Tilden Prize 2016 Winner


Professor Ivan Parkin
Professor Ivan Parkin
University College London

 

Awarded for the development and applications of films in light activated anti-microbial surfaces; self-cleaning glass; solid state oxide gas sensors and the formation of rugged superhydrophobic surfaces

 

 


About the Winner


Ivan Parkin obtained his BSc and Ph.D. (supervisor Prof. Woollins) degrees from Imperial College London and did a post doctoral research at Indiana University with Prof. Chisholm FRS.  He was appointed to a temporary lectureship at the Open University before moving to UCL in 1993.  He has been at UCL ever since and is the current head of the Chemistry Department.  His group are mainly concerned with the synthesis of new materials and coatings.  He works extensively in Chemical Vapour Deposition; nanoparticle synthesis; antimicrobial coatings; gas sensing and superhydrophobic surfaces.  

His group have published over 550 research publications and 11 patents.  In CVD he works on transparent conducting oxides, photocatalytic and thermochromic materials (with Pemble and Sheel).  He has collaborated extensively with Pankhurst on magnetic hyperthermia; Carmalt, Sankar and Darr on precursor synthesis; Williams on gas sensing; Wilson, McRoberts and Allen on antimicrobial coatings; Gavriilidis and Dobson on nanoparticles and Papakonstantinou and Desjardin on photoaccoustic imaging.  Twelve of his group have academic positions in the UK and abroad.  He has collaborated extensively with industry- in particular with NSG-Pilkington glass on a variety of projects from self cleaning to energy efficient window coatings.


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