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Michael Thompson Pettes

Michael Pettes

Email
Phone (505) 667-8665

Capabilities

  • Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • CINT
  • Fabrication
  • Structure Measurements
  • Property Measurements
  • Characterization

Expertise

Dr. Michael T. Pettes is an expert in nanoscale thermal transport experimentation. His laboratory integrates his in-situ TEM micro-test platforms with a deep ultraviolet Raman/photoluminescence micro-spectroscopy system including a suite of precision electronics for characterization of optical, electron, phonon, and microstructure responses to external stimuli. These capabilities are focused on developing knowledge of strain- and defect-coupled transport phenomena with applications in sensors and energy conversion.

Google Scholar, ORCID

Education

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. 05/2011

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, Mechanical Engineering, M.S. 05/2007

Duke University, Durham, NC, Mechanical Engineering, B.S. 05/2001

 

Professional Appointments

Scientist-3, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, Materials Physics & Applications Division Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, 07/2018–Present

 

Professional Societies

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Materials Research Society

 

Awards

(selected)

8. Early Career Research Program Award, Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program, Los Alamos National Laboratory 2019–2021

7. Mechanical Engineering Early Career Faculty Scholar Award, U. Connecticut 2017–2019

6. Ronald E. McNair Program Faculty Mentor Award, U. Connecticut 2017

5. Invited Participant, National Academy of Engineering 8th Annual Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium 2016

4. NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Awardee 2016–2021

3. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellow 2006–2011

2. Donald D. Harrington Graduate Doctoral Fellow, most prestigious honor at U. Texas, only 11 awards made university-wide 2005–2006

1. Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for personal actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom II-1 and Operation Vigilant Resolve 2004

 

Patents

2. Michael T. Pettes, Sajad Yazdani, and Hyun-Young Kim, "Instruments for measurement of multiple material properties," U. S. Patent Application No. 62/554,432, filed September 5, 2017, International Application No. 1658254.111WO2, filed September 4, 2018.

1. Alexandre K. Da Silva, Evan Fleming, Li Shi, Christopher W. Bielawski, Rodney S. Ruoff, Shaoyi Wen, Hengxing Ji, Michael T. Pettes, Abhijit Paul, Eunsu Paek, Alexander J. Pak, and Daniel P. Sellan, "Thermal storage units, components thereof, and methods of making and using them," U. S. Patent Application No. 14/915,403, filed February 29, 2016.

 

Publications

Research impact: Hirsch index of 27 and >4500 citations (Google Scholar, December 7, 2018), *Corresponding author.

2018

48. Jose A. Hernández-Pérez, Angel Ruiz-Reyes, Luis F. Fonseca, Michael T. Pettes, Miguel J. Yacamán, and Alfredo Benitez, "Thermoelectric properties of SnSe nanowires with different diameters," Scientific Reports 8, 11966 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30450-5

47. Sajad Yazdani and Michael T. Pettes*, "Nanoscale self-assembly of thermoelectric materials: A review of chemistry-based approaches," Nanotechnology 29(43), 432001 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aad673, LA-UR-18-27145

46. Raana Kashfi-Sabadad, Sajad Yazdani, Tran Doan Huan, Zhao Cai, and Michael T. Pettes*, "Role of oxygen vacancy defects in the electrocatalytic activity of substoichiometric molybdenum oxide," The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122(32), 18212–18222 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03536, LA-UR-18-27143

45. Sajad Yazdani, Hyun-Young Kim, Michael T. Pettes*, "Uncertainty analysis of axial temperature and Seebeck measurements," Review of Scientific Instruments 89(8), 084903 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5023909, LA-UR-18-27141

44. Jose A. Hernández-Pérez, Jennifer Carpena-Núñez, Luis F. Fonseca, Michael T. Pettes, Miguel J. Yacamán, and Alfredo Benitez, "Thermoelectric properties and thermal tolerance of indium tin oxide nanowires," Nanotechnology 29(36), 364001 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aaccd3

43. Alessandro Palmieri, Raana Kashfi-Sabadad, Sajad Yazdani, Stavros G. Karakalos, Benjamin Ng, Alexandra Oliveira, Michael T. Pettes, and William E. Mustain, "A strategy to dramatically improve capacity retention of metal oxide anodes in Li-ion batteries: Increasing intra-particle electronic conductivity through Na inclusion in Mn3O4," ChemElectroChem 5(15), 2059–2063 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1002/celc.201800358

