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Expert in Materials Science: Synthesis, Processing, and Structure, and Properties of Metals, Oxides, and Nitrides

Expert ID: 738511 Illinois, USA

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Ph.D. in Materials Science with 35+ years experience performing basis and applied research pertaining to the synthesis, processing, structural characterization and properties of metals, oxides, nitrides and semiconductors. Author of approximately 200 scientific publications and six issued patents that, together, have been cited more than 41,000 times.

• Senior Materials Scientist with an international reputation for performing basic and applied research
• Wide range of expertise, including structural and properties characterization using synchrotron X-ray techniques, synthesis by chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition and other techniques, materials processing in controlled environments, and thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties of oxides, nitrides, semiconductors and metals

Research Interests/Expertise
• In-situ synchrotron X-ray studies of materials
• Materials synthesis, characterization, and properties
• Chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), atomic layer deposition (ALD), sputter deposition
• Nanostructured/nanocrystalline/nanophase materials
• Epitaxial thin films
• Phase stability
• Defect and transport behavior
• Ferroelectric properties
• Thermal properties
• Mechanical behavior


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Materials Science Institution: Cornell University
Year: 1982 Degree: MS Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Year: 1979 Degree: BS Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 2022 Employer: Argonne National Laboratory Title: Assistant Scientist, Scientist, Senior Scientist Department: Materials Science Division
Performed a wide range of basic and applied research into the synthesis, processing, structure, and properties of materials. Areas of synthesis expertise include thin film synthesis by metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), atomic layer deposition (ALD), magnetron sputter deposition, as well as synthesis of nanocrystalline (including nanophase and nanostructured) materials by inert gas condensation. Materials processing expertise includes alloy oxidation, hydriding behavior of metal alloys, and environmental effects on grain growth, densification and electrical behavior. Structural expertise includes in-situ studies using synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques. Properties expertise includes ferroelectricity, oxidation, and electrical behavior.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1987 Employer: Max Planck Institut für Metallforschung Title: Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow Department: Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaften
Performed basic research characterizing the structure of metal-ceramic interfaces using transmission electron microscopy techniques

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
• 2008-2022: Member, Advanced Photon Source Beamtime Allocation Committee
• 2002-2017: Member, Materials Research Society Awards Committee
• 3 years: Chair, Materials Research Society Postdoctoral Awards Committee
• Meeting Chair, Materials Research Society and Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales A.C. XXV International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico.
• 3 years: Chair, Materials Research Society External Awards Committee
• 2002-2009: Member, Materials Research Society Graduate Student Awards Committee (committee chair for 2 years)
Awards / Recognition
• University of Chicago-Argonne Board of Governors Distinguished Performance Award
• Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2 years)
• Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society
• Alpha Sigma Mu, National Metallurgical Honor Society
Publications and Patents Summary
6 granted patents
more than 200 scientific publications that, together, have been cited more than 41,000 times to-date in the scientific literature

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