Kenneth Livi of the Materials Characterization and Processing Facility joins HEMI

Jul 26, 2016 | No Comments | By Michelle Pagano

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kenneth Livi from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering as a new member of HEMI. He is presently Director of both the Materials Characterization & Processing Facility and of the High-Resolution Analytical Electron Microbeam (HRAEM) Facility of the Integrated Imaging Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Livi’s research focuses primarily on the characterization of inorganic and organic materials, biomaterials, earth materials, and the study of surfaces of nanomaterials through electron microscopy. The Integrated Imaging Center actually houses Johns Hopkins’ materials-oriented Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). Recently, Dr. Livi’s studies have been specifically oriented towards understanding the physical properties of biological materials, notably bone, teeth, and chitin.

He obtained his Ph.D in Electron Microscopy and Crystallography from Johns Hopkins in 1995. Prior to this he received his B.S. (1980) and M.S. (1983) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Livi has also been repeatedly honored as a Visiting Scientist at the University of Leeds (2010, 2011) and as a Visiting Professor at Taiyuan University of Technology.

HEMI members, specifically those working on projects for the Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments, use the TEM machines on a regular basis.


Dr. Ken Livi

Dr. Ken Livi

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