Marlon Walker’s research interests lie in the direction of non-destructive surface characterization, including “soft-surfaces” such as self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and thin polymer films. Recent work involved using in situ spectroscopic ellipsometry to explore the interactions of certain additives critical to the copper electrodeposition process applicable to microelectronic circuitry. Current efforts are focused on developing and characterizing oligo(ethylene oxide)-based self assembled monolayers that resist protein adsorption.
Surface and Microanalysis Science Division
Surface and Interface Research Group
Ph.D. (1988): Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
B.S. (1980): Duke University, Durham, NC