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Composites and Coatings Group

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge

 

Dr James A. Curran

Dr James A. Curran

Royal Society Industry Fellow

Senior Research Associate - Peterhouse, Cambridge

Global R&D Manager - Keronite International Ltd


Office Phone: +44(0)1223 3 34340

Biography:

Dr James A. Curran specialises in the field of plasma electrolysis, for which he holds a Royal Society Industry Fellowship.  He co-ordinates research on the topic within the Gordon Laboratory, and also leads the research and development activity of Keronite International Ltd.

He holds a BA and an MSci in Materials Science and Metallurgy from the University of Cambridge, and has also completed five years of industrial placements in various fields of work at BAE SYSTEMS material technology centres.  For the past ten years, he has studied and developed the technology of plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO), completing a PhD on the subject in 2005, again at the University of Cambridge.  He is currently employed by Keronite International Ltd as their Principal Materials Engineer and Research and Development Manager, and continues close academic collaboration with the Gordon Laboratory in their PEO-related research.

Collaborators

Key Publications

Most recent publications:

Self-similar scaling of discharge events through PEO coatings on aluminium
CS Dunleavy, JA Curran, TW Clyne
Surface and Coatings Technology 206 (6), 1051-1061

The Production of Anatase-rich Photoactive Coatings by Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation
LK Mirelman, JA Curran, TW Clyne
Surface and Coatings Technology 207 (25), 66-71

Plasma electrolytic oxidation of aluminium networks to form a metal-cored ceramic composite hybrid material
CS Dunleavy, JA Curran, TW Clyne
Composites Science and Technology 71 (6), 908-915

 

These are my key publications:

Thermo-physical properties of plasma electrolytic oxide coatings on aluminium
JA Curran, TW Clyne
Surface and Coatings Technology 199 (2), 168-176

Porosity in plasma electrolytic oxide coatings
JA Curran, TW Clyne
Acta materialia 54 (7), 1985-1993

 The thermal conductivity of plasma electrolytic oxide coatings on aluminium and magnesium
JA Curran, TW Clyne
Surface and Coatings Technology 199 (2), 177-183

Characterisation of discharge events during plasma electrolytic oxidation
CS Dunleavy, IO Golosnoy, JA Curran, TW Clyne
Surface and Coatings Technology 203 (22), 3410-3419

Mullite-rich plasma electrolytic oxide coatings for thermal barrier applications
JA Curran, H Kalkancı, Y Magurova, TW Clyne
Surface and Coatings Technology 201 (21), 8683-8687

A steady-state Bi-substrate technique for measurement of the thermal conductivity of ceramic coatings
JC Tan, SA Tsipas, IO Golosnoy, JA Curran, S Paul, TW Clyne
Surface and Coatings Technology 201 (3), 1414-1420

Evaluation of micromechanical behaviour of plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) coatings on Ti–6Al–4V
JM Wheeler, CA Collier, JM Paillard, JA Curran
Surface and Coatings Technology 204 (21), 3399-3409