgrade the CVD reserach laboratories.  (total project cost ~400K).  Together with Prof Pemble (now at NMRC, Cork) in 2000, he established a spin-out company from the University of Salford, CVD Technologies Ltd, aimed at the exploitation of state-of-the-art CVD technology, consultancy and new product concepts in the field of CVD. The company has established an International reputation, and has Internationally leading technology, reflected in the fact that over 90% of the company sales derive from outside the UKThis has recently been re-inforced by the signing of several strategic licensing agreements allowing major International companies to use CVD Technologies Ltd. technology.

Key Qualifications
1976
1980
Key Projects
2015
Dec
CHEOPS (Production technology to achieve low Cost and Highly Efficient phOtovaltaic Perovskite Solar cells)
EC - Horizon 2020, 276,361.00.
Principal Investigator: H Yates (50%). Co-Investigator: D Sheel (50%).
2012
Dec
Process Line Implementation for Applied Surface Nano Technologies (PLIANT)
EC (Framework), 352,871.00.
Principal Investigator: H Yates (50%). Co-Investigator: D Sheel (50%).
2011
Apr
Industrial Studentship with CVD - Extension
EPSRC CTA, 18,990.00.
Principal Investigator: D Sheel (100%).
2011
Feb
Wolfson Labs Refurbishment Scheme 2010
Royal Society, 250,000.00.
Principal Investigator: D Sheel (85%). Co-Investigators: H Yates (10%), R Pilkington (5%).
2007
Dec
The Chemistry and CVD of Hydrophobic Surfaces
EPSRC, 109,500.00.
Investigator: D Sheel (100%).
2006
Feb
Anti Bacterial Tests
European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), 3,400.00.
Investigator: D Sheel (100%).
2005
Nov
Combustion CVD
CORUS, 22,500.00.
Investigator: D Sheel (100%).
2005
Jan
SOLARPLAS
EU, 102,000.00.
Investigators: D Sheel (90%), M Pemble (10%).
2003
Jan
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies for Photocatalytically Active Surfaces (PHOTOCOAT)
EC (Framework), 219,765.00.
Principal Investigator: D Sheel (70%). Co-Investigators: H Foster (10%), M Pemble (20%).
2002
Oct
Activated CVD
EC (Framework), 84,453.00.
Investigators: M Pemble (50%), D Sheel (50%).
2001
Mar
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Patents
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2010
Jun

Member of the International advisory committee

2009
Jun

Organising Committee member ICCG (International Conference Coatings on Glass)

Consultancy Roles
2008
Jan

Consultant in area of thin film technologies for Photovoltaic applications

Honours and Awards
2011
Nov

In 2011 Prof Sheel led a succesful bid for a Wolfson award to completely refurbish the CVD research laboratories at Salford University.  This award not only allowed for establishing modern laboratory environment of a state... more >>.

2010
Jan

In role as MD of CVD Technologies/Salford University spin out, received a number of awards for enterprise and exploitation e.g. in 2008 one of three best examples of technology development NWDA,  runner up Innovation ... more >>.

Memberships of External Bodies
2006
Jun

Member of TC24 committee contributing to co-ordinating International (US/Japan and European members) standards for testing coatings on Glass. From 2006 and ongoing as of 2010