Raymond R Unocic

Raymond R Unocic

R&D Staff Scientist

Bio

Raymond Unocic is a R&D Staff Scientist at ORNL's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences in the Electron and Atom Probe Microscopy research group. His research expertise is: In situ/operando Scanning/Transmission Electron Microscopy for multidisciplinary nanoscience research. Development and application of advanced in situ characterization platforms for in situ S/TEM characterization of materials in liquid and gaseous environments including: electrochemistry, biasing, heating, and deformation. Utilization of aberration-corrected STEM/EELS/EDS to probe the atomic- scaled structure, chemistry and defects of materials for structure-property correlations.

Education:
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)

Professional Experience:
2013-Present R&D Staff Scientist, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, ORNL
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

Awards

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

Patents

U.S. Patent No. 6598656 Sandhage KH, Unocic RR, Dickerson MB, Guerra KT, Timberlake MJ, “Method for Fabricating High- Melting, Wear-Resistant Ceramics and Ceramic Composites at Low Temperatures.”

Facilities Used

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

Specialized Equipment

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

User Facility