Dr. Katherine Rice, Cameca Instruments

Katie joined Cameca Instruments in Madison, WI in August 2014 as an Applications Scientist. Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine in Orono, ME; and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder specializing in nanoparticle synthesis.  The title of her dissertation was “Shape Control and Oxidation Behavior in Colloidal Nanocrystals”, which focused on the synthesis of new types of nanoparticles and even figuring out how to synthesize fun shapes of nanoparticles.  After graduate school, Katie transitioned into the field of transmission EBSD at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO.

At Cameca, she prepares and runs customer samples as well as developing new applications for atom probe tomography.  Over the last few months, Cameca and EDAX have been collaborating closely in employing transmission EBSD to atom probe tomography samples to identify grain boundaries.  It’s been a great collaboration so far and we look forward to working together in the future.  In her spare time, Katie enjoys tap dancing and one of her goals is to get a good EBSD map of her taps which she guesses are primarily aluminum these days.

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