• 456 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
1991 …2019
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Dr. John Graves is a Research Fellow in the Manufacturing and Materials Engineering Faculty Research Centre. He received his first degree in Applied Chemistry from Leicester Polytechnic in 1988 and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Electrochemistry from Southampton University in 1991. John joined Shipley Europe Ltd. (now part of Dow Electronic Materials) in 1992 where he worked as a chemist formulating products for the electronics manufacturing industry. In 1998 he became European Research Manager for metallization products. John has worked at the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University on preparation and applications of nanoparticles and subsequently in the Sonochemistry Centre at Coventry University. He has published 11 papers, 10 patents, has 2 Ph.D. completions and is a longstanding Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Area of Expertise:

Electrochemistry, Metallization, Ultrasound

Research Interests

Sonochemistry ; Smart Materials; Nano Technology ; Metal Deposition ; Electrochemistry ; Particle Dispersion; Printed Electronics

Vision Statement

Nanotechnology has the ability to create many new materials and devices and it is leading to a technological revolution which benefits society both today and continuing into the foreseeable future. The world of nanotechnology brings together many scientific disciplines and it is this miniature world that inspires my research from the search for new non-precious metal catalyst systems for electronics manufacturing through to particle manipulation for delivering targeted substances.

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Research Output 1991 2019

A route to a more sustainable nickel composite electrodeposit, using turmeric and a new low nickel ion concentration electrolyte

Merrill, R. J., Wu, L., Graves, J., Beddow, J., Fuentes, E. & Cobley, A., 25 Dec 2019, In : Surface and Coatings Technology. 380, 125024.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nickel deposits
ion concentration
4 Citations (Scopus)

Ultrasonic preparation, stability and thermal conductivity of a capped copper - methanol nanofluid

Graves, J., Latvyte, E., Greenwood, A. & Emekwuru, N., 1 Jul 2019, In : Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. 55, p. 25-31 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thermal Conductivity
Thermal conductivity
5 Citations (Scopus)
56 Downloads (Pure)

Additive process for patterned metallized conductive tracks on cotton with applications in smart textiles

Wills, K. A., Krzyzak, K., Bush, J., Ashayer-Soltani, R., Graves, J. E., Hunt, C. & Cobley, A. J., 2018, In : The Journal of the Textile Institute. 109, 2, p. 268-277 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

A new procedure for the template synthesis of metal nanowires

Graves, J., Bowker, M., Summer, A., Greenwood, A., Ponce de León, C. & Walsh, F., Feb 2018, In : Electrochemistry Communications. 87, p. 58-62 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)

Mechanism for the development of Sn-Cu alloy coatings produced by pulsed current electrodeposition

Wu, L., Graves, J. & Cobley, A., 15 Apr 2018, In : Materials Letters. 217, p. 120-127 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Metallic compounds

Activities 1997 2019

  • 5 Oral presentation
  • 3 Participation in conference

A Novel Procedure for the Preparation of Copper Nanowires and Nanomeshes

John Graves (Speaker)
6 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

The electrochemical oxidation of ammonia coupled with hydrogen evolution in a C-Flow electrolyser

Liang Wu (Speaker), John Graves (Speaker)
16 Sep 201818 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Hi-Tech metals '18

John Graves (Participant)
22 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Novel Production of Renewable Hydrogen from Agricultural / Municipal Waste

John Graves (Speaker)
13 Mar 201814 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Synthesis of long copper nanowires using a novel bottom-up fabrication process

John Graves (Speaker)
16 Sep 201818 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation