August 22, 2012
Dr. Douglas Chrisey is the new Cornelia and Arthur Jung Chair in Materials Engineering, and Adjunct Professor of BME. He joined the Tulane faculty this Fall after a serving as Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Material Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Professor Chrisey started his research and teaching career as a teaching assistant in the Department of Physics at the University of Virginia. He finished his Ph.D. entitled "Sputtering of Molecular Gas Solids" in 1987 and joined the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) as an Office of Naval Technology postdoctoral research associate studying radiation damage in high temperature superconductors. One year later, in 1988, he joined NRL as a research physicst and quickly became a supervisory research physicist of the Plasma Processing Section. His group studied laser-based processing of materials ranging from oxide ceramics for electronics, protective coatings, and biomaterials, to organics, polymers, and even living mammalian cells for tissue engineering. At NRL, he was an advising professor to students from George Washington University (Materials Science, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department), Georgia Tech. (Material Science Dept.) and North Carolina State University (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering). In 2005, Professor Chrisey joined the North Dakota State University's Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering as Deputy Director. There he managed scientists and engineers doing research and development in wireless communications, novel sensors, organic spintronics, and combinatorial processing of polymeric coatings. He was at RPI from 2006 to 2012.
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