Dr. Marlann Patterson

Materials and Nanoscience Concentration Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Associate Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin - Stout
Chemistry and Physics Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management

Office: 126D Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-2626
Email: pattersonm@uwstout.edu
Personal website: www.marlannpatterson.com

Brief Biography

Experienced Physics Professor, Researcher & Student Advocate, Materials Scientist & Nanotechnologist

Teaching Interests: Entry-level undergraduate courses: physics, physical science, materials science, general engineering; advanced undergraduate courses: modern physics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, solid state physics, plasma processing, X-Ray diffraction, phase transformations, process engineering analysis; interactive learning methods and technologies (studio classrooms, clickers, think/pair/share, team based learning); cognitive evaluation (concept inventories, real time assessments, etc.)

Research Interests: Spintronic nanoclusters including synthesis, layering, characterization (SEM, TEM, AFM, SQUID, AGFM, etc.); plasma processing, including etching, deposition, sputter deposition, gas phase aggregation, ion energy control, plasma source design; plasma waste treatment.

Professional Interests: PUI Teaching, UG Research, Program Leadership, Student Advising, Academic Community Building

Languages

  • Spanish (Beginner)
  • Portuguese (Beginner)

Office Hours

Day Time
Mo We Fr 2:30 - 3:25
We 8:00 - 11:00
Th 1:25 - 3:25

Education

    • Ph D Materials Science
      University of Wisconsin
      Madison, WI, United States, 2005
    • MS Materials Science
      University of Wisconsin
      Madison, WI, United States, 2000
    • BS Physics
      University of Florida
      Gainesville, FL, United States, 1996

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Applied Science Program
        Materials and Nanoscience Concentration Coordinator
        July 1, 2013 -
      • University of Wisconsin - Stout, Chemistry and Physics Department
        Associate Professor of Physics
        June 16, 2013 -
      • University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
        Summer Faculty Research Fellow
        June 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015
      • Univeristy of Wisconsin - Stout, Physics
        Assistant Professor
        August 15, 2008 - June 15, 2013
      • Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, MRSEC
        Visiting Summer Research Professor
        August 1, 2006 - August 15, 2008
      • Univeristy of Wisconsin - Platteville, Chemistry and Engineering Physics, College of Engineering
        Assistant Professor of Physics
        August 15, 2004 - August 15, 2008
      • Univeristy of Wisconsin
        Research Assistant
        August 15, 1997 - December 29, 2004
      • Madison Area Technical College, Physics
        Adjunct Faculty
        August 15, 2003 - May 1, 2004
      • University of Florida
        Honors Physics Student
        August 15, 1993 - August 15, 1996

    Government

      • Sandia National Laboratories
        Research Intern
        September 1, 2000 - November 15, 2000

    Industry

      • Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Microelectronics Group
        Member of Technical Staff - Level I
        July 15, 1996 - June 15, 1997
      • Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Microelectronics Group
        Summer Student Intern
        June 15, 1993 - August 15, 1995

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Koten, M. A., Voeller, S., Patterson, M., & Shield, J. E. (2016). In-situ measurements of plasma properties during gas-condensation of Cu nanoparticles. Journal of Applied Physics, 119(114306), AIP Publishing, LLC.
    • Patterson, M. (2012). Laser-assisted atom probe tomography investigation of magnetic FePt nanoclusters: First experiments',. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 515,40.
    • Patterson, M., Cochran, A., Ferina, J., Rui, X., Zimmerman, T. A., Sun, Z., Kramer, M. J., Sellmyer, D. J., & Shield, J. E. Early stages of direct L10 FePt nanocluster formation: The effects of plasma characteristics. J. Vac. Sci. Technol. , 28(2).
    • Patterson, M. (2007). Arbitrary substrate voltage wave forms for manipulating energy distribution of bombarding ions during plasma processing. Plasma Sources Science & Technology, 16(2), 257.

    Book

    • Nucci, J. A. (2010). Materials Education. IN Patterson, M., Marshall, E. D., Wade, C. G., & Dunham, D. J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Materials Research Society, 1233, 1233, Cambridge University Press.

    Conference Proceeding

    • Patterson, M. (2008). Plasma ion heating produces L10 FePt nanoclusters. , 1087E(8), Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings.

Presentations

    Seminar

    • Patterson, M. (December, 2015). . , La Crosse, WI, United States.
    • Patterson, M. (October 9, 2014). How to Be an Academic. GERS Seminars, Madison, WI, United States.

