Arizona State University
David J. Smith
Department of Physics
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduate Students:
(a) Ph.D.
   Ping Lu, "High Resolution Electron Microscopy Studies of Surface Structure and Reactions", 1989
   Martha R. McCartney, "Observation of Electron Irradiation Effects at Transition–Metal Oxide Surfaces", 1989
   Patrick E. Diehl, "Characterization of Xray Mirror Multilayers Sputtered in Reactive Atmospheres", 1993
   Minghui Yao, "Study of Supported Particle Catalysts by Electron Microscopy Methods", 1994
   Anjaneya R. Modak, "Effect of Grain Structure and Interface Characteristics on Giant Magnetoresistance in Co/Cu and Fe/Cr Multilayers", 1994
   Durvasulu Chandrasekhar, "Growth and Characterization of Group IV–Based Alloys on Silicon", 1997
   Margaret Floyd, "Microstructural Evolution of Group IV–Based Alloys on Silicon", 2001
   Jing Li, "The Application of Off–Axis Electron Holography to Semiconductor Materials", 2001
   Balachandar Ramadurai, "Characterization of Magnetic Thin Films used in Magnetic Random Access Memory", 2003
   Toshihiro Aoki, "Characterization of HgCdTe/CdZnTe (211) B Heterostructures and HgTe/HgCdTe Superlattices", 2003
   Lin Gu, "Characterization of Novel Epitaxial Materials for Advanced Tunneling Devices", 2005
   Hao Hu, "Study of Nanoscale Ferromagnetic Materials using Off–Axis Electron Holography", 2005
   M. Rafiqul Islam, "Characterization of Magnetically Doped Amorphous Semiconductors and Nanowires", 2005
   Hua Wang, "Characterization of Magnetic Thin Films and Nanostructures", 2005
   Lin Zhou, "Microstructure Characterization of Nitride Thin Films and Heterostructures", 2006
   Nipun Agarwal, "Characterization of Lithographically Patterned Magnetic Nanostructures", 2007
   ChangZhen Wang, "Characterization of HgCdTe/CdZnTe Epitaxial Materials for Infrared Detectors", 2007
   Titus Leo, "Magnetic Multilayers for Spintronics Applications", 2007
   David A. Cullen, "Characterization of GaN-based High Electron Mobility Transistor Devices", 2010
   Kai He, "Quantitative Phase Imaging of Magnetic Nanostructures using Off–Axis Electron Holography", 2010
   Luying Li, "Determination of electrostatic potential and charge distribution of semiconductor nanostructures using off–axis electron holography", 2011
   Wenfeng Zhao, "Characterization of HgCdTe and HgCdSe materials for the Third Generation Infrared Detectors", 2011
   Lu Ouyang, "Structural characterization of II–VI and III–V compound semiconductor heterostructures and superlattices", 2012
   JaeJin Kim, "Characterization of HgCdTe and related materials and substrates for third generation infrared detectors", 2012
   Dinghao Tang, "Characterization of MBE-Grown Semiconductor Materials for Photovoltaic Applications", 2014
   Desai Zhang, "Characterization of Magnetic Nanostructures Using Off-Axis Electron Holography", 2015
   Zhaofeng Gan, "Characterization of Electrostatic Potential and Trapped Charge in Semiconductor Nanostructures using Off-Axis Electron Holography", 2015
   XiaoMeng Shen, "Study of Structural, Optical and Electrical Properties of InAs/InAsSb Superlattices Using Multiple Characterization Techniques", 2015
   Ajit Dhamdhere, "Characterization of Oxide Thin Films and Interfaces Using Transmission Electron Microscopy", 2015
   Jing Lu, "Evaluation of Compound Semiconductors for Infrared Photo-Detection Applications", 2017
   Majid Vaghayenegar, "Characterization of HgCdTe and Related Materials for Third Generation Infrared Detectors", 2017
   HsinWei Wu, "Characterization of Perovskite Oxide/Semiconductor Heterostructures", 2017
   Brian Tracy, "Investigating Optoelectronic and Electronic Materials for Next Generation Semiconductor Devices", 2018
   Thomas McConkie, "Investigation of Gallium Nitride Heterostructures for Application to High Electron Mobility Transistors", 2018
   Sirong Lu, "Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of the Two-Dimensional Electron Gas at STO-Based Oxide Interfaces", 2018
   Allison Boley, "Transmission Electron Microscopy Characterization of Photovoltaic Semiconductor Materials", 2020
   Brandon McKeon, "Defects and Defect Clusters in Compound Semiconductors", 2020
   Abhinandan Gangopadhyay, "Investigation of Strain Relaxation Mechanisms and Interfacial Defects in Lattice-mismatched GaAs(001)-based Heterostructures", 2020
   Prudhvi Peri, "Electron Microscopy Characterization of GaN-on-GaN Vertical Power Devices", 2021
(b) M.S.
   Durvasulu Chandrasekhar, "Characterization of Group III–nitride semiconductor thin films by high–resolution electron microscopy", 1994
   Qian Jiang, "Microstucture of Silicon-Manganese Thin Films", 2004
   XiaoBo Zhang, "TEM Characterization of II–VI/III–V Heterostructures for Multijunction Solar Cell Applications", 2009