Roster | Angus Rockett

Angus Rockett

Trustee (2017-2019)
Colorado School of Mines
Dept of Metallurgical and Materials Eng
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401
Tel: 217-333-0417
E-mail: angus_rockett@avs.org

ANGUS ROCKETT is soon to be the Head of the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering and the Colorado School of Mines and is currently an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois.  He was President in 2011 of and is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society.  He is a member of the Surface Science, EMPD and Thin Films divisions, and has worked on a wide range of topics of interest to the AVS.  He was the Program Vice Chair, the EMPD Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, as Prairie Chapter Chair, and has served on the Thin Film Division program committee and as Thin Film Division representative to IUVSTA.  He has held numerous other offices for the AVS.    He was the 2012 Program Chair and is the 2016 General Chair of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. He was a rotating Research Program Administrator at the Office of Basic Energy Sciences at the U.S. Department of Energy in 2000.  He holds a Sc.B. in physics from Brown University (1980) and a Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Illinois (1986).  He has won numerous awards for teaching and advising from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. His research has concerned ion-assisted growth of semiconductors and fundamental science of growth of materials by molecular beam epitaxy. At the same time, he worked on sputtered hard coatings deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering.  He has studied the basic science of solar cell materials and the operation of solar cell devices for 28 years using virtually all of the common materials microchemical and microstructural analysis techniques from SIMS and TEM to STM and photoluminescence.  He has also worked on self-assembled nanostructures, MEMS devices, silicide reactions for VLSI contacts, Si-Ge oxidation kinetics for gate dielectrics, superconducting cavity resonators as temperature probes, and optical spectroscopic analysis of combustion. He is an AVS Short Course Instructor for the Photovoltaics and Sputter Deposition of Thin Films short courses and has given short courses at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, the Materials Research Society, and in China, Mexico, Sweden, Israel, Brazil, Argentina, and elsewhere.  He has published over 190 papers and has given many invited and plenary talks on subjects related to his research.  Angus is also a program evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and an associate editor of the Journal of Photovoltaics.