PATRICIA A. THIEL
Program Director, Ames Laboratory
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
320 Spedding Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
1975 B.A., summa cum laude, Chemistry, Macalester College, St. Paul
1981 Ph.D., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
1981 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut der Universität München
1974-75 Research Technician, Control Data Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
1975-76 Associate Scientist and Director of Materials Analysis Laboratory, Control Data Corporation
1981-83 Technical Staff Member, Applied Physics Division, Sandia National Laboratory
1983-83 Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
1983-83 Technical Consultant to Thermionics Laboratories, Inc., Hayward, CA
1983-88 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University and Associate Chemist, Ames Laboratory
1988-91 Associate Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University
1991-present Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University and Senior Chemist, Ames Laboratory
1988-04 Program Director, Materials Chemistry, Ames Laboratory
2002 Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Distinguished Professor of Iowa State University, 2002
Fellow of the American Vacuum Society, 2001
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2001
Invitation Fellow of the JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), 2001
Visiting Professor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 1 month in 2001
Visiting Professor, Ecole de Mines, Nancy, France: 1 month in 1999, again in 2000, again in 2002
DOE Award for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Materials Chemistry, 1998
Iowa State University Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research, 1998
Wilkinson Teaching Award (ISU-Department of Chemistry), 1996
Faculty Award for Women in Science and Engineering (NSF), 1991-1996
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, 1986-1990
National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator, 1985-1989
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1984-1986
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, January-November 1981
Solid film growth, and surfaces of complex intermetallics--notably quasicrystals.
“Metals Deposited on Quasicrystalline Substrates: Nucleation, Growth Mode, and Interfacial Orientation,” P. A. Thiel, 14th International Surface Science Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom, June 2003.
“Metals Deposited on Quasicrystalline Substrates: Nucleation, Growth Mode, and Interfacial Orientation,” P. A. Thiel, Fritz-Haber Institue der Max-Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germay, August 2003.
“Metals Deposited on Quasicrystalline Substrates: Nucleation, Growth Mode, and Interfacial Orientation,” P. A. Thiel (Plenary Speaker), 22nd European Conference on Surface Science, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2003.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
“Pseudomorphic Starfish: Nucleation of Extrinsic Metal Atoms on a Quasicrystalline Template,” T. Cai, J. Ledieu, V. Fournée, T. Lograsso, A. Ross, R. McGrath and P. A. Thiel, Surface Science 526, 115-120 (2003).
“Nucleation and growth of Ag films on a quasicrystalline AlPdMn surface,” V. Fournée, T. Cai, T. Lograsso, A. Ross, and P. A. Thiel, Physical Review B—Brief Reports 67, 033406 (2003).
“Influence of strain in Ag on Al(111) and Al on Ag(100) thin film growth,” V. Fournée, J. Ledieu, T. Cai, and P.A. Thiel, Physical Review B 67, 155401 (2003).
“The Effect of Common Gases on Nucleation of Metal Islands: Oxygen’s Effect on Ag(100) Homoepitaxy,” A.R. Layson, J.W. Evans, V. Fournée, and P.A. Thiel, J. Chem. Phys. 118, 6467-6472 (2003).
"Growth of Ag Thin Films on Complex Surfaces of Quasicrystals and Approximant Phases," V. Fournée, A.R. Ross, T.A. Lograsso, P. Canfield, I.R. Fisher, J.W. Evans and P.A. Thiel, Surface Science 537, 5-26 (2003)
“Palladium Clusters Formed on the Complex Pseudo Ten-Fold Surface of The x’-Al77.5Pd19Mn3.5 Approximant Crystal,” V. Fournée, J.A. Barrow, M. Shimoda, A.R. Ross, T.A. Lograsso, P.A. Thiel and A.P. Tsai, Surface Science 541, 147-159 (2003).
"Surface Structure of Al-Pd-Mn Quasicrystals: Existence of Supersaturated Bulk Vacancy Concentrations," P. Ebert, M. Yurechko, F. Kluge, T. Cai, B. Grushko, P.A. Thiel, and K. Urban, Phys. Rev. B, 67, 024208 (2003).
"Photoemission Studies of the Sputter-Induced Phase Transformation on the Al-Cu-Fe Surface," J.A. Barrow, V. Fournée, A.R. Ross, P.A. Thiel, M. Shimoda, and A.P. Tsai, Surf. Sci., 539, 54 (2003).
"Experimental Evidence of the Stability of Net Planes in Decagonal Quasicrystals," C.J. Jenks, J. Bjergaard, P. Canfield, A.R. Ross, W. Steurer and P.A. Thiel, J. Non-Cryst. Solids (in press).
"Quasicrystals in the Ti-Zr-Ni Alloy System," J.B. Qiang, Y.M. Wang, D.H. Wang, M. Kramer, P. Thiel, and C. Dong, Phil. Mag. (submitted).
"Surface Preparation and Characterization of the Icosahedral Al-Ga-Pd-Mn Quasicrystal," M. Heinzig, C. J. Jenks, M. Van Hove, I. Fisher, P. Canfield, and P. A. Thiel, J. Alloys Comps., 338, 248 (2002).
"New Approximants in the Al-Cr-Fe System and their Oxidation Resistance," V. Demange, F. Machizaud, J. M. Dubois, J.W. Anderegg, P. A. Thiel, and D. J. Sordelet, J. Alloys Comps., 342, 24 (2002).
"Analysis of Gas-Phase Clusters Made from Laser-Vaporized Icosahedral Al-Pd-Mn," J. A. Barrow, D. J. Sordelet, M. F. Besser, C. J. Jenks, P. A. Thiel, E. F. Rexer, and S. J. Riley, J. Phys. Chem. A, 106, 9204 (2002).
"Electronic Structure of Quasicrystals Deduced from Auger and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopies," V. Fournée, J. W. Anderegg, A. R. Ross, T. A. Lograsso and P. A. Thiel, J. Phys. Condens. Matter, 14, 2691 (2002).
"STM Study of the Atomic Structure of the Icosahedral Al-Cu-Fe Fivefold Surface," T. Cai, V. Fournée, T. A. Lograsso, A. Ross, and P. A. Thiel, Phys. Rev. B, 65, 140202 (2002).
"Surface Structures of Approximant Phases in the Al-Pd-Mn System," V. Fournée, A. R. Ross, T. A. Lograsso, J. W. Anderegg, C. Dong, M. Kramer, I. R. Fisher, P. C. Canfield, and P. A. Thiel, Phys. Rev. B, 66, 165423 (2002).
"Quasicrystals," E. Macia, J.-M. Dubois, and P. A. Thiel, in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry (Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim, Germany, 2002).
“Surface Oxidation of Al-Cr-Fe Alloys Characterized by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy,” V. Demange, J.W. Anderegg, J. Ghanbaja, F. Machizaud, D.J. Sordelet, M. Besser, P.A.
Thiel, and J.M. Dubois Appl. Surf. Sci., 173, 327-338 (2001).
“Determination of Auger Sensitivity Factors for Al-Rich Quasicrystals,”C.J. Jenks, T.E. Bloomer, M.J. Kramer, T.A. Lograsso, D.W. Delaney, A.R. Ross, D.J. Sordelet, M.F. Besser, and P.A. Thiel, Appl. Surf. Sci., 180, 57-64 (2001).