Kevin Plucknett

Professor, Killam Research Chair

Kevin Plucknett

Phone: 902-494-3297
Fax: n/a
Mailing Address: 
1360 Barrington St, PO BOX 15000
Sexton Campus; Dean's Office
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Coatings
  • Powder metallurgy
  • Tribology
  • Advanced structural and functional ceramics
  • Composites (including fibre-reinforced)
  • Inorganic foams and porous materials
  • Materials processing
  • Mechanical behaviour
  • Electron microscopy
  • Oxidation and corrosion
  • Biopolymers




BSc (Hons) Physics    University of Warwick
PhD Physics                University of Warwick

Research Interests:

My research interests cover a broad range of areas relating to advanced engineering materials.  In particular, within my research group we emphasise the inter-relationships between processing, microstructure and properties. Our current grant and contract funded research projects include high performance ceramic-metal composites and coatings, powder metallurgical processing of titanium alloys, boride-based coatings on titanium and iron alloys, ceramic and carbon foams, and porous materials.  This work invariably has an industrial focus, and I have spent much of my research career in industry, prior to joining Dalhousie University in 2004.


By appointment, F310, Sexton Campus