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Benjamin Young

Clarke Science (CS) 108
(401) 456-9644

​Academic Background

Ph.D. Physics
University of Rhode Island

B.A. Physics and Literature
Slippery Rock University

Courses Taught

PSCI103: Introductory Physical Science
PHYS200: Mechanics
PHYS409: Solid State Physics

Research Interests

My research comprises various investigations into the physics of surfaces and interfaces. I have studied the effects of ion-bombardment, which is like sand blasting at the atomic scale, on the electrical and structural properties of crystalline metal surfaces, and remain active in that project through collaboration with the University of Rhode Island Surface Lab. Also, as part of a large collaboration with researchers at URI and Brown University, I am using photoelectron spectroscopy to characterize a special passivation layer that develops on Li-ion battery materials.

I look forward to developing new avenues in these projects and extending the skills acquired to new ones. Students interested in working with me may read a bit more about what’s available on the ‘research interests’ page of my website at ​​

Page last updated: January 31, 2017