Faisal M. Alamgir
Faisal M. Alamgir worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga, USA, in 2007. He received his B.A. degree in physics and mathematics from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. He got his Ph.D. degree in materials science and technology from the Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa, USA. His dissertation work was on the use of electron microscopy and various spectroscopies to study bulk metallic glasses in order to explain their high glass-forming ability from the bottom up. His work also involved the development of electron microscopy-based techniques for probing subnanoscale structure. His dissertation and follow-up work has led to multiple publications including articles in Nature and PRL, as well as an invited book chapter. Following his Doctorate degree, he held a Postdoctoral position jointly between Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Hunter College of the City University of New York for two years, where he did research on the development of synchrotron-based in situ spectroscopies for the dynamic nanoscale study of secondary battery and fuel cell materials. He simultaneously held a position as Adjunct Professor at Hunter and taught undergraduate physics courses in that capacity. In February 2006, he has begun working as a Visiting Scientist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he was one of three scientists in charge of a suite of synchrotron beamlines at BNL. Dr. Alamgir?s research interests include, but are not limited to, materials for energy storage conversion and harvesting; surface atomic, electronic, and topographical structure; core-shell structures; photo/electro- catalysis: fuel cells, water splitting, H2 generation; storage of electrochemical energy; li-ion batteries; H2 separation; nanoscopy and nanoscale structure; local atomic/electronic structure using synchrotron-based techniques.
Biography Updated on 18 May 2012