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Gerd Duscher

Associate Professor
Materials Science & Engineering Dept.
The University of Tennessee
325 Doughtery Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-2200
Tel.: ++1 865 974 2808
Fax.: ++1 865 974 4115
GDuscher@UTK.edu

  Professional Preparation

University of Regensburg Physics Vordiplom (B.S.) 1990
University of Regensburg Applied Physics Diplom (M.S.) 1993
Max-Planck-Insitut für Metallforschung Materials Science Dr. rer. nat. 1996
University of StuttgartMaterials Science Dr. rer. nat. 1996
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Solid State Physics Postdoc 1996 - 1997
University of Illinois at Chicago Physics Postdoc 1996 - 1997

  Appointments

2008 - presentAssociate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, UTK
2006 - 2008Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, NCSU
2006 - 2008Director, SiWEDS, a NSF Industry - University Center at NCSU
2001 - 2006Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department,
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
2001 - 2006Joint Position, Condensed Mater Science Division,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
1999 - 2000 Research Assistant Professor, Physics Department,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
1998 - 1999 Staff Scientist, Materials Science Department, Max-Planck-Insitut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
1995 - 1996 Staff Scientist, Materials Science Department, Max-Planck-Insitut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany

  Synergistic Activities

  • Symposium Organizer for MRS Spring Meeting 2002, Symposium R: Nanostructured Interfaces

  • Symposium Organizer for APS (FIAP) Meeting 2003: Nanostructured Interfaces

  • Symposium Organizer for EMSA Meeting 2003: EELS with an Aberration Corrected TEM

  • Symposium Organizer for APS (FIAP) Meeting 2005: Gate Stacks

  • Symposium Organizer for MRS Spring Meeting 2005, Symposium R: Magnetic Nanostructures

  • Symposium Organizer for TMS/ACERS Spring Meeting 2006, Symposium: Interfaces in Oxides

  • Faculty Advisor for MRS student chapter at NCSU

  • Invited to give presentations at international conferences (22) and educational institutions (24).

  Honors and Affiliations

1993 Research Fellowship of the Max-Planck-Society
1995 Early promotion to Research Scientist
1998 Birks Award (best contributed paper at MSA meeting)
2001 R.F. Bushaah Award (best paper at international AVS meeting)
2004 Nano Technology Industrial Impact Award
2008 NCSU's George H. Blessis Undergraduate (Research) Advising Award
Member Materials Research Society (MRS) , Microscopy Society of America (MSA)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektronenmikroskopie (DGE)
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)  , American Physical Society (APS)

  Expertise

Electrical activity at interfaces and crystal defects
- Atomic and electronic structure at interfaces
- Atomic resolution Z-contrast imaging
- Atomic resolution electron energy-loss spectroscopy
- Atomic structure calculations with density functional theory