Dr Heather Yates


  • Newton Building Room 267
  • T: +44 (0)161 295 3115
  • E: H.M.Yates@salford.ac.uk
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Office Times

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1985 BSc (Hons) Chemistry (University of Durham).

1989 PhD Preparation of II-VI semiconductors by MOCVD (UMIST).


MSc Materials Laboratory, Dissertations

Level 7 Project Presentation

Level 7, 6  Final year projects

Level 4 Physics Laboratory, Tutorials

Level 3 Physics Laboratory

Research Interests

My research involves chemical vapour deposition of both III-V semiconductors and various oxides (or metals). Use of the deposition process can be divided into two specific areas of interest. Firstly, the formation of thin films of material on a variety of substrates to give 'added value' in the form of thermochromic, photoactive, biocidal or conducting behaviour. Materials deposited include TiO2, SnO2, ZnO, VO2, Cu (oxide) and Ag. Secondly, 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 syatems based on InP and GaP and that of a conducting inorganic medium (SnO2).

Qualifications and Memberships

1985 BSc (Hons) chemistry (University of Durham).

1989 PhD Preparation of II-VI semiconductors by MOCVD (UMIST).

1997 Member CPhys MInstP (Institute of Physics).