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David Smith

Regents' Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Regents Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Biography

In 1976, David Smith was a research assistant at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge (U.K.), and he was later Acting Director and then Director of the Cambridge University High Resolution Electron Microscopy Project. In 1984, he transferred to Arizona State University. and in 1991 he was appointed as Director of the Center for High Resolution Electron Microscopy and Principal Investigator for the NSF National User Facility for High Resolution Electron Microscopy. His long-term research interests have centered around atomic-resolution electron microscopy. More recently, he has focused on characterization of magnetic thin films and multilayers, as well as semiconductor heterostructures and nanostructures. He was President of the Microscopy Society of America in 2009, and he is currently Fellow of the Materials Research Society, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America, and Fellow of the Institute of Physics (U.K.). In 2014, he received a Helmholtz International Fellowship Award from the Helmholtz Foundation, and the Distinguished Physical Scientist Award from the Microscopy Society of America.

 

Education

B. Sc. (Hons.), University of Melbourne, 1970
Ph.D., University of Melbourne, 1978
D. Sc., University of Melbourne, 1988

Research Interests

His long-term research interests have centered around atomic-resolution electron microscopy. More recently, he has focused on oxide/semiconductor heterostructures and nanostructures. 

Publications

D.J. Smith, A.K. Petford, L.R. Wallenberg, and J.-O. Bovin, "Dynamic observations of atomic-level rearrangements in small gold particles", Science, 233, 832 (1986).

S.S.P. Parkin, Z.G. Li, and D.J. Smith, "Giant magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic Co/Cu multilayers", Appl. Phys. Letts., 58, 2710 (1991).

A.K. Datye and D.J. Smith, "The study of heterogeneous catalysts by high resolution transmission electron microscopy", Cat. Rev. Sci. Eng., 34, 129 (1992).

D.J. Smith, D. Chandrasekhar, B. Sverdlov, A. Bochkarev, A. Salvador, A., and H. Morkoc, "TEM characterization of structural defects in wurtzite GaN grown on 6H SiC using plasma-enhanced molecular beam epitaxy", Appl. Phys. Letts., 67, 1830 (1995).

Z. Horita, D.J. Smith, M. Furukawa, M. Nemoto, R.Z. Valiev, and T.G. Langdon, "Investigation of grain boundaries in sub-micrometer-grained Al-Mg solid solution alloys using high-resolution electron microscopy", J. Mater. Res., 11, 1880 (1996).

D.J. Smith, "The realization of atomic resolution in the electron microscope", Reports Prog. Phys. 60, 1513 (1997).

D.J. Smith, M.R. McCartney, C.L. Platt, and A.E. Berkowitz, "Structural characterization of thin film ferromagnetic tunnel junctions", J. Appl. Phys. 83, 5154 (1998).

R.E. Dunin-Borkowski, M.R. McCartney, B. Kardynal, and D.J. Smith, :"Magnetic interactions within patterned cobalt nanostructures using off-axis electron holography", J. Appl. Phys., 84, 374 (1998).

S.A. Chaparro, J. Drucker, Y. Zhang, D. Chandrasekhar, M.R. McCartney, and D.J. Smith, "Strain driven alloying in Ge/Si(100) coherent islands", Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1199 (1999).

M.R. McCartney, R.E. Dunin-Borkowski, M.R. Scheinfein, D.J. Smith, S. Gider, and S.S.P. Parkin, "Origin of magnetization decay in spin-dependent tunnel junctions", Science, 286, 1337 (1999).

M. R.McCartney, M. A.Gribelyuk, J. Li, P. Ronsheim, J. S. McMurray, and D. J. Smith, "Quantitative analysis of one-dimensional dopant profile by electron holography", Appl. Phys. Lett., 80 3213 (2002)

D. J. Smith, D. Chandrasekhar, S. A. Chaparro, P. A. Crozier, J. Drucker, M. Floyd, M.R. McCartney, and Y. Zhang; "Microstructural evolution of Ge/Si(100) nanoscale islands", J. Crystal Growth, 259, 232 (2003)

(Book chapter) D.J. Smith, M.R. McCartney, and R.E. Dunin-Borkowski, “Nanoscale Structural and Magnetic Characterization using Electron Microscopy”, in: Advanced Magnetic Nanostructures (Eds. D. Sellmyer and R. Skomski) (Kluwer, 2005) Chapter 5.