42. Sajad Yazdani, Raana Kashfi-Sabadad, Tran Doan Huan, Mayra Daniela Morales-Acosta, and Michael T. Pettes*, "Polyelectrolyte-assisted oxygen vacancies: A new route to defect engineering in molybdenum oxide," Langmuir 34(21), 6296–6306 (2018). http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00539

41. Wei Wu, Jin Wang, Peter Ercius, Nicomario C. Wright, Danielle Leppert-Simenauer, Robert A. Burke, Madan Dubey, Avinash M. Dongare, and Michael T. Pettes*, "Giant mechanico-optoelectronic effect in an atomically thin semiconductor," Nano Letters 18(4), 2351–2357 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b05229

40. Alessandro Palmieri, Sajad Yazdani, Raana Kashfi-Sadabad, Stavros G. Karakalos, Michael T. Pettes, and William E. Mustain, "Cobalt doping as a pathway to stabilize the solid-state conversion chemistry of manganese oxide anodes in Li-ion batteries," The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122(13), 7120–7127 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00403

 

2017

39. Sajad Yazdani, Raana Kashfi-Sabadad, Alessandro Palmieri, William E. Mustain, and Michael T. Pettes*, "Effect of cobalt alloying on the electrochemical performance of manganese oxide nanoparticles nucleated on multiwalled carbon nanotubes," Nanotechnology 28(15), 155403 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aa6329

38. Wei Zhong, Ting Jiang, Tahereh Jafari, Altug S. Poyraz, Wei Wu, David A. Kriz, Shoucheng Du, Sourav Biswas, Michael T. Pettes, and Steven L. Suib, "Modified inverse micelle synthesis for mesoporous alumina with a high D4 siloxane adsorption capacity," Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 239, 328–335 (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2016.10.028

 

2016

37. Raana Kashfi-Sabadad, Sajad Yazdani, Abdolali Alemi, Tran Doan Huan, Rampi Ramprasad, and Michael T. Pettes*, "Block copolymer-assisted solvothermal synthesis of hollow Bi2MoO6 spheres substituted with samarium," Langmuir 32(42), 10967–10976 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02854

36. Jason Y. Wu, Wei Wu, and Michael T. Pettes*, "Ultra-high resolution steady-state micro-thermometry using a bipolar direct current reversal technique," Review of Scientific Instruments 87(9), 094901 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4962714

35. Alessandro Palmieri, Raana Kashfi-Sabadad, Sajad Yazdani, Michael T. Pettes, and William E. Mustain, "High performance bi-metallic manganese cobalt oxide/carbon nanotube Li-ion battery anodes," Electrochimica Acta 213, 620–625 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2016.07.147

34. Michael T. Pettes, Jaehyun Kim, Wei Wu, Karen C. Bustillo, and Li Shi, "Thermoelectric transport in surface- and antimony-doped bismuth telluride nanoplates," APL Materials 4(10), 104810 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4955400

33. Luis A. Jauregui, Michael T. Pettes, Leonid P. Rokhinson, Li Shi, and Yong P. Chen, "Magnetic field-induced helical mode and topological transitions in a topological insulator nanoribbon," Nature Nanotechnology 11, 345–351 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2015.293

 

2015

32. Insun Jo, Michael T. Pettes, Lucas R. Lindsay, Eric Ou, Annie C. Weathers, Arden L. Moore, Zhen Yao, and Li Shi, "Reexamination of basal plane thermal conductivity of suspended graphene samples measured by electro-thermal micro-bridge methods," AIP Advances 5(5), 053206 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4921519

31. Luis A. Jauregui, Michael T. Pettes, Leonid P. Rokhinson, Li Shi, and Yong P. Chen, "Gate tunable relativistic mass and Berry’s phase in topological insulator nanoribbon field effect devices," Scientific Reports 5, 8452 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep08452

30. Annie C. Weathers, Zia Ullah Khan, Robert Brooke, Drew R. Evans, Michael T. Pettes, Jens Wenzel Andreasen, Xavier Crispin, and Li Shi, "Significant electronic thermal transport in the conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT)," Advanced Materials 27(12), 2101–2106 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201404738

29. Michael T. Pettes, Mir M. Sadeghi, Hengxing Ji, Insun Jo, Wei Wu, Rodney S. Ruoff, and Li Shi, "Scattering of phonons by high-concentration isotopic impurities in ultrathin graphite," Physical Review B 91(3), 035429 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.91.035429

