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Anthony B. Hmelo

Research Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Research Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
VINSE Associate Director for Operations and Outreach


Professor Hmelo’s research interest is focused on the physics and engineering of the solid-liquid interface, and how the interaction between liquids and solids can be exploited for the realization of new materials and devices. His recent and present projects consider the physics of drops and bubbles. the containerless processing of materials, the influence of acoustics on phase transitions in under-cooled melts, and the physics of fluid transport and bubble formation in nano-confined structures. In the laboratory he employs a variety of chemical as well as optical, electron and focused ion lithographic techniques for the fabrication of micro- and nano-fluidic chips and devices.

Selected Publications:

Profiling and Imaging Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Cholesterol and 7-Dehydrocholesterol in Cells Via Sputtered Silver MALDI. Xu, LB; Kliman, M; Forsythe, JG; Korade, Z; Hmelo, AB; Porter, NA; McLean, JA, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY, 26, 924-933 , (2015) View Abstract

Growth of Solid and Hollow Gold Particles through the Thermal Annealing of Nanoscale Patterned Thin Films. Lin, JH; He, WD; Vilayurganapathy, S; Peppernick, SJ; Wang, B; Palepu, S; Remec, M; Hess, WP; Hmelo, AB; Pantelides, ST; Dickerson, JH, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 5, 11590-11596 , (2013) View Abstract

Ion implantation induced modification of optical properties in single-crystal diamond studied by coherent acoustic phonon spectroscopy (vol 101, 181904, 2012). Gregory, J; Steigerwald, A; Takahashi, H; Hmelo, A; Tolk, N, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 103, 049904 , (2013)

CdSSe Nanocrystals with Induced Chemical Composition Gradients. Harrison, MA; Ng, A; Hmelo, AB; Rosenthal, SJ, ISRAEL JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 52, 1063-1072 , (2012) View Abstract

Determination of optical damage cross-sections and volumes surrounding ion bombardment tracks in GaAs using coherent acoustic phonon spectroscopy. Steigerwald, A; Hmelo, AB; Varga, K; Feldman, LC; Tolk, N, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 112, 013514 , (2012) View Abstract