Director – W. M. Keck Smart Materials Integration Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University
151 Materials Research Laboratory;
University Park, Pa. 16802
Ph.D. Ceramic Science Pennsylvania State University 1992
M. S. Ceramic Science Pennsylvania State University 1987
B. S. Ceramic Science and Engineering Pennsylvania State University, 1987 (honors)
Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering Pennsylvania State University 2002 – present
Associate Director – Materials Research Laboratory Pennsylvania State University 1999 – 2001
Associate Professor of Ceramic Science & Engineering Pennsylvania State University 1998 - 2002
Assistant Professor of Ceramic Science & Engineering Pennsylvania State University 1992 - 1998
Visiting Scientist Swiss Federal Institute of Tech. Summer 1996 & 2004
Summer Research Faculty Fellow US Army Research Laboratories Summer 1993
Visiting Research Trainee Hitachi Central Research Lab.. March - August
Kokubunji, Japan, 1988
Wilson Award for Excellence in Research (2006); Fellow of the American Ceramic
Society (2004); Wilson Outstanding Teaching Award of the College of Earth and
Mineral Sciences, Penn State (2000); Materials Research Laboratory Outstanding
Faculty Award (2000); Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars (1999); NSF
CAREER Award (1995); senior member of IEEE
Selected Professional Activities
Materials Research Society (Fall 2004 meeting co-chair), Chair of the US-Japan Meeting on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Ceramics (2001, 2003), Chair of the US Navy Meeting on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices (2002 – present), IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectric, and Frequency Control Society (President elect and former Vice President for Ferroelectrics), Keramos (Past President), Ceramics Education Council (past-President), chair of the committee writing the IEEE Standard for Ferroelectricity
Ferroelectrics, Electroceramic Thin Films, MEMS, Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, Templated Grain Growth
Selected Publications (9 of >170)
R. L. Thayer, C. A. Randall, and S. Trolier-McKinstry, “Medium Permittivity Bismuth Zinc Niobate Thin Film Capacitors,” J. Appl. Phys. 94 (3) 1941-1947 (2003).
S. J. Gross, S. Tadigadapa, and T. N. Jackson, S. Trolier-McKinstry, Q. Q. Zhang, “Lead-Zirconate-Titanate-Based Piezoelectric Micromachined Switch,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83 (1) 174-176 (2003).
E. M. Sabolsky, A. R. James, S. Kwon, S. Trolier-McKinstry, and G. L. Messing, “Piezoelectric Properties of <001> Textured Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 Ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(17) 2551-2553 (2001).
M. Ozgul, K. Takemura, S. Trolier-McKinstry, and C. A. Randall, “Polarization Fatigue in Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 Ferroelectric Single Crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 89 (9) 5100-5106 (2001).
T. M. Shaw, S. Trolier-McKinstry, and P.C. McIntyre, “The Properties of Ferroelectric Films at Small Dimensions,” Annu. Rev. Mater. Sci. 30 263-298 (2000).
F. Xu, F. Chu, and S. Trolier-McKinstry, “Longitudinal Piezoelectric Coefficient Measurement for Bulk Ceramics and Thin Films Using Pneumatic Pressure Rig,” J. Appl. Phys. 86 (1) 588 -594 (1999).
J-P. Maria, W. Hackenberger, S. Trolier-McKinstry, “Phase Development and Electrical Property Analysis of Pulsed Laser Deposited Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 (70/30) Epitaxial Films,” J. Appl. Phys. 84 5147 – 54 (1998).
J. F. Shepard, Jr., P. J. Moses, and S. Trolier-McKinstry, “The Wafer Flexure Technique for the Determination of the Transverse Piezoelectric Coefficient (d31) of PZT Thin Films,” Sens. Actuators A 71 133-138 (1998).
G. Zavala, J. H. Fendler, and S. Trolier-McKinstry, “Characterization of Ferroelectric Lead Zirconate Titanate Films by Scanning Force Microscopy,” J. Appl. Phys. 81 (11) 7480-7491 (1997).