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John Pethica

Sir John Pethica
Visiting Professor
Physical Secretary and Vice President of the Royal Society

Department of Materials
University of Oxford
16 Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PH

Tel: +44 1865 273777 (reception)
Fax: +44 1865 273783

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Summary of Interests

Surface and nanometer scale properties of materials. Study of mechanical properties using nanoindentation and of surface atomic structure and transport processes using scanning tunnelling microscopy. Development of atom resolved AFM and force spectroscopy of single bonds.

  • Holweck Medal, Sociéte Francaise de Physique & IoP, 2002
  • Hughes Medal, Royal Society, 2001
  • Rosenhain Medal and Prize, Institute of Materials, 1997
  • Sabbatical Chair, Sony corporation R&D, Japan, 1993-4