Immediate Past President (2020)
Amy V. Walker
University of Texas Dallas
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
800 W. Campbell Rd., RL10
Richardson, TX 75080
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. 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 techniques employed in her research group are TOF SIMS, XPS, and Raman spectroscopy, and she has an active program in the development of TOF SIMS and XPS methodology and data analysis. She has received numerous awards and honors, including 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. Most recently she was made a Fellow of the AVS (2015). Amy first attended the AVS Symposium in 2001 and has been an active AVS volunteer 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 helped develop a strategic plan to grow the Division. Amy lead the effort to reestablish the AVS Texas Chapter and organized the AVS Texas Chapter Conference from 2011-2017; she has also been the faculty advisor for the AVS Dallas Metroplex Student Chapter since it was founded in 2013. At the national level Amy served on the AVS Board on the Board of Directors, and worked on the “AVS 2020” strategic plan which was introduced in 2015. In 2016 she was the Vice-Program Chair for the AVS 63 International Symposium in Nashville, TN and in 2017 was the Program Chair for the AVS 64 International Symposium in Tampa, FL.