NanoES seminar

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CEO of Zyvex Labs

John Randall

Digital Atomic-Scale Fabrication: A new approach to Atomically Precise Manufacturing

OSU Student

Tyler McCrea

Applying PbSe Colloidal Quantum Dots to Semiconductor Radiation Detection Devices

University of Ottawa

Adina Luica-Mayer

Quantum materials at the atomic scale




Penn State University

Yu-Chuan Lin

Synthesis and processing of two-dimensional semiconductors by controllable thin-film approaches

UW Faculty

David Masiello


Special Guest, Texas Instruments

Luigi Colombo

Two-dimensional Materials: from thin film growth to devices

UW Students

Zheyi Han, Quentin Tanguy


UW Student

Jinrong Ma (UW)



Digital Atomic-Scale Fabrication:

A new approach to Atomically Precise Manufacturing

John N. Randall

Zyvex Labs, Richardson Texas

Available Positions

PhD position
There are several funded openings for outstanding students seeking a Ph.D. in areas related to nanomaterials, synthesis, catalysis, and surface and interface characterization. Undergraduate and master students with degrees in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Electrical Engineering, are encouraged to apply. For students with non-Chemical Engineering degrees, it will be necessary to take several background courses. More information can be found at

Also, Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) and Master of Science (M. S.) degrees in Chemical Engineering are available in the APSC Lab. Contact Dr. Rafik Addou or Dr. Greg Herman for more details.

Undergraduate Research Positions
There are several openings for undergraduate researchers in the APSC Lab, where preference will be given to students from the Honors College interested in thesis research. Undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or Electrical Engineering, should contact Dr. Rafik Addou by email with a short description of the research interests and CV.

Professional Experience

• December 2018 - Present
Surface Scientist and Nanoscale Analyst
College of Engineering
Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

• July 2013 - November 2018
Research Scientist
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson TX
• June 2010 - June 2013
Postdoctoral Research Physics
Physics Department

University of South Florida, Tampa FL
• November 2006 - March 2010
Research Assistant
Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL, France) & Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa, Switzerland)

• 2010 PhD, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, Nancy (France)
• 2006 MS, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille (France)
• 2004 BS, Mohamed First University, Oujda (Morocco)

Topics of Interests
• Nanomaterials: 2D layered materials, oxides, semiconductors, topological insulators.
• Chemical and physical investigation of device interfaces
• Surface Science
• Thin film technology
• Device Integration
• Catalysis and Sensing

Researcher ID. C-8992-2013

Selected Publications

• Recombination kinetics and effects of superacid treatment in sulfur and selenium based transition metal dichalcogenides. M. Amani, R. Addou, G. H. Ahn, D. Kiriya, P Taheri, D.-H. Lien, J. W. Ager, R. M. Wallace, and Ali Javey. Nano Lett., 16 (4), 2786–2791 (2016)

• Surface defects on natural MoS2.
R. Addou, L. Colombo and R. M. Wallace.
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 7, 11921-11929 (2015)

• The Influence of Hydroxyls on Pd-Atom Mobility and Clustering on Rutile-TiO2(011)-2×1. R. Addou, T. P. Senftle , N. O'Connor, M. J. Janik , A. C.T. van Duin, and Matthias Batzill.
ACS Nano, 8 (6), 6321–6333 (2014)

• Defect-dominated doping and contact resistance in MoS2. S. McDonnell, R. Addou, C. Buie, R. M. Wallace, C. L. Hinkle.
ACS Nano, 8 (3), pp 2880–2888 (2014)

• Growth of a two dimensional dielectric monolayer on quasi-freestanding graphene.
R. Addou, A. Dahal and M. Batzill.
Nature Nanotechnology 8, 41-45 (2013)

• Monolayer graphene growth on Ni(111) by low temperature chemical vapor deposition.
R. Addou, A. Dahal, P. Sutter and M. Batzill.
Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 021601 (2012)

• Structure Investigation of the (100) surface of the orthorhombic Al13Co4 crystal.
R. Addou, E. Gaudry, T. Deniozou, M. Heggen, M. Feuerbacher, P. Gille, R. Widmer, O. Groening, V. Fournée, Y. Grin, J. M. Dubois, and J. Ledieu.
Phys. Rev. B 80 014203 (2009)