RA Adomaitis

Raymond A. Adomaitis

Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Institute for Systems Research
University of Maryland Energy Research Center
Maryland NanoCenter

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA

Phone: +1(301)405-2969
E-mail: adomaiti@umd.edu
www.thinfilm.umd.edu

Brief biographical sketch

Ray Adomaitis received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. After two years working on computational nonlinear dynamics as a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University, he joined the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) at the University of Maryland as a postdoctoral fellow. Currently, he is a Professor in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department with a joint appointment at the ISR at the University of Maryland. He also is affiliated with the Maryland NanoCenter and the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC).

Ray’s research interests focus on simulation and design of thin-film manufacturing processes with applications in microelectronics, alternative energy, nanomanufacturing, and spacecraft systems. Most of his current efforts are directed to developing physically based models of atomic layer deposition surface reaction kinetics to provide simulation tools for the scale-up and optimization of these manufacturing processes. His teaching activities include undergraduate and graduate-level classes in solar energy, chemical engineering computations, and both systems and chemical engineering capstone process design. Among other awards and activities, he is Fellow of the American¬†Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Recent awards and activities

2018 International Program Committee Member, Process Systems Engineering (PSE) 2018
2016-2017 Engineering faculty PI, University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Team
2016 Invited speaker, FOCAPO/CPC 2017, Tucson, AZ
2016 Invited speaker, ALD 2016, Ireland
2015-present AIChE Career and Education Operating Council
2015 Keynote speaker, ISR 30th Anniversary
2014 Charles W. Pierce Distinguished Alumni Award, Illinois Institute of Technology
2014 Invited Lecturer, ITESO, Guadalajara, Mexico
2013-present US representative to the EuroCVD International Board, listserv moderator
2013, 2016 Peking University Globex Fellow
2013-2016 AIChE Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Past Chair (2016), Chair (2015), Vice-Chair (2014), and 2nd Vice-Chair (2013)
2012-2017 Member, AIChE Public Affairs and Information Committee (PAIC)
2011-present Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
2010-2012 Director, AIChE Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division
2009 Conference Organizer, EuroCVD-17 and CVD XVII, Vienna, Austria (with D. Barreca, M. T. Swihart, and K. Worhoff)
2006 Invited Lecturer, Technological Institute of Celaya, Mexico
2005 Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, ISR, University of Maryland
1995-2014 AIChE National Capital Section (NCS) secretary, newsletter editor, listserv manager, website coordinator, and executive committee member