William Skinner Ph.D
Bill Skinner completed his PhD while lecturing in Applied Physics at RMIT. He then jointed the Australian Antarctic Division working as a Field Glaciologist with the Ice Core Drilling Program over a period of two years. He joined The Wark in 1992 working on the surface chemistry and physics of minerals and materials.
Surface physics and chemistry of oxides, minerals, semiconductors and polymers;
Surface modification of materials including plasma surface modification;
Bioactive materials and surface layers;
Application and development of surface and analytical techniques in minerals and materials processing, surface modification, activation processes, particles and powders, thin films, L-B films and self assembled monolayers, forensic and environmental science, biological systems;
Surface and near surface analytical techniques - X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and synchrotron radiation XPS (SR-XPS), scanning Auger microscopy (SAM), secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS), Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS), proton induced X-ray emission (PIXE), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM).
EducationBSc Melbourne BAppSc; PhD RMIT
Committee Member - Australian Surface Analysis Association 1998-
Councillor - Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering 2000-2003
Standards Australia Committee for ISO/TC 201 Technical Committee for Surface Spectroscopy 1998-
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