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Richard Haasch

Richard Haasch
Materials Research Laboratory
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801-2985

RICHARD T. HAASCH is a Senior Research Scientist at the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois. He received a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications and presentations in the areas of surface analysis, materials characterization, and materials chemistry. For more than 29 years, he has taught several hundred graduate students and post-docs in the use of XPS and Auger and has given numerous invited lectures on XPS and surface analysis techniques to research groups, materials science and chemistry classes at the University of Illinois. His research interests include the in situ deposition and analysis of thin films deposited by methods such as reactive magnetron sputtering as well as the study of materials for energy conversion and storage. He recently served as an AVS Director (2018-2019) and Secretary of the Applied Surface Science Division (2009-2020). In 2010, Rick became Editor of the AVS journal Surface Science Spectra (SSS). SSS is now indexed on the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) putting it on the path towards acquiring an Impact Factor. As SSS Editor, Rick continues to work on streamlining the submission process and adding data from new techniques. He is also a regular SSS contributor, generating five focused-topic issues, four of which serving as Contributing Editor.

Associate Editors

Dan Graham

Dan Graham, University of Washington

Dan Graham is a senior research scientist in the department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington and the NESAC/BIO research coordinator. Dan is also a senior research scientist in the Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF) where he is in charge of ToF-SIMS instrumentation and analysis. Dan received a B.S in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. In 2006 Dan left the UW to help found Asemblon Inc. where he worked for 4 years as a principal scientist in charge of surface engineering research. In 2010 Dan returned to the UW to continue his work on advanced data processing of ToF-SIMS data. Dan has 20+ years of surface analysis experience with XPS, ToF-SIMS and advanced data processing. Dan is the author of the NBToolbox which is used in 41 countries across the world. His current research focuses on applying advanced data analysis routines to 2D and 3D imaging data sets from biomaterials, cells and tissues.

Nikolas Podraza

Nikolas Podraza, University of Toledo

Nikolas Podraza is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Toledo. He received his BS and MS degrees in Physics in 2003 and 2004 from the Pennsylvania State University and his PhD in Physics in 2008 from the University of Toledo. After earning his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher and research assistant professor in the Materials Research Institute and Department of Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. In 2011, he joined the faculty at University of Toledo where his current research involves optical characterization of materials and thin film devices, complex optical property measurements from the millimeter to ultraviolet wavelength ranges, in situ real time monitoring of materials growth, non-contacting probes of electronic transport properties, thin film photovoltaics, and modeling of opto-electronic devices. He has published over 200 journal articles, conference proceedings, encyclopedia articles, and book chapters.

Alexander Shard

Alexander Shard, National Physical Laboratory

Dr. Alexander G. Shard is the Head of Science for the Chemical and Biological Science Department at the National Physical Laboratory and NPL Fellow in Surface Chemical Metrology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His research activities are focused on quantitative chemical measurements of surfaces, thin films, interfaces and nanomaterials. He gained a PhD from Durham University in 1992 studying plasma polymerization, was a postdoc at the University of Nottingham and beamline scientist at the Daresbury Synchrotron Radiation Source. From 1997, he was a lecturer at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and then senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield before joining NPL in 2006. He received the Royal Society of Chemistry Industrial Analytical Science Award in 2020 for pioneering accurate chemical measurements of surfaces and interfaces.

2010 - 2020 (Emeritus 2021)
J. E. Castle

2005 – 2009
S. W. Gaarenstroom

1999 – 2004
S. W. Gaarenstroom
R. P. Vasquez

1996 – 1998
S. W. Gaarenstroom
M. H. Hecht

1994 – 1995
C. E. Bryson
S. W. Gaarenstroom

1992 – 1993
C. E. Bryson
G. E. McGuire

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