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Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Staff

This page lists all the current staff members of the CNST, including federal employees and long-term and short-term researchers working on site at the CNST through a variety of arrangements (both formal and informal).


Jump to a Section:

*  Management  *  Project Leaders  *  Visiting Fellows and Researchers  *  Staff Scientists
*  Postdoctoral Researchers  *  Student Researchers and Research Assistants 
*  NanoFab Staff *  Administrative Support Staff  *  Technical Support Staff

The staff directories for each CNST group can be found at the Group Staff Pages:
*  Electron Physics Group  *  Energy Research Group  *  Nanofabrication Research Group
*  NanoFab Operations Group

A list of former CNST staff can be found here.


Management


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Robert Celotta, Director
Robert Celotta is the current and founding Director of NIST’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. He received his B.S. in Physics from the City College of New York, and his Ph.D. in Physics from New York University. more...

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Lloyd Whitman, Deputy Director
Lloyd Whitman joined the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology as the Deputy Director in April 2008. He received a B.S. in Physics from Brown University (with honors, magna cum laude), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics more...

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J. Alexander Liddle, Group Leader
J. Alexander Liddle is the Group Leader of the CNST Nanofabrication Research Group. He received his B.A. and D. Phil. degrees in Materials Science from the University of Oxford. more...

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Vincent Luciani, NanoFab Manager
Vincent Luciani is the CNST NanoFab Manager. He joined CNST in November of 2008 with over 30 years of private industry experience. more...

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Jabez McClelland, Group Leader
Jabez McClelland is the Group Leader of the CNST Electron Physics Group. He received a B.A. in Physics and Music from Wesleyan University, and M.A. and Ph.D degrees in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin. more...

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Nikolai Zhitenev, Group Leader
Nikolai Zhitenev is the Group Leader of the CNST Energy Research Group. He received a M.S. degree in Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia (with honors, eq. summa cum laude) more...

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Donna Lauren, Senior Management Advisor
Donna Lauren is the Senior Management Advisor for CNST. She has a B.S. in Organizational Management from Columbia Union College. Prior to joining CNST, Donna served as a Lead Administrative Officer more...



NanoLab Staff

Project Leaders

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Vladimir Aksyuk, Project Leader
Vladimir Aksyuk is a Project Leader in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and a Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers University. more...

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Andrea Centrone, Project Leader
Andrea Centrone is a Project Leader in the Energy Research Group. He received a Laurea degree and a Ph. D. in Materials Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy more...

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Paul Haney, Project Leader
Paul Haney is a Project Leader in the Energy Research Group in the CNST. He received a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Physics from The University of Texas at Austin. more...

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Andrei Kolmakov is a Project Leader in the Energy Research Group. He received an M.S. in Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia and a Ph.D. in Physics from the National Research Center, Kurchatov Institute, Russia more...
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Henri Lezec, Project Leader
Henri Lezec is a Project Leader in the CNST Nanofabrication Research Group. He received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. more...

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Robert D. McMichael, Project Leader
Robert (Bob) McMichael is a Project Leader in the Electron Physics Group in the CNST. He received a B.S. in Engineering-Physics from Pacific Lutheran University, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Ohio State University. more...

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Renu Sharma, Project Leader
Renu Sharma is a Project Leader in the Nanofabrication Research Group. She received a B.S. and B.Ed. in Physics and Chemistry from Panjab University, India, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Solid State Chemistry from more...

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Kartik Srinivasan is a Project Leader in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology. more...
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Samuel M. Stavis is a Project Leader in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S.E. in Engineering Physics from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics more...
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Mark Stiles is a Project Leader and NIST Fellow in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from Yale University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Cornell University. more...
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Joseph Stroscio is a Project Leader and NIST Fellow in the Electron Physics Group in the CNST. He received a B.S. and an M.S. in Physics from the University of Rhode Island, and a second M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics more...
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Veronika Szalai is a Project Leader in the Energy Research Group. She received an A.B. in Chemistry from Bryn Mawr College, and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Yale University. Her thesis work more...
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John Unguris is a Project Leader in the Electron Physics Research Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin. more...

