Frances Ross

Frances
M
Ross
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
B.A. Hons. Cambridge University (Mathematics Part IA, Natural Sciences Part IB, Physics Part II)
Ph.D. Materials Science and Metallurgy Cambridge University

CV: 

Disciplines: 

  • Electrochemistry
  • Metallurgy
  • Self Assembly
  • Semiconductors

Research: 

Frances performs research on nanostructures, using transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) to see how nanostructures form in real time, and then to observe how the growth process is affected by changes in temperature, environment, and other variables. Understanding materials at such a basic level has important implications for many applications including semiconductor devices, energy storage, and more.

Robert H. Richards, the first department head, appears in The Technologists, a 2012 novel by Matthew Pearl.