Robert Hull

Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and Department Head, Materials Science & Engineering

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Contact & Personal Information

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Robert Hull

Phone: 518-276-6373

Fax: 518-276-8554

Email: [email protected] click to email hullr2@rpi.edu

Mailing Address:
Materials Research Center
rm: 102
110 8th Street
Troy, New York
12180

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Research Center Affiliations

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Center for Integrated Electronics

The Focus Center: Interconnections for Gigascale Integration

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Education

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Ph.D., Oxford University
Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science

B.A., Oxford University
Physics

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Professional Background

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In the summer of 2000, Hull took leadership of UVA’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. Two years later, he was named the Charles Henderson Professor of Engineering and director of the UVA Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Science. He also held a joint appointment in the university’s Department of Electrical Engineering.

Along with an extensive list of published articles, Hull is active in engineering and materials science societies and professional groups. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the European Academy of Sciences, and in 1997 served as president of the Materials Research Society. In 1993 he chaired the Gordon Research Conference on Thin Films and in 1999, chaired the Committee of Visitors for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Materials Research.

Within the realms of materials and nanoscience, Hull’s research focuses on the relationships between structure and property in electronic materials, fundamental mechanisms of thin film growth, and the self-assembly of nanoscale structures. Other areas of interest include degradation modes in electronic and optoelectronic devices, the properties of dislocations in semiconductors, nanoscale fabrication techniques, nanoscale tomographic reconstruction techniques, development of new nanoelectronic architectures, and the theory and application of electron and ion beams.

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Research

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Electronic Materials

Crystals

Materials Processing

Nanomaterials

Nanotechnology

Semiconductors

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Research Bio

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In academia and private industry, Hull is best known 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. Other research areas include:

  • Nanoscaled materials
  • Electronic materials,
  • Semiconductors,
  • Interfaces,
  • Crystalline defects,
  • Nanofabrication,
  • Materials characterization,
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Focused Ion Beams
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Awards

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  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, Materials Reserch Society
  • Materials Research Society W. White Service Award for Outstanding Service, 2002
  • Elected President of Materials Research Society, 1997; Past President, 1998; President Elect, 1996; 2nd Vice-President 1995
  • Elected Councilor of Materials Research Society for term 1992-1994
  • Chair of Materials Research Society Public Affairs Committee, 1999

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Publications

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  • Pattern level assembly of Ge quantum dots on Si with focused ion beam templating (2008)
    Type: Article
    Topic: Thin Film
  • Ferromagnetism in rutile structure Cr doped VO2 thin films prepared by reactive-bias target ion beam deposition (2008)
    Type: Article
    Topic: Thin Film
  • Control of homoepitaxial Si nanostructures by locally modified surface reactivity (2008)
    Type: Article
    Topic: Nanotechnology
  • Focused ion beam fabrication of novel core-shell nanowire structures (2008)
    Type: Article
    Topic: Nanotechnology
  • Low energy ion assisted deposition of Ta/Cu films (2007)
    Type: Article
    Topic: Thin Film
  • Periodic arrays of epitaxial self assembled SiGe quantum dot molecules grown on patterned Si substrates (2007)
    Type: Article
    Topic: Thin Film
  • Multi-frequency response from a designed array of micromechanical cantilevers fabricated using a focused ion beam (2006)
    Type: Article
    Topic: Nanotechnology
  • Fundamental Mechanisms of the Nanoscale Localization of Epitaxial Ge Quantum Dot Nucleation on Focused Ion Beam Modified Si(100) Surfaces (2006)
    Type: Article
    Topic: Nanotechnology
  • Composition and stress fields in undulated SiGe/Si(100) films (2006)
    Type: Article
    Topic: Thin Film
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