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Dr. Tansel Karabacak

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Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Applied Science, ETAS 300B
2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR  72204
Tel: 501-569-8045
Fax: 501-569-8020
Email: txkarabacak@ualr.edu
http://www.ualr.edu/txkarabacak/

Curriculum Vitae (click here)

Research Interests

  • Development of novel thin film and nanostructured materials for alternative energy technologies including fuel-cell electrodes, hydrogen storage, solar cells, and batteries.
  • Sensor applications of thin films and nanostructures such as  photodetectors and gas sensors;
  • Interaction of biological organisms with nanostructured surfaces;
  • Physical, chemical, and optical properties of 3D nanostructures produced by Glancing Angle Deposition (GLAD; also called Oblique Angle Deposition);
  • Dynamics of thin film and nanostructure growth;
  • Growth front morphology of thin films.

Education

  • Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Physics, Troy, NY (06/99 – 08/03)

Dissertation: Shadowing and Physical Self-Assembly in Oblique Angle Deposition
Dissertation Advisor: Prof. Toh-Ming Lu

  • M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Physics, Troy, NY (08/97 – 05/99)

Research Project: Surface roughness characterization by large angle light scattering and AFM Research
Advisor: Prof. Toh-Ming Lu

  • B.S. Middle East Technical University, Department of Physics, Ankara, Turkey (09/92 – 06/96)

Graduated with Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Selected for 2010 Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (05/09)
  • Kathleen Thomsen Hall Award, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR (05/07)
  • Northrop Young Researcher Award, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR (04/07)
  • Hillard B. Huntington Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (05/04)
  • American Vacuum Society Graduate Research Award, AVS 50th International Symposium, Baltimore, MD (11/03)
  • Harry F. Meiners Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (05/99 – 08/03)
  • Turkish Government Ministry of Education Scholarship, Turkey (08/97 – 01/99)
  • Middle East Technical University Dean’s List, Ankara, Turkey (06/96)
  • Middle East Technical University Fellowship, Ankara, Turkey (08/94 – 06/96)