Darrell Schlom, Cornell University
Darrell Schlom is the Tisch University Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University. After earning a BS degree from California Institute of Technology, he did graduate work at Stanford University where he earned an MS degree in electrical engineering and a PhD degree in materials science and engineering. He was then a postdoctoral at IBM Research–Zurich in the oxide superconductors and novel materials group managed by Nobel Prize winners J. Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Müller. In 1992 he joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where he spent 16 years before joining the faculty at Cornell University in 2008. His research involves the heteroepitaxial growth and characterization of oxide thin films by reactive molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE) utilizing a materials-by-design approach to discover materials with properties superior to any known.
He has published over 700 papers and 12 patents resulting in an h-index of 115 with more than 64,000 citations. His work has been recognized by the highest awards for materials discovery by four relevant societies, including the MRS Medal from the Materials Research Society, the Frank Prize from the International Organization for Crystal Growth, the McGroddy Prize from the American Physical Society, and the John A. Thornton Memorial Award/Lecture from the American Vacuum Society. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, the American Vacuum Society, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.