Thin Film Technologies
ITN Energy Systems
Bruce Lanning, Ph.D, is Director of Thin Film Technologies at ITN Energy Systems, a Colorado-based, small research and product development business in the areas of Aerospace, Energy, Biomedical and Environmental related technologies. Dr. Lanning graduated from Colorado School of Mines in Metallurgical Engineering, BS, MS, and PhD, and has conducted research and development in materials science at the basic and applied levels in a variety of organizations, from industry (International Paper Company, Lockheed Martin, ITN Energy Systems) to non-profits (Southwest Research Institute) and universities (Colorado School of Mines and University of Utah).
Dr. Lanning has over twenty five years of professional experience in materials research with particular emphasis in the area of phase transformation/thermodynamics of thin-film surface and interfacial sciences. His particular area of expertise is in the atomic level engineering of solid surface/interfacial properties and fabrication of flexible, thin film (sub micron) device structures for applications such as semiconductor/opto-electronics, wireless sensors, energy storage/harvesting, catalysis, and corrosion with a number of publications and patents related to this area. In addition to developing an implantable device to remotely monitor and stimulate brain electro-physiology, Dr. Lanning is currently developing a low cost, all solid state electrochromic film on plastic in support of net-zero energy buildings as well as a high energy density lithium air battery for electric vehicles.