On Dr. Rafik Addou

I just started (December 2018) a new position as a research scientist and nanoscale analyst at the Oregon State University. My role includes managing and leading research in the brand new near-ambiant pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy. I moved from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX). In July 2013, I had joined Nanoelectronic Materials Laboratory led by Prof. Robert M. Wallace.

I obtained my PhD degree in 2010 from Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (Now, University of Lorraine, Nancy - France) in collaboration with Empa Materials Science and technology laboratory (Thun - Switzerland), under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Marie Dubois. I, then, worked as postdoctoral research fellow at the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) with Prof. Matthias Batzill. In both positions at UTD and USF, my research interest focused on understanding the interface and the surface science of graphene and other emerging 2D materials, which includes the characterization of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), the exploration of the interface Gr/TMDs, and in-situ studies of dielectrics and metal contacts on candidate TMDs for nanoelectronic and photonic devices.

I am member of the American Vacuum Society, the Materials Research Society, and the Electrochemical Society. I also serves as a reviewer for the Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Physics, and Institute of Physics. I am the author and co-author of more than 60 publications, including Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, APL, and surface science as well as two book chapters. The complete list of my publications could be found at GoogleScholar.

• 2015 - Electronic Materials & Processing Division Award (AVS 62nd).
• 2013 - Poster winner, best science category at the SWAN meeting(Austin, TX). 
• 2008 - First Prize for Poster presentation at the 3rd European School in Materials Sciences, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
• 2006 - PhD Scholarship from European Network of Excellence for Complex Metallic Alloys.

Professional Memberships:
Materials Research Society - MRS
American Physical Society - APS
American Vacuum Society - AVS
Electrochemical Society - ECS

Professional Experience:

• Guest Editor of a special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944) entitled "2D Materials of Advanced Devices

• November-December 2017: workshops on ‘Responsible Conduct of Research’, at UTD

• February 15, 2013: workshop on ‘Preparing and Practicing to Teach’ by the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) at USF

• October 24, 2012: workshop on ‘Mentoring: an Essential Factor for Success in Graduate School’ by Dr. Howard G. Adams at USF

• November 14-16, 2011: Visiting Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), New York

• October 6, 2011: Vigilent Day at USF, Topic: Science of Vacuum

• July 18-20, 2011: Visiting Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York

• February-March, 2009: Internship at the nanotech@surfaces laboratory, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Thun (Switzerland)

• May 25-31, 2008: 3rd European School in Materials Sciences at Ljubljana (Slovenia)

• January 22-31, 2008: Visiting Berliner Elektronenspeicherring - Gesellschaft für Synchrotronstrahlung (BESSY), Berlin (Germany)

• August 2007 - March 2008: Internship at the nanotech@surfaces Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research

• May 20-27, 2007: 2nd European School in Materials Sciences at Ljubljana (Slovenia)

• March-June, 2005: Summer Internship at Marseille Interdisciplinary Center for Nanoscience (CINaM), France. Topic: Measurement of the low energy electron transmission through auto-supported ultra-thin films

• April-June, 2004: Summer Internship at CINaM. Topic: Study of the phase transition on the bi-layer Phospholipids using Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching

Useful Links:
• ResearcherID
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