microanalysis

Joshua Taillon

Display Name

Taillon, Joshua

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First Name

Joshua

Middle Name/Initial

A

Last Name

Taillon

Phone Number

(301) 975-2913

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CPR ID

201500

Title/Position

NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate

Staff Type

NIST Employee

Staff Bio

Dr. Joshua Taillon started his NRC Postdoctoral appointment in the Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Group in late 2016, working with Dr. Keana Scott. His research interests include the development and application of novel data acquisition and processing schemes in both electron and ion-beam microscopy. Most recently, he has been exploring the application of compressed sensing strategies to enable smarter and faster three-dimensional imaging and hyperspectral analysis within the FIB/SEM, under an NRC grant.

He received a B.S. from Cornell University, and as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Joshua received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Maryland under the supervision of Professor Lourdes Salamanca-Riba. While at Maryland, he specialized in analytical transmission electron microscopy and focused ion beam nanotomography, with applications in wide bandgap microelectronics and solid oxide fuel cells. In December 2016, he was presented with a Graduate Student Award from the Materials Research Society for his analytical TEM investigations of 4H-SiC MOSFET interfaces.

Awards

  • NIST
    • NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2016 - 2018
  • University of Maryland
    • Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, 2016
    • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2013 - 2016
    • University of Maryland University Fellowship, 2011 - 2016

Staff Education

  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, 2016
  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, 2014
  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, 2011

Staff Employment

  • 2016 - present, NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, NIST

Campus

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National Institute of Stds and Tech
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
United States

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8372

Organizational Unit

Division Name

Materials Measurement Science Division

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643

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Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Group

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02

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Ryan Beams

Display Name

Beams, Ryan

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First Name

Ryan

Last Name

Beams

Phone Number

(301) 975-6969

Email Address

CPR ID

208357

Title/Position

Research Physicist

Staff Type

NIST Employee

Staff Bio

Dr. Ryan Beams is an optical physicist with over 10 years of experience designing and implementing microscopy techniques to study nano-scale and condensed matter systems. He has extensively used both far-field and scanning probe techniques. This has included microscopy techniques such as low temperature, Raman, near-field, tip-enhanced Raman (TERS), scanning tunneling, fluorescence lifetime (FLIM), and nonlinear microscopy.

Research Interests: Nano-Optics, 2D Materials, Polymer Composites, Near-Field Microscopy, Raman Scattering, Nonlinear Optics, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging

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Publications:

