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Faculty @ CNS

Dmitri Litvinov
[ ] - CNS Director

Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, PhD., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1999. Novel magnetic materials and devices at nanoscale dimensions, micro- and nanomagnetic materials and devices related to the current and future magnetic storage technologies, disk drive storage, probe storage based on MEMS and MRAM, biosensors, and magnetic computing.

Abdelhak Bensaoula [ bens "at-sign" uh "dot" edu ]
Research Professor of Physics and of Electrical & Computer Engineering, PhD., University of Houston, 1990. Joined Texas Center for Superconductivity and Advanced Materials in 1988. Research interests include spintroncis, field emission materials, and wide band gap semiconductors.

Stanko Brankovic [stanko.brankovic "at-sign" uh "dot" edu ]

Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, PhD., Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1999. The areas of research interests include: Electrochemical Thin Film Growth, Magnetic Materials and Nanostructures, Nanofabrication, Electrocatalysis, Sensors, Physics and Thermodynamics of Electrified Interfaces.

Frank Claydon [ fclaydon "at-sign" uh "dot" edu ]
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, PhD., Duke University, 1987. Over the past several years Dr. Claydon's educational interests have revolved around programs to stimulate freshman engineering students.

Alex Ignatiev [ ignatiev "at-sign" uh "dot" edu ]
Professor of Physics and of Electrical & Computer Engineering, PhD., Cornell University, 1972. Research interests include localized to surface, interface and thin film characterization, development and application. Recent efforts have been in the development of advanced oxide films and of high performance semiconductor films fabricated in the ultra-vacuum environment of space.

Valery Kalatsky [ vkalatsky "at-sign" uh "dot" edu ]
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, PhD, Texas A&M University, 1999. Research interests include neuro-engineering, Optical Imaging of Intrinsic Signals, Neuro-biology, Neuroimaging, Brain Mapping, Representation of Sensory Modalities (Vision, Hearing, Somatosensation) in Mammalian Neocortex.

Randall Lee [ trlee "at-sign" uh "dot" edu ]
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, PhD., Harvard University, 1991.  Directed self-assembly of sub-5nm nanoparticles for ultra-high density patterned medium applications. Synthesis and functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles for nanomagnetic biosensor applications.

Dan Luss [ dluss "at-sign" uh "dot" edu ]
Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, PhD., University of Minnesota. Several projects of Dr. Luss’ research group are associated with the dynamic features of chemically reacting systems, such as reverse-flow reactors, hot-spot formation in packed-bed reactors, and the dynamics of polyolefin polymerization via metallocene catalysts. Dr. Luss’ group also studies the use of membrane reactors to produce synthesis gas, the destruction of nitrogen oxides in reverse-flow reactors, and the formation of electrical and magnetic fields during high-temperature solid reactions.

Karen Martirosyan [ kmartirossian "at-sign" uh "dot" edu ]
Research Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, PhD., Russian Academy of Science, 1991. Dr. Martirossian's research interests are in the field of solid-state combustion synthesis (CS) of advanced ceramic materials. Combustion synthesis also referred to as Self-propagating High-temperature Synthesis (SHS) is an energy-saving method which uses high-exothermic reaction between initial components.

Donna Stokes [ dstokes "at-sign" uh "dot" edu ]
Assistant Professor of Physics, PhD., University of Houston, 1998. Growth and characterization of epitaxial thin films for magnetic device applications.

Li Sun [lsun4 "at-sign" uh "dot" edu ]
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, PhD., John Hopkins University, 2002. Research interests include size effects on thermal, electrical and mechanical properties of materials; Nanomagnetics and spin transport in thin films, multilayers, nanowires, and network structures.

Paul Ruchhoeft [ pruchhoeft "at-sign" uh "dot" edu ]
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, PhD., University of Houston. Prof. Ruchhoeft's research interests lie in the development of a parallel printing process with nanoscale resolution using energetic helium ions and atoms and the development of new low-cost stencil masks used in this patterning process. Applications include the patterning of spherical substrates for the manufacturing of ultra-compact infrared cameras and the fabrication large-area, periodic nano-scale patterns for use in infrared metal-mesh filter manufacturing and water filtration membranes. He is also interested in modeling of resist exposure and development processes for electron, ion, and atom beam lithography. He has authored numerous papers in these areas.

Richard Willson [ willson "at-sign" uh "dot" edu ]
Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Biochemical & Physical Sciences, PhD., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988. Biomolecular recognition based on large area ultra-high density magnetic nanolabel sensor arrays. He has dozens of publications in molecular recognition and biodetection, and extensive prior experience with the antibody and oligonucleotide model systems.  Dr. Willson is the former chair of the ACS Division of Biochemical Technology and current president of the International Society for Molecular Recognition.

John Wolfe [ wolfe "at-sign" uh "dot" edu]
Dr. Wolfe has developed a research laboratory in microfabrication. He has worked on high density electron beam addressed archival storage schemes with the goal of developing a library system providing access to the Library of Congress. His current areas of research are integrated circuit metallization, resist evaluation, ion beam lithography, and super-conducting thin films for microwave and high current applications.




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