Peter Moeck (PhD)

Professor of Physics

 

pmoeck at pdx dot edu

 

Department of Physics

Portland State University

P.O. Box 751,

Portland, OR 97207-0751

 

phone: (503) 725 4227
departmental fax: (503) 725 2815

 

Science Resource and Teaching Building, SRTC, office 404

1719 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

 

Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday

12.00 to 12:30 pm

 

 

 

Research interests

Crystallographic image processing for scanning probe microscopy, structural fingerprinting of nanocrystals in the transmission electron microscope, precession electron diffraction, open-access crystallographic databases; nano and micrometer scale materials science and engineering; application of physical crystallography to materials problems of semiconductor technologies; goniometry of direct and reciprocal lattice vectors; self-assembled semiconductor quantum dots & size effect on semiconductor and metal phase diagrams …

 

 

leader of the Nano-Crystallography Research group

 

 

Currently taught courses

 

Introduction to Modern Physics (to undergraduates)

 

Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (to undergraduates both from STEM- and non-STEM fields)

 

Introduction to Nano(-materials) Science and Engineering (to advanced undergraduates and graduates from all science and engineering disciplines)

 

 

PhD/MS student supervisor

 

Adviser/Instructor for independent research projects

 

Assistant to the Chair of the Physics Department for German-American Student Exchange Programs

 

 

Education

 

 

1993-1994    Practical Information Science

(correspondence course), FernUniversitaet Hagen (open university)

 

1989-1992    PhD in Crystallography

rating magna cum laude (1), Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin

 

1978-1983    Diploma in Crystallography

rating cum laude (2), Leipzig University

 

 

Employment

Since 2014          Tenured Professor

                            Portland State University, Department of Physics

 

2008-2014           Tenured Associate Professor

                            Portland State University, Department of Physics

 

2002-2008           Tenure-track Assistant Professor

                            Portland State University, Department of Physics

 

2000-2002           Research Assistant Professor

                            University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Physics, Interface Physics Group

 

1998-2000           Research Fellow (Electron Microscopist, Materials Scientist)

                            University of Oxford, Department of Materials, Semiconductor Group

 

1997-1998           Research Associate (X-ray Crystallographer, Materials Scientist) 

                            Interdisciplinary Research Center for Semiconductor Materials of the

                            Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (University of London)

 

1994-1997           Senior Research Assistant (X-ray Crystallographer, Materials Scientist)

                            University of Durham, Department of Physics, Condensed Matter Group                           

                                                       

1993-1994           Forensic Scientist / Public Analyst

                            Central Forensic Science Laboratories of the German state Brandenburg

 

1992-1993           Electron Microscopist, Computer Programmer, X-ray Crystallographer

                            Humboldt-University of Berlin, Institute for Crystallography and Materials 

                            Science and Technical University Berlin, Central Service Unit for Electron

                            Microscopy

 

1989-1991           Staff-PhD researcher (employed primarily to perform research)

                            Humboldt-University of Berlin, Institute for Crystallography and Materials

                            Science

 

1987-1989           Scientific Assistant

                            Humboldt-University of Berlin, Institute for Crystallography and Materials

                            Science

 

1983-1986           Entry level scientific staff member

                            Institute for Semiconductor Physics, Academy of Sciences

 

Professional Societies: Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Kristallographie

if interested in what I did some 10 years ago, have a look at some power point slides from a seminar (on aspects of the nanomaterials challenge, image-based nanocrystallography by means of transmission electron goniometry & how it might be developed into commercial products) I held at the FEI Company, Hillsboro Campus,

have a look at some power point slides from the second part of a lecture (on goniometry and direct crystallographic analyses in TEM) I held at the National Center for Electron Microscopy at Berkeley,

click here for some 30 power point slides (on epitaxial and endotaxial semiconductor quantum dots) of a lecture I held at Oregon State University at Corvallis,

click here for overheads in *.pdf format from a lecture (on materials science issues of compound semiconductors), I held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,

have a look at the overheads in *.pdf format from a popular science lecture (on creating atomic order in semiconductor quantum dots) I held at the Rochester Institute of Technology (I am sorry, there is always some mix-up with some symbols in *.pdf format.)

click here for a four slide power-point presentation on my research interests at that time

 

 

previously taught coursers

 

at Portland State University

Physical Metallurgy (Materials Science) for Engineers (to undergraduates)

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (to graduate and under graduate students)

 

at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Introductory College Physics (to undergraduates)

 

at the University of Oxford

Atomic force microscopy (to PhD students and interested colleagues, in partial fulfillment

of the requirements for certification as an adult education teacher in Great Britain)

 

to physics at Portland State University (PSU), to PSU

last updated: October 6, 2014

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