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Stinespring, Charter D.

Associate Professor - Chemical Engineering


Ph.D. Solid State Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV - 1975
M.S. Solid State Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV - 1972
B.S. Physics/Mathematics, Salem College, Salem, WV, - 1969

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Dr. Stinespring received his B.S. degree in physics from Salem College in 1969, and in 1975, he received his Ph.D. in physics from West Virginia University. As a graduate student, Dr. Stinespring was an NDEA fellow, and he served as an Instructor of Physics. From 1975 to 1981, Dr. Stinespring was employed as a Research Physicist at the Department of Energy's Morgantown Energy Technology Center. He was heavily involved in the development of the Center's Surface Science Laboratory, and his research focused on the release of alkalis and the control of sulfur emissions in coal combustion and gasification streams. From 1981 to 1990, Dr. Stinespring was employed by Aerodyne Research, Inc. At Aerodyne, his research focused on the development of improved deposition and etching techniques for electronic and optoelectronic materials. These materials included silicon, silicon carbide, diamond, cadmium telluride, and gallium arsenide. Dr. Stinespring was also involved in computational modeling of surface segregation and chemical vapor deposition in both normal and microgravity environments. In the Fall of 1990, Dr. Stinespring joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at West Virginia University as a Research Associate Professor, and in 1996 he was promoted to the position of Associate Professor. Since joining WVU, his research in diamond thin films and gallium nitride has been supported by BMDO, ARPA, ONR, DOE, and industry.

Research Focus Areas

Advanced Materials
Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices

Research Interests

Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Growth and Etching
Silicon Carbide
Magnetic Materials
Carbon Nanotubes

Teaching Interests

Numerical / Mathematical Methods
Thin Films
Electronic Materials Processing

Special Interests

Surface Chemistry and Physics

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