Kris Poduska (PhD Cornell, BA Carleton College) is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography at Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador, where she has won research and teaching awards. She leads a research team that develops and analyzes materials with technological, geological, and archaeological applications. She is active in science advocacy, including four years of past service as the Canadian Association of Physicists Director of Science Policy, and current work with the On Call Scientists initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program).
Infrared spectrometers (vacuum environment; optical or acoustic detection; near-IR, mid-IR and far-IR).
High precision potentiostat/galvanostat with impedance spectroscopy.
Ultrapure (18.2 MOhm*cm) water purification system.
Vibrating sample magnetometer with torque magnetometry.
Scanning probe microscope (in air, fluid, or under electrochemical control).
Active Research Interests:
Environmental applications of carbonate mineral formation and degradation.
Tailored growth and processing of coatings and powders.
Materials characterization in archaeological contexts.
Ultrasound wave interactions in complex and porous solids.
Effective communication of climate science.
Emerging Research Interests:
Climate change mitigation.
Past Research Interests:
Magneto-optical investigations of nanoscale metals.
Scanning tunneling microscopy studies of nanoscale materials.
Templated growth of magnetic materials.
Phosphor development for light-emitting-diode-based solid-state lighting applications.
Sensor material development for petrochemical applications.
Tailored growth and processing of transparent semiconductors.
Tailored Growth and Processing of Transparent Semiconductors
Vibrating Sample Magnetometer for Anisotropic Patterned Materials
Biomaterials Prepared by Electrochemical Methods
Nanoscale Phosphor Materials Development for Solid-State Lighting Applications
Multiscale Studies of Defects in Solids