Christopher M Rouleau

Senior R&D Staff

Christopher M Rouleau is currently a R&D Staff member at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) in the Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida in 1994 on molecular beam epitaxial growth of II-VI compound semiconductors.At ORNL, he has focused on pulsed laser deposition of thin films, controlled synthesis and processing of nanomaterials, and development of experimental platforms to characterize and reveal the growth mechanisms thereof using post-growth and real-time diagnostics techniques. Current basic science projects include co-investigations of the growth mechanisms of two-dimensional materials, nanoparticles in nonequilibrium synthesis environments, and interfaces in heteroepitaxial thin films. His research utilizes nanosecond and femtosecond lasers for synthesis, processing, and characterization of nanomaterials and films for energy-related applications such as hydrogen storage, fuel cells, batteries, and solar cells.


ORNL award for Outstanding Scholarly Output, 2020
CNMS Award for Outstanding S&T Accomplishment, 2020
CNMS Distinguished Scientific Paper Award, 2017
CNMS Distinguished Scientific Paper Award, 2014
R&D 100 Award, 2008


Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Advanced Photon Source