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M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 1995
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 1998
James M. Fitz-Gerald (Jim) is an Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Florida in 1998 followed by post-doctoral studies at the Naval Research Laboratory. At this time he is a co-author on over 90 refereed journal and conference proceedings, 30 invited talks, over 120 contributed presentations, and has co-founded three companies. His research and teaching interests are broad, overlapping in the mechanical and biomedical communities. Material processing through rapid stimulation represents a common thread.
Particular emphasis in areas of interest: in situ characterization of laser generated plume dynamics for pulsed laser deposition, nanoscale powder coatings, thin films for drug delivery, magnetic thin films, growth and characterization of luminescent thin films, surface engineering, mechanical and electrochemical investigations of additively manufactured components, and corrosion mitigation strategies for bulk and thin film materials.
Recipient of a Mead Endowment Award, Experiential Learning at the University of Virginia, Lacy Hall: Student - Led Programs”, given in recognition of undergraduate mentoring beyond the classroom in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016
Recipient of the Henry Kinnier Award given in recognition of undergraduate mentoring beyond the classroom in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, from the Mead Endowment 2013
Recipient of the Hartfield-Jefferson Scholars Teaching Prize in recognition of excellence in undergraduate teaching in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, from the Jefferson Scholars Foundation 2013
Conference Program Chair of 2013 International Meeting of the American Vacuum Society: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing, http://www.avs.org/, Long Beach, CA 2013
Recipient of the Undergraduate Teaching Award in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science 2001