James H. Dickerson
Assistant Director, CFN
James H. Dickerson II is the Assistant Director for the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory.He earned his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2002, working with Emilio E. Mendez. He held a postdoctoral research scientist position at the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center of Columbia University from 2002 until 2004, working with Irving Herman.
He has served as the Chair of the Committee on Minorities of the American Physical Society and serves on the Editorial Board of Materials Letters. His honors include a United States National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship, and American Physical Society Minority Scholarship.
Dickerson investigates fundamental physical properties of rare earth-based nanoparticles. This involves the fundamental correlation among the size, the arrangement of atoms, and the optical and magnetic properties that are exhibited within nanocrystalline materials. This work includes the fabrication, electron microscopic characterization, and the physical (magnetic, optical, and dielectric) characterization of a variety of nanocrystalline materials, focusing on lanthanide-based nanocrystals. Dickerson also researches emerging techniques for the assembly of colloidal nanocrystalline materials into thin films and heterostructures, employing dc and/or ac electric fields to transport and to deposit nanomaterials onto conducting and semiconducting substrates. Dickerson has co-edited the first comprehensive reference book on the nanoscience of electrophoretic deposition, entitled Electrophoretic Deposition of Nanomaterials (Springer Books, 2011).
M.S. 1999: Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook
B.A. 1994: Physics, Amherst College
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