Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Characterization to Patterning: Engineering at Small Scales
M. Pınar Mengüç
Radiation Transfer Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky, Lexington
In this presentation, two current active research programs at the Radiation Transfer Laboratory will be summarized. One of the focus areas is to characterize nano-size structures, particles, and agglomerates on optically-smooth surfaces via surface-wave scattering. This work follows up our earlier elliptically-polarized light scattering approach, which has been applied to foams, bubbles, nano-wires and nano-particles, among others. Both the theoretical and experimental efforts related to these studies will be outlined after providing a general discussion of the underlying physics. The second thrust area is the nanoscale patterning based on electron-beams and atomic force microscopy. The details of our currents research efforts will be given and the results from the recent experiments and theoretical models will be presented.
Short Biography: Professor Mengüç has received his PhD from Purdue University in 1985. He joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky the same year, and was promoted to the ranks of associate and full professor in 1988 and 1993, respectively. He is a fellow of the ASME and the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, and was a visiting professor at the Universita degli Studi “Federico II," in Napoli, Italy, and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University in Boston. He served as an Associate Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer; he is currently one of the Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. He was the chairman of five international symposia on Radiation Transfer, which were held in 1995, 1997, 2001, 2004, and 2007. He authored/coauthored more than one hundred fifty journal and conference articles, several book chapters and a recent book, and has three patents. He is currently the coordinator of the Nano-Scale Engineering Certificate Program at the University of Kentucky.
May 23, 2008, 13:40, FENS L055