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University of the West of Scotland (Thin Film Centre, SUPA)

Address: High St, Paisley, PA1 2BE
URL: www.thinfilmcentre.co.uk

The Thin Film Centre has excellent commercial-scale vacuum deposition equipment and has capabilities in both PVD and CVD.
Research interests include optical filters, barrier coatings, hard, wear-resistant, corrosion-resistant coatings, sensors and energy harvesting devices.

Prof Frank Placido

Position: Director, Thin Film Centre
URL: www.thinfilmcentre.co.uk
E-Mail: Frank.placido [AT] uws.ac.uk
Telephone: 0141 848 3610

My PhD at Edinburgh University was in ferroelectrics, but since then I have been working in all aspects of vacuum deposited thin films.
The Thin Film Centre was formally established in 2000 with ���£1.2 million funding from SFC. Since then the centre has expanded considerably and we possess excellent facilities for thin film deposition and characterisation. We have always worked with commercial-scale equipment to ensure that our processes can be used in real industrial,applications and my interests extend from the design and manufacture of high-performance optical filters to sensor devices. We also possess unique equipment for the deposition of very thick, pinhole-free coatings of diamond-like carbon, covering applications in wear-resistant and anti-corrosion coatings.

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