Member, Laboratory for Physical Sciences
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ray Phaneuf Research Group
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Madison, 1985
Professor Ray Phaneuf joined UMD’s Department of Physics in 1985, where he used electron diffraction to study phase transformations on stepped Si(111) surfaces, resulting in the identification of a thermodynamically driven faceting associated with the formation of the (7x7) reconstruction. In 1989 he visited Ernst Bauer’s group in Clausthal, Germany, using low energy electron microscopy (LEEM) to image this faceting in real time. In 2000 he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and began studies of directed self-organization during growth and sublimation on semiconductor surfaces, using lithographic patterning. He was a founding member of the UM-MRSEC. In 2006 he was a visiting professor at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory, in Lecce, Italy. He is the founding director of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Nanoscience and Technology at the UMD. He is the author of more than 80 papers in archival journals, and has given over 40 invited talks on his work in the U.S., Europe and Japan. He was named the Laboratory for Physical Sciences Faculty Researcher of the year in 2002. In addition to MSE, he has affiliate positions in Physics and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His current research is in the fields of directing self-assembly of nanostructures at the mesoscale, plasmonics, and the application of nanotechnology to the conservation of cultural heritage.
Professor Phaneuf currently teaches or has taught the following courses:
- ENES 100: Introduction to Engineering Design
- ENMA 181: Introduction to Nanomaterials Seminar
- ENMA 300: Introduction to Materials and Their Applications
- ENMA 471: Diffusion, Kinetics and Phase Transformations
- ENMA 490: Materials Design: Capstone Design Course
- ENMA 698T: Nanotechnology Characterization
For a complete list of publications, please visit Professor Phaneuf's web site
- “Characteristic Length Scales In Evolution Of Patterned Step Structure On Vicinal Si(111) Surface During High Temperature Annealing”, H-C. Kan, T. Kwon and R. J. Phaneuf, Physical Review B 77, 205401-1,-6 (2008)
- “Fluorescence Enhancement from Size-selected Nanoparticles: The Role of an Active Substrate Substrate”, S.-H. Guo, S.-J. Tsai, H.-C.Kan, D.-H. Tsai, Michael R. Zachariah, and R. J. Phaneuf, Advanced Materials, 20, 1424-1429 (2008)
- “Near-surface modification of polystyrene by Ar+: Molecular dynamics simulations and experimental validation”, J. J. Végh*, D. Nest, D. B. Graves, R. Bruce, S. Engelmann, T. Kwon, R. J. Phaneuf, G. S. Oehrlein, B. K. Long and C. G. Willson, Applied Physics Letters 91, 233113-1,-3 (2007)
- “Plasma-surface interactions of model polymers for advanced photoresists using C4F8 /Ar discharges and energetic ion beams”, S. Engelmann, R. L. Bruce, T. Kwon, R. Phaneuf, G. S. Oehrlein*, Y. C. Bae, C. Andes, D. Graves and D. Nest, E. A. Hudson, P. Lazzeri, E.Iacob, and M. Anderle, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology 25, 1353-1364 (2007)
- “Spatial and Size-Resolved Electrostatic-Directed Deposition of Nanoparticles on a Field-Generating Substrate: Theoretical and Experimental Analysis”, D.-H. Tsai, T. Hawa, H.-C. Kan, R. J. Phaneuf, and M. R. Zachariah, Nanotechnology 18, 365201-36510 (2007)
- “Transient Roughening Behavior and Spontaneous Pattern Formation during Plasma Etching of Nanoporous Silica”, T. Kwon, H.-C. Kan, G. S. Oehrlein, and R.J. Phaneuf, Nanotechnology, 18, 055305-055309 (2007)
- “Temperature-Driven Change in the Unstable Growth Mode on Patterned GaAs(001)”, T. Tadayyon-Eslami, H.-C. Kan, L. C. Calhoun and R. J. Phaneuf, Physical Review Letters 97, 126101-1,-4 (2006)
- “Evolution of Patterned GaAs(001) during Homoepitaxial Growth: Size vs. Spacing,” H.-C. Kan, R. Ankam, S. Shah, K.M. Micholsky, T. Tadayyon-Eslami, L. Calhoun, and R. J. Phaneuf, Phys. Rev. B 73, 195410-1,-8 (2006).
