Fundamental and Modern Technological Aspects of Electrodeposition for Material Processing

Fundamental and Modern Technological Aspects of Electrodeposition for Material Processing

This course is intended for chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and engineers interested in gaining, understanding, and applying knowledge of fundamental and modern technological aspects of electrodeposition for material processing to a broad spectrum of electrodeposition needs. It is recommended that attendees have a graduate level background in these subjects. They will attain key principles and concepts elaborated in the monograph Pulse Plating (Eugen G. Leuze, Verlag KG, 2012) which can help in electrodeposition. By mastering key ideas and concepts, they will be able to solve problems related to their own electrodeposition systems. Concepts are illustrated by applications to different systems such as deposition of alloys, magnetic material, and micro and nano-scale deposition. A list of suggested references is provided.

Topics covered
  • Motivation for electrodeposition and basic concepts related to the electrode-electrolyte interface;
  • Thermodynamic considerations for electrodeposition;
  • Reaction kinetics for metal and alloy deposition;
  • Mass transfer in electrodeposition systems; Current and potential distribution and implications for uniformity;
  • Electrodeposition of alloys;
  • Techniques – pulse current deposition.

A Q&A session and/or (tutorial) in methods of data analysis and interpretation is included.

About the instructor

Sudipta Roy is a Full Professor of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde (UoS) Glasgow. Her research focusses on elucidating the interplay between electrochemistry, interfacial materials phenomena, and engineering science. This has led to innovations in technologies or processes used for micro- and nanofabrication, advanced materials synthesis, or corrosion mitigation. She has 30 years of experience in electrochemical materials processing and engineering and has contributed to both academic and industrial research.

Prof. Roy completed a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1985 and MS and PhD in 1991 from Tulane University under the supervision of Prof. Peter Pintauro. She spent three years as a postdoctoral scientist in materials at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, before moving to Newcastle University in 1994 as Lecturer in Chemical Engineering. In 2000, she was promoted to Reader and then in 2005 to a personal chair in Electrochemical Nanomaterials. She moved to UoS in 2015 and served as Head of School there from 2015-2018. Prof. Roy graduated over 30 PhD research students in electrochemical materials processing and educated and hosted 86 researchers within her group via national and international funding of close to £6 million. She has delivered electrodeposition courses and modules at European institutions and ECS. Her research findings and knowledge are consolidated in a co-authored monograph, Pulse Plating, and she received an invitation from the Queen in recognition of her achievements (2007). Prof. Roy is the author of nearly 100 refereed journal articles and 200 other publications, one patent, two book chapters, and 10 company reports. She has an h-index of 29 and 2,218 citations on Scopus as of December 2023.

Prof. Roy has collaborated with electrochemical and surface technology companies and has extensive industrial engagements via partnerships with UK micro- and opto-electronic sector Royal Academy of Engineering secondments (JDS-Uniphase) or contracts (DERA, Kymata, TTP, INEX Microsystems). She collaborated with these partners to set up new metal deposition processes (Mesmoproc consortium of six companies) and devised new reaction technologies for corrosion and electrolytic processes with Chevron and Shyp BV. She spun out two different electrochemically based companies, Concordia Diagnostic Sensors and Royenface, which provided first-hand experience with early-stage companies. She also introduced partners in Vietnam and Mexico to concepts of green chemistry and sustainability in electrochemical metal deposition and reclamation.