Robert Hull

Vice President for Research, Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering, and Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems


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, and in 1997 served as president of the Materials Research Society. He has also chaired a 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.


Other affililations: Materials Science and Engineering


The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Robert Hull has 302 indexed publications in the subjects of Physics and Astronomy, Materials Science, Engineering.

Prachi Pragnya, Daniel Gall, Robert Hull
Journal of the Electrochemical Society
, 168
, 2021
Genevieve A. Kane, Dustin Andersen, M. David Frey, Robert Hull
Journal of Materials Research
, 36
, 2021
, pp.717-728
Varun Sarbada, Lluís Yedra, Alisa Pshenova, Andrew Kercher, Amy Marschilok, Kenneth J. Takeuchi, Esther Takeuchi, Nancy Dudney, Tom Wirtz, Santhana Eswara, Robert Hull
Journal of Power Sources
, 463
, 2020
Arun Baskaran, Genevieve Kane, Krista Biggs, Robert Hull, Daniel Lewis
Computational Materials Science
, 177
, 2020
Prachi Pragnya, Ainsley Pinkowitz, Robert Hull, Daniel Gall
APL Materials
, 7
, 2019
See Wee Chee, Martin Kammler, Jeremy Graham, Lynne Gignac, Mark C. Reuter, Robert Hull, Frances M. Ross
Scientific Reports
, 8
, 2018
Robert Hull, Pawel Keblinski, Dan Lewis, Antoinette Maniatty, Vincent Meunier, Assad A. Oberai, Catalin R. Picu, Johnson Samuel, Mark S. Shephard, Minoru Tomozawa, Deepak Vashishth, Shengbai Zhang
Applied Physics Reviews
, 5
, 2018

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