Roster | Richard T. Haasch

Richard T. Haasch

Director (2018-2019)
University of Illinois
Materials Research Laboratory
104 S Goodwin Ave
Urbana, IL 61801-2902
Tel: 217-244-2967
E-mail: richard_haasch @

RICHARD T. HAASCH is a Senior Research Scientist at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois and Group Leader of the Surface Analysis section. He received a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications and presentations in the areas of surface analysis, materials characterization, and materials chemistry. For more than 26 years, he has trained several hundred graduate students and post-docs in the use of XPS and Auger and has given numerous invited lectures on XPS and surface analysis techniques to research groups, materials science and chemistry classes at the University of Illinois. His research interests include the in situ deposition and analysis of thin films deposited by methods such as reactive magnetron sputtering as well as the study of materials for energy conversion and storage. Rick has served on the Program Committee for the 25th Annual Symposium on Applied Surface Analysis “Surface Analysis 2003” and as Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee. Rick was elected as a Member-at-Large of the Applied Surface Science Division (ASSD) Executive Committee (2003), as Division Chair-Elect (2005) and served as Chair (2006). He was a member of the ASSD Program Committee (2004-2006 and 2011-2012), participated as a session moderator (2003-2007), and was the ASSD Program Committee Chair for AVS-54 (2007). He served on the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2012 AVS Prairie Chapter “Materials for Energy” Meeting and as co-Chair and Program Committee Chair of the 35th Annual Symposium on Applied Surface Analysis “Surface Analysis 2013.” He was a member of the Program Committee for the Transparent Conductors and Printable Electronics Focused Topic Session (2011-2013). In 2010, Rick became Editor of the AVS journal Surface Science Spectra (SSS), and worked towards eliminating publication delays. As SSS Editor, Rick continues to work on streamlining the submission process. He is also a regular SSS contributor, generating four focused-topic issues, three of which serving as Contributing Editor. Rick is currently serving as Secretary of the Applied Surface Science Division and is a member of the Nominations Committee. Rick joined AVS as a graduate student in 1983 and has been a member ever since.