Carbon Nanotubes and Nanocomposites Expert in Design and Fabrication

Technical Consultant #1976


Expertise

  • Engineering, fabrication and commercialization of high-performance nanomaterials and composites.
  • Growth, processing and utilization of carbon nanotube and graphene materials.
  • Grapheme growth architecture, tailored structure and characterization.
  • Design, fabrication modeling and testing of nanodevices.
  • Physics and applications of low-dimensional devices and nanomaterials.
  • Surface chemistry, self-assembly and process chemistry for nanomaterials.
  • Micro and nano-structural characterization of materials.
  • Materials electrodynamics including plasmonic and photonic effects.
  • Consulting and technical analysis for commercial nanotechnology.
  • Nanotechnology: Touch screens, electronic transparent electrodes, develop transistor for super capacitors.

Research Highlights

  • Design and fabrication of CNT-based optical materials and optical films.
  • Inception and demonstration of high-performance, all-solid-state supercapacitor.
  • Catalyst-free, chemical vapor deposition growth of graphene sheet.
  • Exploration of parameters affecting the nanoparticle-catalyzed CVD growth of single-walled nanotubes on substrates.
  • Demonstration of substrate-directed 'continued growth' of chirality selected single-walled carbon nanotubes.
  • Nanolithography for fabrication of magnetic memory (MRAM) elements.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Senior Nanotechnologist, 2012 - Present

  • Method development for high precision techniques for carbon nanotube synthesis.
  • Design and optimization of ultra-black surface coatings for high performance optics.
  • PI for investigation of non-linear optics effects based on carbon nanotube structures.
  • Successful proposal writing for federal and private capital funding.

Undisclosed University - Chemistry Department, Adjunct Professor, 2012 - Present

  • Synthesis and study of novel graphenic carbon material for high-performance electrochemistry.

Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center, South Charleston, WV, 2008 - Present

  • Research Scientist at the Research and Innovation Center.
  • PI for grant exploring high performance materials derived from carbon nanotube architectures.
  • Functionalization chemistry development for carbon nanotubes.
  • Electrochemical synthesis of nanomaterials.
  • Ultra-sensitive surface chemistry characterization of carbon nanotubes.

Quantum Wired LLC, Katy, TX, Technical Consultant, 2007 - 2008

  • Technological analysis of commercial potential for carbon nanotube energy storage device.

Smalley Group, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2004 - 2008

  • Graduate Research Assistant

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, Materials Science Department, 2000 - 2004

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant; Materials Science

Honors & Publications

Publications and Patents

Author and Co-Author of numerous publications in peer reviewed journals, abstracts, articles and invited national and international speaker.

  • 10 Peer Reviewed Publications.
  • Invited Talks on topics such as:
  • Rational Design of Fabricable Nanotechnology.
  • Multifunctional Carbon Nanomaterials,
  • 3 U.S. patents with 3 pending patents.
  • Solid-State Supercapacitor.

Education

  • Ph.D. Applied Physics, Rice University, Houston, TX
  • M.S. Applied Physics, Rice University, Houston, TX
  • B.S. Physics, (Mathematics minor) University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • B.S. Materials Science, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
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