Electronic Materials research encompasses a variety of materials, including semiconductors, magnetic materials and optical materials. They can be both inorganic and organic. The most common applications for electronic materials are for computer chips, optical devices such as LED’s and diode lasers, sensors and materials designed to take advantage of unique quantum properties. At UF, we’re examining novel methods of creating and doping semiconductors and growing interesting new materials with unique magnetic and electrical properties for future devices. We’re even investigating ways of making organic photovoltaic devices that offer the promise of inexpensive energy harvesting.
Ph.D., 1985, Stanford University
Research interests: Synthesis of thin-film electronic materials and devices using metal organic chemical vapor deposition and molecular beam epitaxy.
Ph.D., 2017, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Interests: Energy Storage Materials, Lithium-ion Batteries, Structure-Property Relationships, X-ray Diffraction, Pair Distribution Function Analysis
Lab Website: Butala Research Group
Ph. D., 1987, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Semiconductor Processing and electron microscopy characterization; Ion implantation of Si, Ge and compound semiconductors; Li ion battery anode and cathode development
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Ph.D., 2017, University of California Santa Barbara
Research Interests: Thin Film Deposition, Interface and Defect Engineering, Emergent Phenomena, Quantum Materials, Nanoionics, Magnetism, X-Ray and Neutron Scattering
Lab Website: Quantum Materials Design Group
Ph. D., 2002, The Pennsylvania State University
Research Interests: Multifunctional ceramics; energy materials; dielectrics and ionic conductors in bulk and thin film; single crystal growth; nuclear materials and detectors; bioceramics
Lab Website: Nino Research Group (NRG)
Ph. D., 1989, Louisiana State University
Research Interests: Electronic, photonic, and magnetic thin film materials; electronic oxide materials; thin film deposition
Ph. D., 2005, Princeton University
Research Interests: Nanostructured electronic materials, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, surfaces and interfaces, energy materials, photovoltaic cells, light-emitting diodes and other optoelectronic devices
Lab Website: Xue Research Group