David J. Duquette

John Tod Horton Professor of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Professor Duquette received his Ph.D. in metallury and materials science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968.  Following his graduate work, he performed research on elevated temperature materials at the Advanced Materials Research and Deelopment Laboratory of Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, joining the Rensselaer faculty in 1970. He is the author or co-author of more than 160 scientific publications, primarily in the areas of environmental degradation of materials and electrochemical processing of semiconductor interconnects.

Education

Ph.D. Metallurgy and Materials Science (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968), B.S. Engineering (United States Coast Guard Academy, 1961)

Select Works
  • "Electrochemical Response of Ferroelectric PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 Thin Films", L. Small, C. Apblett, J.F. Ihlefeld, G. Brennecka, and D. Duquette, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 159, C357-C363 (2012).
  • "An Automated Electrochemical Probe for Evaluation of Thin Films", L. Small, A. Cook, J.F. Ihlefeld, G. Brennecka, and D. Duquette, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 159, F87-F90 (2012).
  • "Branched titania nanotubes through anodization voltage control", G. Butail, P. Ganesan, R. Teki, R. Mahima, N. Ravishankar, D. Duquette, G. Ramanath Thin Sol. Films 520(1), 235-238 (2011).
  • “Research Opportunities in Corrosion Science and Engineering”, MRS bulletin, December 2010
  • “Corrosion Issues Related to Disposal of Nuclear Waste in the Yucca Mountain Repository – Peer Reviewers Perspective” Corrosion Vol. 65, (2009) pp199-207 (with R. M. Latanision, C. A. Dibella and B. E. Kirstein)
  • "Morphology Control of Copper Growth on TaN Diffusion Barriers in Seedless Copper Electrodeposition”, J. Electrochem. Soc., 154, (2007) pp195-201 (with S. Kim)