In VPHA, we have in the past years been building a list of doctoral theses related to atomic layer deposition (ALD). The list currently contains already over 350 entries - nice draft illustration of the contents of the unfinished list below - thanks Felix Mattelaer for this!
It would be great, of course, if we could have a complete list - the whole research field of ALD would greatly benefit. There are certainly many theses missing from the list still - likely at least from China, Japan, Korea, and likely many other countries, too. We have set it as a goal to finalize the list in VPHA to the status at the end of year 2018, the year Suntola and ALD received the Millennium Technology Prize.
To complete the list, we welcome everyone to check if the list is complete and propose additions.
VPHA's open files can be collectively found in: http://vph-ald.com/VPHAopenfiles.htmlhttp://vph-ald.com/VPHAopenfiles.html. Direct links:
* To the thesis list, real time: VPHA-ALD-thesis-list, link
* To the file where you can add theses: VPHA-thesis-to-be-added (someone from VPHA will move the entries to the full list occasionally)
We have "self-service" for adding, and anyone in the world can edit the VPHA-thesis-to-be-added list and add entries. Preferably, leave information of who made the addition.
Of the next steps: The final purpose is, of course, to publish the list from within VPHA in form or another, likely during 2019 - more to come on that later. Anyone is still welcome to join the VPHA effort as a volunteer and also join the publication-to-come as author. If you would like to join, please email info @ vph-ald.com (remove the spaces from the email).
Virtual Project on the History of ALD (VPHA) - in atmosphere of Openness, Respect, and Trust