  1. J. W. Woodcock, R. Beams, C. S. Davis, N. Chen, S. J. Stranick, D. U. Shah, F. Vollrath, and J. W. Gilman "Interfacial damage sensing and cure monitoring in a silk-epoxy composite using a mechanochromic probe", Advanced Materials Interfaces (accepted).
  2. R. Beams, L. G. Cançado, S. Krylyuk, I. Kalish, B. Kalanyan, A. K. Singh, K. Choudhary, A. Bruma, P. M. Vora, A. V. Davydov, and S. J. Stranick, "Characterization of few-layer 1T' MoTe2 by polarization-resolved second harmonic generation and Raman scattering", ACS Nano 10, 9626 (2016).
  3. J. Joshi, I. R. Stone, R. Beams, S. Krylyuk, I. Kalish, A. V. Davydov and P. M. Vora, "Phonon anharmonicity in bulk Td-MoTe2", Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 031903 (2016).
  4. K. M. Goodfellow, C. Chakraborty, R. Beams, L. Novotny, and A. N. Vamivakas, "Direct on-chip optical plasmon detection with an atomically thin semiconductor", Nano Lett. 15, 5477 (2015).
  5. C. Chakraborty, L. Kinnischtzke, K. M. Goodfellow, R. Beams, and A. N. Vamivakas, "Voltage-controlled quantum light from an atomically thin semiconductor", Nature Nanotechnology 10, 507-511 (2015).
  6. R. Beams, L. G. Cançado, A. Jorio, A. N. Vamivakas and L. Novotny, "Tip-enhanced Raman mapping of local strain in graphene", Nanotechnology 26, 175702 (2015).
  7. R. Beams, L. G. Cancado, and L. Novotny, "Raman characterization of defects and dopants in graphene", Journal of Phys.: Condensed Matter 27, 083002 (2015).
  8. Z. Lapin, R. Beams, L. G. Cançado, and L. Novotny, "Near-field Raman spectroscopy of nanocarbon materials", Faraday Discussions 184, 193-206 (2015).
  9. C. Chakraborty, R. Beams, K. M. Goodfellow, L. Novotny, and A. N. Vamivakas, "Optical antenna enhanced graphene photodetector", Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 241114 (2014).
  10. R. Beams, L. G. Cançado, A. Jorio, S.-H. Oh, and L. Novotny, "Spatial coherence in near-field Raman scattering", Phys. Rev Lett. 113, 186101 (2014).
  11. L. G. Cançado, R. Beams, A. Jorio, and L. Novotny, "Theory of spatial coherence in near-field Raman scattering", Phys. Rev. X 4, 031054 (2014).
  12. K. M. Goodfellow, R. Beams, C. Chakraborty, L. Novotny, and A. N. Vamivakas, "Integrated nanophotonics based on nanowire plasmons and atomically thin materials", Optica 1, 149-152 (2014).
  13. R. Beams, P. Bharadwaj, and L. Novotny, "Electroluminescence from graphene excited by electron tunneling", Nanotechnology 25, 055206 (2014).
  14. R. Beams, D. Smith, T. W. Johnson, S.-H. Oh, L. Novotny, and A. N. Vamivakas, "Nanoscale uorescence lifetime imaging of an optical antenna with a single diamond NV center", Nano Lett. 13, 3807-3811 (2013).
  15. H. Harutyunyan, R. Beams, and L. Novotny, "Controllable optical negative refraction and phase conjugation in graphite thin films", Nature Physics 9, 423-425 (2013).
  16. M. Her, R. Beams, and L. Novotny, "Graphene transfer with reduced residue", Phys. Lett. A 377, 1455-1458 (2013).
  17. T. W. Johnson, Z. J. Lapin, R. Beams, N. C. Lindquist, S. Rodrigo, L. Novotny, and S.-H. Oh, "Template mass production of ultra-sharp metallic probes for near-field optical microscopy", ACS Nano 6, 9168-9174 (2012).
  18. R. V. Maximiano, R. Beams, L. Novotny, A. Jorio, and L. G. Cançado, "Mechanism of near-field Raman enhancement in Two-dimensional systems", Phys. Rev. B 85, 235434 (2012).
  19. R. Beams, L. G. Cançado, and L. Novotny, "Low temperature Raman study of the electron coherence length near graphene edges", Nano Lett. 11, 1177-1181 (2011).
  20. P. Bharadwaj, R. Beams, and L. Novotny, "Nanoscale spectroscopy with optical antennas", Chem. Sci 2, 136-140 (2011).
  21.  B. Deutsch, R. Beams, and L. Novotny, "Nanoparticle detection using dual-phase interferometry", Appl. Opt. 49, 4921-4925 (2010).
  22. C. Höppener, R. Beams, and L. Novotny, "Background suppression in near-field optical imaging", Nano Lett. 9, 903-908 (2009).

Awards

  • Outstanding Poster Award, Xi Sigma Postdoctoral Poster Presentation (2015)
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award Commendation, Univ. of Rochester, School of Engineering (2014)
  • National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2014)
  • Best Poster Award at IWEPNM Conference (2014)

Staff Education

Ph.D. in Optical Physics from the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester (Sept. 2013).

Staff Employment

  • Research Physicist, NIST (Aug. 2016 to Present)
  • NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, NIST (Aug. 2014 to Aug. 2016)
  • Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Rochester (Oct. 2013 to July 2014)

Campus

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National Institute of Stds and Tech
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
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8372

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Materials Measurement Science Division

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643

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Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Group

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02

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Brynna Jones

Display Name

Jones, Brynna

First Name

Brynna

Middle Name/Initial

Halley

Last Name

Jones

Phone Number

(301) 975-2140

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CPR ID

212038

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NIST Employee

Campus

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National Institute of Stds and Tech
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
United States

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8372

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Materials Measurement Science Division

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643

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Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Group

