Member of Senate

BSc, PhD, DSc

Phillip John

Membership of professional bodies

  • E-Assessment Association (UK)
  • Materials Research Society

External appointments

EPSRC College member

Education

  • 1968 BSc Chemistry, University College, Swansea
  • 1971 PhD Chemistry, University of Wales
  • 1989 DSc University of Wales

Career history

  • 1 April 2013 Senior Dean of the University, Heriot-Watt University
  • 1 August 2007 Dean of the University (Science & Engineering), Heriot-Watt University
  • 1996 Professor of Chemistry Heriot-Watt University
  • 1989-1996 Reader, Department of Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University
  • 1988 Distinguished Visiting Scientist, National Research Council of Canada
  • 1985 Distinguished Visiting Scientist, National Research Council of Canada
  • 1982 – 1989 Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University
  • 1981 – 1982 National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 1972 – 1982 Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University
  • 1971 – 1972 Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University

Areas of research

  • Thermal, laser and plasma chemical vapour deposition, laser chemistry & laser ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry.
  • Amorphous silicon and thin film diamond.
  • Biosensor applications of diamond.
  • Diamond coatings for fusion reactors.
  • Graphene and carbon nanotubes.
  • Educational technology, pedagogy of e-learning & e-assessment.

Interests and hobbies

Rugby union