Surface Scientist at General Electric Co.
- Albany, New York Area
Hong Piao's Overview
- Surface Scientist at General Electric Co.
- Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Upton, NY
Hong Piao's Summary
- Over 15 years’ research experience in surface chemistry and physics.
- Expertise in several surface analytical techniques (XPS, Auger, TOF-SIMS, XANES/NEXAFS) and ultrahigh vacuum technologies (physical and chemical thin-film deposition; destructive and non-destructive methods of materials analysis).
- The depth of knowledge of synchrotron radiation in surface studies and materials characterization.
- 24 publications in peer reviewed journals.
Hong Piao's Experience
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GE; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry
April 2004 – Present (10 years 6 months)
Surface Scientist for Chemical Technologies and Materials Characterization, where she is involved in research and development in application of advanced methods of surface analysis, including XPS, AES and synchrotron-based techniques, to the study of surface chemistry to support a wide variety of materials development programs for GE Global Research and GE business.
- CdTe solar energy: Lead technical characterization for windows focused team; provide surface and interface analysis of the materials related, help to understand the correlation to device performance.
- GE water targeted delivery: Understand the surface chemistries of carbon steel treated with corrosion inhibitors, allowing the optimization of the current corrosion inhibitors and the development of new ones
- NIST superhydrophobic nano-engineered surfaces: Find correlations between the surface chemistry/electronic structure of the materials and their hydrophobic properties, thus help identify correct procedures for materials fabrication, surface treatments and testing conditions.
- EC-AT Thermotunneling: Develop a thermionic emission and work function measurement for low work function materials.
- EC-AT SiC gate oxide development: Identify the interfacial states related to the device performance.
- Applications of synchrotron-based hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray Absorption spectroscopy in materials characterization.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry
April 2002 – March 2004 (2 years)
- Time-dependent growth of metal clusters on surfaces using organometallics as precursors (MOCVD method) using XPS and NEXAFS techniques.
- Adsorption and reaction mechanisms of epoxide and other multifunctional organic molecules on well-defined model catalysts such as silver single crystal using XPS and NEXAFS techniques.
- Operational responsibility for the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) facility at the U12A beamline.
Hong Piao's Skills & Expertise
- Powder X-ray Diffraction
- Thin Films
- Surface Chemistry
- Materials Science
- Business Analysis
- Team Leadership
- Cross-functional Team Leadership
- Organic Chemistry
- Surface Analysis
- Scanning Electron Microscopy
- Gas Chromatography
Hong Piao's Education
Ph.D., Surface Science
1997 – 2002
- Developed thin-film Au-Al alloys using vacuum deposition methods.
- Constructed a relationship between electronic structures and oxidation behaviors of Au-Al alloys using surface analytical methods such as XPS, XANES, TOF-SIMS and SEM/EDX etc.
- Collaborated with Celestica Inc. to investigate Au-Al bond interface failure mechanism involved in electronic packaging industry.
- Improved a XPS deconvolution method (Maximum Entropy Method (MEM)) to resolve the instrumental resolution problem.
M.S., Surface catalysis
1995 – 1997
- Designed/synthesized novel catalysts for low-temperature selective oxidation reaction of methane using GC, XRD, TPD, SEM/EDX, XPS and IR techniques.
- Synthesized La2O3- and BaO-supported catalysts for selective oxidation reaction of methane.
- Investigated the kinetics of selective oxidation reaction of methane.
- Investigated the catalyst phase compositions, the phenomenon of active component enrichment on the catalyst surface, and role of surface oxygen species for methane activation.
B.S., Physical Chemistry
1988 – 1992
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