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Research Staff Member
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Curriculum Vitae



B.A. in Physics (High Honors), May 1977, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA

Ph.D. in Physics, June 1982, University of California, Berkeley CA.




AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill NJ 07974

      Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff, 1982-1984

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights NY 10598

      Research Staff Member, 1984-present.



Peter Mark Memorial Award, American Vacuum Society, 1988

Materials Research Society Medal, 1996

Davisson-Germer Prize, American Physical Society, 1997

Medard Welch Award, American Vacuum Society, 2007

Member, National Academy of Engineering, 2018

Materials Research Society Von Hippel Award,  2019



American Physical Society

American Vacuum Society

Materials Research Society


Citations (Web of Science):

Over 39,000 citations;  h-index = 88;

          9 papers cited over 1000 times, all as first or sole author;

          74 papers cited over 100 times.


Invited talks:

145 invited talks at conferences and workshops, including 9 Keynote or Plenary talks.



Chair, Materials Research Society Medal Award Committee, 1999-2002

Charter member, IBM Materials Research Council, 1999-2000

Editorial Board, J. Applied Physics & Applied Physics Letters, 2001-2003

NSF site visit, Harvard University MRSEC, February 2001

Advisory Board, Harvard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, 2002-4

Board of Directors, Materials Research Society, 2003-2005

Advisory Board, University of Maryland MRSEC, 2008-10

Advisory Board, University of Wisconsin MRSEC, 2013