Sean Barry

Ottawa, Canada
I am a Full Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, where my group works mainly on the mechanisms of thermal decomposition and thin film deposition, and have invented several novel characterization methods to better understand mechanism. I was trained in inorganic synthetic chemistry (PhD, University of Ottawa, 1996), and spent three years working on chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) precursors (PDF, Harvard University, 1998 – 2000, 2002 -2003). I started in Carleton University in 2003 working on guanidinates of the group 13 metals (Al, Ga, In), and haverecently studied amides, guanidinates, iminopyrrolidinates, and carbenes of the coinage metals (Cu, Ag, Au) for depositing thin films of these metals. I am also the director of the Facility for Nanoscience, Surfaces, and Sensor Interfaces (FANSSI), which was commissioned in 2015 to study surface chemistry and ALD.