Ben Derby

Amit Misra

Professor and Department Chair

amitmis@umich.edu

3062B H.H. Dow

T: (734) 763-2445

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Ph.D. Student (2015-2020)

Current Position:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA

Email: benderby@umich.edu

 


 

Academic Training:

 

B.Sc., Physics and Economics, American University in Washington, DC., USA

Biography:

  • Auburn, NY. Upstate NY has the best BBQ (Dinosaur BBQ), grocery store (Wegmans), and the best apples anywhere in America. Ask me, I’ll tell you!

  • I studied physics and economics at American University in Washington, DC.

  • I started research during the summers of my undergraduate studies. This led to build an XRD station, grow graphene, and make TMD sandwiches at RIT, NIST Boulder, and NIST Gaithersburg, respectively. Here at Michigan, I study the underlying kinetics of phase decomposition during PVD co-sputtering of immiscible metals. I make this processing-structure connection through detailed electron microscopy. I often tell people I’m a nano-artist!

  • Often to the groans of my parents, I am an avid thrill-seeker. I am a private pilot and you’ll often see me on my motorcycle. I also love to do fixes and improvements to my Jeep and SV650!

Publications:

1. Derby, B., Cui, Y., Baldwin, J. K. & Misra, A. Effects of substrate temperature and deposition rate on the phase separated morphology of co-sputtered, Cu-Mo thin films. Thin Solid Films 647, 50–56 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2017.12.013
2.  Benjamin Derby, Yuchi Cui, JonKevin Baldwin, Raymundo Arróyave, Michael J. Demkowicz & Amit Misra (2019) Processing of novel pseudomorphic Cu–Mo hierarchies in thin films, Materials Research Letters, 7:1, 1 11, DOI: 10.1080/21663831.2018.1546237