Dr Ian Ross

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Electron Microscopy Facility Manager

Dr Ian Ross
i.ross@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5811

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Dr Ian Ross
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
North Campus
Broad Lane
Sheffield
S3 7HQ
Profile

With a background in chemical and ceramic manufacturing, gaining Grad-I-Ceram in 1991, Ian received his MSc (Eng.) and PhD in Materials Science from the University of Liverpool in 1994 and 1998 respectively. His PhD, in collaboration with Unilever Research, focused on the application of high resolution electron microscopy to study the evolution of optically active nano-materials. Following his PhD, he moved to the University of Southampton, developing the use of microscopy and optical spectroscopy to characterise natural composites and fibres.

Ian joined the University of Sheffield in 1999 as a Postdoctoral researcher within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and from 2009 as a Senior Experimental Officer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. In 2018 he returned to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering when appointed Facility Manager of the Sorby Centre for Electron Microscopy.

Research interests

The application of advanced electron microscopy, including aberration corrected TEM/STEM and associated analysis, to the study of:

  • Complex interfaces, thin films and semiconductor materials.
  • Engineering ceramics, oxide layers and metal-hybrid nano-structures.
  • Durability of novel protective surface coatings.
  • Natural bio-composites and fibres.
Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Butler IME, Li W, Sobhani SA, Babazadeh N, Ross IM, Nishi K, Takemasa K, Sugawara M, Childs DTD & Hogg RA (2018) Object orientated Monte-Carlo model incorporating quantum dot size anisotropy effects in state-of-the-art quantum dot lasers. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, Vol. Part F125-JSAP 2018 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Butler I, Li W, Sobhani S, Babazadeh N, Ross IM, Nishi K, Takemasa K, Sugawara M, Childs DTD, Hogg RA & Peyvast N (2018) Incorporating structural analysis in a quantum dot Monte-Carlo model. Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers XVII, 27 January 2018 - 1 February 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Liao M, Chen S, Tang M, Wu J, Li W, Kennedy K, Ross I, Seeds A & Liu H (2017) Integrating III-V quantum dot lasers on silicon substrates for silicon photonics. Silicon Photonics XII RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chen S, Wu J, Li W, Liao M, Tang M, Jiang Q, Shutts S, Elliott S, Sobiesierski A, Ross I , Smowton P et al (2016) Electrically pumped continuous-wave III-V quantum dot lasers monolithically grown on silicon. Conference Digest - IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang H, Ross IM, Zhang S & Walther T (2014) Production of regular quantum dot arrays by focused ion beams. 8th Int. Conf. Quantum Dots (pp 135-135). Pisa, 11 May 2014 - 16 May 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Li W & Walther T (2014) The influence of emitter conditioning on the performance of a tungsten <111> cold field emission gun operating at 300 kV. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 522(1) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang H, Ross IM & Walther T (2013) Study of site controlled quantum dot formation on focused ion beam patterned GaAs substrates. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 471 (pp 012047-1-012047-4). Bristol, 7 April 2013 - 11 April 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lari L, Ross IM, Walther T, Black K, Cheze C, Geelhaar L, Riechert H & Chalker PR (2013) GaN-based radial heterostructure nanowires by MBE and ALD. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 471 (pp 012039-1-012039-4). Bristol, 7 April 2013 - 11 April 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walther T & Ross IM (2013) Aberration Corrected High-Resolution Transmission and Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy of Thin Perovskite Layers. Physics Procedia, Vol. 40 (pp 49-55) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang H, Ross IM, Hopkinson M, Zhang S & Walther T (2012) Quantum dot nucleation on focused ion beam patterned GaAs substrates. 