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Timothy C Droubay, Ph.D.

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

P.O. Box 999, K8-87
Richland, WA 99352
Work: (509) 371-6488 Fax: (509) 371-6066 Updated: April 17, 2007

Current Activities and Projects

Dr. Droubay is instrumental in PNNL?s Spintronics program, which is designed to exploit the spin of an electron as well as its charge to greatly enhance processing power (e.g., quantum computers). His work heavily focuses on the growth of dilute magnetic semiconductors, in particular cobalt-doped Ti02 in anatase form, using oxygen plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy. As part of this research, Dr. Droubay is leading efforts to grow cobalt-doped anatase on silicon using a thin strontium titanate buffer layer between the silicon and the anatase.

Research Interests

Magnetic oxides

Past Experience

From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Droubay taught physics at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Waukesha County Technical College. In 2000, he was a post-doctoral student at PNNL before joining the Laboratory full-time in 2002 as a research scientist.


Ph.D, Physics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1999
M.S., Physics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1993
BS, Physics and Math, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, 1991

Awards, Honors, & Appointments

American Physical Society, member

American Vacuum Society, member

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