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Robert Nemanich

Regents Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Instructor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Instructor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Regents Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Biography

Robert J. Nemanich received both his bachelor's and master's degree in physics at Northern Illinois University before continuing on to obtain his doctorate at the University of Chicago in 1977. He joined North Carolina University’s faculty and remained there for nearly 20 years before joining Arizona State University as a professor for the Department of Physics in 2006. Academics aside, Professor Nemanich is also heavily involved the fields of research including: diamond and other wide bandgap semiconductors, nanostructures, semiconductor surface processing, heteroepitaxy on Si, silicide formation, Raman scattering and surface science.

Education
  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Chicago 1976        
  • M.S. Physics, Northern Illinois University
  •  B.S. Physics, Northern Illinois University
Research Interests

Modern electronic devices will be based on complex nanometer scale materials structures, and biological and chemical sensors will employ multifunctional nanostructures that integrate molecular, biological and electronic materials. It is only recently that techniques have been developed to image the dynamics of nanometer scale structures and to determine their properties. Our group has applied advanced microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to characterize the growth and properties of thin film interfaces and nanostructures. We have led the developent of photo electron emission microscopy (PEEM) with tunable UV light from a free electron laser. Our students have explored the dynamics and interactions of nanostructures as they grow or evolve. Scanning probe systems have also been used as a basis for imaging polar materials including ferroelectric materials and wurtzite structured semiconducting materials such as GaN. These techniques offer the possibility to develop nanopatterning approaches that can drive self assembly of molecular, biological and electronic nanostructures.

Research Group

The NanoScience Lab (NSL) at Arizona State University involves an interdisciplinary group of researchers dedicated to the study of semiconductor surfaces, interfaces, and processing, with a focus towards electronic and optoelectronic applications. Students from physics, electrical engineering, and materials science work together under the direction of Dr. Robert J. Nemanich

Publications

J. Garguilo, L. Hong, G.S. Edwards , R.J. Nemanich, and J.D. Simon . 2007 . The surface oxidation potential of melanosomes measured by free electron laser-photoelectron emission microscopy . Photochemistry and Photobiology . 83 . 692-697

J. N. Hanson, B. J. Rodriguez, R. J. Nemanich and A. Gruverman . 2006 . Fabrication of metallic nanowires on a ferroelectric template via photochemical reaction . Nanotechnology . 17 . 4946-4949

W-C. Yang, B.J. Rodriguez, A. Gruverman1 and R.J. Nemanich . 2005 . Photo electron emission microscopy of polarity-patterned materials . J. Phys.: Condens. Matter . 17 . S1415-S1426 File:

Photo electron emission microscopy of polarity-patterned materials

F.A.M. Koeck, J.M. Garguilo and R.J. Nemanich . 2004 . On the thermionic emission from nitrogen-doped diamond films with respect to energy conversion . Diamond and Related Materials . 13 . 2052-2055

Research Activity
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 495Project Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 580Practicum
PHY 590Reading and Conference
PHY 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation