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Jacek Jasinski, PhD
Theme Leader, Materials Characterization Facility

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Jacek Jasinski, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Conn Center, where he is Materials Characterization Theme Leader. He also oversees the Materials Characterization Service Center.

He earned his doctorate in Physics from Warsaw University (Warsaw, 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 (2000-2003), 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 115 original research papers in refereed journals and is co-author of a book chapter in “Dilute III-V Nitride Semiconductors and Materials Systems.” He is a journal reviewer for Microscopy and Microanalysis as well as Superlattices and Microstructures. Among his awards are the Foundation for Polish Science Award (1997) and the Polish Physical Society Award (1992).

Jacek’s research interests focus on the understanding of fundamental microscopic mechanisms underlying physical properties and functionality of technologically important materials and device structures. In his research, he applies advanced electron microscopy and surface analysis methods as well as diffraction techniques to study the relationship between the structure, chemistry, and physical properties of materials.