Jun 20, 2016 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader
We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. James B. Spicer to our HEMI faculty. Spicer is currently a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and holds a secondary appointment with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.
Prof. Spicer is interested in laser-material interactions, namely studying the optical, thermal, and acoustic properties of nanostructured materials. His research focuses on the development of materials characterization methods based on ultrafast optical techniques, sensing, and measurement technologies.
Prior to joining HEMI, he obtained a B.Sc. in Physics and another in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University (1985). He then received his Ph.D. from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (1991), and continued as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology until 1993. He has been a valued member of the Materials Science and Engineering community, serving as the Director for JHU’s Center for Materials Sensing and Detection until 2012.
A distinguished member of the Johns Hopkins community, he was honored with the Johns Hopkins University Gold Cup for Leadership in 2011, and the William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000.