We are excited to welcome Professor R. Bruce van Dover as the new director of our department!
* UHF properties of magnetic thin films * Synthesis and characterization of novel optical materials (nonlinear materials, thin film gain media, etc.) * Characterization of nanometer-scale materials: superconductors, dielectrics, and magnetic materials * Electronic phase diagrams determined by induced surface charges rather than chemical doping * Composition-spread approach to parallelized synthesis/characterization of materials, including novel catalysts for direct-methanol fuel cell anodes.
- 2009. "High energy x-ray diffraction/x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy for high-throughput analysis of composition spread thin films." Review of Scientific Instruments 80 (12). .
- 2009. "Dielectric response of tantalum oxide subject to induced ion bombardment during oblique sputter deposition." Journal of Applied Physics 106 (10). .
- 2009. "Improved conductivity of ZnO through codoping with In and Al." Thin Solid Films 517 (6): 1958-1960. .
- 2009. "High-Throughput Evaluation of Dealloyed Pt-Zn Composition-Spread Thin Film for Methanol-Oxidation Catalysis." Journal of the Electrochemical Society 156 (1): B160-B166. .
- 2009. "Structural, electronic and optical properties of (Sc,Y)N solid solutions." Thin Solid Films 517 (5): 1607-1609. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- More than 30 patents issued.
- "Highly Cited--Physics". Ranked 29th in the world for the period 1981 - 1997. (Thomson ISI)
- BS (Engineering/Engineering Physics), Princeton University, 1974
- MA (Applied Physics), Stanford University, 1975
- Ph D (Physics), Stanford University, 1980