Billyde Brown, Ph.D.

Research Scientist (Alumnus)

Phone: (404)-385-1935
Email: billyde.brown@gatech.edu
Office: 813 Ferst Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Dr. Brown was a member of the research team at the Nanomaterials and Thin Films Lab and served as an Associate-in-research/Research Scientist during March-September, 2013. Prior to this, he was a Post-doctoral Research Associate (January - May, 2011) and a Graduate Research Assistant (August, 2004 - December, 2010) at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering.

He currently works at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute as a Research Associate (II). His responsibilites include establishing strong partnerships among industry, government, and academia in the area of manufacturing research, development, and deployment. His work focuses on facilitating the transition of nanotechnology R&D to manufactured products for small businesses, new startups, and entrepreneurs.

He was also a Senior Research Scientist at Luna between May, 2011 and February, 2013.

Research Interests

  • Thin film synthesis: PECVD, PVD, ALD
  • Thin film characterization: SEM, TEM prep, Raman, XPS, XRD
  • Electrochemistry: CV, EIS (circuit modeling), Rapid potential transient measurements, electrocatalysis, enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis
  • Nanomaterials: metal and metal oxide nanoparticles and thin films; bulk and thin film carbons: carbon nanotubes, carbon nanosheets, graphenes, graphenated carbon nanotubes, graphite, diamond, nanocrystalline diamond, etc.
  • Technologies: neural stimulation, supercapacitors, PEM fuel cells, enzymatic biofuel cells, Li batteries, and electrochemical sensors.

Educational qualifications

B.S., EE, North Carolina State University, 2004

M.S., EE, Duke University, 2007

Ph.D., EE, Duke University, 2010