Roster | Gregory N. Exarhos

Gregory N. Exarhos

Pacific Northwest National Lab
P.O. Box 999
902 Battelle Boulevard, K8-93
Richland, WA  99352
Tel.: 509-371-6243
GREGORY J. EXARHOS, a Laboratory Fellow emeritus within the Physical Sciences Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), graduated magna cum laude from Lawrence University and received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Brown University. An assistant Professor at Harvard University, his group investigated cation vibrations in glassy phases, phase transformation phenomena in amorphous materials, and electron-beam surface modification. In a concurrent DOD consultant role, he contributed to the development of radar absorbing coatings. His continuing research at PNNL involves thin film deposition and post-deposition modification, film characterization, and correlation of resident defect states with attendant film properties. Innovative approaches to materials processing have been recognized internationally through publications, invited presentations, press releases, and radio interviews. He held an Adjunct Professor of Physics position at WSU-Pullman with subsequent appointment as a member of the Board of Visitors for the College of Sciences. A co-recipient of Federal Laboratory Consortium and R&D 100 awards, and eight patents, involving combustion synthesis of ceramic oxide powders, film deposition and modification strategies, and unconventional processing routes to polymer composites, he has co-authored over 200 publications including journal review articles and book chapters on optical films. He organizes the annual conference on Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials, and is co-editor of the associated proceedings.  Dr. Exarhos has served the AVS in numerous appointed and elected positions including: AVS President (2009) and Treasurer (2013-); AVS Board of Directors (1998-2000); VMD Executive Board (1992-1999); ASED Executive Board (2000-2002, 2005-2007); ASED Treasurer (2015- ) AVS Long Range Planning Committee Chair (1997-1999); AVS Governance Committee Chair (2011-2012); VMD Symposium Chair (1997); ICMCTF Symposium Chair (1986-1991), Program Chair (1992, 2001), and General Chair (1993, 2002); ASED Symposium Chair (1994-1996, 2001); Program Chair for the 44th AVS International Symposium and Exhibition in San Jose, CA; AVS Publications Committee Chair (2000-2004); Secretary (1998-2001) and Chair (2001-2004) of the Surface Engineering Division of the IUVSTA; SED Symposium Co-Chair for IUVSTA (1998-2004); Trustee-Awards and Scholarships Committee of IUVSTA (2007-2010); Alternate U.S. Councilor to IUVSTA (2007-); He has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, and Materials Letters and was the North American Editor of VACUUM.   Dr. Exarhos is a Fellow of the AVS, the AAAS, and the ACerS.