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Affiliates – Philip Rack

Prof. Philip D. Rack
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Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Research focus: Quantum Materials, e.g. synthesis, molecular quantum systems, 2D materials, quantum magnetism, strongly correlated electron systems



Professor Rack earned his bachelor’s degree Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1993, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 1997. In 1997, Professor Rack joined Advanced Vision Technologies Inc. (AVT) as a Senior Research Scientist where he led their research on luminescent and field emitter materials and contributed to process development of their vacuum microelecronic devices. In 1999, he joined the faculty in the Microelectronic Engineering Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology and in 2001 he joined the faculty in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at University of Tennessee. He research broadly studies emergent properties of nanoscale materials and devices which currently has three focus areas: 1) combinatorial thin film processing for rapid materials discovery, 2) complex oxide and 2D material nanoscale devices, 3) nanoscale focused electron, ion and photon beam induced processing.

Research Description

Thin film and nanomaterial synthesis and device fabrication.

Recent research

ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2022, 5, 8, 10890–10899 Publication Date:July 25, 2022

ACS Nano 2022, 16, 9, 13900–13910 Publication Date:July 1, 2022

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2022, 14, 13, 15047–15058 Publication Date:March 25, 2022

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Overview of Philip Rack recent research projects.