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Dr Heather Yates
Dr Heather Yates
postal addressSchool of Computing, Science & Engineering, Materials & Physics Research Centre, Room 267, Newton Building, University of Salford, Salford, UK, M5 4WT.
email addressH.M.Yates@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 3115
website addresshttp://www.cse.salford.ac.uk/research/matphys
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Materials & Physics Research Centre
From October 2009 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

My research involves chemical vapour deposition (CVD) of both III-V semiconductors and various oxides (or metals). The atmospheric-pressure CVD systems employ thermal, flame and plasma technologies, and multiple precursor delivery technologies including flash evaporation and aerosol. These are all capable of scale-up and integration into industrial processes. They are used for producing tailored thin film coatings with added value functional properties. CVD technology can be adapted to meet a range of nanostructured coating and surface structures which include abrasion resistant, biocidal, conductive, anti-reflection, thermochromic and hydrophobic materials. One particular use is for increased solar cell efficiency via design of CVD equipment and optimisation of the layers which make up the cells.

Another area of interest is that of self-assembly of 3D photonic materials and 1D nanowires. This includes exploration of the photonic behaviour of both bare and infilled opals, which led to the production of the first reported inverse opal systems based on InP and GaP and that of a conducting inorganic medium (SnO2).

Key Qualifications
1985
1989
Key Projects
2016
Dec
Process Line Implementation for Applied Surface Nano Technologies (PLIANT) - Extension
EC (Framework), £140,170.00.
Principal Investigator: H Yates (93%). Co-Investigator: H Foster (7%).
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
Feb
Wolfson Labs Refurbishment Scheme 2010
Royal Society, £250,000.00.
Principal Investigator: D Sheel (85%). Co-Investigators: H Yates (10%), R Pilkington (5%).
2010
Jun
KTP with Nanoco
EPSRC, £189,812.00.
Principal Investigator: H Yates (100%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Published Conference Proceedings
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2015
Jul
2015
Jul
2014
Sep
2013
Sep
2013
Sep
2013
Apr
2012
Apr
2009
Oct
2009
Oct
2009
Apr
External Examiner Duties
2014
Jun
Internal University Support Received
2012
Aug

£750 towards costs of EUROCVD19 conference.

2010
Nov
2009
Oct
Invited Papers and Lectures
2013
Mar
Memberships of External Bodies
1997
Oct
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2013
Apr

2013 to 2017, Dissemination Officer for EC FP7 grant PLIANT.

2008 to 2012, Dissemination Officer for EC FP7 grant N2P.

Since 2004, member XPS management committee at Manchester University.

2012
Jan

Since 2000, referee for journals including Advanced Functional Materials, J.Photochem.PhotobiolA, J.Materials Processing Technol, J.Non-Crystalline Solids, Thin Solid Films

2011
May

EPSRC grant review