CNRS-Université de Poitiers, Poitier, France
Gregory Abadias is Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Poitiers, France. He received his Ph.D. in materials science in 1998 at National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG), and he is currently group leader of thin films activities at CNRS Pprime Institute in Poitiers. He conducts research on a range of topics related to nanoscale thin films, including mechanical, electrical and optical properties of metallic, nitride or oxide systems as well as hard and protective coatings in the form of nanocomposites or multilayers. His current research interests focus on the understanding of thin film growth dynamics using real-time and in situ diagnostics, with main emphasis on the stress development during sputter-deposition of polycrystalline and epitaxial layers. He coauthored more than 150 papers and serves as Editor of Surface and Coatings Technology journal since 2016.