Assistant Professor of Physics
Department of Natural Sciences
Office: SE 214
Ph.D. in Applied Physics (2009), University of South Florida (Advisor: George S. Nolas)
M.S. in Physics (2006), University of South Florida (Advisor: George S. Nolas)
B.S. in Physics (2003), University of South Florida
Professional Appointments and Other Relevant Experience
2011–present Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Natural Sciences, Oregon Institute of Technology
2011–present Courtesy Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon
2009–2011 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon (Advisor: Prof. David C. Johnson)
2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of South Florida (Advisor: Prof. George S. Nolas)
2008 DAAD Research Scholar, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yuri Grin)
2008 Graduate Student Intern, Materials and Processes Lab, General Motors R&D Center, Warren, MI (Advisor: Dr. Jihui Yang)
Courses Taught at Oregon Tech
PHY 203 – General Physics III
PHY 223 – General Physics III w/ Calculus
PHY 203/223 Lab – General Physics III Laboratory
PHY 202 – General Physics II
PHY 222 – General Physics II w/ Calculus
PHY 202/222 Lab – General Physics II Laboratory
PHY 201 – General Physics I
PHY 221 – General Physics I w/ Calculus
PHY 201/221 Lab – General Physics I Laboratory
Recent Publications (since 2011; see CV for full list):
M. Beekman, C. Heideman, M. Anderson, M. Smeller, R. Atkins, Q. Lin, N. Nguyen, and D.C. Johnson, “Design and realization of nanostructured inorganic intergrowths,” Thermoelectrics and its Energy Harvesting, Vol. 2: Modules, Systems, and Applications in Thermoelectrics, Ed. D.M. Rowe, CRC Press (2012).
Refereed Journal Articles
M. Alemayehu, M. Jackson, J.E. Davis, J.D. Sumega, L. Smith, B. Lessig, C. Knutson, M. Beekman, D.C. Johnson, and D.A. Keszler, “Tunable dielectric thin films by aqueous, inorganic solution-based processing,” Solid State Sci. 13, 2037 (2011).
C.D. Mortensen, M. Beekman, and D.C. Johnson, “Probing the effects of alloying, grain size, and turbostratic disorder on thermal conductivity,” Sci. Adv. Mater. 3, 639 (2011).
Q. Lin, S. Tepfer, C. Heideman, C. Mortensen, N. Nguyen, P. Zschack, M. Beekman, and D.C. Johnson, “Influence of selenium vapor post-annealing on the electrical transport properties of PbSe-WSe2 nanolaminates,” J. Mater. Res. 26, 1866 (2011).
S. Stefanoski, M. Beekman, W. Wong-Ng, P. Zavalij, and G.S. Nolas, “A simple approach for selective crystal growth of intermetallic clathrates,” Chem. Mater. 23, 1491 (2011).
Refereed Conference Proceedings
M. Beekman, G. Cogburn, C. Heideman, S. Rouvimov, P. Zschack, W. Neumann and D. C. Johnson, “New layered intergrowths in the Sn-Mo-Se system,” J. Electron. Mater. DOI: 10.1007/s11664-012-1971-3 (2012).
W. Neumann, H. Kirmse, I. Häusler, C. Grosse, P. Moeck, S. Rouvimov, M. Beekman, R. Atkins, D. C. Johnson, and K. Volz, “Methods of electron crystallography as tools for materials analysis,” Solid State Phenomena (Proc. of XIVth International Conference on Electron Microscopy, Wisla, Poland, June 26 -30, 2011) 186, 1 (2012).
D. B. Moore, M. Beekman, D. C. Johnson, “Synthesis of Four New Members of the (PbSe)1.16(TiSe2)n (n = 1, 2, 3, and 4) Family of Ferecrystals,” Proc. of 11th IEEE Int. Conf. on Nanotechnology, Portland, OR, (2011).
S. Rouvimov, C. Grosse, M. Beekman, R. Atkins, H. Kirmse, D. C. Johnson, and W. Neumann, “Structural investigations of ferecrystals [(SnSe)1+δ]m[TSe2]n (T = Mo, Ta) by means of transmission electron microscopy,” Proc. of 11th IEEE Int. Conf. on Nanotechnology, Portland, OR, (2011).
M. Beekman, D. B. Moore, R. Atkins, C. Heideman, Q. Lin, K. Hill, M. Anderson, and D. C. Johnson, “New Compounds Consisting of Turbostratic Intergrowths: Ultra-low Thermal Conductivities and Tunable Electric Properties,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1329: mrss11-1329-i04-09 (2011).