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Eric Tavenner

Physics Department
University of Queensland
St. Lucia, Qld. 4072 Australia
61 7 3365 1245

tazman1492@yahoo.com
EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Working towards PhD in Solid State Physics
St. Lucia, Qld. Australia
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
MS degree in Materials Science
Springfield, MO
December 1998
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA
BS degree in Physics
Rolla, MO
May 1994
RESEARCH ION IMPLANTED POLYMERS
Conduct research into the development uncooled infrared bolometers by ion implantation processes into normally insulative polymers.
Southwest Missouri State University and University of Queensland
ULTRA-HIGH VACUUM INSTRUMENTATION
Developed system to use an UHV electron beam gun to accomplish MBE deposition of copper and tantalum films onto silicon substrates, and developed optical spectroscopic system to study such films.
Southwest Missouri State University
SOLAR SPECTROSCOPY
Developed system to study Ca II emission lines of solar spectrum.
University of Missouri-Rolla
SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPE
Developed a STM for the study of atomic scale surface structures.
University of Missouri-Rolla
WORK
EXPERIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Research Officer.
Perform research into conductive polymers, and develop clean room facilities for Soft Condensed Matter Research Group.
St. Lucia, Qld Australia
July 2001 to January 2002
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Associate.
Perform various tasks as needed in the ion implanting, micro-lithography, and material physics testing labs, conduct research into ion implanted polymers, teach entry level physics courses, supervise graduate students in their duties and manage the university's materials science budget.
Springfield, MO
August 1996 to June 2001
UNITED ENGINEERING COMPANY
Engineering Manager.
Performed machine design, precision machining, equipment setup, computer hardware and software troubleshooting, and assistant manager duties.
Urbana, MO
May 1994 to April 1995
EQUIPMENT
EXPERIENCE
Ion implantation
High and ultra-high vacuum environments
Deposition methods: thermal, electron beam and sputtering
Vacuum pumps: mechanical, sorption, diffusion, cryo, ion and sublimation
Characterization methods: LEED, RHEED, XPS, AES, optical spectroscopy, RGA, STM, AFM, SEM, ESEM, TEM, STEM, XRD and electrical characterization
ADDITIONAL
SKILLS
Drafting
Surveying
Precision machining
Astronomical observatory
Computer programming: Visual Basic, HTML, FORTRAN, Pascal, and LabView
HONORS
AND
MEMBERSHIPS
American Physical Society member
Pipe Major for bagpipe band
Celtic Society of the Ozarks council member
United States Tae Kwon Do Union member