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Christopher T Nelson

Materials Scientist - Electron Microscopy

Dr. Nelson is a TEM & STEM Electron Microscopist at ORNL since 2017. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia with a work-study internship in metrology at a Micron Inc. DRAM Fab. Following an interest in electronic materials he received a PhD in Materials Science from U. Michigan and was a post-doctoral researcher at the U.C. Berkeley / LBNL, specializing in (S)TEM characterization of complex oxides. His research expertise includes electronic materials, in-situ electrical biasing, electronic hardware and circuit design. This includes significant software development in hardware controls/detection and (S)TEM data analysis including raster distortion correction, atom finding, symmetry mapping, time dynamics, and AI Autoencoders (see github link).

2017-Present: Materials Scientist Electron Microscopy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2012-2016: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California Berkeley / National Center for Electron Microscopy, Laurence Berkeley National Laboratory

2005-2012: Graduate Researcher, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

2004,2005: Intern, Metrology Dept. Micron Inc., Manassas VA

2001-2004: Undergraduate Researcher, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia

1999,2000: High School Summer Intern, Naval Research Laboratory 

2011:                Ph.D. Material Science                                                          University of Michigan

2005:                B.S. Electrical Engineering                                                     University of Virginia