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John E. Pearson

Principal Materials Engineer

Biography

Education: 

MS Mechanical Engineering  Graduated from Southern Illinois School of Engineering at Carbondale, USA with BS(85) and MS(87) in Engineering Mechanics of Materials. Studies included elastic softening and structural changes in silicon and ordered alloys due to ion irradiation.

Research Interests:

Condensed Matter Physics of superconducting and magnetic materials, particularly their applications to media storage, devices exploiting spin control, and detectors.

Professional Experience:

  • 2009- present:  Principal Materials Engineer in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2005- 2009:  Engineer in the Magnetic Films Group of MSD
  • 2000- 2005:  Senior Scientific Associate in the Magnetic Films Group of MSD
  • 1994-2000:  Scientific Associate in the Magnetic Films Group of MSD
  • 1987-1994:  Scientific Assistant in the Magnetic Films Group of MSD

Selected Awards:

  • DOE Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Solid State Physics, Materials Sciences Research Competition 1992.
  • UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors, Outstanding Service Award 2008.