Dr. David Diercks

David Diercks

Research Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
ddiercks@mines.edu

Education

  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas
  • MS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
  • BS, Ceramic Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign


Experience

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2011 to present
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, 2010 to 2011
  • Research Scientist and Manager of the Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART), University of North Texas, 2007 to 2011
  • Research Assistant, University of North Texas, 2004 to 2007
  • Network Engineer, Level 3 Communications, 1999 to 2004
  • Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, 1996 to 1999


Patents

  • "Method For Preparing Specimens For Atom Probe Analysis and Specimen Assemblies Made Thereby" (submitted 8/11/08)


Scientific and Professional Societies

  • American Ceramic Society
  • Microscopy Society of America
  • American Vacuum Society


Recent Publications and Presentations



Research Interests

  • Nanoscale characterization techniques, such as atom probe tomography and transmission electron microscopy, with an emphasis on correlating the techniques for quantitative application to oxide and photovoltaic materials.
  • Scanning Electron Microscope/Focused ion beam preparation and analysis techniques
  • Growth and characterization of oxide nanostructures