Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Optical Sciences
Pierre Lucas is a professor of materials science and engineering and a professor of optical engineering. He was director of the CNRS International Associated Laboratory for Materials and Optics from 2009-2017. He received his PhD in physical chemistry from Arizona State University in 1999. Lucas is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and nine book chapters in the field of materials science. He is also author of the book Rare Earths: Science, Technology, Production and Use, Elsevier, 2014.
Lucas' research focuses on the fundamentals and applications of chalcogenide glasses and phase change materials, including their structure, photosensitivity, relaxation, polyamoprhism, and the development of novel optical sensors and fibers. He is an associate editor for the Journal of American Ceramic Society and was the chair of the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society (2017-2018). He has chaired two international conferences on Glass and Optical Materials and is a yearly program committee member for the SPIE conference on Biomedical Optics. He has been the recipient of three teaching awards and has been an invited professor at the University of Rennes in France, at the Technological Institute of Monterrey in Mexico and at Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou, in China.
- PhD: physical chemistry, Arizona State University, 1999
- BS: chemistry, University of Rennes, France, 1993
- 2012—present: Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona
- 2007—2012: Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona
- 2001—2007: Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona
- 2009—2017: Director, CNRS International Associated Laboratory for Materials and Optics
Structure, property and synthesis of chalcogenide glasses, properties and characterization of phase change materials, liquid-liquid phase transitions and polyamorphism, calorimetry of amorphous solids, fabrication and characterization of infrared fibers, design and fabrication of infrared biomedical sensors.
Structure and properties of materials, thermodynamics of materials, advanced characterization methods for materials science and online teaching.
1 books, 9 book chapters, 114 refereed publications, 16 other publications