Tasso von Windheim

Ph.D. Student

Phone - (919)-272-1785

Email - tasso.von.windheim@duke.edu

Office - FCIEMAS 3567

Tasso is a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His current research focuses growth and characterization of carbon nanomaterials, particularly the effects of radiation on field emission properties of carbon nanomaterials. He conducts research on carbon nanomaterials grown in the Nanomaterials and Thin-Films Lab’s own microwave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (MPCVD) system using techniques such as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), raman spectroscopy, and scanning tunneling electron microscopy (TEM), among others.

In addition to academic research, Tasso also has a passion for entrepreneurship. As an undergraduate at NC State University he cofounded Undercover Colors, a company developing nail polish and decals capable of detecting drugs in a spiked beverage.

Current Research Focus


Understanding the effects of radiation on carbon nanotubes from the atomic scale up to the micro scale.


Characterizing field emission properties of multiple carbon nanomaterials


Using atomic layer deposition (ALD) to enhance field emission properties of carbon nanotubes for use in harsh environments

Awards and Honors


NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative Fellowship


First place at NC State’s Lulu eGames entrepreneurial competition



Invited Speaker at Nourish International Conference