David C. Ingram
Ph.D., Salford University, UK (1980)
Atomic Collisions in Solids, Thin Films, Deposition and Analysis
David Ingram has been curious about electronic materials and devices ever since he was 9 years old, when his uncle took him and his family to an open house at the Royal Radar Establishment, Malvern, England, where his uncle had worked since the start of World War II. As an experimentalist, he works on growing new materials and studying their properties. A classic method of making semiconducting devices is to use ion implantation. With this method, one can take any isotope of any element in the periodic table and implant it in a substrate. This led him into the study of the interaction of energetic particles with matter and now into areas of applied nuclear science where low energy nuclear physics and materials science intersect.
In his spare time he fishes, gardens, walks in hills around Athens, and is a member of the Shade Tree Commission for the City of Athens.