15th European Microscopy Congress, Vol. 1(Physical Sciences: Applications) (pp 927-928). Oxford, 16 September 2012 - 21 September 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang, H , Ross, IM , Hopkinson, M , Zhang, S & Walther, T (2012) Study of controlled quantum dot formation on focused ion beam patterned GaAs substrates. IEEE-Nano2012, Vol. digital abstract booklet (pp 716-718). London, 20 August 2012 - 23 August 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bhatta UM, Ross IM, Saghi Z, Stringfellow A, Sayle D, Sayle TXT, Karakoti A, Reid D, Seal S & Möbus G (2012) Atomic motion on various surfaces of ceria nanoparticles in comparison. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 371 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Amari H, Ross IM, Wang T & Walther T (2012) Characterization of thickness, elemental distribution and band-gap properties in AlGaN/GaN quantum wells by aberration-corrected TEM/STEM. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 371 (pp 012014) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Kawazu M, Sawada H, Papworth A & Walther T (2012) Performance of a cold field-emission gun double aberration corrected TEM/STEM at 80kV. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 371 (pp 012013) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM & Walther T (2012) Configuring a 300kV cold field-emission gun for optimum analytical performance. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 371 (pp 012012) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Norris DJ, Jaeger BD, Lee W, Meuris M & Walther T (2011) Analysis of partially oxidised epitaxial silicon mono-layers on germanium virtual substrates using aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 326(1) (pp 012050-1-012050-4). Bristol, 4 April 2011 - 7 April 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Qiu Y, Lari L, Ross IM & Walther T (2011) Comparison of the contrast in conventional and lattice resolved ADF STEM images of InGaAs/GaAs structures using different camera lengths. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 326(1) (pp 012041-1-012041-4). Bristol, 4 April 2011 - 7 April 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Norris DJ, Ross IM, Dobbie A, Myronov M, Whall TE, Parker EHC, Leadley DR & Walther T (2011) A TEM study of Ge-on-(111)Si structures for potential use in high performance PMOS device technology. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 326(1) (pp 012023-1-012023-4). Bristol, 4 April 2011 - 7 April 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saghi Z, Ross IM & Möbus G (2010) Prospects of aberration correction for lattice-resolved electron tomography. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 241 (pp 012071-012071) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Seabourne CR, Ross IM, Rainforth WM, Scott AJ, Mendis BG & Eh Hovespian PE (2010) EELS and ELNES studies of nano-scale nitride multilayers deposited by unbalanced magnetron sputtering. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 241 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Zhou Z, Rainforth WM, Bleloch A, Ehiasarian AP & Hovespian PE (2010) EELS and STEM analysis of metal nitride/substrate interfaces. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND ANALYSIS GROUP CONFERENCE 2009 (EMAG 2009), Vol. 241 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhou Z, Ross IM, Rainforth WM & Hovsepian PE (2010) Tracing C changes in a C/CrC PVD coating using Raman spectroscopy and EELS. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND ANALYSIS GROUP CONFERENCE 2009 (EMAG 2009), Vol. 241 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Norris DJ, Ross IM, Cullis AG, Walther T, Myronov M, Dobbie A, Whall T, Parker EHC, Leadley DR, De Jaeger B , Lee W et al (2010) TEM analysis of Si-passivated Ge-on-Si MOSFET structures for high performance PMOS device technology. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 241 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hovsepian PE, Ehiasarian AP, Purandare YP, Braun R & Ross IM (2009) Effect of High Ion Irradiation on the Structure, Properties and High Temperature Tribology of Nanoscale CrAlYN/CrN Multilayer Coating Deposited by HIPIMS-HIPIMS Technique. PLASMA PROCESSES AND POLYMERS, Vol. 6 (pp S118-S123) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Rainforth WM, Strondl C , Papa F & Tietema R (2008) Structure and interface studies of nano-scale TiAlYN/CrN/alumina coatings. EMC 2008, Vol. 2 (pp 711-712). Berlin Heidelberg, 1 September 2008 - 5 September 2008. