Materials Science & Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Lincoln Lauhon
Michael Moody received a B.S. in Engineering Science from the University of Pittsburgh. His research centers on the growth and characterization of thin-film-based nanostructures, especially via atomic layer deposition. By using gas-phase precursors to grow nanoscale combinations of materials from the bottom up, it is possible to access new optical and electronic properties that would be useful in applications ranging from flexible, transparent electronics to solar energy conversion.
Awards & Fellowships
- Hierarchical Materials Cluster Fellowship, 2016
- Moody, M. J.; Marvin, C. W.; Hutchison, G. R., “Molecularly-doped Polyurethane Foams with Massive Piezoelectric Response,” J. Mater. Chem. C., 2016, 4, 4387.
- Yoon, K. H.; Lee, J.-H.; Kang, J.; Kang, J.; Moody, M. J.; Hersam, M. C.; Lauhon, L. J., “Metal-free Carbon-based Nnanomaterial Coatings Protect Silicon Photoanodes in Solar Water-splitting,” Nano Lett., 2016, 16, 7370
- Jurca, T.; Moody, M. J.; Henning, A.; Emery, J. D.; Wang, B.; Tan, J. M.; Lohr, T. L.; Lauhon, L. J.; Marks, T. J., “Low-temperature Atomic Layer Deposition of MoS2 Films,” Angew. Chem., 2017, 129, 5073
- Geoffrey R. Hutchison, Michael J. Moody, “Molecularly Doped Piezoelectric Foams,” US Provisional application no. 62/291,385