Visiting Fellows and Researchers

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Amit Agrawal, CNST Visiting Fellow
Amit Agrawal is a CNST Visiting Fellow in the Nanofabrication Research Group and John E. and Patricia Breyer Professor in Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Syracuse University. He received more...

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Brian Dennis, CNST Visiting Fellow
Brian Dennis is a CNST Visiting Fellow in the Nanofabrication Research Group and a Research Associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University. He received a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics more...

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Suyong Jung is a CNST Visiting Researcher in the Electron Physics Group and a Staff Scientist at the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) in Daejeon, Korea.   He received a B.S.  more...
Photo - B. Knuffman Brenton Knuffman, CNST Visiting Researcher
Brenton Knuffman is a CNST Visiting Researcher in the Electron Physics Group and a co-founder of zeroK Nanotech Corporation. He received a B.S. in Physics from Loyola University Chicago and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics  more...
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Daniel Pierce, CNST Visiting Fellow/NIST Fellow (Emeritus)
Daniel Pierce is a CNST Visiting Fellow working in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from Stanford University, a M.A. in Physics from Wesleyan University (CT), and a Ph.D. more...

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Santiago Solares is a CNST Visiting Fellow in the Electron Physics Group and an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.   He received a B.S. and a Licenciado in Chemical more...
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Adam Steele is a CNST Visiting Researcher in the Electron Physics Group and a co-founder of zeroK Nanotech Corporation. He received a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in Physics more...
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Minhua Zhao, CNST Visiting Researcher
Minhua Zhao is a CNST Visiting Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. and an M.S. (with honors) in Materials Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University, China and a Ph.D. more...


Staff Scientists

Photo - W. CullenWilliam G. Cullen, CNST/UMD Research Scientist
William G. Cullen is a CNST/UMD Research Scientist in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from Murray State University and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology more...
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Marcelo Davanço, Research Scientist
Marcelo Davanço is a Research Scientist in the Nanofabrication Research Group in the CNST. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil  more...

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Pramod Mathai is a CNST/UMD Research Scientist in the Nanofabrication Research Group.  He received a B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering more...
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Jonathan Winterstein, Research Scientist
Jonathan Winterstein is a Research Scientist in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Washington State University and Ph.D. in Materials Science more...


Postdoctoral Researchers

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Sangmin An, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Sangmin An is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Korea Maritime University, Korea more... 

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Hongwoo Baek is a CNST/SNU Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. She received a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics from Seoul National University, Korea. Her doctoral research used scanning probe microscopy techniques to study monolayer and bilayer graphene more... 
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Andrew Balk, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Andrew Balk is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics from Penn State. His graduate research used low-temperature Hall effect measurements more...

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Krishna C. Balram is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group.  He received a B.E. in Electronics and Instrumentation from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India more...
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Christopher Bohn, CNST Postdoctoral Researcher
Christopher Bohn is a CNST Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group. He received his B.S.E. degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology more...

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Jungseok Chae, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Jungseok Chae is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group. He received a B.S., an M.S., and a Ph.D. in Physics from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. For his doctoral research more...

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Craig Copeland, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Craig Copeland is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Ph.D. in Physics more...
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Karen Grutter, NRC Postdoctoral Researcher
Karen Grutter is an NRC Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. She received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering more...

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Feng Guo, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Feng Guo is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.A. in Physics from Fudan University, China, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Minnesota more...

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Jeonghoon Ha, CNST/SNU Postdoctoral Researcher
Jeonghoon Ha is a CNST/SNU Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics from Seoul National University. more...

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Aaron Katzenmeyer, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Aaron Katzenmeyer is a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Energy Research Group. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University; a M.S. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology more...

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Guru Khalsa, NRC Postdoctoral Researcher
Guru Khalsa is a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. Guru received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of New Mexico and Ph.D. in Physics more...
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Robert Adam Kinney, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Robert Adam Kinney is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group. Adam received a B. A. in Chemistry from Bowdoin College and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Northwestern University. more...

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John Kohoutek, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
John Kohoutek is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering more...

