Robert Hull Ph.D.
Dr. Hull is noted for his research into fundamental growth mechanisms of semiconductor films and nanostructures, and for his work in exploring potential applications of these structures to future nanoelectronic devices.The over-arching themes of our research efforts are the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Within these broad themes, my group’s research activities focus upon structure-property relationships in electronic materials, fundamental mechanisms of thin film growth, self-assembly of nanoscaled structures, degradation modes in electronic and optoelectronic devices, the properties of dislocations in semiconductors, nanoscale fabrication techniques, nanoscale tomographic reconstruction techniques, and the theory and application of electron and ion beams.
EducationPh.D. 1983, Oxford University, Materials Science; B.S. 1980, Oxford University, Physics
Career Highlights08/02 – present Director, University of Virginia Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Science
08/02 – present Charles Henderson Professor of Engineering, University of Virginia
09/00-present Director, UVa Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
06/99-present Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UVA
10/97-08/02 Heinz and Doris Wilsdorf Distinguished Research Chair
10/97-present Courtesy appointment in Department of Electrical Engineering, UVA
11/94-06/99 Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UVA
12/92-3/93 Visiting Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan (NEC Chair
1987-1994 Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories
1985-1987 Member of Technical Staff, Hewlett Packard Laboratories
1983-1985: Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories
AwardsFellow, American Physical Society
Elected, Member of European Academy of Sciences.
Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Thin Films, 1993
Elected President of Materials Research Society, 1997
Chair of Committee of Visitors for NSF Division of Materials Research, 1999
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