Raymond R Unocic

R&D Staff Scientist

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 on 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. 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, ORNL2017-Present Adjunct Professor School of Materials Science and Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology2011-2013 R&D Associate, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, ORNL2009-2011 Alvin M. Weinberg Fellow, Materials Science and Technology Division, ORNL2008-2009 Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University2003-2008 Graduate Research Associate, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University

Awards

2018 Best presentation award at the 19th International Microscopy Congress in Sydney Australia2015 R&D 100 Award: Porous Graphene Desalination Membrane2015 ORNL/UT Battelle Research Team Award: Porous Graphene Desalination Membrane2015 Significant Event Award: Graphene Desalination Membrane, Oak Ridge National Laboratory2015 Significant Event Award: Development of Scanning Electron Nanopositioning System, Oak Ridge National Laboratory2013 Significant Event Award: Na-Ion Battery Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory2012 MicroAnalysis Society Birks Award for Best Paper at the Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting2009 Alvin M. Weinberg Early Career Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory2009 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

Facility

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

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.”

Specialized Equipment

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