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Qing Li is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.E. in Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University, China and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering more...
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Kuo-Tang Liao is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Applied Chemistry from Providence University, Taiwan and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry more...
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Pin Ann Lin, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Pin Ann Lin is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan more...

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Hau-Jian (Jason) Liu, CNST Postdoctoral Researcher
Hau-Jian (Jason) Liu is a CNST Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. in Physics from Colorado State University more...
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Christian Long, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Christian Long is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland, College Park more...

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Bharath Natarajan is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in  the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.Tech. in Mechanical  Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India more...
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Fabian Natterer, CNST/SNSF Postdoctoral Researcher
Fabian Natterer is a CNST/SNSF Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. He received a Diploma in Physics from the University of Vienna, Austria and a Ph.D in Physics more...
Photo - C. Novotny Clint Novotny, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Clint Novotny is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group. He received a B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering more...
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Matthieu Picher, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Matthieu Picher is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from Paul-Verlaine University, France, and a M.S. in Material Science and Ph.D. in Physics more...

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Adrian Popescu, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Adrian Popescu is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Bucharest, Romania and a Ph. D. in Applied Physics from the University of South Florida more...

Photo - B. Roxworthy Brian J. Roxworthy, NRC Postdoctoral Researcher
Brian J. Roxworthy is an NRC Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. (with Honors) in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois more...
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Dmitry Ruzmetov, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Dmitry (Dima) Ruzmetov is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group. He received a Diploma in Physics from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia more...

Photo - I. Sacui Iulia Sacui, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Iulia Sacui is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. She received a B.S. in Chemistry from Youngstown State University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University more...
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Luca Sapienza is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a Laurea degree in Materials Science from the University of Padua, Italy and a Ph.D. in Materials Science more...
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Daniel Schiffels, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Daniel Schiffels is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in physics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany more...
Photo- A. Smolyanitsky Alex Smolyanitsky, CNST/CU Boulder Postdoctoral Researcher
Alex (Sasha) Smolyanitsky is a CNST/CU Boulder Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. more...
Photo - M. Stocker Michael Stocker, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Michael Stocker is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College (Illinois) and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Maryland College Park. more...
Photo - K. Twedt Kevin Twedt, CNST/UMD Postdoctural Researcher
Kevin Twedt is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Northern Iowa and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland, College Park. more...
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Truman Wilson, NRC Postdoctoral Researcher
Truman Wilson is a National Research Council  (NRC) Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group.  He received a B.S. and a Ph.D.  in Physics from Colorado State University. more...
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Jonathan Wyrick, NRC Postdoctoral Researcher
Jonathan Wyrick is a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Furman University, a second B.S. in Physics from James Madison University more...
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Ting Xu, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Ting Xu is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Optical Engineering from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications more...

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Heayoung Yoon, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Heayoung Yoon is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group. She received her B. S. and M. S. in Physics in Korea from Chungnam National University and Pohang more...

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Seungha Yoon is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. in Material Science and Engineering from Chonnam National University, South Korea  more...
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Yohan Yoon, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Yohan Yoon is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group. He received a B. S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering more...

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Duming Zhang, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Duming Zhang is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group. He received a B.S. in Applied Physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Penn State. more...

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Hongtao Zhang, CNST/UMASS Postdoctoral Researcher
Hongtao Zhang is a CNST/UMASS Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Shanghai more...

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Yue Zhao, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Yue Zhao is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group. She received a B. S. in Material Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph. D. in Physics from Columbia University more...

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Wenqi Zhu, CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher

Wenqi Zhu is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University, China and a Ph. D. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard more...


Student Researchers and Research Assistants

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Joseph Ashley, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow
Joseph Ashley is a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in the Energy Research Group, and a Physics and Computer Science major at Radford University.  Joseph is working with Paul Haney developing computer models to simulate the effect of material structure on thin film photovoltaic efficiency.

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Collin Baker, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow
Collin Baker is a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in the NanoFab Operations Group, and a Mechanical Engineering major at University of the District of Columbia.  Collin is working with Lei Chen assisting in the NanoFab with advanced plasma etching for high-aspect-ratio, nanometer-scale silicon trenches.
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Sarice Barkley, CNST/UMD Research Assistant
Sarice Barkley is a CNST/UMD Research Assistant in the Nanofabrication Research Group. She recently received her B.S. in Physics at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Sarice is working with Rachel Cannara and Fred Sharifi building a catalyst evaporation system for the growth of carbon nanotubes to be used in nanocarbon composites.

