Staff

Dale, Donald
Administrative Support AST II
105 NRF, POB 116621
Ph: (352) 273-2203
ddale@ufl.edu
Dempere, Luisa Amelia
Engineer, RSC Director
POB 116400
Ph: (352) 846-2200
ademp@eng.ufl.edu
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Bio: Luisa Amelia Dempere is a faculty member and the director of the Research Service Centers (RSC) of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (COE) at the University of Florida (UF). She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at UF. Her expertise resides in the areas of materials characterization and analysis, and analytical instrumentation, particularly electron microscopy and microanalysis. Her teaching, research and graduate advising activities are conducted in the department of Materials Science and Engineering, while her administrative role gets accomplished through her involvement in several shared-governance campus committees and as the director of the RSC.
Downing, Marco
Engineer
104 NRF, POB 116621
Ph: (352) 273-2287
madowning@ufl.edu
Gapinski, Scott
Facilities Manager
POB 116500
Ph: (352) 392-7878
gap@nimet.ufl.edu
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Gila, Brent
Associate Director
POB 116621
Ph: (352) 273-2245, Fax: (352) 846-2877
bgila@ufl.edu
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Hays, David
Engineering Technician & Scientist
104 NRF, POB 116621
Ph: (352) 273-2286
dhays@nimet.ufl.edu
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Bio: David Hays is a staff scientist/engineer and holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida. He is responsible for maintaining, operating and training users on majority of the tools inside the cleanroom. He specifically oversees the plasma etching and metrology tools, and is the principal scientist for x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. In addition, he has over ten years of industry experience working at Sony Semiconductor and GE Global Research as a process and device development engineer. Within the fields of MEMS and nanotechnology he has written over 60 publications and holds numerous patents.
Lewis, Bill
Engineering Technician & Scientist
104 NRF, POB 116621
Ph: (352) 273-2285
walewis@ufl.edu
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Bio: Bill Lewis is a staff scientist/engineer and is responsible for maintaining, operating and training users on all of the tools at the NRF. His specific area of expertise is photolithography and metrology and has been a part of the NRF since 2003. Prior to joining the NRF, Bill spent 20 years in the semiconductor industry working for Texas Instruments, Intel Corp. and Agere Systems. His rolls ranged from process and maintenance support of photolithography equipment to defect reduction.
Norton, Greg
Systems Admin/Programmer
206 NRF, POB 116621
Ph: (352) 846-1712, Fax: (352) 392-0390
gnorton@ufl.edu
Ogden, Al
ENGINEER
POB 116621
Ph: (352) 273-2287
alogden@ufl.edu
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Bio: Al Ogden is a staff scientist/engineer and is responsible for maintaining, operating and training users on all of the tools at the NRF. His experience covers nearly all aspects of micro fabrication with his specialty in back end processing. Al became a member of the staff of the Photonics Research Lab in ECE in 1990. In 1997-98 Al held a joint position with UF and UC Davis working for the Compact Muon Solenoid project in high energy physics. In 1999 Al became the managing engineer of the Microelectronics Lab in ECE and was then merged with the NRF. He was a member of the US Army and attended the Augusta State Collage, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Florida.
Rudawski, Nicholas
Associate Engineer
POB 116400
Ph: 352-392-3077
ngr@ufl.edu
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Bio: Nicholas G. Rudawski received his B.S.E. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2005 while researching growth and characterization of III-V semiconductors; he completed his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 2008 studying structure-processing-property relationships in ion-implanted Si. Subsequently, he completed post-doctoral training at the University of California at Santa Barbara in transmission electron microscopy of complex oxides and semiconductors before returning to the University of Florida for additional post-doctoral training in electrochemical studies of elemental semiconductors for Li ion battery applications. He joined the Research Service Centers in August of 2012 as service/teaching faculty, where he primarily oversees the transmission electron microscopes and dual beam scanning electron microscope/focused ion beams. He has authored/coauthored 50 peer-reviewed publications contributed over 30 conference presentations since 2003. His current CV is available upon request.
Scheiffele, Gary
Engineer III
203 NRF, POB 116621
Ph: (352) 846-1733
gscheiffele@eng.ufl.edu
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Bio: Gary Scheiffele worked in the Materials Science Department in ceramics processing from 1983-1998 and then joined the Particle Engineering Research Center, the auxiliary side of which became PAIC in 2012. His expertise is in analysis of particles and particle systems, including IR and Raman spectroscopy, pore characterization, rheology, particle size and zeta potential analysis as well as X-ray computed tomography (CT).
Schepker, Kristy
Engineering Technician & Scientist
POB 116621
Ph: (352) 273-2252
kschepker@ufl.edu
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Trachet, Alison
Postdoctoral Associate
203 NRF, POB 116621
Ph: (352) 222-9124
aat425@ufl.edu
Trucco, Andres
Engineering Technician & Scientist
104 NRF, POB 116621
Ph: (352) 294-7517
andres5@ufl.edu
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Bio: Andres holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida. He has worked in industry for over 10 years in the areas of facilities, nanofabrication, process development and testing. Whiting the fields of nanofabrication he holds several patents. Some of his expertize include: E-beam lithography for nanofabrication of multilayer devices and 2D materials. Manufacturing of nano photonic devices via EBL and electrodeposition. Experience with process integration of photonic devices and vacuum chambers. Experience with FIB Lithography. Fluent on characterization techniques such as EPMA, SEM, EDS, profilometry and optical testing.