Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Speaker: Adam Schwartzberg, Molecular Foundry, Berkeley Lab
Title: Wafer-Scale Conformal Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Other Interesting Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application
Location: 67-3111 Chemla Room
Dr. Schwartzberg is a Bay Area and California native, growing up in the East Bay Area. He performed both his undergraduate and Ph.D. work at UC Santa Cruz under Prof. Jin Z. Zhang in Physical Chemistry. While at Santa Cruz, he also worked at Lawrence Livermore National Labs as a graduate research fellow under Prof. Thomas Huser. He received two postdoctoral research fellowships, first with Prof. Stephen R. Leone at UC Berkeley, then with Dr. Jeff Urban of the Molecular Foundry. Both of these positions involved the application of his laser physics and chemistry knowledge to implement various spectroscopic imaging techniques. Dr. Schwartzberg worked at Sandia National Lab as a senior member of the technical staff for one year before returning to the Molecular Foundry. His research focuses on the deposition of new thin film and multi-layer materials, coupled with ultrafast spectroscopy to characterize both the gas-phase deposition processes, and interfacial electron dynamics.