Mark Tuominen

Professor, Dept. of Physics, and Co-Director MassNanoTech 402 Hasbrouck, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003-9292 (413) 545-1944
tuominen@physics.umass.edu
http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~tuominen/

Advanced nanofabrication, nanoscale device physics

Research in the fabrication and physics of nanoscale devices and materials. This includes new techniques for fabricating functional nanoscale devices using block copolymer templates in combination with conventional lithographic patterning, etching, and deposition methods. Application-oriented research involves terabit-density magnetic arrays, magnetotransport devices, energy conversion devices, nanoscale optics, electrochemical sensor arrays, and thermoelectric cooling elements. Ongoing work also includes charge transport physics in a variety of nanoscale systems.

Research Interest Potential Application
Block copolymers for nanofabrication Magnetic data storage, energy conversion and storage devices, optical devices, thermoelectric cooling, electrochemical sensors
Nanomagnetism Magnetic data storage, energy conversion and storage devices, optical devices, thermoelectric cooling, electrochemical sensors
Nanoscale electrodeposition and electrochemistry Magnetic data storage, energy conversion and storage devices, optical devices, thermoelectric cooling, electrochemical sensors
Nanoscale charge transport physics Magnetic data storage, energy conversion and storage devices, optical devices, thermoelectric cooling, electrochemical sensors
Electron beam lithography Magnetic data storage, energy conversion and storage devices, optical devices, thermoelectric cooling, electrochemical sensors

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2011
  • TEACHnology Fellowship, UMass, 2003-2004
  • Academic organizer of National Science Foundation's annual Nanoscale Science and Engineering grantee conferences and research website (http://www.nseresearch.org ), 2002-2004
  • Nanomagnetism Symposium Organizer, Materials Research Society, Spring, 2003
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2003

Recent Publications

  1. "Supercapacitors Based on C-Type Cytochromes Using Electrically Conductive Nanostructured Networks of Living Bacteria," Nikhil S. Malvankar, Tunde Mester, Mark T. Tuominen and Derek R. Lovely, ChemPhysChem 13, 463-468 (2012) [Cover article]
  2. "Biofilm conductivity is a decisive variable for high-current-density Geobacter sulfurreducens microbial fuel cells," Nikhil S. Malvankar, Mark T. Tuominen, Derek R. Lovley, Energy and Environmental Science 5, 5790-5797 (2012).
  3. "Physicochemical properties of 1,2,3-triazolium ionic liquids," S. Sanghi, E. Willett, C. Versek, M. Tuominen and E.B. Coughlin, RSC Advances 2, 848-853 (2012).
  4. "Multiple 360° domain wall switching in thin ferromagnetic nanorings in a circular magnetic field", Abby Goldman, Abigail S. Licht1, Yineng Sun, Yihan Li, Nihar R. Pradhan, Tianyu Yang, Mark T. Tuominen, and Katherine E. Aidala, J. Appl. Phys. 111, 07D113 (2012)
  5. "Switching of ±360◦ domain wall states in a nanoring by an azimuthal Oersted field," Nihar R. Pradhan, Abigail Licht, Yihan Li, Mark T. Tuominen and Katherine E. Aidala, Nanotechnology 22, 485705 (2011).