Dr. Haitao Ye

Contact Details

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

F: +44 (0)116 252 2525

E: hy122@leicester.ac.uk

Prof Haitao Ye

Personal details

Dr. Haitao Ye joined the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester as the Chair in Materials Engineering in April 2018. Prior to that, he held various academic positions at Aston University, Birmingham. He was employed as Research Fellow /Senior Research Fellow at London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, following the completion of an Industrial Research Fellowship at the Basic Research Labs of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (Japan).


  • PhD in Electronic Engineering, University College London, UK

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Diamond & Abrasives Engineering
  • 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)

Research Interests

  • CVD growth of diamond and carbon related materials
  • PVD growth of ferroelectric/multiferroic thin films
  • Thin films and coatings for antimicrobial resistance
  • Wide bandgap semiconductor devices
  • Functionalized nanomaterials and nanostructures


Current Research Projects

  • Marie Curie Horizon 2020-RISE, coordinator
  • Lloyd’s Registrar Foundation PhD studentship Award, coordinator.
  • Miba Coatings Group (UK) industrial project, Principle Investigator
  • Innovate UK Industrial Challenge Programme, co-investigator.


  • Fourth Year Project Convener
  • Materials Process Convener
  • Third Year Project Supervision



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