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Personal Profile

As a researcher at NREL, Karen Heinselman studies synthesis and characterization of novel nitride thin films, device fabrication for high-temperature applications, and Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy to determine composition of various films. She came to NREL at the end of 2017 as a post-doctoral researcher. She earned her doctorate degree in materials science and engineering at Cornell University, studying under James Richard Shealy. Her doctoral work focused on using low-pressure metal organic chemical vapor deposition to epitaxially grow AlN on silicon.

Research Interests

Transparent conductors and wide-bandgap semiconductors

Novel semiconducting materials

Physical and chemical vapor deposition of thin films

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, NREL (2017–Present)

Teaching Assistant, Cornell University (2012–2016)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University

Bachelor, General Engineering, Harvey Mudd College


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