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Suneel Kodambaka

Department head
  • Professor

Research interests

  • Science underlying the synthesis and stability of advanced materials for aerospace, energy storage, optoelectronics, and other industries
  • Developing a detailed atomic-level understanding of the mass transport mechanisms, chemical reaction kinetics, and material thermodynamics controlling morphological, compositional, and structural evolution of materials.


Honors and awards

  • AVS ambassador, 37th Brazilian Congress on Vacuum Applications in Industry and Science
  • Program chair and general chair, ICMCTF 2015 & 2016
  • Alumni Achievement Award, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (2010).
  • Paul H. Holloway Young Investigator Award, AVS International Conference. (2009).
  • Best Paper Award, IBM Materials Research Community (2008).
  • Ross J. Martin Award, outstanding doctoral thesis, College of Engineering, UIUC (2003).
  • Gold medal, Graduate Student Award, MRS spring meeting, San Francisco, CA (2001).
  • Mavis Memorial Fund Scholarship, College of Engineering, UIUC (2001).
  • Ivan Racheff award, outstanding graduate research, Deptartment of Materials Science, UIUC (2000).

Professional activities

  • Proposal reviewer (partial list): Academy of Finland, AFOSR, DOE, ERC (EU), NSF, NSERC (Canada), ONR, and WWTF (Austria)
  • Journal referee (partial list): ACS Nano, Nano Lett., Nature, Nature Materials, PRL, Science
  • Reviewer, user proposals submitted to: CINT (Albuquerque), LBNL, NSLS-II at BNL
  • Organizer/co-organizer symposia//sessions (partial list): AVS, MRS, ICMCTF
  • Editorial board member: Vacuum (Elsevier), Scientific Reports; editor, MRS Fall meeting, Symposium NN Proceedings (2008); guest editor, ICMCTF, San Diego, CA (2013).

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