Univerisity of Texas at Austin, USA
John G. Ekerdt is Associate Dean for Research in Engineering and the Dick Rothwell Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He has more than 300 refereed publications, two books and three book chapters, and seven U.S. patents. He has supervised 48 Ph.D. and 8 M.S. students. Current research interests focus on the surface, growth and materials chemistry of metal, dielectric and perovskite films and nanostructures. The work seeks to: 1) develop and understand the reactions and chemistry that control nucleation and growth of films and nanostructures, and 2) understand the properties of these materials and relate the properties to structure, bonding and growth.