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Mark Engelhard

Scientist III, WR Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Interface Spectroscopy/Diffraction

P.O. Box 999, K8-93
Richland, WA 99352
Work: (509) 371-6494 Fax: (509) 371-6242 Updated: March 25, 2008

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Current Activities and Projects

Mr. Engelhard is a Research Scientist in the Interfacial and Nanoscale Science Facility located at EMSL, operated by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Since 1978, he has specialized in the use of surface sensitive techniques to study surface and interface chemistry. He is experienced in the application of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), auger electron spectroscopy (AES), and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy (TOF-SIMS) techniques. Mr. Engelhard has been actively involved in a variety research studies involving oxides and mineral surfaces, catalysts, solid-solution interfaces, material-environmental interactions, semiconductor materials, and metal corrosion.

Research Interests

Mr. Engelhard has been actively involved in the design, construction, and implementation of the state-of-the-art surface science facility located at EMSL. He is currently active with a large number of EMSL user collaborations involving many different universities and other national laboratory staff. He has considerable experience using surface analysis methods to examine a wide variety of basic and industrial problems.

Past Experience

Mr. Engelhard joined PNNL in 1978 as Science and Engineering Associate and became a Research Scientist in 2002. Since 1978 he has been actively involved in a variety of research programs and EMSL User collaborations that have resulted in more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific journal publications. Mr. Engelhard has also co-authored two book chapters and has been a contributing editor of two focused topic issues of Surface Science Spectra.

Awards, Honors, & Appointments

  • 2007 EMSL Director's Award, Outstanding leadership as an EMSL Cognizant Space Manager in support of the EMSL strategy for achieving high-impact science and marquee capabilities, outstanding management and operations, and exceptional user outreach and service.

  • 2003 Outstanding Performance Award, Organizational Performance with Users.

  • 2000 Outstanding Team Performance Award, Low K Mesoporous Dielectrics Technical Team.

  • 2000 Outstanding Performance Award, Low K Technical Team for Scientific and Technology Development Contribution.

  • 1997 George T. Hanyo Award. This award recognizes outstanding performance in technical support of research or development in areas of interest to the AVS Science and Technology Society.

  • 1993 Structural Materials Research group received the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Director's Award for Excellence.

  • 1992 Department of Energy Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Materials Chemistry.

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