 

2014

28. Insun Jo, Michael T. Pettes, Eric Ou, Wei Wu, and Li Shi, "Basal-plane thermal conductivity of few-layer molybdenum disulfide," Applied Physics Letters 104(20), 201902 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4876965

27. Vivendra Singh, Thomas L. Bougher, Annie C. Weathers, Ye Cai, Kedong Bi, Michael T. Pettes, Sally A. McMenamin, Wei Lv, Daniel P. Resler, Todd R. Gattuso, David H. Altman, Kenneth H. Sandhage, Li Shi, Asegun Henry, and Baratunde A. Cola, "High thermal conductivity of chain-oriented amorphous polythiophene," Nature Nanotechnology 9(5), 384–390 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2014.44

26. Hengxing Ji, Daniel P. Sellan, Michael T. Pettes, Xianghua Kong, Junyi Ji, Li Shi, and Rodney S. Ruoff, "Enhanced thermal conductivity of phase change materials with ultrathin-graphite foams for thermal energy storage," Energy & Environmental Science 7(3), 1185–1192 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3EE42573H

25. Michael T. Pettes and Li Shi, "A reexamination of phonon transport through a nanoscale point contact in vacuum," Journal of Heat Transfer–Transactions of the ASME 136(3), 032401 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4025643

 

2013

24. Kedong Bi, Annie C. Weathers, Satoshi Matsushita, Michael T. Pettes, Munju Goh, Kazuo Akagi, and Li Shi, "Iodine doping effects on the lattice thermal conductivity of oxidized polyacetylene nanofibers," Journal of Applied Physics 114(19), 194302 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4831945

23. Michael T. Pettes, Jesse Maassen, Insun Jo, Mark S. Lundstrom, and Li Shi, "Effects of surface band bending and scattering on thermoelectric transport in suspended bismuth telluride nanoplates," Nano Letters 13(11), 5316–5322 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl402828s

22. Luis A. Valentín, Jesuan Betancourt, Luis F. Fonseca, Michael T. Pettes, Li Shi, Michał Soszyński, and Andrzej Huczko, "A comprehensive study of thermoelectric and transport properties of beta-silicon carbide nanowires," Journal of Applied Physics 114(18), 184301 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4829924

21. Keivan Davami, Annie C. Weathers, Nazli Kheirabi, Bohayra Mortazavi, Michael T. Pettes, Li Shi, Jeong-Soo Lee, and Meyya Meyyappan, "Thermal conductivity of ZnTe nanowires," Journal of Applied Physics 114(13), 134314 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4824687

20. Annie C. Weathers, Kedong Bi, Michael T. Pettes, and Li Shi, "Reexamination of thermal transport measurements of a low-thermal conductance nanowire with a suspended micro-device," Review of Scientific Instruments 84(8), 084903 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4816647

19. Insun Jo, Michael T. Pettes, Jaehyun Kim, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Zhen Yao, and Li Shi, "Thermal conductivity and phonon transport in suspended few-layer hexagonal boron nitride," Nano Letters 13(2), 550–554 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl304060g

 

2012

18. Michael T. Pettes, Hengxing Ji, Rodney S. Ruoff, and Li Shi, "Thermal transport in three-dimensional foam architectures of few-layer graphene and ultrathin graphite," Nano Letters 12(6), 2959–2964 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl300662q

17. Mir M. Sadeghi, Michael T. Pettes, and Li Shi, "Thermal transport in graphene," Solid State Communications 152(15), 1321–1330 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssc.2012.04.022

16. Hengxing Ji, Lili Zhang, Michael T. Pettes, Huifeng Li, Shanshan Chen, Li Shi, Richard D. Piner, and Rodney S. Ruoff, "Ultra-thin graphite foam: A three-dimensional conductive network for battery electrodes," Nano Letters 12(5), 2446–2451 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl300528p

 

2011

15. I-Kai Hsu, Michael T. Pettes, Mehmet Aykol, Chia-Chi Chang, Wei-Hsuan Hung, Jesse Theiss, Li Shi, and Stephen B. Cronin, "Direct observation of heat dissipation in individual suspended carbon nanotubes using a two-laser technique," Journal of Applied Physics 110(4), 044328 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3627236

