Functional Materials Group

Current Projects

Title
Staff
Support
Measurement of Dielectric Materials and Single Crystal Substrates J E Holmes, A Porch and T W Button EPSRC, Filtroninc Comtek Ltd, Hiltek Microwave Ltd, Morgan Matroc Ltd, DERA.
Ferroelectric Thick Film and Tape Cast Materials for Microwave Circuit Applications  B Su, C M Ditum, M J Lancaster and T W Button EPSRC, DERA, Filtronic Comtek, Oxley Developments Ltd, Motorola Ltd. (IRC)
Intelligent Processing for Improved Functional Ceramic Devices  C M Ditum and T W Button EPSRC
Synthesis and Processing of Functional Ceramics and Devices E Nicolaidis, C B Ponton and T W Button EPSRC
Processing of PZT/Ag Composites J East, D H Pearce, T W Button and S Blackburn EPSRC
Increased Strength Enhanced Performance Transducers  C Meggs, G Dolman, D H Pearce and T W Button NERC (Seasense LINK, Morgan Materials Technology, Marine Acoustics, Seiche Ltd.) 
Application of Viscous Processing to the Fabrication of Microwave Ferrites G Dolman and T W Button Hiltek Microwave Ltd (DTI SMART Award) 
High Performance Piezoelectric Array Devices for Digital Loudspeakers and Steered Array Antennas (PADS). D H Pearce, C Meggs, G Dolman and T W Button European Community (1…Ltd, Marconi, UMIST, IDSET:LOA, Erlangen, HaikuTech)
Development of Fabrication Process for Thermistor components with improved tolerances. D H Pearce, C Meggs, G Dolman and T W Button Bowthorpe Thermometrics Ltd
Development and Fabrication of Novel Piezoelectric Actuators. N J Porch, D H Pearce and T W Button 1…Limited 
Process-Microstructure-Property Relationships in Functional Ceramic Materials and Devices D Zhang, B Su and T W Button ORS, School
Manufacture and Sales of Prototype Components. C Meggs, G Dolman, D H Pearce and T W Button Various US and European Industries and Universities

In addition to the above projects we have a number of joint collaborative projects with Professor Stuart Abell in the School of Metallurgy and Materials as shown below:

Title
Staff
Support
Textured Film Materials T C Shields, J S Abell and T W Button EPSRC
Development of Flexible Coated HTS Tapes R Tchakalova, C Cai, J S Abell and T W Button Oxford Instruments Ltd 
Cost Effective Processing of High Performance and Flexible High Temperature Superconductors C Meggs, J S Abell and T W Button EPSRC (joint with KL Choy, Imperial College) Oxford Instruments Ltd