CUSLAI Lecture Series: "Materials for Electronic Applications: USA-South America"

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Venue: CB 1.210
Admission: Free
Season: 2017-18

Dr. Serna will present her findings from her research conducted during the summer of 2017 in Colombia as part of her research grant award from CUSLAI. Dr. Serna recently defended her doctoral thesis in Materials Science and Engineering, "Layered Metal Dichalcogenides Thin Films Deposited by Pulsed Laser Deposition" under the supervision of Dr. Manuel Quevedo. 

After receiving a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Universidad del Valle (Cali, Colombia), Martha worked as an Engineer for Research and Development and Industrial Applications Laboratory, one of the best Materials Laboratories in Colombia, there Martha focused her work on Plasma diagnostics for Magnetron Sputtering processes, Hard coatings development, and Tribological Properties of Thin films. On 2010, Martha visited the University of Delaware as part of a Summer Research Exchange, her research at UD focused on finding an ideal process for the Synthesis of crystalline Silicon by Magnetron Sputtering for applications in Lithium Ion Batteries. Upon finishing, her Research in UD, Martha returned to Colombia to work in RDAI Lab again. At UTD, she works on synthesizing 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) Processes in Dr. Quevedo's Group. Currently, she also with Dr Hyunjoo Choi, Professor at Kookmin University, on this project. Ms. Serna had the opportunity to spend part of summer 2015 in Seoul, Korea working at Dr. Choi's Laboratory. At this laboratory, Martha learned about how to engineer targets of semiconducting materials for vacuum process. She is interested in developing rational approaches for designing 2D structures for Transistor applications.

For more information contact:
The Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives
[email protected]

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