James M. LeBeau
- Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (to join MIT in July 2019)
- 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; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films
James M. LeBeau will join DMSE in July 2019. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2010. After his graduate work, 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 by an NSF CAREER award, the Microanalysis Society K.F.J Heinrich award, and as a University Faculty Scholar (NCSU).