Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory

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Faculty

Jaroslaw W. Drelich

  • Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Adhesion of fine particles
  • Characterization of materials’ surfaces
  • Biodegradable implant materials
  • Wetting of solids and liquids
  • Colloidal properties of particles
  • Recycling of materials
  • Minerals and oil sands processing

Stephen A. Hackney

  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Electron microscopy
  • Materials characterization
  • Thermodynamics and kinetics
  • Electronic materials
  • Senior design

Research Interests

  • Lithium ion batteries, ceramic battery materials
  • Surface and interface dynamics
  • Thin films and nanostructures
  • Thermodynamics
  • Magnetic materials
  • Diffusional instabilities and applications of electron microscopy

Caryn Heldt

  • Director, Health Research Institute
  • James and Lorna Mack Chair in Bioengineering
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Bioseparations
  • Virus removal and detection
  • Biosensors

John Jaszczak

  • Interim Department Chair, Chemistry and Professor, Physics
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, and Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Adjunct Curator, A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Teaching Interests

  • Nanotechnology Education

Research Interests

  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Theory and modeling of single-electron transport devices
  • Modeling and simulation of properties of interfaces and interface materials
  • Atomistic computational physics of surface phases and surface dynamics
  • Crystal growth
  • Mineralogy of natural graphite

Julia A. King

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Lorna and James Mack Professorship of Continuous Processing

Research Interests

  • Thermally and electrically conductive resins/composites

Timothy Leftwich

  • Research Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Surfaces and interfaces
  • Surface functionalization, thin films, photovoltaics and catalytic surfaces
  • Material characterization by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS (ESCA)), SEM, Auger and Raman spectroscopy

Miguel Levy

  • Professor, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Photonics
  • Nonreciprocal Phenomena

Claudio Mazzoleni

  • Professor, Physics

Specialties

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Aerosol properties (optical, physical and morphological) and effects on clouds and climate
  • Instrument development and environmental optics

Kathryn A. Perrine

  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Surface chemistry and interfacial science
  • Reactivity of gases and solutions on metal oxide materials under model (ultra-high vacuum) and real (near ambient pressure) conditions
  • Designing metal-oxide architectures and nanostructures on various substrates; Atomic Layer Deposition and tailored growth approaches
  • Growth, properties and reactions on heterogeneous structures for energy and environmental applications

Professional Staff

Chito Kendrick

Chito Kendrick

  • Managing Director, Microfabrication Facility/Instructor
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Pinaki Mukherjee

  • Staff, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Engineer/Scientist, Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory

Research Interests

  • Aberration-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Composition X-ray Mapping using Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy
  • Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy

Graduate Students

Mehdi Malekrah

Mehdi Malekrah

  • Teaching Assistant

Areas of Interest

  • Micro and Nano-Electronics
  • Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
  • Solar Cells
Mikhail Trought

Mikhail Trought

  • PhD Student, Chemistry