Harald Ade

Professor, Physics Department

North Carolina State University

Professor Ade received his PhD in 1990 in Physics from SUNY at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University) and joined the NCSU faculty in 1992. He has held appointments at NCSU ever since: Assistant Professor (1992-97), Associate Professor (1997-2001), and Full Professor (since 2001).

Prof. Ade developed a number of novel instruments and characterization methods, which include Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS) microscopy, X-ray linear dichroism microscopy, X-ray photoemission microscopy, resonant x-ray reflectivity and scattering, and 13C-labeling in Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) depth profiling. Their applications focus primarily on determining the composition, morphology and structure of polymeric and electronic materials at the sub-micron spatial scale