Welcome to RSSEL’s new webpage at Penn State! As from July 1st, 2019 Prof. Allain moved to Penn State University where he leads the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Radiation Surface Science and Engineering Lab (RSSEL). Prof. Allain maintains an appointment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an Adjunct Professor.
Congratulations to former RSSEL student Felipe Bedoya who recently joined Intel Corporation’s Components Research Division as Components Research Engineer. He is the second student from RSSEL working at Intel, joining Brandon Holybee who joined Intel’s nanolithography group within Components Research in 2018. Felipe will join the atomic layer etch group focusing on unique, enabling capabilities across all aspects of Intel’s semiconductor processing roadmap.
As of January former RSSEL graduate student, Sandra Arias, joined Prof. Brito’s lab at Cornell University as a postdoctoral research associate. Sandra joined Cornell after successfully defending her thesis “Self-organized nanostructures for the design of bioinspired anti-biofouling interfaces” on December 2019. Sandra recently published a journal paper from her thesis in the ACS Publication – Langmuir, titled “Escherichia coli Adhesion and Biofilm Formation on Polydimethylsiloxane are Independent of Substrate Stiffness“, where she elucidated the thermo-elastic properties of nanopatterned polymer structures and their anti-bacterial properties.
RSSEL’s graduate student, Nathan Reid, is conducting part of his Ph.D. research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Nathan works under the supervision of Dr. Lauren Garrison and Dr. Juergen Rapp. Nathan’s work with Dr. Garrison is focused on advanced fusion materials testing, and the work with Dr. Rapp is helping implement, test and run the Materials Analysis Particle Probe (MAPP) on the Proto-MPEX linear plasma device. Learn more in the ORNL news article.