David Ramaker is a Professor of chemistry and the Director of the Institute for Materials Science at George Washington University along with working a part-time appointment at the Naval Research Lab. He also served as a Chair of the Chemistry Department from 1988 to 1996. He is an internationally recognized expert on Auger lineshape interpretation, and understanding many body effects in Auger, photoelectron, and X-ray absorption spectroscopies. He and his research group have developed in situ techniques in X-ray absorption spectroscopy to enable the determination of atomic adsorption sites on small metal particles in electrochemical cells, fuel cells, and catalysts. He has published over 180 papers in refereed journals, one of which was awarded the NRL Alan Berman Research Publication Award. He has received the GWU Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Scholarship, the Hillebrand Award from the Chemical Society of Washington, and a Special Achievement Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society and the Washington Academy of Sciences. He has recently completed a 6-year period as a Divisional Associate Editor of Materials Science for Physical Review Letters.
Biography Updated on 2 September 2008