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James M. Fitz-Gerald
Associate Professor

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 1998
M.S.Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 1995
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Virginia
PO Box 400745
395 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4745
Office: Wilsdorf Hall Room 226
p: 434-243 8830
f: 434-982-5660


research interests | selected publications












Research Interests


Research and teaching interests include the processing, modeling, and behavior of nanofunctional and electronic materials and their novel contributions to the electronic and biomedical communities. The areas cover a wide spectrum from electronic thin films to pulmonary drug delivery. My research program is complimentary to existing research and collaborations within the University of Virginia, in the Department of Materials Science and the College of Medicine. The common thread of my perspective research areas lies in material processing through rapid stimulation which create non equilibrium conditions. These imposed conditions can then be used to create novel materials used in devices and material systems.



Selected Publications


J. M. Fitz-Gerald, J. Hoekstra, J.D.Fowlkes, and P.D. Rack, “Pulsed-Laser-Deposited Ultraviolet-Emitting SrS:Te Thin Films”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 82 N19, 3466-3468 (2003).

J.M. Fitz-Gerald, G. Jennings, R. Johnson, C. Fraser, “Pulsed laser deposition of light emitting polymer thin films”, Appl. Phys. A, December 2003.

Y. Deng, J. D. Fowlkes, J.M. Fitz-Gerald, P.D. Rack, “Combinatorial Thin Film Synthesis of Gd-doped Y3Al5O12 Ultraviolet Emitting Materials”, Appl. Phys. A, December 2003.

F. Kelly, R. Chodelka, R.K. Singh, S.J. Pearton, and J.M. Fitz-Gerald, “GaN Films Annealed Under High Pressure”, Solid State Electronics, 47, pp. 1081 (2003).

D. M. Bubb, R. A. McGill, J. S. Horwitz, J. M. Fitz-Gerald, E. J. Houser, P. K. Wu, B. R. Ringeisen, A. Piqué, R. Stroud and D. B. Chrisey, Laser-Based Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites for Chemical Sensing Applications, J. of Appl. Phys. 89, 5739-5746 (2001).

J.M. Fitz-Gerald, H.D. Wu, A. Piqué, J.S. Horwitz, R.C.Y. Auyeung, W. Chang, W.J. Kim, D.B. Chrisey, Maple Direct Write: A New Approach to Fabricate Ferroelectric Thin Film Devices in Air at Room Temperature”, J. of Integrated Ferroelectronics, 28 (1-4), p.13-28 (2000).

Fitz-Gerald, J M; Singh, R K; Gao, H; Wright, D; Ollinger, M; Marcinka, J W; Pennycook, S ., “Novel Method for the Synthesis of Thin Film Coatings on Particulate Materials, J. of Mat. Res., 14, pp. 3281, (1999).

R. K. Singh, D. R. Gilbert, J. M. Fitz-Gerald, S. Harkness, D. G. Lee, “Engineered Interfaces for Adherent Diamond Coatings on Large Thermal-Expansion Coefficient Mismatched Substrates”, Science, 272, 396-398 (1996).




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