Dr. John D. Williams

Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

Office Location: Engineering Research Center 1320
Phone: 970 491-8564
Fax: 970 491-8671
Email: John.D.Williams@colostate.edu
Personal website: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/ionstand


Professor Williams’s research interests include modeling of erosion phenomena of ion thruster components such as ion extraction grids and hollow cathodes, as well as experimental evaluation of plasma and ion beam interactions with materials for both aerospace and terrestrial applications. Recent work has been in fabricating superlattice quantum well structures for high figure of merit thermoelectics and producing plasmas in confined pockets to enhance thin film deposition processes for solar cells.

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  • B.S. 1986, Colorado State University – Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. 1991, Colorado State University – Mechanical Engineering

International Connections

  • Country: Spain
    Contact: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, Scholarly efforts with institutions
  • Country: Japan
    Contact: Tokyo Metropolitan University, Collaboration