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DR. WILLIAM C. MITCHEL

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Dr. William C. Mitchel, a member of the scientific and technical cadre of senior executives, is Senior Scientist for Electromagnetic Materials, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr. Mitchel heads a major in-house research program on novel semiconducting materials aimed at developing new materials for electronic and electro-optic devices needed for Air Force sensor systems. His responsibilities include conducting research on the electronic transport properties of semiconductor materials and heterostructures as well as growth of carbon based nanostructures.

Dr. Mitchel's in-house research has covered a range of semiconductor materials, from neutron transmutation doped silicon through gallium arsenide, to III-V heterostructures and semi-insulating silicon carbide as well as gallium nitride based heterostructures. The emphasis has been on determining electronic properties, and investigating and identifying point defects. His most recent research has focused in two areas -- electrical transport properties of antimony based superlattices for infrared sensors and in the growth and characterization of graphene and other carbon based nanostructures. Dr. Mitchel has authored more than 270 journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings.

EDUCATION
1971 Bachelor of Science degrees in physics, John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio
1973 Master of Science degree in physics, University of Cincinnati
1978 Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics, University of Cincinnati

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1978 - 1978, instructor of physics, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights
2. 1978 - 1980, National Research Council resident research associate, Materials Laboratory, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
3. 1980 - 1997, research physicist, Materials Laboratory, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
4. 1997 - 2000, principal research physicist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
5. 2000 - present, Senior Scientist for Electromagnetic Materials, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS
1984 Charles J. Cleary Award
1985 Air Force Scientific Achievement Award
1995 Wright Laboratory Fellow
1999 American Physical Society Fellow

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Physical Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Materials Research Society
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
Sigma Xi

(Current as of October 2009)

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