2020 Capstone Winners Move Research Project to APL for DevelopmentTeam MOFIA project, selected for funding by the John Hopkins APL NATURE Pop-up Challenge, to be developed further.
MSE Ph.D. Student Sabrina Curtis Invited to Attend 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate MeetingMeeting scheduled to take place June 28 - July3, 2020, in Lindau, Germany.
Clark School Professor Elected 2019 APS FellowsMSE Professor Raymond Phaneuf was honored in September.
MSE Hosts University Materials Council Spring 2019 MeetingChairs from across the country gathered to review MSE activities at UMD.
MSE Alumna Julia Downing Wins NSF Graduate Research FellowshipDowning's research focuses on scalable manufacturing of 2D nanomaterials.
Mimi Hiebert Recognized for Outstanding ResearchHiebert will receive her award for Outstanding Research Assistant in May.
2018 MSE Capstone Students Offer Designs from Concept to ProductENMA 490 students, taught by MSE Chair Raymond Phaneuf, use what they've learned throughout their tenure to create innovative engineering designs.
Olivia Noble Recognized by the Clark School of EngineeringNoble received an award at a ceremony April 26 for her 20 years of service to UMD.
MSE Ph.D. Candidate Michael Van Order Discusses Study Abroad ExperienceVan Order conducted a semester abroad/internship at TU Dresden last summer, and shares his experience here.
MSE Students Selected as Finalists for the 2017 Collegiate Inventors CompetitionStretchable Silicon Photovoltaics is a new design for silicon solar cells.
Ph.D. Candidate Miriam Hiebert Wins Smithsonian FellowshipAward will allow Hiebert to extend her work at the Museum Conservation Institute.
Engineering the Preservation of Cultural HeritageMimi Hiebert first became fascinated with studying and preserving antiquities thanks to an Egyptian mummy named “Tia.”
Prof. Ray Phaneuf Appointed Acting Chair of Materials Science and EngineeringProfessor Robert M. Briber named Clark School Associate Dean for Research.
New Software Will Enhance Materials Science and Engineering’s Undergraduate ProgramUMD wins one of six computational design toolkits from ASM International.
Former MSE Postdoc Featured in The NeuronTimothy Corrigan’s work highlighted by W.V. Division of Science & Research.
Vote Now! Materials Video Enters Thinkable Competition»Marquardt showcases conservation work in pursuit of $5K Open Innovation Award.
Museum Conservation Research Wins Top Prizes in International 3-Minute Thesis CompetitionAmy Marquardt uses nanotechnology and materials science to design protective coatings for silver art, artifacts.
"Diamond Ranking" for MSE Grad Student ResearchMarquardt honored by American Ceramics Society.
Vote Now! Materials Grad Student is Finalist in 3 Minute Thesis Competition (VIDEO)Amy Marquardt uses nanotechnology to protect silver art and artifacts.
Phaneuf Delivers Keynote on Conservation ResearchProfessor presents work on nanocoatings used to protect art and artifacts.
2014 Dean's Student Research Awards AnnouncedGraduate students recognized for high quality engineering research
Marquardt Wins Dean’s Doctoral Research Award for “Protecting Art with Nanotechnology”Grad student partners with conservators to save works in silver and bronze.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Honorable MentionsMSE alumnus and current students recognized by National Science Foundation.
Using Materials Science and Engineering to Save Priceless ArtifactsGraduate student Amy Marquardt wins CIC-Smithsonian Fellowship.
Six graduate students participating in UMD-Trento research exchangeThe program is part of a broad partnership between Maryland and Trento, Italy.
