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Kyle P Kelley

Research and Development Associate

Dr. Kyle Kelley is a Research and Development Associate at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), a Department of Energy Nanoscale Science Research Center. He has over a decade of experience in the area of material science with a specialization in thin film growth and characterization. Specifically, his research is focused on utilizing scanning probe microscopy (SPM) at the mesoscopic and atomic level to investigate unique phenomena in material systems including multiferroics and optoelectronics. In parallel, we develop and implement automated experiments in SPM to unearth interesting physics and further understand the underling principles by which these material systems function. 

  • R&D 100 Award. ”Physics-Informed, Active Learning–Driven Autonomous Microscopy for Science Discovery” (2023).
  • Outstanding Scholarly Output Award. UT-Battelle Awards Night. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2022).
  • Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA) 1st Place Presentation Award. The American Ceramic Society (2018).
  • North Carolina Space Grant Recipient. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (2014).