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Gass M, Walther T, Bleloch A, Cullis AG, Lever L, Ikonic Z, Califano M, Kelsall RW, Zhang J & Paul DJ (2008) Structural and Compositional Properties of Strain-Symmetrized SiGe/Si Heterostructures. MICROSCOPY OF SEMICONDUCTING MATERIALS 2007, Vol. 120 (pp 269-272) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Rainforth WM, Zhou Z, Walker JC, Reinhard C, Ehiasarian AP, Hovsepian PE & Braun R (2008) Oxidation performance of nano-scale multilayer coatings on gamma-TiAl - art. no. 012022. EMAG: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND ANALYSIS GROUP CONFERENCE 2007, Vol. 126 (pp 12022-12022) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Rainforth WM, Zhou Z, Walker JC, Reinhard C, Ehiasarian AP, Hovsepian PE, Braun R & Leyens C (2008) Oxidation characteristics of gamma-TiAl-8Nb coated with a CrAlYN/CrN nanoscale multilayer coating. STRUCTURAL ALUMINIDES FOR ELEVATED TEMPERATURES: GAMMA TITANIUM AND OTHER: METALLIC ALUMINIDES (pp 315-322) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanwell MD, Heriot SY, Richardson TH, Cowlam N & Ross IM (2006) Gas and vapour sensing characteristics of Langmuir-Schaeffer thiol encapsulated gold nanoparticle thin films. COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS, Vol. 284 (pp 379-383) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Luxmoore IJ, Cullis AG, Orr J, Buckle PD & Jefferson JH (2006) Characterisation of tungsten nano-wires prepared by electron and ion beam induced chemical vapour deposition.. EMAG-NANO 2005: Imaging, Analysis and Fabrication on the Nanoscale, Vol. 26 (pp 363-366) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Ng WH, Wilson LR, Luxmoore IJ, Cockburn JW, Krysa A, Cullis AG & Roberts JS (2006) Fabrication of novel quantum cascade lasers using focused ion beam (FIB) processing.. EMAG-NANO 2005: Imaging, Analysis and Fabrication on the Nanoscale, Vol. 26 (pp 215-218) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lin JCC, Hogg RA, Hopkinson M, Fry PW, Ross IM, Cullis AG, Kolodka RS, Tartakovskii AI & Skolnick MS (2006) Size, areal density and emission energy control of InAs self assemble quantum dots grown on GaAs by selective area molecular beam epitaxy - art. no. 61290G. Quantum Dots, Particles, and Nanoclusters III, Vol. 6129 (pp G1290-G1290) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lin JCC, Ross IM, Fry PW, Tartakoskii AI, Kolodka RS, Hogg R, Hopkinson M, Cullis AG & Skolnick MS (2005) Microstructural studies of InAs/GaAs self-assembled quantum dots grown by selective area molecular beam epitaxy. Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials, Vol. 107 (pp 267-270) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang ACK, Ross IM, Norris DJ, Cullis AG, T Tang Y, Cerrina C & Evans AGR (2005) Failure analysis studies in pseudomorphic SiGe channel p-MOSFET devices. Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials, Vol. 107 (pp 413-416) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang ACK, Norris DJ, Ross IM, Cullis AG, Olsen SH & O'Neill AG (2005) A study of processed and unprocessed dual channel Si/SiGe MOSFET device structures using FIB and TEM. Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials, Vol. 107 (pp 111-114) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tey CM, Cullis AG, Liu HY, Ross IM & Hopkinson M (2005) Structural analysis of the effects of a combined InAlAs-InGaAs capping layer in 1.3-mu m InAs quantum dots. Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials, Vol. 107 (pp 263-266) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alyamani A, Sanvitto D, Wang T, Parbrook PJ, Whittaker DM, Ross IM, Cullis AG & Skolnick MS (2005) AlGaN-based Bragg mirrors and hybrid microcavities for the ultra-violet spectral region. Fourth International Conference on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures (PLMCN4), Vol. 2(2) (pp 813-816) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cullis AG, Norris DJ, O'Neill JP, Ross IM, Migliorato MA, Hopkinson M, Parbrook PJ, Wang T & Walther T (2004) Segregation in compound semiconductors: the Stranski-Krastanow epitaxial transition and electron beam damage processes. 