Conn Center Staff
Jacek Jasinski, PhD
Theme Leader, Materials Characterization Facility
Lutz Hall Room 010
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Jacek Jasinski, PhD is a Research Scientist and Materials Characterization Theme Leader focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying physical properties and functionality of technologically important device structures and materials. He also oversees the Materials Characterization Service Center.
He earned his M.Sc. in Solid State Physics (1992) and doctorate in Physics of Semiconductors from Warsaw University (Poland) in 1997. He served as junior faculty at the Institute of Experimental Physics at the Warsaw University, Poland (1997-2000), Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Materials Science at the Lawrence Berkley National Lab (2000-2004), and Post-doctoral Researcher in Engineering at the University of California, Merced (2004-2005). Between 2005 and 2008, he was a Research Scientist in the School of Engineering at the University of California. In 2008, he joined the Institute for Advanced Materials and Renewable Energy at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering as Chief Scientist. In 2009, Jacek was appointed Theme Leader in Materials Characterization at the Conn Center.
Jacek is author/co-author of 125 original research papers in refereed journals, over 40 articles in refereed conference proceedings, and is co-author of a book chapter in "Dilute III-V Nitride Semiconductors and Materials Systems." His research articles have appeared on the journal covers of physica status solidi and Chemical Communications. He is a journal reviewer for Microscopy and Microanalysis as well as Superlattices and Microstructures, and is a co-organizer of scientific symposia and meetings such as Symposium K: Graphene and Graphene Nanocomposites at the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting as well as the 2011 and 2013 Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Workshops. Among his awards are the Foundation for Polish Science Award (1997) and the Polish Physical Society Award (1992).
In his current position, Dr. Jasinski collaborates with a number of faculty, both UofL and external, as well as industrial partners on a number of various materials development projects, mainly in the fields of energy, catalysis, and nanomaterials. In his research, he applies electron microscopy and related techniques, as well as other material characterization methods including x-ray diffraction, surface analysis and optical measurements to study the relationship between the material structure, its chemistry, and physical properties and to understand the mechanisms underlying physical properties and functionality of technologically important device structures and materials. His current research interests include functional materials for renewable energy technologies such as solar cells and solar fuels, energy storage (Li-ion and Li-air batteries) as well as metal, metal oxide, and semiconductor nanostructures for catalytical, optical, sensing, and bio-medical applications.