Thomas G. Stoebe

Thomas G. Stoebe

  • Professor Emeritus of Materials Science & Engineering
Office:315 Roberts Hall
Phone:(206) 543-7090
Fax:(206) 543-3100
Email:tgsjds@earthlink.net

Research Background

Thirty-five years research on lattice defect properties of semi-conducting and insulating materials. Applications in solid state radiation dosimetry, thermoluminescent dating, optical properties in III-V compound, defects in ceramic materials, materials property-structure-processing relationships. Principal Investigator for programs with NSF, NASA, U. S. Air Force, U. S. Dept. of Energy, National Institutes of Health, Boeing, Teledyne and other agencies. Also developed a variety of R and D programs with local companies and entrepreneurs related to microtechnology and materials development through the Washington Technology Center. Current research program on remote radiation sensing in space using thin film semiconductors and oxide dosimeter systems (NASA sponsorship). Over 125 technical refereed journal publications, one patent, 5 review chapters and 3 conference proceedings edited.

Educational Program Background

Co-founder and Director, Washington Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program (MESA ), 1981-1994; Founder, University of Washington Minority Science and Engineering program, 1981. Director, NSF In-Service Institute Program in Materials Science for secondary teachers, 1968-75; Director, NSF High School and Middle School curriculum development programs, Washington Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program, 1983 - 94. Principal investigator, NSF Young Scholars Program for minority students, 1992-94; NSF Advanced Technology Education Program for high school and community college instructors in materials technology, 1996 - 2000; Co-PI, NSF CRCD program in Electronic Packaging and Materials, 1997-2000; PI, NSF CRCD program in Microtechnology Education, 1998 - 2001. Co-PI, NSF Teaching Resources Center in Materials Science, 1998 - 2000; Co-PI, NSF ATE program for national expansion of high school and community college teacher preparation in materials science and technology, 2000 - 2003; Co-PI, Puget Sound Consortium for Manufacturing Excellence (CME), 2001 - 2004; PI, National Resource Center for Materials Education, 2004 -present.

Consulting Background

Experience in consulting in research, management, analysis and system development in semiconductors, oxides, ceramics and metals. Experience includes bulk and thin film materials, focusing on optical, electronic and mechanical properties of these materials as related to materials characterization and processing. Experience as an expert witness in two cases dealing with materials failures related to processing defects. Additional consulting experience in metallurgical failure analysis and in the development of technology education programs through Materials Education Associates.

Education

B.S. Materials Science, Stanford University, June 1961

M.S. Materials Science, Stanford University, March 1963

Ph.D. Materials Science, Stanford University, March 1965

Postdoctoral Research, Imperial College, London, England, 1965-1966

NATO Summer School in Solid State Physics, Ghent, Belgium, 1965

Harvard Educational Management Development Program, 1992

Experience

2001- present: Professor Emeritus (effective 1 July 2001)

1992: Visiting Professor, University of Montpellier, France

1987-1996: Chairman, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

1987-1997: Associate Dean for Research and College Relations, College of Engineering

1975-2001: Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

1972-1973: Visiting Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

1966-1975: Assistant and Associate (1969) Professor, Metallurgical Engineering

1965-1966: Lecturer, Imperial College, London, England

Other Positions Held

2001 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Harmonics, Inc (startup company)

2002 Member, Chair (2005), Board of Directors, ASM Materials Education Foundation

1998-2001 Trustee of ASM International with focus on educational outreach

1993-2000 Head, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Group, Washington Technology Center

1992-1995 Founding member and organizing chair, International Solid State Dosimetry Organization

1984-1996 Organizer, Washington Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program; Founding member, Washington MESA Board of Trustees

Professional Recognition And Honors

  • A.E.C. Special Fellow in Nuclear Science and Engineering, 1962-1965
  • Outstanding Young Faculty Award, Pacific Northwest Section, American Society for Engineering Education, 1972
  • U.S. Air Force-Am. Soc. Engr. Educ. Summer Faculty Fellow, Air Force Materials Lab., Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 1975
  • Western Electric Award for Excellence in Teaching, American Society for Engineering Education, 1977
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering), Keramos (Ceramic Engineering)
  • Fellow, ASM International, 1992

Education Program Development Experience

Co-founder and Director, Washington Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program (MESA ), 1981-1994; Founder, University of Washington Minority Science and Engineering program, 1981. Director, NSF In-Service Institute Program in Materials Science for secondary teachers, 1968-75; Director, NSF High School and Middle School curriculum development programs, Washington Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program, 1983 - 94. Principal investigator, NSF Young Scholars Program for minority students, 1992-94; NSF Advanced Technology Education Program for high school and community college instructors in materials technology, 1996 - 2000; Co-PI, NSF CRCD program in Electronic Packaging and Materials, 1997-2000; PI, NSF CRCD program in Microtechnology Education, 1998 - 2001. Co-PI, NSF Teaching Resources Center in Materials Science, 1998 - 2000; Co-PI, NSF ATE program for national expansion of high school and community college teacher preparation in materials science and technology, 2000 - 2003.

Recent Educational Publications

  1. "Observation of Hysteresis Loops and Barkhaeusen Effects in Magnetic Materials," L. Ferguson and T. G. Stoebe, J. Materials Education 18, 311-322 (1996)
  2. "Packaging: Materials Science for All of Us," T. G. Stoebe and C. W. Wright, Materials Research Bulletin 22 [4], p. 43 (1997)
  3. "If We Show Them, They Will Come," T. G. Stoebe, Advanced Materials and Processes, 151 [4], p. 49-53 (1997)
  4. "Impact on Secondary Teachers and Students of a Materials Technology Institute," T. Stoebe, G. Whittaker and K. Hinkley, Journal of Materials Education 24, 23-30 (2002).
  5. "Manufacturing Technology Curriculum Research and Development for Community and Technical Colleges in Washington State," D. Kim, T. G. Stoebe and I. Cossette, North American Manufacturing Research Institution Conference, 2004 (in press)

Recent Research Publications

  • "Role of Copper in LiF:Mg,Cu,P Thermoluminescent Phosphors," T-C Chen and T. G. Stoebe, Radiation Protection Dosimetry," 78,101 - 106, 1998.
  • "Influence of Annealing on Kinetic Trapping Parameters in LiF:Mg,Cu,P Thermoluminescent Phosphors," T-C Chen and T. G. Stoebe, Radiation Meas, 29, 39 - 44, 1998.
  • "Net Shape Ceramic Microcomponents by Modified Sol-Gel Casting," C.M. Chan, G.Z. Cao and T. G. Stoebe, Microsystem Technologies 6, 200 - 204, 2000
  • "Simulation of GaN and InGaN p-i-n and n-i-n Photo-devices," K. Poochinda, T-C Chen, T. G. Stoebe, and N. L. Ricker, Journal of Crystal Growth 261 336-340, 2004
  • "A Systematic Study on Group III-nitride Thin Films with Low Temperature Deposits via MOCVD," T-C Chen, M. Johnson, K. Poochinda, T. G. Stoebe and N. L. Ricker, Optical Materials 26, 417 - 420, 2004

Contact Us

UW Department of Materials Science & Engineering

phone: (206) 543-2600
fax: (206) 543-3100

mse@u.washington.edu