John W. Harshbarger 304B
Barrett G. Potter
Associate Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Optical Sciences
Barrett G. Potter, Jr. is a professor and associate department head of materials science and engineering and a professor of optical sciences at the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Arizona, Potter was a principal member of the technical staff and later served as the technical manager for the Chemical Synthesis and Nanomaterials Department in the Materials and Process Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.
Potter's research has addressed a broad range of electronic and optical materials applications and phenomena including optically driven molecular assembly and material processing, 3D printing process monitoring and control, nanocomposite optoelectronic materials, fiber and planar-waveguide materials and devices, photovoltaic performance, PV performance modeling and prediction, and energy materials and systems aging and reliability.
- PhD: materials science and engineering, University of Florida, 1991
- MS: materials science and engineering, University of Florida, 1987
- BS: ceramic engineering, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, 1985
- 2015—present: Associate Department Head, Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Arizona
- 2010—present: Professor, College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona
- 2006—present: Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona
- 2003—2006: Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona
- 2001—2003: Technical Manager, Chemical Synthesis and Nanomaterials Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
- 1993—2001: Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Materials and Process Sciences Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Glass, ceramic, and molecular-hybrid optical and electronic materials for applications involving such areas as integrated photonics, photo-mediated 2- and 3-D structure/property patterning, energy materials, reliability and degradation behavior.
Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering, Physics and Chemistry of Ceramics, Optical Spectroscopy of Materials, 3-D Printing and the Environment, and Materials Selection for the Environment.
100 refereed publications, 10 book chapters, over 100 presentations (20 invited), 2 patents
- Fellow of the American Ceramic Society
- Editor of the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
- Multiple leadership positions within the American Ceramic Society and the Materials Research Society