14. Feng Zhou, Arden L. Moore, Jessica Bolinsson, Ann Persson, Linus Fröberg, Michael T. Pettes, Huijun Kong, Llewellyn K. Rabenberg, Philippe Caroff, Derek A. Stewart, Natalio Mingo, Kimberly A. Dick, Lars Samuelson, Heiner Linke, and Li Shi, "Thermal conductivity of indium arsenide nanowires with wurtzite and zinc blende phases," Physical Review B 83(20), 205416 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.83.205416

13. Michael T. Pettes, Insun Jo, Zhen Yao, and Li Shi, "Influence of polymeric residue on the thermal conductivity of suspended bi-layer graphene," Nano Letters 11(3), 1195–1200 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl104156y

 

2010

12. I-Kai Hsu, Michael T. Pettes, Mehmet Aykol, Li Shi, and Stephen B. Cronin, "The effect of gas environment on electrical heating in suspended carbon nanotubes," Journal of Applied Physics 108(8), 084307 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3499256

11. Anastassios Mavrokefalos, Qiyin Lin, Matthew Beekman, Jae Hun Seol, Yong J. Lee, Huijun Kong, Michael T. Pettes, David C. Johnson, and Li Shi, "In-plane thermal and thermoelectric properties of misfit-layered [(PbSe)0.99]x(WSe2)x superlattice thin films," Applied Physics Letters 96(18), 181908 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3428577

10. Jae Hun Seol, Insun Jo, Arden L. Moore, Lucas R. Lindsay, Zachary H. Aitken, Michael T. Pettes, Xuesong Li, Zhen Yao, Rui Huang, David A. Broido, Natalio Mingo, Rodney S. Ruoff, and Li Shi, "Two-dimensional phonon transport in supported graphene," Science 328(5975), 213–216 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1184014

9. Feng Zhou, Arden L. Moore, Michael T. Pettes, Yong J. Lee, Jae Hun Seol, Qi Laura Ye, Llewellyn K. Rabenberg, and Li Shi, "Effect of growth base pressure on the thermoelectric properties of indium antimonide nanowires," Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 43(2), 025406 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/43/2/025406

 

2009

8. Michael T. Pettes and Li Shi, "Thermal and structural characterizations of individual single-, double-, and multi- walled carbon nanotubes," Advanced Functional Materials 19(24), 3918–3925 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.200900932, Selected as frontispiece highlight, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.200990113.

7. Arden L. Moore, Michael T. Pettes, Feng Zhou, and Li Shi, "Thermal conductivity suppression in bismuth nanowires," Journal of Applied Physics 106(3), 034310 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3191657

6. Anastassios Mavrokefalos, Arden L. Moore, Michael T. Pettes, Li Shi, Wei Wang, and Xiaoguang Li, "Thermoelectric and structural characterizations of individual electrodeposited bismuth telluride nanowires," Journal of Applied Physics 105(10), 104318 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3133145

5. I-Kai Hsu, Michael T. Pettes, Adam W. Bushmaker, Mehmet Aykol, Li Shi, and Stephen B. Cronin, "Optical absorption and thermal transport of individual suspended carbon nanotube bundles," Nano Letters 9(2), 590–594 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl802737q

 

2008

4. I-Kai Hsu, Rajay Kumar, Adam W. Bushmaker, Stephen B. Cronin, Michael T. Pettes, Li Shi, Todd H. Brintlinger, Michael S. Fuhrer, and John Cumings, "Optical measurement of thermal transport in suspended carbon nanotubes," Applied Physics Letters 92(6), 063119 (2008). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2829864

 

2007

3. Anastassios Mavrokefalos, Ngoc T. Nguyen, Michael T. Pettes, David C. Johnson, and Li Shi, "In-plane thermal conductivity of disordered layered WSe2 and (W)x(WSe2)y superlattice films," Applied Physics Letters 91(17), 171912 (2007). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2800888

2. Feng Zhou, Jeannine R. Szczech, Michael T. Pettes, Arden L. Moore, Song Jin, and Li Shi, "Determination of transport properties in chromium disilicide nanowires via combined thermoelectric and structural characterizations," Nano Letters 7(6), 1649–1654 (2007). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl0706143

1. Anastassios Mavrokefalos, Michael T. Pettes, Feng Zhou, and Li Shi, "Four-probe measurements of the in-plane thermoelectric properties of nanofilms," Review of Scientific Instruments 78(3), 034901 (2007). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2712894

 
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