Diana Berman

Postdoctoral Appointee

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.

Professional Education

  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Society 2010-present
  • American Vacuum Society 2011-present