Professor Haitao Ye inaugural lecture

Professor Haitao Ye has given his Inaugural Lecture on 12 March 2019 at University of Leicester, titled “Diamond Science and Technology”

Diamond is generally known as a naturally-occurring gemstone, a symbol of luxury, beauty and fashion. However, the emergence of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) techniques for the synthesis of diamond has led to widespread interest in the use of this material for a wide range of industrial applications. Diamond is an ultimate semiconducting material of promise due to its superior physical, chemical, electronic properties and biocompatibility over conventional semiconductors. This lecture will introduce some fundamental aspects for both naturally-occurring gemstones and synthetic diamonds, covering grading, synthesis, characterization and applications in semiconductor, photonics, aerospace, energy and biomedical sectors. Particularly, the application of nanodiamonds for cold water cleaning, highlighting the potential of this novel process to make energy savings in the global laundry industry, has received world-wide media attention and has been highlighted by EPSRC. Additionally, the potential for surface functionalized Nano diamonds to help tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance will be discussed. At the end of the lecture, it is hoped that the audience will understand that diamond also comes in man-made varieties that have considerably more potential than their gemstone namesake.

The inaugural lecture slides are given here



Profs Monks and YeProfessor Haitao Ye has given his Inaugural Lecture on 12 March 2019 at University of Leicester, titled “Diamond Science and Technology”

Professors Monks (left) and Ye

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