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Sheffield Hallam researcher wins European Science Award

Friday 31 August 2018

Professor Arutiun Ehiasarian, head of the University's National High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) Technology Centre UK, has been recognised by the European Physical Society (EPS) for his work which applies the use of plasma physics into the technology and engineering sectors.

The plasma is used to produce a protective coating which works to enhance performance and extend the use of items such as hip joints, space satellites and turbine blades. HIPIMS technology was first used and implemented on a large scale at Sheffield Hallam University and is now having a transformative impact to businesses involved in product development across the world.

Whilst talking about his achievement, Professor Ehiasarian said: "I am honoured to receive the EPS Plasma Innovation Award. It is thanks to my colleagues at the National HIPIMS Technology Centre UK and their hardwork and dedication that means that Hallam University is leading the way in the sector and I am very humbled to receive this award."

Prof. Arutiun Ehiasarian, who works within Sheffield Hallam's Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI), was presented with the award during the opening ceremony of the annual EPS conference, which was held in Prague, Czech Republic earlier this year.

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