Alumni

2020  Pei-Yu Chen (PhD)
2019  Bryce Edmondson (PhD) Thin Film Growth and Deposition of Functional Perovskite Oxides
2018  Edward Lin (PhD) Atomic Layer Deposition of Epitaxial Perovskites for Electronic and
Photonic Applications
2018  Zizhuo Zhang (PhD) Area-Selective Deposition of Ferromagnetic Cobalt Films
2017  Shen Hu (PhD) Crystalline Perovskite Epitaxial Growth on Germanium (001)
by Atomic Layer Deposition
2017  Sonali Chopra (PhD) Area-Selective Deposition of Conductive Materials
2016  Wen Liao (PhD) Controlling Nucleation and Growth of Ultra-Thin Ruthenium Films in Chemical Vapor Deposition
2015  Thong Ngo (PhD) Atomic Layer Deposition of Functional Materials
2015  Martin “DJ” McDaniel (PhD) Monolithic Integration of Crystalline Oxides on Silicon and Germanium using Atomic Layer Deposition
2014  Tyler Elko-Hansen (PhD) Enhancement of metal nucleation and thin film growth on surfaces by chemical modification employing CVD and ALD
2013  Joe M. McCrate (PhD) Fluorescent probe-based characterization of surface sites on oxides
2012  Blair J. Cox (PhD) Depolymerization of Lignin for Biomass Processing in Ionic Liquids
2010  Wesley J. Ahearn (MS) Spectroscopic Studies of Boron Carbo-Nitride
2010  Hyun Woo Kim (PhD) Structure and Properties of Amorphous Alloys: A First Principles Study
2010  Tuo Wang (PhD) Atomic Layer Deposition of Amorphous Hafnium-Based Thin Films with Enhanced Thermal Stabilities
2010  Navneethakrishnan Salivati (PhD) Influence of Surface Passivation on the Photoluminescence from Silicon Nanocrystals
2009  Lucas B. Henderson (PhD) Deposition and Properties of Co- and Ru-based Ultra-thin Films
2009  Kelly M. Thom (PhD) Growth and Characterization of Ru Films Deposited by Chemical Vapor Deposition: Towards Enhanced Nucleation and Film Properties
2009  Patrick Ryan Fitzpatrick (PhD) Chemical Vapor Deposition of Boron Carbo-Nitride as a Potential Passivation Layer for Germanium Surfaces
2008  Wyatt A. Winkenwerder (PhD) Surface Chemistry of GeHx with Dielectric Surfaces: Towards Directed Nanocrystal Growth
2007  Jin Hong Shin (PhD) Growth and Characterization of CVD Ru and Amorphous Ru-P Alloy Films for Liner Applications in Cu Interconnects
2007  Shawn S. Coffee (PhD) Selective silicon and germanium nanoparticle deposition on amorphous substrates
2006  Kai Wu (PhD) Interface Study for Template Release in Step and Flash Imprint Lithography
2006  Scott K. Stanley (PhD) Surface Chemistry and Directed Assembly of Nanostructures on Dielectric Surfaces
2004  James K. Schaeffer (PhD) Hafnium Dioxide Gate Dielectrics, Metal Gate Electrodes, and Phenomena Occurring at their Interfaces
2004  Edward R. Engbrecht (PhD) Fundamental Studies of Copper Diffusion Barriers
2003  Andrew M. Lemonds (PhD) Atomic Layer Deposition and Properties of Refractory Transition Metal-based Copper-Diffusion Barriers for ULSI Interconnect
2003  Todd C. Bailey (PhD) Imprint Template Advances and Surface Modification, and Defect Analysis for Step and Flash Imprint Lithography
2003  Britain C. Smith (MS) Step and Flash Imprint Lithography: Fabrication of sub-100 nm Features for the Gate Level of a MOSFET Device
2002  W. Thomas Leach (PhD) Silicon Nanoparticle Deposition on Silicon Dioxide and Silicon Nitride: Techniques, Mechanisms and Models
2001  Paul D. Kirsch (PhD) Surface and Interfacial Chemistry of High-k Dielectric and Interconnect Materials on Silicon
