Electronic Materials: Nanofabrication
Dr. Charles Black is a Scientist and the Group Leader for Electronic Nanomaterials in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Currently, his research interests include incorporating nanostructured materials and self-assembly approaches into thin-film photovoltaic devices. From 1996 to 2006 Dr. Black was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. His research in IBM involved using polymer self assembly to address specific fabrication challenges in high-performance semiconductor electronics.
During his career Dr. Black has at different times performed experimental research in low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy, single-electron tunneling devices, superconductivity in metal nanoparticles, nanocrystal-based electronic devices, and ferroelectric non-volatile memories. He earned the Ph.D. degree in Physics from Harvard University in 1996, and B.S. degrees from Vanderbilt University in 1991.
Dr. Black has authored more than 60 scientific publications and conference proceedings, and four chapters of books. He currently holds 33 US Patents. Dr. Black is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and Senior Member of the IEEE.
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