Zoe Barber obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Materials Science Department at Cambridge University, UK and has since remained there in the Device Materials Group. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at that department and responsible for the Thin Film Deposition Laboratory. Her research interests are based upon thin-film deposition using a range of techniques and the development and optimisation of the growth of many different thin-film materials. These include device materials (e.g., magnetic alloys and compounds, ferroelectrics, dielectrics, superconductors, and multiferroics, as well as tunnel barriers, buffer layers, contacts and encapsulation layers) and, in relation to a wider range of thin-film applications, ultrahard coatings, biomedical coatings, amorphous metals, shape-memory metals, precise free-standing structures for nanotechnology applications, and multilayers.
Biography Updated on 2 November 2010