Paul Coxon is a Research Associate in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.
He began his career as a physicist, completing degrees at Newcastle University on the surface chemistry of nanocrystals and nanodiamond before a spell at UEA developing nanofabrication methods for memory storage devices.
His research interests have broadened to encompass the electrochemistry and applications of molten salts, particularly for the production of ultra black light-trapping surfaces to make more efficient solar cells, and high-capacity, long-lasting silicon electrodes for lithium-ion batteries.
In his current work he is developing a novel method for the low-cost and ethical extraction of titanium metal powders from ores.
He is a specialist in science communication and public engagement with science, and can be found on Twitter @paulcoxon