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Brian F. Donovan, Assistant Professor

Research Focus:

  • Nanoscale thermal physics
  • Functional oxide and dielectric materials
  • Laser-based characterization & processing
  • Nanostructure & defect effects on phonon transport

Education:

  • The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (2013-2016)
    • PhD - Materials Science
    • Dissertation: "Understanding phonon interactions with defects in functional oxide materials"
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2009-2010)
    • MS - Materials Science
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2005-2009)
    • BS - Materials Science

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, United States Naval Academy (2016- Present)
  • Semiconductor defect characterization, IBM (2011-2013)
  • Applications engineering, KLA-Tencor (2010-2011)

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Brian F. Donovan, Ph.D.

United States Naval Academy 
Department of Physics
572c Holloway Road 
Annapolis, MD 21402

Email: bdonovan@usna.edu 
Phone: (410) 293-6686
Office: CH 273 
Lab: CH 043

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