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Eric Tavenner

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
+61 410 475 447
tazman1492@yahoo.com


EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
PhD in Condensed Matter Physics
St. Lucia, Qld., Australia
December 2006
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
MS degree in Materials Science
Springfield, MO, USA
December 1998
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA
BS degree in Physics
Rolla, MO, USA
May 1994
WORK
EXPERIENCE
CREATIVE POLYMERS PTY. LTD.
Principal Research and Development Officer.
Direct and conduct research into the development of novel electrically conductive and semi-conductive polymers.
Toowoomba, Qld. Australia
March 2007 to present
JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY
Research Fellow.
Perform optimisation of instrument design and calibration routines for near infrared spectrometers. This instrumentation is used in developing methodologies for automatic sorting of various organic crop products. In addition write grant applications and perform data analysis. Position was contracted for a period of six months.
Cairns, Qld Australia
July 2010 to December 2010
IAN WARK RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Surface Characterisation Technologist.
Conduct surface measurements on a variety of samples using SEM, XPS and ToF-SIMS, and prepare samples for analysis using thermal evaporator, militome and precision polisher. In addition, conduct equipment maintenance, upgrades and repair as needed. Consult clients on measurement techniques and on data analysis. Develop instrument training manuals and programs, and train users.
Mawson Lakes, SA Australia
March 2007 to June 2010
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Physics Tutor.
Tutored introductory theoretical solid state and thermodynamics, and assisted students with operation of experimental equipment and interpretation of results as an introductory physics laboratory tutor.
St. Lucia, Qld Australia
February 2002 to October 2006
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Research Officer.
Perform research into conductive polymers and their characterisation, and assist in the development of clean room facilities for the Soft Condensed Matter Research Group.
St. Lucia, Qld Australia
July 2001 to February 2002
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Associate.
Perform equipment design, maintenance & operation, materials characterisation, and experimental design as needed in the ion implantation, micro-lithography & material physics testing labs. Also, conduct research into ion implanted polymers, teach entry level physics, supervise graduate students in their duties & research, and manage the university's materials science budget. Work used in filing of US patent on uncooled infrared bolometers. Also, work was conducted for the US DOD for improving various elements of the F-22 Raptor jet fighter.
Springfield, MO, USA
August 1996 to July 2001
RESEARCH NOVEL ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE AND SEMICONDUCTIVE POLYMERS
Conduct research into the development of new polymer based materials for use as conductive and semiconductive elements in electrical devices and integrated circuits.
Creative Polymers Pty. Ltd.
ION IMPLANTED POLYMERS FOR SOFT ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS
Research aimed at understanding and utilising ion implantation as a means to create polymer based electronic circuitry. This involved the production of samples with equipment used in the making of microelectronic circuitry, including: sputter coaters, thermal evaporators, spin coaters, ion implanters, etc. It also involved various characterisation methods, including: RBS, elastic recoil detection, XPS, FTIR, UV-Vis spectroscopy, SEM, TEM, STM, AFM, and electrical measurements.
University of Queensland
ION IMPLANTED POLYMERS
Conducted research into the development of uncooled infrared bolometers by ion implantation processes into normally insulating polymers. Utilised various specialised processing equipment, including: ion implanter, thermal evaporation unit, RF sputter coater and mask aligner. US patent resulted from this research, as well as developed material currently being investigated at the University of Queensland.
Southwest Missouri State University
ULTRA-HIGH VACUUM INSTRUMENTATION
Developed system to use an UHV electron beam gun to accomplish MBE deposition of copper and tantalum films onto silicon substrates for microelectronic circuitry. Also developed UV-Vis-Near IR spectroscopic system to study such films. MBE system is currently in use for study of high purity, highly organised thin films, and spectrographic system is used by various groups for characterisation of materials.
Southwest Missouri State University
SOLAR SPECTROSCOPY
Developed system to study Ca II emission lines of solar spectrum utilising a 3/4 metre spectrometer, a 10 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and an astronomical grade CCD camera. System measured sunspot variances in Ca II emission in the K absorption band.
University of Missouri-Rolla
SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPE
Developed a STM from basic components for the study of atomic scale surface structures. System is used for study of atomic scale surfaces.
