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Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
Pages 47-53

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... Some examples include the creative use of scanning electron microscopy to image atomic-scale features through electron channeling contrast imaging; the use of electron energy-loss spectroscopy to study environmental and radiation effects on carbon nanotubes; and the use of advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques such as convergent-beam electron diffraction to study the growth of nanowires and nanostructures.
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... Specific projects include the biochemistry of interactions between glass fibers and the extracellular matrix; molecular mechanics and molecular dynamics modeling to simulate the adsorption to materials surfaces; and the application of electrophoretic methods to study protein adsorption layers on glass and ceramic surfaces.
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... Dr. Mercer's specific experience includes using optics to measure the flow inside engines to test designs for improving fuel economy, using structured laser illumination to measure the shape of solid surfaces for manufacturing processes, and devising a liquid crystal/laser device to measure fluid temperature, density, or concentration for microgravity science.
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... This work combines fundamental studies with forward-looking engineering efforts in a way that promotes positive feedback between the two. Some highlights of his recent work include the first flexible paperlike displays, tunable microfluidic optical fiber, stamping techniques with nanometer resolution, and liquid-crystal modulators built on optical fiber tips.
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... Currently he is developing new applications using this technology in related fields of photonics. His additional work in material growth methods includes chemical reaction studies of metal clusters, active oxygen source growth of high-Tc superconductor films, and very low pressure chemical vapor deposition of silicon and germanium alloys.

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