    Paper

    • Patterson, M. (September, 2008). In situ formation of L10 FePt nanoclusters via plasma ion heating during inert gas condensation. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference,
    • Patterson, M. (September, 2007). Where Materials Meet Plasmas: The making of nanoclusters. Materials Science UW System Symposium, Eau Claire, WI.
    • Patterson, M. (September, 2006). Creating arbitrary substrate voltage wave forms for manipulating energy distribution of bombarding ions during plasma processing. Gaseous Electronics Conference,

    Poster

    • Patterson, M. (September, 2008). Plasma Probe and AFM Characterization of Fe Nanomagnets. UW-Platteville Research Poster Day,
    • Patterson, M. (February, 2008). Method to Create Cubic FePt Clusters During in situ Gas-Phase Aggregation. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
    • Patterson, M. (September, 2007). Plasma-Aided Nanomagnet Control and Characterization. Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing talk, Madison, WI.
    • Patterson, M. (September, 2007). Method to Create Cubic FePt Clusters During in situ Gas-Phase Aggregation. Midwest Solid State Conference, Lincoln, NE.
    • Patterson, M. (September, 2007). Deposition of Nano-Magnets via Aggregate Sputtering. UW-Platteville Research Poster Day,
    • Patterson, M. (September, 2006). Observation of Self Assembly of Nickel Nanowires. UWP Research Poster Session,
    • Patterson, M. (January, 2006). Magnetic property characterization of MnAu nanoclusters in an Fe matrix. UW-Platteville Research Presentation,
    • Patterson, M. (September, 2002). Control and Measurement of Ion Bombardment Energies at Substrates Biased with Tailored Voltage Waveforms. Plasma-Aided Manufacturing Seminar, Madison, WI.
    • Patterson, M. (September, 2000). Antenna Configurations for Large-Area rf Inductive Plasma Sources. 47th Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Boston, MA.
    • Patterson, M. (September, 2000). Antenna Configurations for Large-Area rf Inductive Plasma Sources. Plasma-Aided Manufacturing Seminar, Madison, WI.
    • Patterson, M. (September, 1999). Antennas for Large-Area Inductively Coupled Plasmas. 46th Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Seattle, WA.
    • Patterson, M. (September, 1999). Making Diamond-Like Carbon. Materials Science Program Seminar, Madison, WI.

Applied Research

    Uncategorized

    • Plastics Manufacturer (Greater Minneapolis Area)
      Consultant (July 2015 - March 2016)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Kirk, J. S., Patterson, M., & Kramschuster, A. MRI-R2: Instrument Acquisition for Advanced Nanomaterials and Characterization. Sponsored by UW-System ARRA Grant Program, $19816 (Funded).
    • Patterson, M. Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI). Sponsored by NSF (Funded).

Media Contributions

    TV

    • PBS Nova: Making Stuff Education Collection (February 22, 2012)

      On the production team of Making Stuff Education (http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/nvms/)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Fellowship

    • Faculty/Student Pair Summer Research Fellowship, University of Nebraska - Lincoln (May 2015)
    • Faculty/Student Pair Summer Research Fellowship, University of Nebraska - Lincoln (May 2014)
    • Faculty/Student Pair Summer Research Fellowship,
    • Faculty/Student Pair Summer Research Fellowship,
    • Faculty/Student Pair Summer Research Fellowship,
    • Advanced Opportunity Fellowship,
    • Opportunity Awards Fellow (OAP),

    Award

    • Sabbatical, UW - Stout (September 2014)

    Honor

    • Teaching Champion, Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center (May 2014)
    • Elected Councilor for Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR),
    • High Merit rating on annual review,

    Scholarship

    • Graduate Engineering Research Scholarship,

Professional Memberships

  • ASM International (ASM)
  • Minnesota Chapter of the American Vacuum Society (MN-AVS)
  • American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)
  • Materials Research Society
  • American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  • Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces and Processing (AVS)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma
  • Society of Physics Students (SPS)

Service

    Department / School

    • Developer, Department of Chemistry and Physics Web Page (August 20,2014 - Present)
    • Organizer, Physics (Re)Assessments (August 20,2013 - May 10, 2015)
    • Organizer, Physics Tutor Center (August 20,2013 - May 10, 2015)
    • Developer, Physics Department Web Page (February 1,2009 - May 30, 2014)
    • Faculty Senate (April 2011 - May 27, 2014)

    College

    • Faculty Advisor, UW-Stout Chapter of the Materials Research Society (January 2011 - Present)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Representative, Faculty Senate (August 25,2010 - May 25, 2014)
      • Chairperson, Personnel Policies Committee (PPC) (November 25,2013 - May 20, 2014)
      • Representative, Personnel Policies Committee (PPC) (August 25,2011 - May 20, 2013)

    Professional

    • Board of Directors, Regional Materials and Manufacturing Network (RM2N) (July 1,2016 - Present)
    • Advisory Board Member, CVTC Nano Engineering Technology Program (October 2014 - Present)
    • Advisory Board Member, Normandale Vacuum Technology Program (December 2012 - Present)
    • Representative, Regional Materials and Manufacturing Network (RM2N) (March 15,2013 - June 15, 2016)
    • Officer, Treasurer, Minnesota Chapter of the American Vacuum Society (January 1,2012 - December 31, 2014)
    • Organizer, Materials Research Society (November 1,2010 - May 1, 2012)
    • Organizer, Materials Research Society (July 1,2008 - February 1, 2010)
    • Councilor, Council of Undergraduate Research (January 1,2005 - December 31, 2009)