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Marcel Lucas

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tel.: 404 894 0941

E-mail : marcel.lucas@gatech.edu

 

 

Research Experience

 

January 2006 - Present:

Postdoctoral research assistant

School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Atomic force microscopy study of the mechanical properties of nanostructures

- Characterization of structural and mechanical properties of Au, Ag nanostructures by AFM.

- Mechanical properties of ZnO nanobelts by AFM modulated nanoindentation

- Raman spectroscopic characterization of thermal cantilevers, and ZnO nanobelts

 

September 2002 - December 2005:

Graduate research assistant

Materials Science Center at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Raman spectroscopy study of the effect of deformation upon the electronic properties of carbon nanotubes in composites

- Characterization of nanotube and composites by Raman spectroscopy, AFM, SEM, DSC.

- Effect of uniaxial strain deformation upon the intensity of radial breathing modes.

- Structure assignments to carbon nanotubes by resonant Raman spectroscopy.

- Tight-binding calculations on the electronic band structure of carbon nanotubes.

- Effect of residual stresses upon the Raman radial breathing modes of nanotubes in composites

 

September 2001 - August 2002:

Graduate research assistant

Laboratoire de Physique des Solides in Orsay, France

X-ray scattering study of the alignment of carbon nanotubes in composites

  • - Characterization of carbon and boron nitride nanotube powders by X-ray scattering.

Characterization of macroscopic composite fibers by X-ray scattering, SEM, and mechanical testing; effect of uniaxial strain upon the alignment of carbon nanotube in composite fibers by X-ray scattering at the LURE synchrotron facility.

- Computer simulation of X-ray diffraction patterns from carbon nanotubes in zeolite crystals.

 

July 2001 - August 2001:

Graduate research assistant

Research Division of the Curie Institute in Paris, France

Detection of DNA mutations by capillary electrophoresis

- Developed a detector prototype for the detection of DNA mutations for breast cancer diagnosis and compared its performance with similar commercial equipments from Beckman.

- Separation of DNA chains between 100 bp to 100 kbp by capillary electrophoresis

 

 

Education

 

University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Materials Science Center)

Ph.D. in Polymer Science, 2005

 

Universite Paris VII, France

Master of Science in Physics, 2000

 

Universite Paris VII, France

Bachelor of Science in Physics, 1999

 

 

Publications

 

- M. Lucas, W.J. Mai, R.S. Yang, Z.L. Wang, E. Riedo, "Aspect ratio dependence of the elastic properties of ZnO nanobelts," Nano Letters 7, 1314 (2007).

- M. Lucas, W.J. Mai, R.S. Yang, Z.L. Wang, E. Riedo, "Size dependence of the mechanical properties of ZnO nanobelts," Philosophical Magazine 87, 2135 (2007).

- M. Lucas, R.J. Young, "Unique identification of single-walled carbon nanotubes in composites," Composites Science and Technology 67, 2135 (2007).

- M. Lucas, R.J. Young, "Effect of residual stresses upon the Raman radial breathing modes of nanotubes in epoxy composites," Composites Science and Technology 67, 840 (2007).

- M. Lucas, R.J. Young, "Effect of Uniaxial Strain Deformation Upon the Raman Radial Breathing Modes of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes in Composites," Physical Review B 69, 085405 (2004).

- M. Lucas, R.J. Young, "Raman Spectroscopic Study of the Effect of Strain on the Radial Breathing Modes of Carbon Nanotubes in Epoxy/SWNT Composites," Composites Science and Technology 64, 2297 (2004).

- B. Vigolo, P. Poulin, M. Lucas, P. Launois, P. Bernier, "Improved Structure and Properties of Single-wall Carbon Nanotube Spun Fibers," Applied Physics Letters 81, 1210 (2002).

 

 

Conference papers and presentations

 

- M. Lucas, A. Leach, M. McDowell, K. Gall, S. Hunyadi, C. Murphy, E. Riedo, "Deformation mechanism of silver nanowires," APS March meeting (March 4-9, 2007).

- Robert Szoszkiewicz, Tai-De Li, Marcel Lucas, Elisa Riedo, Takashi Okada, Simon C. Jones, Seth R. Marder, William P. King, "High-speed, sub-15 nm feature size thermochemical nanolithography," APS March meeting (March 4-9, 2007).

- M. Lucas, R.J. Young, "Raman Spectroscopic Study of the Effect of Strain Upon Carbon Nanotubes," CNT Network meeting on composite materials in Szczecin, Poland (October 7-9, 2004).

- M. Lucas, R.J. Young, "Deformation behavior of the Raman radial breathing modes of single-wall carbon nanotubes in composites," 2003 Fall Materials Research Society Meeting in Boston (December 1-5, 2003), Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 791, 311 (2004).

- M. Lucas, R.J. Young, "Effect of deformation on the Raman Radial Breathing Modes in epoxy/SWNTs composites," NanoteC03 conference, Nanotechnology in Carbon and Related Materials in Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom (August 27-30, 2003).

- M. Lucas, B. Vigolo, S. Badaire, D. Le Bolloc'h, A. Marucci, D. Durand, M. Hamilton, C. Zakri, P. Poulin, P. Launois, "Alignment of carbon nanotubes in macroscopic fibers," 16th International Winterschool on Electronic Properties of Novel Materials in Kirchberg, Austria (March 2-9, 2002), Structural and Electronic Properties of Molecular Nanostructures, AIP Conference Proceedings 633, 579 (2002).

- B. Vigolo, P. Launois, M. Lucas, S. Badaire, P. Bernier, P. Poulin, "Fibers of carbon nanotubes," 2001 Fall Materials Research Society Meeting in Boston (November 26-30, 2001), Making Functional Materials with Nanotubes, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 706, 3 (2002).

- B. Vigolo, M. Lucas, P. Launois, P. Poulin, "Etude structurale des fibres de nanotubes par la diffusion des rayons X" (X-ray scattering study of the structure of nanotube fibers), 4eme colloque national du GDR nanotubes 2001 in Batz-sur-Mer, France (October 1-4, 2001).