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SoD = Date of Degree)
Laura Guirl, Studied SFM under Steve's
||Travis Martin, a NASA INAC undergraduate
intern at Purdue for the summer of 2003. Travis worked on
carbon nanotube growth. During Saturdays in the Fall, he
catches passes for Alabama A&M’s football team.
Tom Castro - DoD: December 1989. Tom did the initial
pioneering work with clusters on field emission tips. Now working
hard at Intel in the Metal Etch Area for the upcoming P7 chip.
Last known e-mail address: TCASTRO@PTD.intel.com ; Tel: 408-765-9828.
Matt Dorogi - DoD: August
1995. Now working somewhere on the West Coast.
Chuck Egert - DoD: August
1983. Chuck was one of the first graduate students to work on
photofield emission experiments at Purdue and laid the ground
work for the group's long-term interest in field emission phenomena.
Chuck became the group leader of the Advanced Microsytems Group
at Oak Ridge National Laboratories in 1997. I'm sad to report
that he passed away on 17 October 1998 at the age of 45.
Steven Fleshler - DoD: May
1993. (Steve actually did his thesis work with George Crabtree
and Wai Kwok at Argonne National Laboratories). He is now employed
at a high Tc company on the East Coast.
Barrett Gady - DoD: August
1996. Barrett measured the spatial variation of the force of
attraction of small micron-size spheres to atomically flat substrates.
In this way he was able to identify van der Waals and electrostatic
contributions to the interaction force. As of March 1999, he
is working at Xerox in Rochester NY. Email: Barrett.Gady@usa.xerox.com;
Elton Graugnard - DoD: December
2000. Elton made a series of very systematic measurements on
the electronic transport properties of multi-walled carbon nanotubes
(MWNTs). Working with Pedro de Pablo and Brian Walsh, he perfected
a very simple and easy technique to make reliable electrical
contact to nanotubes, thus allowing lots of data from a variety
of different nanotubes. He learned that the transport properties
at low temperature are dominated by Luttinger liquid behavior.
He also proved that MWNTs are electrically noisy, even when
they have good contacts to either end. He is now working as
a post-doc with John Weaver at the University of Illiinois.
Yongli Gao - DoD: May 1986.
Yongli measured final state effects in sub-threshold photoemission
and compared his results to theoretical expectations. Yongli's
answers were always right! Now a Professor of Physics at University
of Rochester. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Haavig - DoD: December
1983. Worked on the photofield emission experiment for his thesis.
Great at interfacing the computer to the many experiments we
wanted to try. Now working in optoelectronics with SAIC (Science
Applications International Corp.) in San Diego. Last known telephone
number: 619-546-6728. Email: email@example.com
Seunghun Hong - DoD: August
1998. Measured the electrical conductivity of individual molecules
incorporated in self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). He is now
working as a research scientist at Northwestern University in
Wai-Kwong Kwok - DoD: December
1987. (Wai actually did his thesis work with George Crabtree
at Argonne National Laboratory). He is now working at Argonne
Takhee Lee - DoD: May 2000.
Takhee measured the electrical properties of nanocontacts to
GaAs. He worked closely with Jia Liu and developed numerous
techniques for the fabrication and characterization of nanometer-size
electrical contacts to GaAs. He is now working as a post-doc
with Mark reed at Yale.
Yun-Zhong Li - DoD: December
1989. Yun Zhong (Peter) built the first STM at Purdue in late
1985 and used it to study nanometer-size clusters on substrates.
In the early days, we'd be happy to get one good image each
day! He is now working with a bio-tech company in the Boston
area. Last known email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mong-ea Lin - DoD: December
1991. Mong-ea measured the energy distributions of electrons
from nanometer-size clusters as a function of size. A really
neat experiment. Now working at Alpha Industries. His current
(home) phone number is: 781-793-0528. Email: email@example.com.
Dan Lovall - DoD: August 1997.
Dan showed us all how to measure the structure of a nanocluster
using a field-ion microscope. Tough experiment but really neat
results! Now working at Xontech in Los Angeles. His current
phone number is 818-787-7380 Ext. 229. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Miller - DoD: August
1987. Mr. Magnetic field. Probably the last person in the US
to do a dHvA experiment! Now working with magnetic multilayers
in the Materails Physics Branch at the Naval Research Laboratories
in Washington DC. Last known e-mail address: email@example.com
. Phone: 202-767-5946.
Tom Miller - DoD: August 1994.
A neat thesis on single electron tunneling in islands of layered
high-Tc material. Now working as a senior scientist at KLA-Tencor
in San Jose. Last known e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Phone: 408-875-3000.
Stacy Mogren - DoD: December
1988. Probably the best electronics person to ever graduate
from the group. Now working at the University Research Foundation
in Maryland. Last known telephone number: 410-740-2089.
Mario Paniccia - DoD: December
1994. Now working at Intel.
Richard Piner - DoD: August
1990. Worked on one of the first STM experiments to reolce the
structure of polymer single crystals. Mr. Programmer! Now working
as a post-doc at Northwestern University.
Fred Pool - DoD: May 1988.
Very systematic study of magnetotransport effects in narrow-gap
semiconductors. Now working on quantum well infrared photodetectors
(GaAs/AlGaAs) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in sunny
Pasedena California. Telephone: 818-354-7218; email: email@example.com
David Schaefer - DoD: December
1993. Built the first AFM at Purdue and used it to measure the
elastic properties of individual nanometer-size metallic clusters.
Now a Professor of Physics at Towson State University in Maryland.
Also a darn good weekend shortstop on the ballfields of Maryland.
Last known e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone:
Donald Schwartzkopf - DoD:
August 1983. Set up the magnet system in our lab and used it
to measure the magnetotransport properties of narrow-gap diluted
magnetic semiconductors. Last heard he was working with ATandT.
Mojtaba Vaziri - DoD: August
1985. Very careful, very patient. Discovered that the the magnetotransport
properties of HgFeSe were really interesting. Probably the best
teacher that has worked in our group. Now a Professor of Physics
at the University of Michigan, Flint campus. Telephone: 810-762-3409;
Hema Viswanathan - DoD: December
1994. (Hema actually did her thesis work with Mark Kirk, George
Crabtree, and Wai Kwok at Argonne National Laboratory). She
is currently moving to a new position.