Research Interests

Structure and thermodynamics of solid-liquid and solid-solid interfaces

Low temperature, metal-mediated growth of semiconductors

Microstructural origin of stresses in thin films

Mechanical properties of thin films

Viscous flow and diffusion in covalently bound amorphous materials

Formation and mechanical properties of metallic glasses

Perfection of silicon crystals
for use in the high-precision measurement of Avogadro's number

Simulation of the dynamics of crystals and glasses with colloidal systems