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Dr. Brian P. Gorman

Associate Professor

Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Office: 303-384-2239


Brian P. Gorman

Associate Professor

Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics



B.S.    Ceramic Engineering, University of Missouri - Rolla (1996).

M.S.    Ceramic Engineering, University of Missouri - Rolla (1999).

Ph.D.  Ceramic Engineering, University of Missouri - Rolla (2003).


Service on this Faculty:

March 2011 - Present                  Associate Professor

Jan 2009 – March 2011              Assistant Professor


Other Related Experience:

2004-2008            Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas

2006                     Measurements and Characterization Division, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

2001-2004            Texas Instruments and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas

1998                     MST Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

1996-2001            Electronic Materials Applied Research Center, University of Missouri - Rolla


Consulting and Patents

Texas Instruments, Sematech International, Zyvex Corporation, Aerospace Corporation, Siemens Nuclear, General Electric,

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, FEI Company, Imago Scientific Instruments, Omniprobe, Inc.

1 patent, 1 patent pending (2008)


Scientific and Professional Societies

American Ceramic Society

Materials Research Society

American Society for Mechanical Engineers

Microbeam Analysis Society

Microscopy Society of America


Honors and Awards

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (2006)

Over 40 invited talks at national and international conferences


Institutional and Professional Service in the Last Five Years

Focused Ion Beam Focused Interest Group Chair, Microscopy Society of America

Reviewer for numerous technical journals

International conference symposium organizer for numerous societies (MSA / MAS, ACerS)

Panel member for proposal reviews for NSF, DOE, EPSRC (UK), US-Israel BSF.

Principle Publications in the Last Five Years




G. Scappucci, W. M. Klesse, A. R. Hamilton, G. Capellini, D. L. Jaeger, M.R. Bischof, R.F. Reidy, B.P. Gorman, and M. Y. Simmons, “3D Epitaxial Circuits In Germanium: Stacking Of Two-Dimensional Electron Gases Probed At The Atomic-Level”, Nanoletters, submitted (2012).


J.D. Fields, B. Gorman, T. Merdzhanova, B. Yan, T. Su, P.C. Taylor, “On The Origin Of Deep Oxygen Defects In Hydrogenated Nanocrystalline Thin Films”, J. Appl. Phys., submitted (2012).


John W. Morse, Brian P. Gorman, “Epitaxial growth of aragonite from normal seawater via an amorphous CaCO3 surface layer: A possible explanation for the peculiar solubility behavior of aragonite in seawater”, Marine Chemistry, submitted (2012).


M. Baker, J. King, B. Gorman, D. Marshall, “Selection and Properties of Alternative Forming Fluids for TRISO Fuel Kernel Production”, J. Nuc. Mat., submitted (2012).


Rita Kirchhofer, John D. Hunn, Paul A. Demkowic, James I. Cole, and Brian P. Gorman, “Microstructure of TRISO Coated Particles from the AGR-1 Experiment I: SiC Grain Size and Grain Boundary Character”, J. Nuc. Mat., submitted (2012).


Sean M. Babiniec, Neal P. Sullivan, Brian P. Gorman, “Processing Strategies For Lanthanum-Doped Strontium Titanate Anode Supports In Tubular Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells”, J. Am. Cer. Soc., Submitted (2012).


Brian P. Gorman, David R. Diercks, Rita Kirchhofer, Melissa Teague, Arun Devaraj, Suntharampillai Thevuthasan, Stephen Parman, “Atom Probe Tomography of Oxide Ceramics and Geological Materials”, J. Am. Cer. Soc., submitted (2012).


S.W. Schmucker, N. Kumar, J.R. Abelson, S.R. Daly, G.S. Girolami, M.R. Bischof, D.L. Jaeger, R.F. Reidy, B.P. Gorman, J. Alexander, J.B. Ballard, J.N. Randall & J.W. Lyding, “Field-Directed Sputter Sharpening For Tailored Probe Materials And Atomic-Scale Lithography”, Nature Communications, 3 (2012), 935.


Jianhua Tong, Archana Subramaniyan, Harvey Guthrey, Daniel Clark, Brian P. Gorman, Ryan O'Hayre, “Electrical Conductivities Of Nano Ionic Composite Based On Yttrium-Doped Barium Zirconate And Palladium Metal”, Solid State Ionics 211 (2012) 26–33


Lin Shao, Brian P. Gorman, Assel Aitkaliyeva, N. David Theodore, Guoqiang Xie, “Nanometer-Scale Tunnel Formation In Metallic Glass By Helium Ion Irradiation” Appl. Phys Lett., in print (2012).




Fude Liu; C.-S. Jiang ; H. Guthrey; S. Johnston; M. J Romero; B. P Gorman; M. M Al-Jassim, “Optical response of grain boundaries in upgraded metallurgical-grade silicon for photovoltaics”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 95 (2011) 2497-2501.


Uma Choppali, Elias Kougianos, Saraju P. Mohanty, Brian P. Gorman, “Maskless deposition of ZnO films”, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 95 (2011) 870–876.




U. Choppali, E. Kougianos, S. P. Mohanty, B. P. Gorman, “Polymeric Precursor Derived Nanocrystalline ZnO Thin Films using EDTA as a Chelating Agent”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, in press (2010), available online August 30, 2010.


Zhou, X.-D., S. P. Simner, J. W. Templeton, Z. Nie, J. W. Stevenson, B. P. Gorman, “Electrochemical Performance and Stability of the Cathode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 157 (5), B642-B649 (2010).


L. Giannuzzi, B. P. Gorman, “FIB Induced X-rays (FIBIX) Using 30 keV Ga+ Ions”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114, 5551-5554 (2010).  Part of the “Barbara J. Garrison Festschrift”.



The atom probe Tomography Laboratory focuses primarily on atomically precise measurements of materials, as well as processing of atomically precise materials.

Harvey Guthrey

Graduate Research Assistant

Colorado School of Mines and NREL


"Multiscale Characterization of Defects in Poly-Si Photovoltaics"

Rita Kirchhofer

Graduate Research Assistant

Colorado School of Mines


"Development of a Dynamic Atom Probe"

Courses Fall 2012


Materials Engineering 605 - Advanced TEM - Tue, Thur 9:30 - 10:45


Materials Engineering 605L - Advanced TEM Lab - TBD

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