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Michael S. Isaacson

Michael S. Isaacson

  • Narinder Singh Kapany Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 607-283-3133
  • 1500 41st Avenue
  • Suite 220
  • Capitola, California 95010
  • by appointment
  • SOE2
  • Michael Isaacson is the Narinder Singh Kapany Professor emeritus of electrical engineering at UCSC. He is recipient of numerous awards for fundamental achievements in microscopy including a Sloan Foundation Faculty Fellowship, the Burton Medal from the Microscopy Society of America (MSA), an Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, the Rank Prize in Optoelectronics and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the MSA. He is a Fellow of the AAAS and the MSA. Professor Isaacson has a B.S. in Engineering Physics (highest honors) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.S. and PhD in physics from the University of Chicago. He has been on the physics faculty of the University of Chicago and the Faculty of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University where he taught a course on microcharacterization of materials for over a decade.
  • nanofabrication technology
  • electron and ion optics
  • novel electron and optical microscopy systems
  • renewable energy systems
  • nanomaterial characterization
  • STEM education
  • Book: Microscopic Nanocharacterization of Materials. Cambridge University Press
  • Chapter: Early History of the STEM. in Advances in Electron and Imaging Physics. Volume 212. Elsevier.
  • M.S. Isaacson and A. Chialastri. Performance and Optimization of BIPV/T Solar Air Collector. Energy and Buildings. 150.200-210.(Sept.2017)
  • S.W. Leow, C. Corrado, M. Osborn, M. Isaacson, G. Alers and S. Carter. Analyzing Luminescent Solar Concentrators with Front-facing Photovoltaic Cells using Weighted Monte Carlo Ray Tracing”. J.Appl. Phys.113, 214510 (2013)
  • S.T.Retterer, K.L.Smith, C.S.Bjornsson, J.N.Turner, M.S.Isaacson and W.Shain, “Constant Pressure Fluid Infusion into Rat Neocortex from Implantable Microfluidic Devices”. J. Neural Eng.5, 385-396. (2008)
  • M.S.Isaacson. “Model Neural Prosthesis with Integrated Microfluidics: A Potential Intervention Strategy for Controlling Reactive Cell and Tissue Responses”, IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering. 51(11), 2063-2073 (2004
  • M. Isaacson, D. Kopf, M. Utlaut, N.W. Parker and A.V. Crewe, "Direct Observations of Atomic Diffusion Using the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 74, 1802 (1977).
  • Ph.D. in Physics, 1971, University of Chicago
  • M.S. in Physics, 1966, University of Chicago
  • B.S. in Engineering Physics (highest honors) 1965.University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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