About Sheffield Surface Analysis Centre

Sheffield Surface Analysis Centre staff members

Dr Deborah Hammond

  • Experimental officer (Sheffield Surface Analysis Centre), the University of Sheffield, 2015–present

  • Researcher/principal researcher, British Steel / Corus / Tata 1996–2015

  • Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Cambridge 1995–1996

  • PhD, University of Cambridge, 1991–1995

  • BA (Hons) Natural Science, University of Cambridge 1988–1991

Research interests

Deborah's research background is predominantly one of surface analysis for the steel industry, the development and performance testing of coatings - be they metallic, organic or inorganic, and including plasma deposited and chemical vapour deposited coatings - for numerous applications, up to and including coatings for dye sensitised solar cells.

Her current research at the Sheffield Surface Analysis Centre is to develop and extend the University's use of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS). With the new Kratos Supra XPS, SSAC will have enhanced chemical imaging and depth profiling capabilities.

Publications list

The role of SiO2 barrier layers in determining the structure and photocatalytic activity of TiO2 films deposited onto stainless steel, Applied Catalysis A, 04/2007, 321(2) pp140-146, P. Evans, T. English, D. Hammond. M.E. Pemble, D.W. Sheel

Patent WO/2011/009574A2, A conductive layer for use in a photovoltaic device or other electronic application, S. Bohm, T. English, D. Hammond

Patent WO/2012/100930, Flexible dye sensitised solar cell and a method for manufacturing the same, T. English, D. Hammond, J. McGettrick, P. Melgari, S. Bohm

Patent WO/2014/095060 A1, An opo-electronic device and method for manufacturing the same, M. Wijdekop, J. McGettrick, P. Melgari, D. Hammond, U. Ketipearachchi, P. Greenwood, D. Bryant


Email: d.hammond@sheffield.ac.uk
Tel: +44 114 2229431

Professor Graham Leggett

  • Professor of Nanoscale Analytical Science, the University of Sheffield, 2002–present

  • Lecturer/senior lecturer/reader, UMIST, 1998–2002

  • Lecturer, University of Nottingham, 1994–1998

  • Research associate, Universities of Washington and Nottingham, 1991–1994

  • PhD, UMIST, 1990

  • BSc, UMIST, 1987

Research interests

Professor Graham Leggett's research is focused on the analysis and modification of organic and biological surfaces and interfaces.

Currently, three themes are of special interest:

  • The development of photonic techniques for molecular nanofabrication.

  • The assembly of biological nanostructures, with particular emphasis on protein patterning and photosynthetic membrane proteins.

  • The nanotribology of organic and polymeric films.

Surface analysis runs through all that we do, and has been the unifying theme in Graham's research for two and a half decades, including the use of surface spectroscopic techniques (XPS and SIMS), the development of quantitative techniques based on local probe microscopy (for example, friction force microscopy), measurements of interfacial tension and other approaches.

Graham has published over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals and given over 100 invited talks. He was a member of the AVS Program Committee from 2001-2007, AVS International Symposium Vice-Chair in 2004, Program Chair of the AVS Biomaterials Interfaces Division (BID) in 2005, BID Divisional Chair in 2006 and 2014 and a member of the AVS Board of Directors in 2010.

Graham is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Langmuir, ACS Nano, Nanoscale and Surface and Interface Analysis.

View Graham's full publications list.

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