Robert Hull

Robert Hull
Name: Robert Hull
Title:Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems
Department Materials Science and Engineering
School Engineering
Center Center for Integrated Electronics (CIE)
Bio Hull joined RPI in January 2008 to assume the positions of the Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department and the Henry Burlage Professor of Engineering. Prior to that he spent about a decade at Bell Laboratories in the Physics Research Division, and twelve years at the University of Virginia, where he was the Director of an NSF MRSEC Center and Director of the UVA Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Science. He received his PhD in Materials Science from Oxford University in 1983.

Hull is highly active in engineering and materials science societies and professional groups. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Materials Research Society, a member of the European Academy of Sciences, and in 1997 served as president of the Materials Research Society. He has also chaired the Gordon Research Conference on Thin Films, and chaired the Committee of Visitors for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Materials Research.

Within the realms of materials and nanoscience, Hull’s research focuses on the relationships between structure and property in electronic materials, fundamental mechanisms of thin film growth, and the self-assembly of nanoscale structures. Other areas of interest include degradation modes in electronic and optoelectronic devices, the properties of dislocations in semiconductors, nanoscale fabrication techniques, nanoscale tomographic reconstruction techniques, development of new nanoelectronic architectures, and the theory and application of electron and ion beams.
Education Ph.D., Oxford University Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science B.A., Oxford University Physics
Scholarly Works:
  • “Quantification of Electron-Phonon Scattering for High Spatial Resolution Temperature Measurement in the Transmission Electron Microscope”, L. He and R. Hull, Nanotechnology 23, 205705:1- (2012)
  • “Enhanced magnetic and electrical properties in amorphous Ge:Mn thin films by non-magnetic codoping”, W. Yin, C.D Kell, L. He, M.C. Dolph, C. Duska, J. Lu, R. Hull, J.A. Floro, and S.A. Wolf. J. Appl. Phys. 111, 033916:1-7 (2012)
  • “Coupled effects of ion beam chemistry and morphology on directed self-assembly of epitaxial semiconductor nanostructures”, J.F. Graham, C.D. Kell, J.A. Floro, and R. Hull, Nanotechnology 29, 011029:1-5 (2011)
  • “Control of Semiconductor Quantum Dot Nanostructures: Variants of SixGe1-x/Si Quantum Dot Molecules”. J. Murphy*, R. Hull, D. Pyle, H. Wang, J. Gray and J. Floro, J. Vac. Sci. Technol 22, 075301:1-5 (2011)
  • “Modulation of the magnetism in ion implanted MnxGe1-x thin films by rapid thermal anneal”, W.J. Yin, L. He*, M.C. Dolph, J.W. Lu, R. Hull and S.A. Wolf, J. Appl. Phys. 108, 093919:1-6 (2010)
  • Fellow; Materials Research Society
  • Fellow, American Physical Society