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Noah Bern, Undergraduate Researcher
Noah (Adam) Bern is a Undergraduate Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group, and an Engineering Physics major at Cornell University.  Adam is working with Vladimir Aksyuk conducting finite element modeling, automating experiments, and performing optical and electromechanical measurements on cavity optomechanical nanoscale probe devices.

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Jing Chen, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow
Jing Chen is a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in the Nanofabrication Research Group, and an Electrical Engineering major at City College of New York.  Jing is working with Kartik Srinivasan on the design of fiber-coupled, nanofabricated single photon sources.
Photo - C. Deitrick  Christopher Deitrick, Research Intern
Christopher Deitrick is a Research Intern in the NanoFab Operations Group.  He received a B.S. in Nanoscale Science from the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the State University of New York, Albany.  In the NanoFab, Roger works primarily in the cleanroom supporting researchers and assisting in the development of processes for dry etching and analyzing thin films.
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Benjamin Grisafe, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow

Benjamin Grisafe is a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in the NanoFab Operations Group, and a Nanoscale Engineering major at the University at Albany-SUNY.  Benjamin is working with Liya Yu fabricating phase shift masks to improve the photolithography capabilities of the CNST NanoFab.

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Zahra Hussaini, Research Assistant
Zahra Hussaini is a Research Assistant in the Nanofabrication Research Group. She recently received a B.S. in Physics and B.S. in Mathematics (with honors) from Arizona State University.  Zahra is working with Renu Sharma on improving data analysis and data collection capabilities to support the CNST NanoLab’s environmental transmission electron microscope (TEM).  
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Roger Kardys, Research Intern
Roger Kardys is a Research Intern in the NanoFab Operations Group and is majoring in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  In the NanoFab, Roger works primarily in the cleanroom supporting researchers and assisting in the development of processes for dry etching and analyzing thin films.
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Eric Marksz, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow
Eric Marksz is a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in the Electron Physics Group, and a Materials Science and Engineering major at University of Pittsburgh.  Eric is working with Jabez McClelland conducting studies involving lithium ion battery materials and carbon nanotube composites using the CNST's one-of-a-kind lithium ion microscope.
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Thomas Michels, CNST/TUI Graduate Student Researcher
Thomas Michels is a CNST/TUI Graduate Student Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Microtechnology from University of Gelsenkirchen, Germany more...

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Paul Patrone, CNST/UMD Graduate Student Researcher
Paul Patrone is a CNST/UMD Graduate Student Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research group. He received his B.A. from St. John's College and is currently pursuing his M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. in Physics more...

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Benjamin Pound, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow
Benjamin Pound is a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in the Electron Physics Group, and a Physics major at Utah State University.  Benjamin is working with Mark Stiles developing computer models of the electronic structure and properties of perovskite interfaces.
Photo - L. Shimomoto Lisa Shimomoto, Student Research Intern
Lisa Shimomoto is a Student Research Intern in the Nanofabrication Research Group. She recently graduated from the Science, Math, and Computer Science Magnet Program at Poolesville High School, and in the fall will attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where she plans on majoring in Nanotechnology.  She is working with Henri Lezec and Sarice Barkley on developing methods to etch silicon carbide in order to make porous high aspect ratio structures.
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Maximilliano Silva-Feaver, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow
Maximilliano Silva-Feaver is a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in the Nanofabrication Research Group, and a Physics major at Santa Clara University.  Max is working with Vladimir Aksyuk on measurements to demonstrate the operation of NEMS/MEMS optomechanical cavity transducers as atomic force microscope probes and on analyzing their performance.

