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Tom Harris

Phone (505) 284-8522


  • CINT
  • Property Measurements


Nanoscale Electronics & Mechanics


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 2010

S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, 2010

M.S., Vanderbilt University, Mechanical Engineering, 2003

B.E., Vanderbilt University, Mechanical Engineering, 2000


Nanoscale and quantum-limited carrier transport in condensed matter, with a primary focus on electron and phonon dynamics in low-dimensional structures, (specifi cally) inorganic nanowires, thin lms, and carbon-based nanostructures; the fabrication, design, and control of nanoscale electromechanical systems (NEMS); heat and charge transport across heterostructured interfaces; nite element analysis and multiphysics simulations.



C. T. Harris, J. A. Martinez, E. A. Shaner, B. S. Swartzentruber, J. Y. Huang, J. P. Sullivan, and G. Chen, \Fabrication of a Thermal Property Measurement Platform," Nanotechnology Vol. 22, pp. 275308, 2011.

P. E. Hopkins, J. R. Serrano, L. M. Phinney, S. P. Kearney, T. W. Grasser, and C. T. Harris, \Criteria for Cross-Plane Dominated Thermal Transport in Multilayer Thin Film Systems During Modulated Laser Heating," Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 132, No. 8, August 2010, pp. 081302.

C. Dames, S. Chen, C. T. Harris, J. Y. Huang, Z. F. Ren, M. S. Dresselhaus, and G. Chen, \A Hot-Wire Probe for Thermal Measurements of Nanowires and Nanotubes Inside a Transmission Electron Microscope," Review of Scienti fic Instruments, Vol. 78, 104903 (1-13), 2007.

D.G. Walker, C.T. Harris, T.S. Fisher and J.L. Davidson, \Estimation of Parameters in Thermal-Field Emission from Diamond," Diamond and Related Materials, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2005, pp. 113{120.

C.T. Harris, D.G. Walker, T.S. Fisher and W.H. Hofmeister, \Experimental Characterization of Anode Heating due to Electron Field Emission," Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 2, June 2004, pp. 101{110.