Darrell G. Schlom

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Cornell University
230 Bard Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-1501

Office: (607) 255-6504, Fax (607) 255-2365
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California Institute of Technology Engineering and Applied Science B.S., 1984
Stanford University Electrical Engineering M.S., 1989
Stanford University Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D., 1990

   Thesis:  Molecular Beam Epitaxial Growth of Cuprate Superconductors and Related Phases
   Advisor:  James S. Harris, Jr.



Research involving heteroepitaxial growth and characterization of oxide thin films by reactive molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE), especially utilizing a ‘materials-by-design’ approach to discover materials with properties superior to any known. 



Director, Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM, an NSF-MIP), Cornell University (2016 - present)

Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry, Cornell University (2010 - present)

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University (2012 - 2015)

Professor, Cornell University (Materials Science and Engineering, 2008 - 2010)

Distinguished Professor, Penn State University (Materials Science and Engineering, 2007 - 2008)

Professor, Penn State University (Materials Science and Engineering, 2002 - 2007)

Associate Professor, Penn State University (Materials Science and Engineering, 1998 - 2002)

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, University of Augsburg (Physics, 1999 - 2000)

Assistant Professor, Penn State University (Materials Science and Engineering, 1992 - 1998)

Postdoctoral Researcher, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory (Physics, 1990 - 1991)
Postdoctoral Advisors: J. Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Muller

R&D Engineer, Varian Associates (Thin Film Technology Division, Summer 1985)



Member, National Academy of Engineering (2017)

Cornell College of Engineering Research Excellence Award (2016)

MBE Innovator Award, NAMBE (2012)

Fellow, Materials Research Society (2010)

MRS Medal (2008)

Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal in Engineering (2006)

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Inventor Recognition Award (2004)

Fellow, American Physical Society (2003)

Penn State Wilson Research Award (2001)

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (1999 - 2000)

ASM International Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers (1999)

American Association for Crystal Growth (AACG) Young Author Award (1999)

Penn State Wilson Teaching Award (1997)

NSF Young Investigator Award (1993)

ONR Young Investigator Award (1993)

IBM Invention Achievement Award (1991)

Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellowship (1986 - 1990)

Ross N. Tucker AIME Electronics Materials Award (excellence in research/teaching, 1989)



Elected Chair of Division of Materials Research of American Physical Society (2010-2012)

Elected to MRS Board of Directors (governing body of MRS, 2005-2007)

Elected to Executive Committee of American Association for Crystal Growth (2002-2013)

Appointed to Defense Science Study Group (2004-2005)

Organized 40 major symposia/conferences (AACG, APS, DOE, EMC, IEEE, ONR, MRS, WOE, Nature)


PUBLICATIONS AND PATENTS ( h index = 73, total citations > 25,000, 8 patents)

Over 500 Co-authored Publications (including 2 encyclopedia articles and 6 book chapters)