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PNNL researcher appointed AVS Fellow

October 21, 2003 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. – The American Vacuum Society has named Greg Exarhos as Fellow of the Society. Exarhos, a laboratory fellow at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is being recognized for his "... fundamental studies of charge transport phenomena in dielectric films and the use of spectroscopic methods to relate resident structure and chemistry to film properties." He has been active in the AVS for many years including chair of the long range planning committee and election to the Board of Directors. He was appointed technical program chair for the 1997 International AVS meeting in San Jose and also has served for many years on the Executive Board of the Advanced Surface Engineering Division within the Society. Along with 10 other distinguished colleagues, Exarhos will be honored at the 50th International Meeting of the AVS in Baltimore, Md., in November 2003.

At PNNL, Exarhos coordinates the suite of fundamental materials research programs supported through the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences and manages three of the associated projects. His work is focused on laser-solid interactions, optical materials design and development and directed synthesis of nanoarchitectured materials. He also coordinates the multilaboratory polymer smart materials task area within the DOE Center of Excellence for the Synthesis and Processing of Advanced Materials. He has served as principal investigator on 20 major research programs while at PNNL. From 1974 to 1980 he was a member of the chemistry faculty at Harvard University. Exarhos also was active in the development of radar-absorbing coatings for the Department of Defense. His research work appears in over 180 technical publications and books, and he has been awarded six patents.

AVS is a nonprofit organization that promotes communication, research and education in the use of vacuum and other controlled environments to develop and characterize new materials and processes. The AVS is comprised of about 6,000 members worldwide.

Tags: Energy, Fundamental Science, Chemistry

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