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Samuel Norris

Display Name

Samuel Norris

First Name

Samuel

Alternate First Name

Samuel

Last Name

Norris

Alternate Last Name

Norris

Phone Number

(301) 975-8532

Email Address

CPR ID

210633

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NIST Associate

Campus

Mailing Address

100 Bureau Drive
Stop 8370
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8370
United States

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8370

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Materials Measurement Science Division

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643

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Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Group

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2

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Vincent Desiderio

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Vincent Desiderio

First Name

Vincent

Alternate First Name

Vincent

Last Name

Desiderio

Alternate Last Name

Desiderio

Phone Number

(301) 975-3902

Email Address

CPR ID

210710

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NIST Associate

Campus

Mailing Address

100 Bureau Drive
Stop 8370
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8370
United States

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8370

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Materials Measurement Science Division

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643

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Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Group

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Stephen Thurgate

Display Name

Thurgate, Stephen

First Name

Stephen

Middle Name/Initial

Malcolm

Last Name

Thurgate

Phone Number

(301) 975-6990

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CPR ID

206531

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NIST Associate

Campus

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National Institute of Stds and Tech
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
United States

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8372

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Materials Measurement Science Division

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643

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Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Group

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Alonzo Black

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Alonzo Black

First Name

Alonzo

Last Name

Black

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Black

Phone Number

(301) 975-5504

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CPR ID

210736

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NIST Employee

Campus

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100 Bureau Drive
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Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8372
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8372

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Materials Measurement Science Division

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643

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Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Group

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2

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Darryl Ngai

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Ngai, Darryl

First Name

Darryl

Middle Name/Initial

Harlan

Last Name

Ngai

Phone Number

(301) 975-2348

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CPR ID

211084

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NIST Associate

Campus

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National Institute of Stds and Tech
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
United States

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Materials Measurement Science Division

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643

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Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Group

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Michael Mengason

Display Name

Mengason, Michael

First Name

Michael

Middle Name/Initial

J

Last Name

Mengason

Phone Number

(301) 975-3044

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CPR ID

210773

Title/Position

Research Geologist

Staff Type

NIST Employee

Staff Education

Ph.D., Geology

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2007-2011

Thesis Title: Metals in arc magmas: the role of Cu-rich sulfide phases

M.S., Geology

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2005-2007

 Thesis Title: Experimental study of the partitioning of Cu, Ag, Au, Mo, and W among pyrrhotite and immiscible Fe-S-O and silicate melts

B.A., Geology

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

1991-1996

Senior thesis title: Mafic stories in felsic rock: schlieren in the Toulomne intrusive series, Yosemite National Park

Staff Employment

August 2015 to present

Research Geologist (Postdoctoral ) – National Institute of Standards and Technology, MD

Developing methods for quantitative SDD-EDS analysis of geologic materials and analysis of particle evidence from trace fibers for forensic applications

Fall 2013 to Spring 2015

Visiting Assistant Professor – Towson University, Towson, MD

Mineralogy, Historical Geology, and Physical Geology

Fall 2012 to Spring 2013

Visiting Assistant Professor – Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA

Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Field Course in Geology: Bedrock Geology of Washington, DC, and Field Course in Geology: Geology of Shenandoah National Park.

Spring & Summer 2012

Adjunct Professor – Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA

Physical Geology and Historical Geology

2009-2011

Research Assistant – Laboratory for Mineral Deposits Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2005-2009

Teaching Assistant – University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2004-2005

TEM/PCM Analyst – AMA Analytical, Inc., Lanham, MD 

2003-2004

Production Manager – Valora Technologies, Inc., Waltham, MA 

2002-2003

TEM/PCM Analyst – EMSL Analytical, Inc., New York, NY 

2001-2002

Permanent Substitute Teacher – Medford High School, Medford, MA

1999-2001

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer – Virtual Ink Corp., Boston, MA

1998-1999

Deck Hand – Netanya V (Motor Yacht) 145’, Nassau, Bahamas

Campus

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National Institute of Stds and Tech
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
United States

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8372

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Materials Measurement Science Division

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643

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Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Group

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Tana Villafana

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Tana Villafana

First Name

Tana

Alternate First Name

Tana

Last Name

Villafana

Alternate Last Name

Villafana

Phone Number

(301) 975-8691

Email Address

CPR ID

210459

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NIST Employee

Campus

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100 Bureau Drive
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Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8370
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8370

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Materials Measurement Science Division

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643

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Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Group

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2

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