University of Missouri-Rolla
EQUIPMENT
EXPERIENCE
Ion implantation (IBM Taconic and Metal Vapour Vacuum Arc)
Clean room
Spin coating
Microlithography
Focused ion beam milling/machining (Dual beam FIB/SEM)
Cryoultramicrotome sectioning
Mechanical and chemical polishing
High and ultra-high vacuum environments
Deposition methods: thermal, electron beam and sputtering
Vacuum pumps: mechanical, sorption, diffusion, cryo, turbo, ion and sublimation
Characterisation Methods:
   Microscopy: STM, AFM, SEM, ESEM, HRSEM, TEM, STEM, HRTEM, QemScan
   Diffraction: LEED, RHEED, XRD
   Spectroscopy: UV-Vis-Near IR spectroscopy, FTIR, RGA, XPS, AES, RBS, ERD, EDS
   Electrical: low temperature V vs I and Hall Effect
   Miscellaneous: profilometry
ADDITIONAL
SKILLS
Drafting
Equipment Design
Precision machining
Interfacing equipment with computers
Equipment maintenance, refurbishment and upgrading
Computer programming: Visual Basic, C++, HTML, FORTRAN, Pascal, and LabView
MEMBERSHIPS
AND
AFFILIATIONS
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Associate Researcher
University of Southern Queensland Associate Researcher
American Physical Society member
Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society member
Committee member, Standards Australia Chemical Committee, Surface Chemical Analysis
Organisation panel member, Australian Microbeam Analysis Society 10th biannual meeting
GRANTS UniQuest Trailblazer Grant
Grant for research into superconducting polymers.
Commenced September 2006
University of Queensland Research Travel Grant
Grant for travel to the Southwest Missouri State University to produce samples for PhD thesis work.
Commenced March 2004
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and University of Queensland IPRS
Scholarships for undertaking four year PhD study at the University of Queensland.
Commenced January 2002
PUBLICATIONS Graphitic structure formation in ion implanted polyetheretherketone
E. Tavenner, B. Wood, M. Curry, A. Jankovic and R. Patel
Applied Surface Science
Vol. 283 (2013) pgs. 154-159
Determination of thermal and optical properties of ion implanted PEEK films by photothermal spectroscopies
J.E. de Albuquerque, E. Tavenner, M. Curry, R.E. Giedd, P. Meredith
Journal of Applied Physics
Vol. 101 (2007) 054506
Superconductivity in metal-mixed ion-implanted polymer films
A.P. Micolich, E. Tavenner, B.J. Powell, A.R. Hamilton, M.T. Curry, R.E. Giedd and P. Meredith
Applied Physics Letters
Vol. 89 (2006) 152503
Lead sulfide nanocrystal: conducting polymer solar cells
A.A.R. Watt, D. Blake, J.H. Warner, E.A. Thomsen, E. Tavenner, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop and P. Meredith
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Vol. 38 (2005) pgs. 2006-2012
Tailored conductivity in ion-implanted polyetheretherketone
E. Tavenner, P. Meredith, B. Wood, M. Curry, R. Giedd
Synthetic Metals
Vol. 145 (2004) pgs. 183-190
Ion beam modification and analysis of metal/polymer bi-layer thin films
Y.Q. Wang, M. Curry, E. Tavenner, N. Dobson, R.E. Giedd
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B
Vols. 219-220 (2004) pgs. 798-803
PRESENTATIONS X-ray photoelectron analysis of ion implanted and ion beam mixed polyetheretherketone
E. Tavenner, B. Wood, M. Curry, R.E. Geidd
Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials 2008 Annual Workshop
December 2008, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Ion implanted and ion beam mixed polyetheretherketone: Properties of a novel electrically conductive polymer
E. Tavenner, R. Patel, B. Wood, M. Curry, R.E. Geidd
International Conference on Electronic Materials
July 2008, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
X-ray photoelectron analysis of ion implanted polyetheretherketone
E. Tavenner, B. Wood, M. Curry, R.E. Geidd
International Conference on Electronic Materials
July 2008, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Changes in polyetheretherketone due to ion implantation
E. Tavenner
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering regional meeting
December 2005, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Electrical and structural properties of ion implanted and ion beam mixed polymers
E. Tavenner, P. Meredith, B. Wood, M. Curry, R. Giedd
International Conference of Synthetic Metals
July 2004, Woolongong, New South Wales, Australia
Tailored conductivity in ion-implanted polyetheretherketone
E. Tavenner, P. Meredith, B. Wood, M. Curry, R. Giedd
Frontiers of Science and Technology Workshop on Soft Condensed Matter and Nanoscale Particles
December 2003, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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