James M. LeBeau

  • John Chipman Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara


Ceramics; Electronic Materials; Energy Storage; Nanotechnology; Structural Materials; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

LeBeau at the microscope


James M. LeBeau earned his Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2010, after which he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University as a faculty member in January 2011. His research focuses on applying and developing revolutionary (scanning) transmission electron microscopy techniques to connect the atomic structure and chemistry of defects/interfaces with material properties for quantum computing, energy storage, power electronics, dielectrics, and optical applications. He has published over 90 papers, holds a US patent, and he has received recognition for his work with a PECASE (from the DoD), an NSF CAREER award, the Microanalysis Society K.F.J Heinrich award, and as a University Faculty Scholar (NCSU).

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