Chris Oldham, Senior Researcher
Hometown: Apex, NC via Federal Way, WA
Education: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University
Joined the group: September 2009
Research: Chris’ research interests focus on using vapor phase processes including ALD to develop novel nanoscale coatings for fiber based material systems. Within this area of research we are investigating new methods for scaling the ALD technology to meet demands of high throughput manufacturing required by industries where advanced textile products are routinely produced. Through his startup VaporPulse Technologies, he works to commercialize technology developed in our lab.
Cheng Cheng, Postdoctoral Researcher
Hometown: Anhui, China
Education: B.S. Physics, University of Science and Technology of China 2010
M.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ph.D. Physics, North Carolina State University 2016
Joined the group: December 2016
Research: Cheng is building an integrated UHV surface analysis/ALD reactor system.
Michael Fusco, Postdoctoral Researcher
Hometown: Rockaway, NJ
Education: B.S. Nuclear Engineering, M.S. Nuclear Engineering, Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University
Joined the group: February 2017
Research: Michael is working on ALD coatings for corrosion protection and control, as well as electrochemical methods for studying ALD coatings.