Physics Fall 2019 Seminar Series: David Johnson
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 3:15pm

David C. Johnson is the Rosaria Haugland Foundation Chair in Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Oregon. Johnson’s research is at the interface of chemistry and physics focused on controlling materials properties using the nanoarchitecture of heterostructures.  His non-traditional approach to chemical synthesis has led to many new materials with unprecedented physical properties, such as the compounds with the lowest thermal conductivity ever reported for a fully dense solid.

Johnson received his undergraduate education at Rutgers University, his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1983, and worked as a research chemist for DuPont before coming to the University of Oregon in 1986. He received an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award in 1987 and the Oregon Academy of Science’s Outstanding Scientist Award in 2006.  He has served as a Board Member for the International Thermoelectric Society and is a founding academic member of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnology Institute.- ONAMI. He was a Mercator Fellow of the DFG (the German Research Foundation) in 2013 at the University of Freiburg. In 2019 he was honored by a Humboldt Research Award. 

Johnson's topic for this week's seminar will be "Materials by Design: Heterostructures with Targeted Nanoarchitecture and Tunable Properties."

Event is held in SB1-107. Free and open to the public.