Roster | Amy V. Walker

Amy V. Walker

Trustee (2016-2018)
University of Texas Dallas
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
800 W. Campbell Rd., RL10
Richardson, TX 75080
Tel: 972-883-5780
Email: amy_walker@avs.org

AMY V. WALKER is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. She holds a B.A. in physics and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Cambridge University in England. She was awarded an ACS Progress/Dreyfus Lectureship in 2008, a DuPont Young Professor Grant in 2006 and a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in 2003. She was made a Fellow of the AVS in 2015. Her research concerns the development of simple, robust methods for constructing complex two- and three- dimensional structures by manipulating interfacial chemistry, as well as surface/imaging analytical techniques for probing the structures produced. The primary technique employed in her research group is TOF SIMS, and she has an active program in the development of TOF SIMS methodology and data analysis. She has authored more than 70 publications and delivered over 70 invited presentations. Amy first attended the AVS Symposium in 2001 and has been active AVS ever since. Amy was a member of the Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD) Executive Committee from 2009-2013, serving as Chair in 2012 and Program Chair in 2013. While on the ASSD Committee, Amy redesigned the division website, worked on the division program at the AVS symposium, helped establish the ASSD Peter Sherwood Award, and also helped develop a strategic plan to grow the Division. Amy is also leading an effort to reestablish the AVS Texas Chapter, and is organizing the fourth AVS Texas Chapter Conference to be held in August 2015. She has been the faculty advisor for the AVS Dallas Metroplex Student Chapter since it was founded in 2013. Amy is a member of the AVS Membership Committee, in which she oversees the AVS Excellence in Leadership Recognition. She is also active in AVS Symposium programming, and in 2013 was the Chair of the “Conservation Studies of Heritage Materials” focus topic. Amy was on the AVS Board of Directors from 2013 to 2014. Outside of AVS, Amy is the Secretary of the International Committee on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry,  an active member of AWIS and ACS, and the PI of an NSF REU Program “Surface Engineering for Sensing, Energy and Nanoelectronics.”