Dr. Marlann Patterson

Assistant Professor, Univeristy of Wisconsin - Stout
Chemistry and Physics Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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)

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

      • Univeristy of Wisconsin - Stout, Physics
        Assistant Professor
        Present
      • University of Nebraska - Lincoln, MRSEC
        Faculty Research Fellow
        2014 - 2015
      • Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, MRSEC
        Visiting Research Professor
        2006 - 2008
      • Univeristy of Wisconsin - Platteville, Physics
        Assistant Professor
        Present
      • Univeristy of Wisconsin
        Research Assistant
        Present
      • Madison Area Technical College, Physics
        Adjunct Faculty
        Present
      • University of Florida
        Honors Physics Student
        Present

    Industry

      • Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Microelectronics Group
        Member of Technical Staff - Level I
        Present

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Patterson, M. (2012). Laser-assisted atom probe tomography investigation of magnetic FePt nanoclusters: First experiments',. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 515,40.
    • Patterson, M., Zimmerman, T. A., & (2010). Early stages of direct L10 FePt nanocluster formation: the effects of plasma characteristics. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B.
    • 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

    • Patterson, M. (2010). Materials Education. , 1233, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings.

    Conference Proceeding

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

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • 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.
    • 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, 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). Where Materials Meet Plasmas: The making of nanoclusters. Materials Science UW System Symposium, Eau Claire, 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). Creating arbitrary substrate voltage wave forms for manipulating energy distribution of bombarding ions during plasma processing. Gaseous Electronics Conference,
    • 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

    Consulting

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

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).

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

    Professional

    • Member, Council of Undergraduate Research (2005)