Email: nchilds@physics.montana.edu
Phone: 406-994-7317
Fax: 406-994-4452
EPS Room 247, MSU, Bozeman, 59717-3840, MT

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Curriculum Vitae

 

Biographical Sketch:

  • Montana State University, Bozeman, MT Ph.D. Physics 2009 - 2013
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, MT M.S. Physics 2006 - 2009
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY M.S. Science Education 2003-2007
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY B.S. Applied Physics, Minor in Management 1995 - 1999
  • Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies Boulder, CO Visiting Scholar 2011
  • Kendall Jr./Sr. High School Kendall, NY Science Teacher 2003-2006
  • Plug Power Inc. Latham, NY Engineering 1998-2001

Interests:

  • Fuel Cell Material Development

Selected Publications:

  • N. Childs, A. Weisenstein, S. Soe, R. Smith: Electrical Conductivity of Sr2VMoO6 Double Perovskites, Accepted, with minor revisions, by the Journal of Applied Physics, March 2013
  • N. Childs, A. Shu, A. Collete, K. Drake, M. Horanyi : Indirect Charged Particle Detection: Concepts and a Classroom Demonstration, Accpeted by the Physics Teacher, March 2013
  • A. Weisenstein, N. Childs, R. Amendola, D. Driscoll, S. Soe, P. Gannon, R. Smith: Processing and Characterization of Sr(2-x)VMoO(6-y) Double Perovskites, Materials Chemistry and Physics, February 2013
  • N. Childs, C. Law, R. Smith, S. Soe, C. Key, M. Lerch: Electronic Current Distribution Calculation for a Ni-YSZ Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anode, Fuel Cells, February 2013
  • C. F. Key, W. Priyantha, J. Regar, H. Chen, J Eziashi, R. J. Smith, P. Gannon, N. Childs, P. Gentile, S. Soe : RBS Investigation of Volatile Gases Produced in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems, AIP conference proceedings, 2012
  • M. Kopczyk, W. Priyantha, N. Childs, C. Key, M. Lerch, R.J. Smith, D.S. Choi : Structure of ultra-thin Ti lm on the Al(001) surface, Surface Science, March 2010
  • N. Childs: A Novel Regents Physics Review Exercise: Rutherford Scattering, Science Teachers Association of New York State Bulletin, Published 2007

Selected Talks:

  • N. Childs: Electronic Current Distribution Calculation for a Ni-YSZ Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anode, Montana Space Grant Consortium Research Symposium, Bozeman, MT April 2011
  • N. Childs: Conceptual Demonstration of Hypervelocity Dust Particle Detection, Montana Space Grant Consortium Research Symposium, Bozeman, MT April 2012
  • N. Childs: Conceptual Demonstration of Hypervelocity Dust Particle Detection, 22nd International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, Fort Worth, TX August 2012
  • N. Childs: Processing and Characterization of Sr(2-x)VMoO(6-y) Double Perovskites, 22nd International
  • Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, Fort Worth, TX August 2012 *invited

Academic Responsibilities:

Classes being taught by Dr. Childs this semester are listed below. Follow the link to find the online content for the class:-