Dr. Ken Livi Joins DMSE as Director of Materials Characterization and Processing Facility

July 1, 2015

Dr. Ken LiviThe Department of Materials Science and Engineering welcomes Dr. Ken Livi as the Director of the Materials Characterization and Processing Facility (MCP). Dr. Livi will also continue to serve as the Director of the High-Resolution Analytical Electron Microbeam (HRAEM) facility, which contains the materials-oriented transmission electron microscopes (TEM).

Dr. Livi obtained his Ph.D. in Electron Microscopy and Crystallography at Johns Hopkins University in 1995. His initial focus was on Earth Materials, but has since broadened to include a wide variety of materials. Dr. Livi has edited and written several chapters on electron microscopy of minerals and is an ongoing organizer of the annual East Coast Focused Ion Beam Meetings. Dr. Livi has been a Associate Editor for the European Journal of Mineralogy fro the past 8 years. Currently, Dr. Livi has been focusing on understanding the physical properties of biological materials, especially bone, teeth and chitin, and the application of atomic-resolution imaging of inorganic materials and their surfaces through electron microscopy (TEM, SEM, EMPA, FIB, STEM).

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