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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Kelvin G. Lynn

Kelvin Lynn

Eminent Faculty

Regents Professor

Boeing Chair for Advanced Materials

Director, Center for Materials Research

Dana 102


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah, 1974
  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Utah, 1972
  • B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah, 1971

Research Interests

  • Solid State and Surface Physics
  • Defects in semiconductors and metals
  • Photovoltaic materials
  • Room temperature radiation detectors
  • Thermal stimulated spectroscopies
  • Positron interactions in solids
  • Micro-electrical and mechanical systems
  • Growth of semiconductors and oxide crystals
  • Energy harvesting

Recognition and Honors

  • Elected to the Washington State Academy of Science (2012)
  • Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2001)
  • Fellow of The American Physical Society (1988)

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • “Defects in Undoped p-type CdTe Single Crystals”, Tursun Ablekim, Santosh K. Swain, Jedidiah McCoy and Kelvin G. Lynn, IEEE Journal of Photovoltiacs, Vol. 6, No. 6, November 2016 (2016)
  •  “Nitrogen Desorption and Positron Sensitive Defect of CVD Diamond”, Kasey R. Lund, Kelvin G. Lynn, Marc H. Weber, Chao Liu and Elgin Eissler, Journal of Modern Physics, 2017, 8, 770-785 (2017)
  • “Self-compensation in arsenic doping of CdTe”, Tursun Ablekim, Santosh K. Swain, Wan-Jian Yin, Katherine Zaunbrecher, James Burst, Teresa M. Barnes, Darius Kuciauskas, Su-Huai Wei and Kelvin G. Lynn, Scientific Reports, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-04719-0 (2017)
  • “Spectroscopic and Neutron Detection Properties of Rare Earth and Titanium Doped  LiAlO2 Single Crystals”, Peter T. Dickens, Jose Marcial, John McCloy, Benjamin S. McDonald and Kelvin G. Lynn, (2017)
  • “Progress towards an intense beam of positrons created by a Van de Graaff accelerator”, K.R. Lund, M.H. Weber, K.G Lynn, J. Jennings, C. Minnal, A. Narimannezhad, R. Rao, K.A.W Monster, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 412C pp. 71-80 (2017)
  •  “Formation of high concentrations of isolated Zn vacancies and evidence for rheir acceptor levels in ZnO”, N.S. Parmar, J-W. Choi, L.A. Boatner, M.D. McCluskey, K.G. Lynn, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.09.239, (2017)
  • “Hydrogen-related complexes in Li-diffused ZnO single crystals”, Caleb D. Corolewski, Narendra S. Parmar, Kelvin G. Lynn, and Matthew D. McCluskey, Journal of Applied Physics, 120, 035703 (2016)
  • “Pushing the Limits of Bonded Multi-Wafer Stack Heights While Maintaining High Precision Alignment”, Alireza Narimannezhad, Joshah Jennings, Marc H. Weber, and Kelvin G. Lynn, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, (PUBLISHED ONLINE, IN PUBLICATION)
  • “Solar cells based on cadmium telluride with an open-circuit voltage greater than 1 V”. SPIE Newsroom, 10.1117/2.1201605.006479, June 6, 2016 (2016)
  • J.M. Burst, J.N. Duenow, D.S. Albin, E. Colegrove, M.O. Reese, J.A. Aguiar, C.-S. Jiang, M. K. Patel, M. M. Al-Jassim, D. Kuciauskas, S. Swain, T. Ablekim, K.G. Lynn and W.K. Metzger. “CdTe solar cells with open-circuit breaking the 1 V barrier”, Nature Energy, Article Number 16015/ DOI: 10:1038/NENERGY.2016.15 (2016)
  • Antimatter traps in microscale: Theory and Fabrication. Alireza Narimannezhad and Kelvin G. Lynn. Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-3-659-83447-9; ISBN-10: 3659834475. 2016
  • “Impurity migration and effects on vacancy formation enthalpy in polycrystalline depleted uranium”, K.R. Lund, K. G. Lynn, M. H. Weber, C. Macchi, A. Somoza, A. Juan, M. A. Okuniewski, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 466 (2015) 343-350, (2015)
  • “Green photoluminescence in ZnO crystals: a combined study using positron annihilation, photoluminescence, and hall measurements”, N.S. Parmar, S.K. Swain, and K.G. Lynn, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, DOI 10.1007/s10854-015-3699-3, (2015)
  • “A Novel Method to Store Charged Antimatter Particles”, Marc H. Weber, Kelvin G. Lynn, Joshah Jennings, Kasey Lund and Chandra Minnal, 100 Year Starship® canopus 310 LY Pathway to the Stars, Footprints on Earth (Copyright 2014, 20145), Houston, Texas (2014)
  • “Defect generation and analysis in mechanically alloyed stoichiometric Fe-Ni alloys”, Yunlong Geng, Tursunjan Ablekim, Mark A. Koten, Marc Weber, Kelvin Lynn, Jeffrey E. Shield, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 633 (2015) 250–255
  • “Potassium acceptor doping of ZnO crystals”, Narendra S. Parmar, Caleb D. Corolewski, Matthew D. McCluskey, and K.G. Lynn, AIP Advances, 5, 057107 (2015); doi: 1063/1.4919932
  • “Sodium doping in ZnO Crystals”, N.S. Parmar and K.G. Lynn, Applied Physics Letters 106, 022101 (2015)
  • “High-energy mechanical milling-induced crystallization in Fe32Zr3B13”, Yunlong Geng, Tursunjan Ablekim, Pinaki Mukherjee, Marc Weber, Kelvin Lynn, Jeffrey E. Shield, Journal of Non-crystalline Solids, 404, 140-144 (2014)