about

I am a physicist / materials scientist, currently a staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory‘s Energy Systems Division, and a Fellow at Northwestern Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering at Northwestern University.

My interests include:

  • The physics and chemistry of growth, and the relationship between surface kinetics, structure, and properties of materials.
  • Neuromorphic computing, both at the architecture/computational and the implementation/materials level.
  • Electronic materials, and the way their properties affect the performance of devices in the areas of power electronics, and semiconductor manufacturing.
  • Programming, coming back to my ZX spectrum plus, now trying to understand how high performance computing can be applied to advanced manufacturing.
  • Plasma kinetics. My first love. Bringer of twisty magnetic lines and reactive noble gas atoms.
  • Theoretical physics, dynamic systems, and stochastic processes.
  • Typography, geology, and japanese gardens.

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