Imperial College London

Professor David W. McComb

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Adjunct Professor
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6750d.mccomb Website

 
 
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Location

 

Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

David is an Ohio Research Scholar, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) at The Ohio State University. A chemistry graduate from the University of Glasgow, David did his PhD in Physics at the University of Cambridge. Before moving to the USA in 2011, David was co-director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology as well as Director of Research and Deputy Head of the Department of Materials at Imperial College London.

David is an expert in the development and application of scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) as a sub‐nanometer scale probe of chemistry, structure and bonding. He has extensive experience in the application of STEM-EELS to the study of problems in solid‐state chemistry and materials science including structural and compositional variations in high‐k oxides, short range magnetic order in transition metal oxides, interfaces in fuel cells, photovoltaics, multiferroics and biomaterials.  He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Materials. 

CEMAS is a state-of-the-art facility houses over $39M worth of electron and ion microscopes performing at or beyond manufacturer specifications, CEMAS was conceived to drive the application of state of the art electron microscopy techniques to strategic research challenges in the physical, engineering, life and medical sciences.  The recent addition of extensive cryo-electron microscopy techniques is enabling CEMAS to drive the convergence of physical and life sciences research in imaging and analysis.

Publications

Journals

Cohen L, Boldrin D, 2019, Anomalous Hall effect in noncollinear antiferromagnetic Mn 3NiN thin films, Physical Review Materials, Vol:3, ISSN:2475-9953

Deitz JI, Paul PK, Farshchi R, et al., 2019, Direct Nanoscale Characterization of Deep Levels in AgCuInGaSe<inf>2</inf> Using Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy in the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope, Advanced Energy Materials, Vol:9, ISSN:1614-6832

Ahmed AS, Lee AJ, Bagués N, et al., 2019, Spin-Hall Topological Hall Effect in Highly Tunable Pt/Ferrimagnetic-Insulator Bilayers., Nano Lett, Vol:19, Pages:5683-5688

Weber D, Trout AH, McComb DW, et al., 2019, Decomposition-Induced Room-Temperature Magnetism of the Na-Intercalated Layered Ferromagnet Fe3-xGeTe2., Nano Lett, Vol:19, Pages:5031-5035

Jamison JS, May BJ, Deitz JI, et al., 2019, Ferromagnetic Epitaxial μ-Fe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> on β-Ga<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>: A New Monoclinic Form of Fe<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>, Crystal Growth and Design, Vol:19, ISSN:1528-7483, Pages:4205-4211

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