(Book chapter) D.J. Smith, “Characterisation of Nanomaterials using Transmission Electron Microscopy”, in: Nanocharacterisation (Eds. A.I. Kirkland and J.L. Hutchison) (Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 2007) Chapter 1.

M.R. McCartney, and D.J. Smith (2007) Electron Holography: Phase Imaging with Nanometer Resolution, Annu. Rev. Mater. Res. 37, 729-767 (2007).

D.J. Smith, Development of aberration-corrected electron microscopy, Microsc. Microanal, 14, 2-15 (2008).

D.J. Smith, Progress and perspectives for atomic-resolution electron microscopy, Ultramicroscopy, 108, 159-166 (2008).

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHS 208Patterns in Nature
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHY 554Electron Microscopy II
MSE 554Electron Microscopy II
PHY 555Electron Microscopy Lab II
MSE 555Electron Microscopy Lab II
PHY 592Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHS 208Patterns in Nature
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHS 208Patterns in Nature
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 554Electron Microscopy II
PHY 554Electron Microscopy II
MSE 555Electron Microscopy Lab II
PHY 555Electron Microscopy Lab II
PHY 592Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHS 208Patterns in Nature
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHS 208Patterns in Nature
MSE 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHS 208Patterns in Nature
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHY 554Electron Microscopy II
MSE 554Electron Microscopy II
PHY 555Electron Microscopy Lab II
MSE 555Electron Microscopy Lab II
PHY 592Research
MSE 592Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHS 208Patterns in Nature
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 552Electron Microscopy I
NAN 552Electron Microscopy I
MSE 552Electron Microscopy I
PHY 553Electron Microscopy Lab I
MSE 553Electron Microscopy Lab I
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHS 208Patterns in Nature
MSE 792Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHS 208Patterns in Nature
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHY 554Electron Microscopy II
MSE 554Electron Microscopy II
PHY 555Electron Microscopy Lab II
MSE 555Electron Microscopy Lab II
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHS 208Patterns in Nature
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHS 208Patterns in Nature
MSE 792Research
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 208Patterns in Nature
PHS 208Patterns in Nature
MSE 554Electron Microscopy II
PHY 554Electron Microscopy II
MSE 555Electron Microscopy Lab II
PHY 555Electron Microscopy Lab II
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • D.J. Smith. Exploring Resolution Limits in the Electron Microscope. Department Colloquium, Rensselaer Polytechnic (Nov 2014).
  • D.J. Smith. Aberration-Corrected Electron Microscopy for Heterogeneous Structures. 18th. Int. Conf. on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (Flagstaff, Arizona) (Sep 2014).
  • D.J. Smith. Modern Materials Questions. ESTEEM2 Workshop on Electron Holography, Dresden, Germany (Jun 2014).
  • D.J. Smith. Exploring Resolution Limits in the Electron Microscope. 50th. Annual Meeting, Southeast Microscopy Society, Columbia, South Carolina (May 2014).
  • D.J. Smith. Atomic-Scale Characterization of Compound Semiconductors. Seminar at Night Vision Electronics Sensors Directorate, Fort Belvoir, VA (May 2014).
  • D.J. Smith. Atomic-Scale Characterization of Compound Semiconductors. Nanoscale Science Seminar (Feb 2014).
  • D.J. Smith. Aberration-Corrected Electron Microscopy of CS Heterojunctions. 50th. Annual Workshop on Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices (Feb 2014).
Service

 

  • Department of Physics, Associate Chair for Space and Infrastructure (2013 - Present)
  • Department of Physics, Budget and Policy Committee, Member (2013 - 2015)
  • Microscopy and Microanalysis 2014, Symposium Organizer (2014, 2017)
  • OKED, Committee Member (2014 - Present)
  • Fellowship Committee, Microscopy Society of America, Member (2013 - 2015)
  • Department of Physics, Space Committee, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Ultramicroscopy, Editorial Board (1991 - Present)
  • University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee, Member (2008 - 2010)
  • Microscopy Society of America, President (2009)
  • Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Associate Chair (2005 - 2009)
  • John M. Cowley Center for High Resolution Electron Microscopy, Director (1991 - 2006)
  • Faculty Honors Council, Barrett Honors College, Member (2000 - 2005)
  • Management Committee, Electron Microscopy Center, Argonne National Laboratory, Member (1986 - 2005)
  • National Research Council - Committee on Smaller Facilities, Member (2003 - 2005)
  • Academic Professional Task Force, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Center for Solid State Science, Director (2001 - 2004)