Prof. Haitao Ye

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Mechanics of Materials Research Group

School of Engineering | Michael Atiyah Building | Room 137
University Road | Leicester | LE1 7RH | UK

T: +44 (0)116 229 7377


Prof Haitao Ye

Personal details

I am a Professor in Materials Engineering at University of Leicester. I started my career as an electronic engineer, but have spent the last 20 years working in materials engineering. Prior to that, I held various academic and research positions at Aston University, University College London, and NTT Corporation. I am currently Head of Thin Film and Functional Device Laboratory which host a range of state-of-the-art research facilities including AsTex CVD system, Hot filament CVD system, Moorfield DC/RF PVD system, Hall Effect Measurement, Keithley 4200A parameter analyser, UV/ozone furnace, probing stations with environmental chamber, Autolab Impedance spectroscopy, etc.   My work covers a range of subject areas, from materials, physics, chemistry & engineering to gemmology, and very recently, microbiology.

  • Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Functional Diamond
  • Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Member of Materials Research Society
  • Charted Engineer (CEng)
  • Member of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (DGA)
  • Fellow of High Education Academy (FHEA)

Research Interests

  • CVD growth of diamond and related materials
  • PVD growth of ferroelectric thin films
  • Antibacterial and antimicrobial coatings
  • Wide band-gap semiconductor devices.

Research Projects

  • Marie Curie H2020-RISE award
  • Lloyd’s Registrar Foundation PhD studentship Award
  • STFC PoC Project
  • Innovate UK Industrial Challenge Project with Teer Coatings Ltd
  • Royal Society APEX Award
  • H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship

Teaching Activities

  • EG4006: Fourth Year Project Convener
  • EG2121: Materials Process Convener
  • Third Year Project Supervision
  • MSc Project supervision
  • Personal Tutors for Year 1- 4 and industrial placement students


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