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.

  • Functionalisation of Copper Nanoparticles: Development of low cost catalysts for electroless plating for electronic materials. 
  • 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.
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Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021