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Seán Barry

Professor, #BarryLab; Director, CU Nanofab

Degrees:BSc (Queen's, 1992), PhD (uOttawa, 1996)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2244
Email:sean_barry@carleton.ca
Office:Steacie 114
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Seán (he/him)

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I am a chemistry professor who was trained in synthetic chemistry by Darrin Richeson at the University of Ottawa (PhD) and then spent several years working with Roy Gordon at Harvard (PDRA), where I became interested in ALD.

My interests are in the thermal mechanisms of decomposition and surface reactivity. My research group commonly studies metal depositions but has looked at many different processes and precursors across the periodic table.

I wrote a book:

Chemistry of ALD – A Textbook

You can buy it here, and the Amazon author page can be found here.

I hope it to be the backbone of a course on ALD chemistry; it isn’t comprehensive with respect to precursors or surface chemistry but rather goes through the core concepts of understanding ALD from a chemistry point of view.

Press

Chemistry of Atomic Layer Deposition (unofficial book launch) – I was invited by Riikka Puurunen to present some of the textbook I wrote at an ALD networking day in Espoo, Finland:

Green ChemistryHenrik Pedersen, Jonas Sundqvist, and I wrote a perspective on “Green CVD”, and Beneq interviewed us about it:

Gold Deposition – after we discovered a gold metal ALD process, the People Behind the Science podcast interviewed me. It is a “free-range” discussion of my life, influences, and science:

I also talked to the STG Podcast at Aalto University:
 Copper Precursors: In 2013, we discovered and patented a series of copper precursors, and opened the nanofab. I talked to “ALD Pulse”, a youtube channel, about this:

Curriculum Vitae

Work:

Carleton University, Department of Chemistry
Full Professor, 2016 – present
Associate Professor, 2007 – 2016
Assistant Professor, 2003 – 2007


Linköping University, Inorganic Chemistry
Visiting Professor (sabbatical), 2016 – 2017


University of Helsinki, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry
Visiting Professor (sabbatical), 2010 – 2011


Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Visiting Scholar, 2002 – 2003


University of Ottawa, Department of Chemistry
Science Lecturer, 2000 – 2002

Post-docs:

Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
1998 – 2000


Cornell University, Department of Material Science and Engineering
1997 – 1998


Universite de Bourgogné, Institut de Chimie Moléculaire
1996 – 1997

Education:

University of Ottawa, Department of Chemistry
PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, 1996


Queen’s University at Kingston, Department of Chemistry
BSc (Honours, ssp), Chemistry, 1991