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Researcher: Paul Evans

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Areas of Expertise
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Corrosion
  • Metals
  • Nanomaterials
  • Plasma
  • Polymers
  • Biomaterials
  • Semiconductors
  • Thin films
  • Wear
  • Processing
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Microscopy
  • Optics
  • X-ray probes for ultrafast dynamics
  • Micro-and-nanoscale properties of magnetic materials
  • Magnetism
  • Domains and switching in ferroelectric materials
  • Single-monolayer scale organic electronics
Web Site Paul Evans' Department of Materials Science and Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV) Paul Evans' CV
Issued Patent(s)
  • 9,181,092 - Semiconductor nanowire thermoelectric materials and devices, and processes for producing same, issued November 2015.
  • 8,089,073 - Front and backside processed thin film electronic devices, issued January 2012.
  • 7,354,809 - Method for double-sided processing of thin film transistors, issued April 2008.
  • 6,282,931 - Electrically operated actuator and method, issued September 2001.
  • 6,089,058 - Method for retrofitting a deadbolt assembly with an electrically operated actuator, issued September 2000.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20140203826 - Functionalized ZnO or ZnO alloy films exhibiting high electron mobility, published July 2014.
  • 20140024202 - Semiconductor nanowire thermoelectric materials and devices, and processes for producing same, published 1 2014.
  • 20100327355 - Front and backside processed thin film electronic devices, published December 2010.
  • 20080276979 - Semiconductor nanowire thermoelectric materials and devices, and processes for producing same, published November 2008.
  • 20070187719 - Method for double-sided processing of thin film transistors, published August 2007.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Magneto-responsive liquid crystalline elastomer nanocomposites as potential candidates for dynamic cell culture substrates. Herrera-Posada S, Mora-Navarro C, Ortiz-Bermudez P, Torres-Lugo M, McElhinny KM, Evans PG, Calcagno BO, Acevedo A. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2016 Aug 1;65:369-78. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2016.04.063. Epub 2016 Apr 20.

  • Mesoscopic structural phase progression in photo-excited VO2 revealed by time-resolved x-ray diffraction microscopy. Zhu Y, Cai Z, Chen P, Zhang Q, Highland MJ, Jung IW, Walko DA, Dufresne EM, Jeong J, Samant MG, Parkin SS, Freeland JW, Evans PG, Wen H. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 26;6:21999. doi: 10.1038/srep21999.

  • Giant optical enhancement of strain gradient in ferroelectric BiFeO3 thin films and its physical origin. Li Y, Adamo C, Chen P, Evans PG, Nakhmanson SM, Parker W, Rowland CE, Schaller RD, Schlom DG, Walko DA, Wen H, Zhang Q. Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 20;5:16650. doi: 10.1038/srep16650.

  • Spatially confined low-power optically pumped ultrafast synchrotron x-ray nanodiffraction. Park J, Zhang Q, Chen P, Cosgriff MP, Tilka JA, Adamo C, Schlom DG, Wen H, Zhu Y, Evans PG. Rev Sci Instrum. 2015 Aug;86(8):083904. doi: 10.1063/1.4929436.


View Paul Evans' publications here.
Recent Artistic Works
Collaboration
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
  • Materials Science Program
  • SUNY Stony Brook, Physics & Astronomy
  • Argonne National Lab, Adv Photon Source
Research Tools
  • Variable temperature scanning probe microscopy
  • Electrical characterization of thin films, devices, and nanostructures
  • Organic device fabrication
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-265-6773
Current University UW–Madison
Department Materials Science and Engineering
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 227 Materials Science & Engineering
Address Line 2 1509 University Avenue
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Cornell University, Engineering Physics, 1994
Master's Degree M.S., Harvard University, Applied Physics, 1996
PhD Ph.D., Harvard University, Applied Physics, 2000
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Zinc Oxide Thin Films Have Higher Electron Mobility

Silicon Nanomembrane Thermoelectric Materials and Devices

Method for Double-Sided Processing of Thin-Film Single-Crystalline Electronics