David Cahill

Donald B. Willett Professor of Engineering
University of Illinois
1101 W. Springfield Ave.
185 Engineering Sciences Laboratory
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Phone:217-333-6753
Fax:217-244-2278
Email:
Web Site: http://users.mrl.uiuc.edu/cahill

Professional Preparations

Ohio State University Engineering Physics B.S. 1984
Cornell University Physics Ph.D. 1989

Appointments

2002-present Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1997-2002 Associate Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1991-1997 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1989-1991 postdoctoral research associate, IBM Research Division, T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY

Publications

Mi, Baoxia, Benito J. Marinas, and David G. Cahill, "Physico-Chemical Integrity of Nanofiltration/Reverse Osmosis Membranes during Characterization by Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry." Journal of Membrane Science 291 pp. 77-85 2007.

Mi, Baoxia, Benito J. Marinas, and David G. Cahill, "RBS Characterization of Arsenic (III) Partitioning from Aqueous Phase into the Active Layers of Thin-Film Composite NF/RO Membranes." Environmental Science and Technology 41 pp. 3290-3295 2007.

Zhang, Luning, Weitao Liu, Y. Ron Shen, and David G. Cahill, "Competitive Molecular Adsorption at Liquid/Solid Interfaces: A Study by Sum-Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111 pp. 2069-2076 2007.

Ge, Zhenbin, David G. Cahill, and Paul V. Braun, "Thermal Conductance of Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interfaces." Physical Review Letters 96 p. 186101 2006.

Mi, Baoxia, Orlando Coronell, Benito J. Marinas, Fumiya Watanabe, David G. Cahill, and Ivan Petrov, "Physico-chemical Characterization of NF/RO Membrane Active Layers by Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry." Journal of Membrane Science 282 pp. 71-81 2006.

Putnam, Shawn A., David G. Cahill, Paul V. Braun, Zhenbin Ge, and Robert G. Shimmin, "Thermal Conductivity of Nanoparticle Suspensions." Journal of Applied Physics 99 p. 84308 2006.

Zhang, Xijing, and David G. Cahill, "Measurements of Interface Stress of Silicon Dioxide in Contact with Water—Phenol Mixtures by Bending of Microcantilevers." Langmuir 22 pp. 9062-9066 2006.

Putnam, Shawn A., and David G. Cahill, "Transport of Nanoscale Latex Spheres in a Temperature Gradient." Langmuir 21 pp. 5317-5323 2005.

Putnam, Shawn A., and David G. Cahill, "Micron-Scale Apparatus for Measurements of Thermodiffusion in Liquids." Review of Scientific Instruments 75 pp. 2368-2372 2004.

Synergistic Activities

American Physical Society, executive committee of the Division of Materials Physics, 2004-2007; American Vacuum Society, progression of vice-chair, chair, and program chair of Nanoscale Science and Technology Division, 2000-2003.

Gordon Research Conference, Thin Film and Crystal Growth Mechanisms, vice-chair of 2001 meeting; chair of 2003 meeting.

Materials Research Society, lead organizer of symposium Evolution of surface and thin film microsctructure, 1997 Fall Meeting, Boston

Materials Research Society, co-organizer Femtosecond materials science and engineering, 2001 Spring Meeting, San Francisco,

Materials Research Society, co-organizer, Nanoscale thermal transport, 2003 Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, co-organizer of sessions on Thermophysical Properties of Thin Films, Boulder, CO, June 22-27, 1997; and June 25-30, 2000.

Education and training of underrepresented groups: Rebecca Cortez, post-doctoral research associate, 1993 1994; Justin Serrano, Ruxandra Costescu, research associates, 1999 2004; Aaron Scott, Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, summer 1995; Amanda Giermann, undergraduate research assistant, 1999-2000; Nadine Dytko, undergraduate research assistant, 2003-2004.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisers

Hamers, R.J. University of Wisconsin
Pohl, R.O. Cornell University

Collaborators

Birtcher, R. ANL
Chen, S.-C. U. Texas
Eastman, J. ANL
Ford, W. Intel
Gall, D. RPI
George, S. U. Colorado
Gibson, J.M. ANL
Goodson, K.E. Stanford
Grigoropoulos, C. UC Berkeley
Kamins, T. HP
Kautzky, M. Segate
Keblinski, P. RPI
Mahan, G.D. Penn State
Majumdar, A. UC Berkeley
Maris, H. Brown
Merlin, R. U. Michigan
Ozisik, R. RPI
Phillpot, S.R. U. Florida
Phinney, L. Sandia
Ramanath, S. Intel
Schadler, L. RPI
Sullivan, C. Dartmouth
Taton, T.A. U. Minnesota
Vining, C. ZT Services
Walko, D. ANL
Wojak, G. Glacis
Zhao, J.-C. GE

Thesis Adviser and Postgraduate-Scholar Sponsor

Currently, PostDocs = 0, PhD Students = 5, MS students = 3