Frances Ross

Nanoscale Materials Analysis Department

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Frances M. Ross received her B.A. in Physics and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Cambridge University. Her postdoc was at A.T.&T. Bell Laboratories, using in situ electron microscopy to study oxidation of Si and dislocations in SiGe. She then joined the National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she imaged anodic etching of Si and domain walls in ferroelectrics, as well as coordinating users of several of the microscopes. She later joined IBM, building a program around a TEM with in situ chemical vapour deposition, evaporation and focused ion beam capabilities, for which she developed a liquid cell, and a UHV mass-filtered focused ion beam/STM system. She has been a visiting Scientist at Lund University and an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University. Her interests include liquid cell microscopy, epitaxy, nanowires, electrodeposition and thin film properties. She has received the UK Institute of Physics Charles Vernon Boys Medal, the MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award and the MSA Burton Medal and an Honorary Doctorate from Lund University. She is a Fellow of the APS, AAAS, MRS, MSA and AVS. She is an author or co-author of over 130 journal articles and 7 patents, has given over 100 invited and plenary conference talks, and has organised meetings and symposia for MRS, MSA, and the American Association for Crystal Growth. She has served on panels for National Laboratories, the NSF, DOE and NASA.