Chan and Im Named Full Professors

Materials Science and Engineering, now housed jointly in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and in the Henry Krumb School of Mines, has two faculty members joining the ranks of professor: Siu-Wai Chan and James Im.
Prof. Siu-Wai Chan ’80, received the Sc.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research specialty is oxide interfaces, including oxide nanoparticles and high temperature superconductors.

She is the recipient of an IBM Faculty Award, two DuPont Faculty Awards and the Presidential Faculty Award from the National Science Foundation.

Prof. James Im, who is a graduate of Cornell, received the Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He works in excimer laser-induced crystallization of amorphous Si films, phase transformations and nucleation in condensed systems. Most recently, he is working on putting silicon-based transistors on inexpensive and transparent glass (SiO2) or plastic substrates, making it only a matter of time before an entire computer can fit on a sheet of glass or plastic.

This story was originally published in the Fall 2002 edition of Columbia Engineering News "Eight Faculty Members Named Full Professors".


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