Dr. John Graves
Dr. John Graves is a Research Fellow in the Manufacturing, Materials and Engineering research centre. He received his first degree in Applied Chemistry from Leicester Polytechnic in 1988 and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Electrochemistry from Southampton University in 1991. John joined Shipley Europe Ltd. (now part of Dow Electronic Materials) in 1992 where he worked as a chemist formulating products for the electronics manufacturing industry. In 1998 he became European Research Manager for metallization products. John has worked at the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University on preparation and applications of nanoparticles and subsequently in the Sonochemistry Centre at Coventry University. He has published 11 papers, 10 patents, has 2 Ph.D. completions and is a longstanding Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
- Graves, J.E., Sugden, M., Litchfield, R.E., Hutt, D.H., Mason T.J., and Cobley, A.J. (2015) 'Ultrasound Assisted Dispersal of a Copper Nanopowder for Electroless Copper Activation'. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 29, 428-438.
- Litchfield, R.E., Graves, J.E., Sugden, M., Hutt, D.H., and Cobley, A.J. (2014) ‘Functionalised Copper Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Electroless Plating’. IEEE 16th Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC).
- Mirkhalaf, F., and Graves, J.E. (2012) ‘Nanostructured Electrocatalysts Immobilized on Electrode Surfaces and Organic Film Templates’. Chemical Papers, 66(5) 472-48.
- Pavlov, C.A.M., Saez, V., Cobley, A.J., Graves, J.E., Sukhorukov, G.B., and Mason, T.J. (2011) ‘Controlled Protein Release from Microcapsules with Composite Shells using High Frequency Ultrasound – Potential for Invivo Medical Use’. Soft Matter 7(9) 4341-4347.
- Mason T.J., Cobley A.J., Graves, J.E., and Morgan D. (2011) ‘New Evidence for the Inverse Dependence of Mechanical and Chemical Effects on the Frequency of Ultrasound’ Ultrasonics Sonochem. 18(1) 226-30.
- Cobley A.J., Gabe D.R., and Graves J.E. (2001) ‘The Use of Insoluble Anodes in Acid Sulphate Copper Electrodeposition Solutions’. Trans. IMF 79(3) 112-118.
- Graves, J.E., Goosey, M.T., Hirst, D., and Poole M.A. (2001) ‘An Electrochemical Pretreatment and Catalysation Process for ABS Utilising Silver(II) Chemistry’ Trans. IMF 79(3) 90-94.
- Baez, V.B., Graves, J.E., and Pletcher D. (1992) ‘The Reduction of Oxygen on Titanium Oxide Electrodes’. J. Electroanal. Chem. 340 273-286.
- Graves, J.E., Pletcher, D., Clarke R.L., and Walsh, F.C. (1992) ‘The Electrochemistry of Magneli Phase Titanium Oxide Ceramic Electrodes. Part II: Ozone Generation at Ebonex and Ebonex / Lead Dioxide Electrodes’. J. Appl. Electrochem. 22 200-203.
- Graves, J.E., Pletcher, D., Clarke, R.L., and Walsh, F.C. (1991) ‘The Electrochemistry of Magneli Phase Titanium Oxide Ceramic Electrodes. Part I: The Deposition and Properties of Metal Coatings’. J. Appl. Electrochem. 21 848-857.
- KTP with National Physical Laboratory in Wearable Electronics: To develop a novel process to deposit and attach silver nanoparticles on to fibres enabling the selective metallisation of fabrics.
- Functionalisation of Copper Nanoparticles: Development of low cost catalysts for electroless plating for electronic materials.
- Ultrasonically Enabled Low Temperature Immersion and Electroless Metallisation (ULTIEMet): Sustainable Ultrasonic Electroless and Immersion Plating Processes for Photovoltaic and Printed Circuit Board Manufacture.
- The Evaluation of Sonochemical Techniques for Sustainable Surface Modification In Electronic Manufacturing - Surface Modification and Metallisation of Polymer Microspheres: Using ultrasound to improve microparticle metallization.
- SELECTNANO: Development of Multifunctional Nanometallic Particles by Sonoelectrochemistry.