Group Leader

Dr. Diana Berman

Job Title: Assistant Professor 
Office: Discovery Park E102 
Phone: 940-891-6778

2012            Ph.D. in Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC                        
2007            M.S. in Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC                            
2005            B.S, Appl. Physics and Math, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia                  

2016 -          Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of North Texas (Denton, TX)  
2012 - 16    PostDoctoral Researcher, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL)
2012            Adjunct Professor in Physics, summer semester, Moraine Valley Community College (Palos Hills, IL)
2008 - 12    Research Assistant, North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)

2018            Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Early Career Academic Professional Award 
2017            Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from ORAU 
2017            TechConnect National Innovation Award 2017 for “Direct method to grow single and multilayer graphene on insulting substrate at wafer-scale in 1 min” technology.
2016            Outstanding Postdoctoral Performance Award, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 
2016            TechConnect National Innovation Award 2016 for “Graphene-nanodiamond solution for achieving superlubricity” technology.
2014            Best Poster Preview Award, Gordon Research Conference
2008            Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi