Scott Chambers

Affiliate Professor
Scott Chambers

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Dr. Scott Chambers is a Laboratory Fellow and Technical Group Leader at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as well as Affiliate Professor of Chemistry and Affiliate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His training is in chemical physics and physical chemistry, but his research over the bulk of his professional career has been in materials chemistry and physics. His research focuses on making, modeling and understanding complex metal oxide crystalline films and heterostructures. These materials are of significant interest in a variety of scientific and technological arenas including next-generation electronics, energy storage, photovoltaics and photocatalysis. Dr. Chambers was trained at the University of California at San Diego and Oregon State University. Before joining Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, he was a staff scientist at the Boeing High Technology Center in Seattle. Chambers received the Medard W. Welch Award of the American Vacuum Society in 2019. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Vacuum Society. He was the recipient of E.W. Mueller Award for outstanding achievements in surface science from the Laboratory for Surface Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2004, as well as a Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer Award in 2002. He has published 335 peer reviewed scientific papers, review articles, and book chapters, and has given 230 invited lectures at universities, research laboratories and conferences worldwide. He holds three U.S. patents.