13th European Microscopy Congress (EMC 2004), Vol. 2 (Materials Sciences) (pp 417-418). Herentals, 22 August 2004 - 27 August 2004. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Scott AJ, Brydson R, Dennis CA, Ross IM, Rainforth WM, Scheu C & Ruhle M (2004) Understanding interfacial bonding in alumina doped yttria-stabilised tetragonal zirconia using electron energy loss spectroscopy. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND ANALYSIS 2003(179) (pp 433-436) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang ACK, Ross IM, Norris D & Cullis AG (2004) TEM analysis of dual column FIB processed Si/SiGe MOSFET device structures. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND ANALYSIS 2003(179) (pp 371-374) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM & Wyeth P (2004) Nanostructural studies of biomineralised composites. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND ANALYSIS 2003(179) (pp 151-154) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gutierrez M, Herrera M, Ross I, Gonzalez D, Hopkinson M & Garcia R (2003) Characterization of InGaAs (N)/GaAsN multi-quantum wells using transmission electron microscopy. MICROSCOPY OF SEMICONDUCTING MATERIALS 2003(180) (pp 143-146) RIS download Bibtex download
  • O'Neill JP, Ross IM, Cullis AG, Wang T & Parbrook PJ (2003) Nano-clustering anomalies in InGaN/GaN multiple quantum well structures. MICROSCOPY OF SEMICONDUCTING MATERIALS 2003(180) (pp 297-300) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rodriquez-Pulido A, Ross IM & Rainforth WM (2002) Processing and structural characterisation of 3Y-TZP ceramics resistant to hydrothermal ageing. EURO CERAMICS VII, PT 1-3, Vol. 206-2 (pp 1053-1056) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Rainforth WM, McComb DW, Scott AJ & Brydson R (2001) Grain boundary segregation in Al2O3 doped 3Y-TZP ceramics. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND ANALYSIS 2001(168) (pp 299-302) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Rainforth WM, Scott AJ, Brown AP, Brydson R & McComb DW (2001) Differentiation of zirconia polymorphs using EELS and ELNES. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND ANALYSIS 2001(168) (pp 303-306) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM & Kiely CJ (1999) HREM studies of an electron beam induced morphological rearrangement in acicular ZnO. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND ANALYSIS 1999(161) (pp 299-302) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Kiely CJ & Smith P (1998) Controlling the microstructure of ZnO powders produced via a sol-gel process. Eleventh European Conference on Electron Microscopy EUREM-11, Vol. II (pp 798-799). Brussels, 26 August 1996 - 30 August 1996. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Kiely CJ & Smith P (1995) Characterisation of iron doped zinc oxide using TEM. Electron Microscopy and Analysis 1995, Vol. 147(Inst. Phys. Conf. Series.) (pp 95-98). Bristol, 12 September 1995 - 15 September 1995. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ross IM, Rainforth WM, Gass M, Ehiasarian AP, Hovsepian P & Braun R () Thermal stability of metal nitride multilayer coatings: investigations using EELS and aberration corrected STEM. emc2012 Proceedings of the 15th European Microscopy Congress, Vol. 1 (pp 377-378). Manchester, UK, 16 September 2012 - 21 September 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bhatta UM, Ross IM, Sayle D, Sayle TXT, Karakoti A, Reid D, Seal S & Mobus G () E-beam induced surface activity changes of cerium oxide nanocrystals observed with in-situ aberration corrected TEM imaging at TV rate. emc2012 Proceedings of the 15th European Microscopy Congress, Vol. 1 (pp 939-940). Manchester, UK, 16 September 2012 - 21 September 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Guan W, Ross IM, Bhatta UM, Peng N & Mobus G () Co and Pt implantation through nanoporous masks observed by aberration corrected STEM and spectrum imaging. emc2012 Proceedings of the 15th European Microscopy Congress, Vol. 1 (pp 959-960). Manchester, UK, 16 September 2012 - 21 September 2012. RIS download Bibtex download