Dr Chris Griffiths
Technology Transfer Fellow
Chris completed his PhD in 2018 at Swansea University and is the technology transfer fellow for functional coatings, sponsored by Tata Steel Colors at SPECIFIC.
Chris works closely with TATA Steel Colors, providing laboratory assistance to EngD students and technical support for industrial problems. His main area of research is developing innovative functional coatings for building materials which can be manufactured on an industrial scale. Recently, he has begun researching sol-gel based coatings which can offer functional properties such as self-cleaning and improved corrosion resistance. Sol-gels may also have the benefit of reduced production cost and reduced CO2 footprint compared to conventional organic coatings. Chris is based at the Pilot Manufacturing Research Centre in Baglan and has expertise on the production and characterisation of organic coatings using a wide range of analytical equipment.
Functional coatings | Organic coatings | Sol-gel coatings | Metallic coatings | Atomic force microscopy | UV-VIS Spectroscopy | FTIR Corrosion | Electrochemical techniques | Accelerated corrosion
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