Joel McDonald

Steven Yalisove

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smy@umich.edu

2014 Gerstacker

T: (734) 764-4346

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jpmcdona@umich.edu
Office: B121 Gerstacker
734-647-9498 BS - Mathematics, Physics, Alma College, Alma MI
Ph.D. - Applied Physics - 2007

Joel’s research generally concerns the interaction of ultrashort laser pulses with a variety of materials. In particular, he has studied femtosecond laser induced damage to silicon with oxide films of varying thickness using optical, electron, and atomic force microscopy as well as novel pump-probe imaging techniques. He has also performed work with laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, specifically applied to turbine blade materials as a part of the Hyperspectral and Extreme Light Diagnostics for Defense-Critical Advanced Materials and Processes MURI project.