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Brent Buchine

Brent Buchine

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Office: Love Building room 161
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Mailing Address: School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
771 Ferst Dr. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30332
Biosketch | Research Area | Publications | Highlights | Honors


  • PhD Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
    Minor: Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2001.
    Ceramics Specialty
  • Specialty Glass, Inc., Oldsmar, FL. January through June 2002. Designed Processing equipment and supervised quality control.
  • Global Nuclear Fuel (GE-Nuclear) Processing Engineer, Wilmington, NC. May through August 2001.
  • DuPont Research Consultant, Wilmington, DE. September through December 2000.
    Worked for Central Research and Development (CR&D) in the Particle Science and Technology Group (PARSAT).

Research Area

  • Primary research focus is in the design and fabrication of electromechanical sensors, resonators and filters for electronic and biological applications using piezoelectric ZnO nanobelts.
  • Secondary projects in self-assembly and bulk alignment of 1-D nanostructures.


Research Highlights

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (LEO 1530, LEO 1550, JEOL JSM-5910, Hitachi S-800).
  • Focused Ion Beam Microscopy (FEI Nova, FEI Quanta)
  • Clean Room Experience
  • Photolithography
  • CMOS and MEMS processing
  • E-Beam Lithography (Nanometer Pattern Generation System)
  • High Vacuum and Ultra High Vacuum systems
  • Network Analysis
  • Synthesis of 1-D nanostructures
  • Self-Assembled Monolayer (SAM) Formation

Honors & Awards

  • Nanoscience and Technology Graduate Fellowship (NaST), 2005-2006.
  • First Prize Poster competition, Winner of First Place award at a poster presentation Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • International Research Scholarship, May 2000. Recipient of scholarship that funded summer research at Delft Technical University, the Netherlands.
  • Undergraduate Research Award, January 2000. Recipient of NSF funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) award.