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.
Bruce Ash, Senior Researcher
Hometown: Apex, NC
Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University 1985
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University 1989
Joined the group: March 2019
Research: Bruce is working on using ALD coatings as protective barrier layers on polymer substrates.
Kristian Lausund, Postdoctoral Researcher
Hometown: Oslo, Norway
Education: B.S. in Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology, University of Oslo 2012
M.S. in Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology, University of Oslo 2014
Ph.D. in Materials Science, University of Oslo 2019
Joined the group: October 2019
Research: Kristian is working on developing a new optical analytical technique to be used in situ in the ALD reactors.