MSE Professors to Present Historical Preservation Work at Smithsonian-UMD CelebrationLivingston, Phaneuf will discuss preservation of stone and metal.
Atoms-Thick Coating Ready for First Test on Silver ArtifactScience covers efforts to protect objects in Walters Art Museum collection.
Marquardt Wins AVS Travel GrantGrad student will attend American Vacuum Society Symposium, present work on protecting silver artifacts.
American Vacuum Society Covers Ongoing Efforts to Protect Silver ArtifactsMSE collaboration with Walters Art Museum uses nanotechnology to prevent tarnish.
ResearchFest 2012Marquardt receives top prize; Chiang, Fernandes and Hsu also selected for honors.
Rubloff Talks Atomic Layer Deposition with C&ENArticle on thin films also highlights work of MSE grad student Konstantinos Gerasopoulos.
MSE Capstone 2011Students create lab-on-a-chip device for use in targeted cancer therapy.
Oehrlein, Phaneuf Paper Among AVS' Most DownloadedWork covers plasma-polymer interactions in photolithography at the nanoscale.
Materials Scientists, Conservators Join Forces to Preserve Silver Artifacts and ArtTeam developing nanometers-thick, protective coatings using atomic layer deposition.
Marquardt Studies Patinas at Smithsonian InstitutionMicroscopy, spectroscopy and microanalysis used to analyze bronze art.
MSE Capstone 2010Students design and create prototype dynamic MEMS microphone.
Phaneuf Invited to Aspen Institute Italia's Transatlantic DialogProfessor participates in international discussions of science in social, political and economic contexts.
MSE Capstone 2009Seniors present work on novel shape-memory polymer stent.
Phaneuf, Takeuchi Promoted to Full ProfessorshipNew rank effective July 1, 2009.
Lin Takes 2nd in GRID Modeling and SimulationResearch explores nanostructure evolution on patterned surfaces.
Phaneuf Group Research Selected for VJBOPaper covers nanoparticle-enhancement of fluorescence.
6 Professors Named 2008 Research LeadersBriber, Phaneuf, Rabin, Rubloff, Takeuchi and Wuttig honored at luncheon.
Phaneuf Presents at Nanosteps, Selected for Virtual JournalWork on nanostructures and templating continues to receive attention.
MSE Capstone 2008Seniors tackle microfluidic mixing.
Bruce to Attend NSF Program in AustraliaProgram fosters collaborations, provides project leadership training.
Phaneuf Press Release Gets NoticedStory on "growing" computers featured online, in print, on TV.
"Nature-Made" ComputersClark School Engineers Teach Nature to "Grow" High-Tech Components
MSE Faculty Continues to Produce "Research Leaders"Professors honored for their efforts to bring sponsored research funds to campus.
Phaneuf Group Presents at American Physical Society MeetingGuo, Kan, Tsai, and Tadayyon-Eslami present recent work.
Phaneuf Set to Teach FDA ScientistsCourse will cover microsopy and nanostructure characterization.
Phaneuf Invited to Lecture in Germany, ItalyProfessor shares recent work on GaAs(001) mechanisms.
5 MSE Professors Recognized for Sponsored ResearchBriber, Oehrlein, Phaneuf, Rubloff, and Wuttig honored at luncheon.
Phaneuf, Tadayyon-Eslami's Paper Accepted in Physical Review LettersWork by professor and student in forthcoming issue.
Oehrlein and Phaneuf Receive NSF Grant for Nano ResearchTwo MSE professors were awarded a NSF-NIRT grant for $1.2M to investigate "Nanotechnological Manufacturing: Nanostructured Polymers Designed for Plasma/Energetic Beam Templating of Materials".
65th Annual Physical Electronic ConferenceTaesoon Kwon and Tabassom Tadayyon-Eslami, both MSE graduate students working in Professor Raymond Phaneuf’s research group, participated in the 65th Annual Physical Electronics Conference, held at the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wisconsin from June 20-22, 2005.
- Fellow, American Physical Society