Short Course Instructors
| Robert Grubbs
Dr. Robert K. Grubbs received his B.S. degree in chemistry at Clarkson University in 1990 and his M.S. degree in physical chemistry from University of California, Berkeley. He pursued his Ph.D. in physical chemistry under the direction of Dr. Steve George, at the University of Colorado in Boulder, in the area of atomic layer deposition (ALD). His research involved the nucleation and growth of ALD metal films. After graduating in 2003, he became a Postdoctoral Researcher at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico studying the pressure induced phase behavior of complex perovskite materials. During his subsequent ten year tenure at Sandia he was responsible for the installation and management of the ALD facilities and directed ALD materials research for various energy and national security applications. He is presently working as a Research Scientist at Micron Technology applying ALD to memory development. He has been involved in ALD research for the last fifteen years and has taught his ALD short course for the New Mexico Chapter of AVS for the last eight years.