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Sergei Wallace, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow
Sergei Wallace is a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in the Electron Physics Group, and a Physics and Mathematics major at University of Alabama.  Sergei is working with Robert McMichael developing instrumentation to demonstrate various applications of ferromagnetic resonance force microscopy.
Photo - A. Yulaev Alexander Yulaev, CNST/UMD Graduate Student Researcher
Alexander Yulaev is a CNST/UMD Graduate Student Researcher in the Energy Research Group. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Saratov State University, Russia. He is a doctoral candidate more...
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Wenhui Zhu is a CNST/SUNY Binghamton Graduate Student Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. She received a B.S. and a M.S. in Material Science and Engineering Nanjing University more...


NanoFab Staff

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Chen (Jessie) Zhang, Assistant NanoFab Manager
Chen (Jessie) Zhang is the Assistant NanoFab Manager in the NanoFab Operations Group.  She received a B.S. in Materials Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and a Ph.D. in Materials Science more...

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Jerry Bowser, Operations Team Leader
Jerry Bowser is the Operations Team Leader for the CNST NanoFab Operations Group. Jerry has over 13 years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing engineering in the private sector more...

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James Bittner, Engineering Technician
James Bittner is an Engineering Technician in the Nanofabrication Operations Group. He has a B.S. in Physics from Longwood University, and has extensive experience repairing and troubleshooting computer-controlled more...

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Marc Cangemi, Process Engineer
Marc Cangemi is a Process Engineer in the NanoFab Operations Group, where he is responsible for training and process support for NanoFab users in various nanofabrication areas, including optical photolithography, metrology, more...

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Lei Chen, Process Engineer
Lei Chen is a Process Engineer in the NanoFab Operations Group. He received a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering
from Nanjing University in China, and then joined the university's staff as an Associate Professor.. more...

Photo - J. Di Pasquale Joseph Di Pasquale III, Engineering Technician
Joseph Di Pasquale is an Engineering Technician in the NanoFab Operations Group. He has over thirty years of experience repairing, troubleshooting, and maintaining semiconductor more...
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Gerard Henein, Process Engineer
Gerard Henein is a Process Engineer in the NanoFab Operations Group. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from Northwestern University. more...

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Richard Kasica, Process Engineer
Richard Kasica is a Process Engineer in the NanoFab Operations Group. Richard received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the Ohio State University and an M.S. in Applied Physics from SUNY-Binghamton. more...

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Alline Myers, Process Engineer
Alline Myers is a Process Engineer in the NanoFab Operations Group. She received a B.S. in Physics from North Carolina State University, an M.S. in Physics from Penn State, and a Ph.D. in more...

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Robert Newby, Process Engineer
Robert Newby is a Process Engineer in the NanoFab Operations Group. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he minored in more...

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Eugene Paffrath, NanoFab Assistant
Eugene Paffrath is a NanoFab Assistant in the Nanofabrication Operations Group. He is currently attending Frederick Community College, where he majors in Bioprocessing Technology. more...

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Elise Pilat, Engineering Technician
Elise Pilat is an Engineering Technician in the Nanofabrication Operations Group.  She has a B.A.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute.  She is a veteran of the United States Air Force more...

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Matthew Robinson, Engineering Technician
Matthew Robinson is a Process Technician in the NanoFab Operations Group. He is currently attending Montgomery County Community College, with plans to pursue a career in electronics. While in college, more...

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Joshua Schumacher, Process Engineer
Joshua Schumacher is a Process Engineer in the NanoFab Operations Group. He received a B.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida (USF), where he also received a certificate in more...

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Kerry Siebein, Process Engineer
Kerry Siebein is a Process Engineer in the NanoFab Operations Group. She received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering more...

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Liya Yu, Process Engineer
Liya Yu is a Process Engineer in the NanoFab Operations Group. She received a B.S. in Material Science from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and more...


Support Staff

Administrative

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Donna Lauren, Senior Management Advisor
Donna Lauren is the Senior Management Advisor for CNST. She has a B.S. in Organizational Management from Columbia Union College. Prior to joining CNST, Donna served as a Lead Administrative Officer more...

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Robert Rudnitsky, Scientific Advisor
Robert Rudnitsky is the Scientific Advisor for CNST. Robert has a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University where he was a Hertz Fellow. At Stanford more...

