Jean Paul Allain
Prof. Jean Paul Allain completed his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received a M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the same institution. Prof. Allain joined Argonne National Laboratory as a staff scientist in 2003 and joined the faculty in the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University in Fall of 2007 with a courtesy appointment with the School of Materials Engineering. Prof. Allain is an affiliate faculty of the Birck Nanotechnology Center. Prof. Allain is the author of over 50 papers in both experimental and computational modeling work in the area of particle-surface interactions in nuclear magnetic fusion science. His studies include developing in-situ surface structure and composition evolution characterization of heterogeneous surfaces under low-energy irradiation promoting structure and function at the nanoscale. Prof. Allain is also working in coupling post-ionization secondary mass neutral spectrometry techniques with in-situ surface characterization to design ultra-thin active films coupled to directed radiation synthesis with applications in semiconductor, biomaterials and nuclear energy technology areas. He was recipient of numerous awards including the DOE Early Career 2010 Award and the Paul Zmola Young Scholar Award.