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Erich Walter

Erich Walter is a CNST Adjunct Researcher in the Energy Research Group and a Research Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.  Erich received an A.B. in Chemistry and Physics from Vassar College, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, with a concentration in Chemical and Materials Physics.  His graduate research focused on nanomaterial synthesis, characterization, applications, and related phenomena.  Erich then performed postdoctoral research at Columbia University, studying the synthesis and characterization of transition metal oxide and carbon nanostructures.  In 2007, Erich joined the Display and Graphics Business Laboratory at 3M (St. Paul, MN), where he developed bistable display technologies.  Before moving to the Applied Physics Laboratory, he was a CNST Visiting Fellow in the Energy Research Group and a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist at the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics of the University of Maryland.  He is working with Veronika Szalai and Henri Lezec developing fundamental measurements of nanoscale materials for applications in energy storage.


  • Crystalline graphite from an organometallic solution-phase reaction, E. C. Walter, T. Beetz, M. Y. Sfeir, L. E. Brus, and M. L. Steigerwald, Journal of the American Chemical Society 128, 15590-15591 (2006).
  • Amine vapor sensing with silver mesowires, B. J. Murray, E. C. Walter, and R.M. Penner, NanoLetters 4, 665-670 (2004).
  • Beaded bimetallic nanowires: wiring nanoparticles of metal 1 using nanowires of metal 2, E. C. Walter, B. J. Murray, F. Favier, and R. M. Penner, Advanced Materials 15, 396-399 (2003).
  • Metal nanowire arrays by electrodeposition, E. C. Walter, M. P. Zach, F. Favier, B. J. Murray, K. Inazu, J. C. Hemminger, and R. M. Penner, ChemPhysChem 4, 131-138 (2003).
  • Palladium mesowire arrays for fast hydrogen sensors and hydrogen-actuated switches, E. C. Walter, F. Favier, R. M. Penner, Analytical Chemistry 74, 1546-1553 (2002).
Staff Photo - E. Walter


CNST Adjunct Researcher
Energy Research Group


A.B. Chemistry and Physics - Vassar College
M.S. Chemistry - University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. Chemistry - University of California, Irvine


Phone: 301-975-4034