2000  Stenly Tukunang (MS) In Situ Second Harmonic Generation Probing Across p-n Junctions of Silicon and Silicon-Germanium Alloys
2000  Porshia S. Parkinson (PhD) Silicon Germanium Growth Kinetics and Second Harmonic Generation Studies
2000  James P. Endle (PhD) MOCVD of Multimetal and Noble Metal Films
1999  Bin Gong (PhD) Surface Reactions, Hydride Kinetics, and in situ Boron Doping of Silicon and Germanium
1999  William P. Boone (MS) Hydrodesulfurization Studies with Model Supported MoS2 Catalysts
1998  Gareth M. Sampson (PhD) Hydrogen Atom and Argon Ion Reactions for Removing Hydrocarbon Adsorbates and Contamination from Silicon Surfaces
1998  Narayanan C. Ramani (PhD) Reaction and Spectroscopic Study of Supported Metal Oxide Catalysts
1998  David L. Sullivan (PhD) Hydrodesulfurization of Thiophene, Tetrahydrothiophene and 1-Butanethiol on Model Silica-supported Molybdenum and Tungsten Catalysts
1997  Pirainder Sarup Lall (MS) Characterization of a Single Source Precursor for Titanium Nitride Film Growth
1997  John W. Quigley (MS)  Electron Beam-assisted Low Temperature Growth of Gallium Nitride Films
1996  Noel M. Russell (PhD) Hydrogen Desorption and CVD of Silicon/Germanium Alloys
1996  Michael S. Jackson (PhD) Decomposition Mechanism for Triethylgallium on Gallium Arsenide(100)
1995  Jorg Schwitzgebel (PhD) Photoassisted Oxidation of Organic Films on Water by Titania Coated Microspheres
1995  Vikas Lakhotia (PhD) Chemical Beam Epitaxy of III-V Compound Semiconductors Using Single Source Precursors
1994  Justine E. Johannes (PhD) A Gas Phase Reaction Study of Disilane Decomposition Using Resonance Enhanced Multiphoton Ionization
1993  Steven D. Kohler (PhD)  Characterization of and Reactions over Photoreduced Transition Metal Oxides Supported on Silica
1993  Ryan D. Roark (PhD) Synthesis and Characterization of Silica-supported Molybdenum and Tungsten
1992  James E. Miller (PhD) Chemical Beam Epitaxy Of GaAs Using Novel Single-source Precursors
1990  Clark C. Williams (PhD) Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Oxide-Supported Molybdenum Oxide
1990  Nancy B. Jackson (PhD) CO Hydrogenation over Zirconium-Based Metal Oxides
1989  Ronald G. Silver (PhD) A Study of Active Sites for Isosynthesis Over Zirconium Dioxide
1989  Mark P. Lapinski (PhD)  An Infrared Study of Hydrocarbon Adsorption and Reaction on Supported Nickel and Supported Platinum Catalysts
1987  Keith G. Anderson (PhD) Infrared Studies of Adsorption and Reaction of Butenes and Ethylene over Cobalt
1987  Shiaw C. Tseng (PhD) Isosynthesis Reactions of CO/H2 over Zirconium Dioxide
1985  Troy J. Campione (PhD) An Infrared Study of Butene Adsorption and Reaction on a Silica-Supported Nickel Catalyst
1985  Nancy B. Jackson (M.S.) Studies of CO Interaction with Zirconia and Methanol Synthesis Mechanisms
1984  Stanley C. Park (PhD) The Investigation of Carbonylation Reactions Utilizing Polymer Modified Transition Metal Complexes
1984  Kuei-Wu Huang (PhD) The Reaction of Azopropane, n-Butane and n-Butenes over Ruthenium
1983  John B. Roucis (PhD) The Influence of Intraparticle Mass Transfer on the Activity of a Gel-Form Polymer Bound Transition Metal Catalyst
1983  Chia-Zuan J. Wang (PhD) Study of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Over a Silica Supported Iron Catalyst Through the use of Reactive Scavengers
1983 Mitchel A. Barker (M.S.) Conversion of Synthesis Gas Over Zirconia