Raymond R Unocic

Raymond R Unocic

Group Leader, Materials MicroÅnalysis Group, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

Dr. Raymond Unocic is a Senior R&D Staff Scientist, Group Leader of the Materials MicroÅnalysis group and Directed Nanoscale Transformations Theme Science Leader at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from THE Ohio State University in 2008. In 2009, he joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory as an Alvin M. Weinberg Fellow. His research expertise is focused on the: 1) the development and application of advanced in situ characterization methods to probe the mechanisms and kinetics of materials transformations in challenging liquid/gas environments and under electrochemical, electrical bias, and thermal exposure. 2) Utilization of aberration-corrected STEM/EELS/EDS to probe the atomic- scaled structure, chemistry and defects of materials to elucidate nanomaterial functionality.

  • 2020-Present Group Leader (Materials MicroAnalysis), Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, ORNL
  • 2019-Present Senior R&D Staff Scientist, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, ORNL
  • 2018-2023 Directed Nanoscale Transformations Theme Science Leader, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences ORNL
  • 2013-2019 R&D Staff Scientist, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences ORNL
  • 2017-Present Adjunct Professor School of Materials Science and Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2011-2013 R&D Associate, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, ORNL
  • 2009-2011 Alvin M. Weinberg Fellow, Materials Science and Technology Division, ORNL
  • 2008-2009 Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University
  • 2003-2008 Graduate Research Associate, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University

2018 Best presentation award at the 19th International Microscopy Congress in Sydney Australia

2018 R&D 100 Award: The Atomic Forge

2015 R&D 100 Award: Porous Graphene Desalination Membrane

2015 ORNL/UT Battelle Research Team Award: Porous Graphene Desalination Membrane

2015 Significant Event Award: Graphene Desalination Membrane, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2015 Significant Event Award: Development of Scanning Electron Nanopositioning System, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2013 Significant Event Award: Na-Ion Battery Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2012 MicroAnalysis Society Birks Award for Best Paper at the Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting

2009 Alvin M. Weinberg Early Career Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2009 1st Place Transmission Electron Microscopy Class, International Metallographic Contest

2004 Best in Show, Jacque-Lucas Award, International Metallographic Contest

2000 National Collegiate Inventors Competition: Ceramic Matrix Composite Processing

  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D. (2008)
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, Materials Science and Engineering, M.S. (2003)
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Metallurgical Engineering, B.S. (2000)

Aberration Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy, Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy In situ Microscopy (Liquids, Gas, Heat, Electrical Biasing)

U.S. Patent No. 11518674 Sergei V. Kalinin, Stephen Jesse, Albina Y. Borisevich, Ondrej E. Dyck, Bobby G. Sumpter, Raymond R. Unocic, "Atomic-Scale E-beam Sculpter."

U.S. Patent No. 10400351 Albina Y. Borisevich, Stephen Jesse, Sergei V. Kalinin, Andrew R. Lupini, Raymond R. Unocic, Qian He, "Bulk Fabrication with Single Atomic Plane Precision via Atomic-Level Sculpting of Crystalline Oxides."

U.S. Patent No. 10233098 Shannon M. Mahurin, Ivan Vlassiouk, Sheng Dai, Sumedh Surwade, Raymond R. Unocic, Sergei Smirnov, “Nanoporous Graphene Membrane for Desalination of Salt Water.”

U.S. Patent No. 10224565 Jagjit Nanda, Nancy J. Dudney, Chaitanya Narula, Sreekanth Pannala, Raymond R. Unocic, Surendra Martha, “High Energy Density Secondary Lithium Batteries.”

U.S. Patent No. 6598656 Kenneth H. Sandhage, Raymond R. Unocic, Matthew B. Dickerson, Kamila T. Guerra, Matthew J. Timberlake, “Method for Fabricating High- Melting, Wear-Resistant Ceramics and Ceramic Composites at Low Temperatures.”