Keith A. Williams

Ph.D. (Physics, Penn State, 2001)

Online Resume

Visiting Professor
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Virginia
351 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4743

Twitter: @keithwms, @physicswilliams
Tel.: (434) 227-6122 (cell)
Fax: (434) 924-8818 (shared)
Office: Physics Building Rm. 159

Lab: Physics Building Rm. 254

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Graduate Education / Academics

  • Visiting Professor, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Virginia (2012-)
  • Program Manager and CTO based at Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C. for the SAIC Materials, Corrosion and Environmental Technologies Division (2010-)
  • Asst. Professor, Dept. of Physics, University of Virginia (2004-2012)
  • Postdoc, Molecular Biophysics Group, Delft University of Technology (2001-2004)
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Penn State University (2001)
  • M.S. in Physics, University of Kentucky (1998)

Courses Taught

  • All course evaluations available upon request.
  • PHYS 1090 : Galileo & Einstein, History of Physics
  • PHYS 1610 : Physics I (calculus-based, for majors)
  • PHYS 582 / ECE 407 : Introduction to Nanophysics (Textbook in development)
  • PHYS 304 : Physics of the Human Body
  • PHYS 311 : Widely-Applied Physics - Energy Production & Storage (Textbook in development)
  • PHYS 142R : Calculus-Based Physics, for Rodman Scholars
  • PHYS 231 : Calculus-Based Physics
  • INST 263 : Intro. Traditional Black & White Photography*
  • INST 287 : Local Foods: From Garden to Table*
    * Short courses for Hereford College.

Current & Pending Projects

  • SAIC Program Mgr. for NRL Contract N00173-07-C-2068, “Research Development Test & Engineering in Corrosion Mechanisms on Various Systems and Materials”, Contract Value $35M
  • SAIC Program Mgr. for NRL Contract N00173-03-C-2013, “Research and Development in Engineering and the Physical and Life Sciences”, Contract Value $36M
  • SAIC Program Mgr. for NRL Contract N00173-07-C-2023, “Sonar Dome”, Contract Value $6.5M
  • SAIC Program Mgr. for NRL Contract N00173-11-C-2008, “Materials Performance Processing and Modeling”, Contract Value $250k
  • Surface-scattering field effect transistors, a.k.a. 'surfets' (Funded by NSF NIRT)
  • Lithography in the deep ultraviolet (Funded by UVa FEST)
  • Nanotube synthesis and devices (Funded by NSF)
  • Photovoltaics with Black Silicon (Funded by UVa Collaborative Sustainable Energy Seed Grant)
  • Carbon-based Ultracapacitors (Pending)
  • A Hands-On Introduction to Nanoscience (Funded by NSF NUE, supplemented by UVa SEAS and UVa CLAS)
  • Artificial Cilia for the Investigation of Cell Cooperativity in Wound Healing (Funded by UVa Nanostar Seed)
  • Tunable Quantum Interference in Silicon Nanodevices (CNMS, ORNL)
  • Nanotube Field Effect Devices for the Study of Quantum Interference (CNMS, ORNL)
  • Introduction to Nanoscience (Textbook Project, Springer)

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Seminars, Colloquia, and Conference Presentations (2007-2010)


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