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Agnes M. Padovani, Ph. D.

 Professor
Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology
Office: Edif. OF # 319
Mayagüez, PR 00680
(787) 832-4040, Ext. 6185
E-Mail: agnes.padovani@upr.edu
Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Eng. Sciences and Materials.,University of P. R. – Mayagüez [Jan. 2006 to date]
  • Senior Materials Engineer, Intel Corporation,Chandler,AZ [April 2002 – April 2004]
  • Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA [Sep. 1997 – March 2002]
  • Summer Intern, Union Carbide Corporation, South Charleston, WV [June 1997 – Aug. 1997]
  • Summer Intern, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO [June 1996 – Aug. 1996]

Professional Preparation

  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002
  • University ofPuerto Rico at Mayagüez, Chemical Engineering, B.S. 1997
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. 2002

Publications

  • A.M. Padovani, L. Rhodes, S.A. Bidstrup Allen, and P.A. Kohl, “Chemically Bonded Porogens in Methylsilsesquioxane: I. Structure and Bonding,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 149 (12), F161-F170 (2002).
  • A.M. Padovani, L. Riester, L. Rhodes, S.A. Bidstrup Allen, and P.A. Kohl, “Chemically Bonded Porogens in Methylsilsesquioxane: II. Electrical, Optical, and Mechanical Properties,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 149 (12), F171-F180 (2002).
  • A.M. Padovani, L. Rhodes, L. Riester, G. Lohman, B. Tsuie, J. Conner, S.A. Bidstrup Allen, and P.A. Kohl, “Porous Methylsilsesquioxane for Low-k Dielectric Applications,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 4 (11), F25-F28 (2001).
  • D. Bhusari, H.A. Reed, M. Wedlake, A.M. Padovani, S.A. Bidstrup Allen, and P.A. Kohl, “Fabrication of Air-Channel Structures for Microfluidic, Microelectromechanical and Microelectronic Applications,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 10 (3), 400-408 (2001).
  • A. Padovani and D. Suleiman, “Simple Prediction of Limiting Activity Coefficients of Non-electrolytes in Water at 25ºC,” AIChE Journal, 43 (12), 3271-3273 (1997).

Patents

  • “Light transparent substrate imprint tool with light blocking distal end”, Agnes M. Padovani, U.S. Patent # 7,168,936 B2, January 30, 2007.
  • “Optical waveguides formed from nano air-gap inter-layer dielectric materials and methods of fabrication thereof”, Tony Mule, Paul Kohl, James D. Meindl, Agnes Padovani, Thomas K. Gaylord, Elias N. Glytsis, Sue Ann B. Allen, U.S. Patent # 6,947,651, September 20, 2005.
  • “Stress-compensation layer systems for improved second level solder joint reliability”, Saikumar Jayaraman, Terry Sterrett, Connie Gettinger, Vijay Wakharkar, and Agnes Padovani, U.S. Patent Application # 20050068757, March 31, 2005.

Synergistic Activities

  • Coordinator of the Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) committee at the department-level and the Undergraduate Certificate in MSE.
  • Member of the Engineering Academic Affairs Committee since 2008.