Diana Berman received a Ph.D. in experimental nanoscale physics, specializing in nanostructures and surfaces, from North Carolina State University. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials.
She is working on a joint project between the Nanoscience & Technology and Energy Systems divisions on deposition and testing of new carbon-based coatings. The purpose of this project is to develop simple, cost-effective, and environment-friendly solid lubricants, capable of reducing friction and wear on sliding surfaces.
- Ph.D., Physics, North Carolina State University, 2012
Thesis: “Physics of Electrical Current Flow through an Asperity in the Presence and Absence of an Adsorbed Film”
- M.S., Physics, North Carolina State University, 2007
- B.Sc., Applied Physics and Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 2005
Honors and Awards
- Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi 2008-2009
- American Physical Society 2010-present
- American Vacuum Society 2011-present