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Karen Haugh, Administrative Officer
Karen Haugh is the Administrative Officer for the CNST. She has worked for NIST for 28 years. Prior to joining the CNST, Karen worked for 18 years as the AO for the Electron and Optical Physics Division more...

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Kristen Dill, Visual Information Specialist
Kristen Dill is a Visual Information Specialist for the CNST.  She has a B.S. in Horticulture from Iowa State University and nearly two decades of experience in graphic arts and design. more...

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Amanda Dyson, Administrative Support Assistant
Amanda Dyson is the Administrative Support Assistant for the CNST Energy Research Group. She attends Frederick Community College and has previously worked at retail organizations. more...

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Teresa Figgs, Facility User Coordinator
Teresa Figgs is a Facility User Coordinator at the CNST. Prior to her current position, she worked as the Administrative Support Assistant for the Electron Physics Group. She also served for 15 years with the United States Postal Service. more...

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Matthew Gonzales, Administrative Support Assistant
Matthew Gonzales is an Administrative Support Assistant in the CNST. He has a B.S. in Sports Management from Springfield College and an M.S. in Sports Leadership from Duquesne University more...

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Amy Grafmuller, Executive Assistant to the Director and Deputy Director
Amy Grafmuller is the Executive Assistant to the Director and Deputy Director. Prior to joining the CNST, she worked as the Division Secretary for the Analytical more...

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Wade Hall, Facility User Coordinator
Wade Hall is a Facility User Coordinator at the CNST. He has a B.S. in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. more...

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Yeehing Lam, Administrative Support Assistant
Yeehing Lam is the Administrative Support Assistant for the Nanofabrication Research Group. She has a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Maryland. more...

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Jeff Pasternak, Administrative Officer
Jeff Pasternak is an Administrative Officer at the CNST. He has a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Maryland. Prior to his current position, Jeff was a Facility User Coordinator more...

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Denise Rogers, Administrative Specialist for Information Management
Denise Rogers began her career at NIST as the Group Secretary for the Electron Physics Group in CNST, becoming the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director of CNST in May 2008. In November 2010, she more...

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Jennifer Ross, Administrative Support Assistant
Jennifer Ross is an Administrative Support Assistant for the Electron Physics Group. She has a B.A. in Health Care Administration and Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. more...


Technical

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Alan Band, Electronics Engineer
Alan Band is an Electronics Engineer in the Electron Physics Group. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and an Associates degree in Bio-Medical Instrumentation Technology more...

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Neal Bertrand, PowerTek IT Specialist
Neal Bertrand is an IT Specialist from PowerTek Corporation working under contract in the Electron Physics Group for NIST’s Office of Information Systems Management (OISM). more...

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Steve Blankenship, Instrumentation Specialist
Steve Blankenship is an Instrumentation Specialist in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Mary Washington, and a M.S. degree in Physics from Virginia Commonwealth University more...

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Barbara Coalmon, IT Specialist
Barbara Coalmon is an IT Specialist in the Electron Physics Group. She has a B.S. in Computer Studies from the University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD. more...

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Russell Hajdaj, Safety Officer and Property Manager
Russell Hajdaj is the CNST Safety Officer and Property Manager. He initially joined NIST as a Facility Manager working for the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory more...

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Glenn Holland, Instrumentation Specialist
Glenn Holland is an Instrumentation Specialist in the Electron Physics Group. Glenn has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland College Park. Prior to joining the CNST in 2009, Glenn spent 22 years more...

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David Huang is an IT Specialist in the Electron Physics Group.  He has a B.S. in Information Systems and an M.S. in Systems Engineering, both from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. more...
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Dylan Klomparens, IT Specialist
Dylan Klomparens is an IT Specialist in the Electron Physics Group. He has an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to joining the CNST, he worked for Hughes Network Systems more...

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Christopher Ray, Process Engineer
Christopher Ray is a Process Engineer in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and over 15 years of experience designing and fabricating more...
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David Rutter, Electronics Engineer
David Rutter is an Electronics Engineer in the Electron Physics Group. He has an Associate degree in Electronics and Computer Technology from Electronic Institutes, Middletown, PA. David has over 10 years of experience more...