Dr. Ian MacLren
University of Glasgow, UK

Invited talk
Atomic structure and chemistry of complex functional oxide ceramics and thin films

Dr Ian MacLaren received his BSc hons in Physics in 1991 from the University of Birmingham in the UK. This was followed in 1995 by a PhD in Metallurgy and Materials on the subject of ˇ°The Structure of Grain Boundaries in Hexagonal Close Packed Metalsˇ±. Since then, he has held research positions at the University of Birmingham, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research (Stuttgart, Germany), and Darmstadt Technical University (Germany), before being appointed to a lectureship at the University of Glasgow in 2004. The common thread through all his research has been the use of transmission electron microscopy to study the nanoscale and atomic scale details of solid objects. This has included the combination of imaging, diffraction and spectroscopy, as well as correlation with complementary techniques such as X-ray diffraction and X-ray absorption spectroscopy. The range of applications that Dr MacLaren has worked on is impressive including fundamentals of crystallography, nanostructured alloys, corrosion, functional ceramics and functional oxide films, biomaterials, meteorites, semiconductors, and optical coatings.

Some young Chinese Scholars are also invited to CICC-10 (see list)