Short Course Instructors
| Steve George
Steven M. George is a professor in the Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Yale University in 1977 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983. He has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of surface science, thin film growth, and physical chemistry. He is a Fellow of AVS and the APS. His research interests are in the areas of surface chemistry, thin film growth and nanostructure engineering. He is currently directing an internationally recognized research effort focusing on atomic layer deposition (ALD). This ALD research is examining new ALD surface chemistry, measuring ALD thin film growth rates, characterizing the properties of ALD films and developing new flow reactors for rapid film growth using ALD techniques. He served as Chair of the first AVS Topical Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition held in 2001. He is co-founder of ALD NanoSolutions, Inc., a startup company that is working to commercialize ALD technology. He is very active in the AVS.