For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Jonathon Spanier

Jonathan Spanier

Professor, Associate Dean, Director, Centralized Research Facilities

Contact Information

LeBow 440
Mesoscale Materials Laboratory

Academic and Professional Preparation

  • Harvard University — Postdoctoral Fellow, Physical Chemistry 2001-2003 (with Hongkun Park)
  • Columbia University — Applied Physics, PhD 2001 (with Irving P. Herman)
  • The Catholic Univ. of America — Electrical Engineering (Acoustics), MS 1994
  • Drew University — Physics & Music, BA 1990

Selected Awards & Honors

  • APS Fellow, 2016
  • Invited Participant, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering, 2014
  • Japan Trust Foundation Fellow, Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd., and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and 2014.
  • Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellow, 2013
  • Distinguished Service Award, Louis R. Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Drexel University, 2013
  • ONR Summer Senior Faculty Fellowship, 2011
  • Outstanding Alumni Award in the Sciences, Drew Univ., 2010
  • University Provost Fellow, Drexel Univ., 2009
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers (PECASE), 2007
  • TMS Young Faculty Career Award, Honorable Mention, 2007
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, 2004
  • Innovation Award, Nano-Bio Interface Ctr., Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • PhD conferred with Distinction by Trustees of Columbia Univ., 2001
  • Elected to Sigma Xi, 2001

Selected Memberships & Service

  • Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • University Advisory Committee on Strategic Interdisciplinary Research, 2016
  • Chair, Committee on Core Facilities, 2014-present
  • Symposium Co-Organizer, "Frontiers in Complex Oxides," Fall MRS Meeting, 2014
  • Symposium Co-Organizer, Spring MRS Meeting, 2014
  • Member, Drexel University Strategic Plan Implementation Task Force 1A: The Student Academic Experience, 2014
  • Organizing Committee, Quantum Dots and Nanostructures XI/Photonics West/SPIE OPTO, 2014
  • Member, Drexel University University Advisory Committee, Revision of the University Charter, 2014
  • Chair, Steering Committee for the 2013-18 Strategic Plan for the Drexel College of Engineering
  • APS, Semiconductor Nanowires, Baltimore, 2013
  • Co-chair, University Task Force on Nano Infrastructure, 2012
  • Director, Drexel University Centralized Research Facilities (CRF), 2011-present
  • Director/PI: Drexel Renewable Energy Technology and Infrastructure Networks (RETAIN), GAANN project for PhD assistantships, 2010-present
  • Director/PI: Engineers as Global Leaders in Energy and Sustainability (EAGLES) DoEd/EU ATLANTIS project for student and faculty int'l mobility, 2010-present
  • Member, Search Committee for the Dean of Engineering, 2010-11
  • University Liaison, Energy Commercialization Institute of the Commonwealth of PA, 2010-11
  • Member, MSE Faculty Search Committee, 2010
  • Session Chair, European MRS, Raman Scattering (honoring 100th anniversary of birth of C. V. Raman) Warsaw, 2008
  • Chair, MSE Faculty Search Committee, 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Member, Nano-Bio Interface Center Ethics Advisory Board, 2006

Patents, Publications & Invited Talks

  • 7 US and int'l patents and patents-pending
  • 60 peer-reviewed archival journal publications
  • 50 invited talks since 2003.
  • 10 US and int'l patents and patents pending

Former PhD advisees

  • Dr. Linyou Cao, Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, North Carolina State Univ.
  • Dr. Bora Garipcan, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Hacettepe Univ., Ankara, Turkey
  • Dr. Gregory Soja, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
  • Dr. Cristian Staii, Assistant Professor of Physics, Tufts Univ., Medford, MA
  • Dr. Stephen S Nonnenmann, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Dr. Guannan Chen, Staff Scientist, Applied Materials, CA
  • Dr. Eric Gallo, Process Engineer, Creative Microsystems, Burlington, VT
  • Dr. Andrew Akbashev, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
  • Dr. Mohammad A. Islam, Assistant Professor of Physics, SUNY Oswego
  • Dr. Stephanie H. Johnson, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dr. Oren D. Leaffer, Engineer, Pure Storage, CA
  • Dr. Terrence McGuckin, COE Ephemeron Labs, Philadelphia PA
  • Dr. Maria Torres
  • Dr. Feng Yan, First Solar