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Ronald L. Jones, Ph.D.

Schematic of CD-SAXS Instrument ConfigurationResearch Interests
Probing the structure and physical processes of pattern formation in nanostructured films using scattering based techniques including small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS), small angle neutron scattering (SANS), x-ray and neutron reflectivity, and grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering (GI-SAXS). Areas of interest include probing the origins of pattern formation in systems of interest to the electronics and data storage industries including self-assembly of block copolymer films, nanoimprinted films, nanoporous low-k dielectrics, and EUV photoresists.

Professional Affiliations
Neutron Scattering Society of America
American Physical Society
Materials Research Society
American Chemical Society

Awards and Honors

International Center for Young Scientists Fellowship (2007)
Department of Commerce Silver Medal for Outstanding Research (2006)
National Research Council Fellowship (2002-2004)
American Physical Society Padden Award Finalist (2000)
Argonne National Laboratory Summer Research Fellowship (1996)

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Materials Scientist
Polymers Division
Electronic Materials

Employment History:

2005 to present: Project Leader, Templated Assembly of Block Copolymer Films, Polymer Division, NIST

2004 to 2005: Materials Research Engineer, Polymer Division, NIST

2002 to 2004: NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Polymers Division, NIST


Ph. D., Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002

M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1995

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1993


Phone: 301-975-4624
Email: rljones@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-3928