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Alex A Volinsky
Associate Professor

University of South Florida



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Alex A. Volinsky is an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida, Mechanical Engineering Department. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in 2000. Thesis title: “The Role of Geometry and Plasticity in Thin, Ductile Film Adhesion”. Dr. Volinsky held an Engineering Materials Senior Staff Member potion at Motorola’s Process and Materials Characterization Lab prior to joining USF. There, he conducted principal research employing XRD, SEM, FIB, FA analytical techniques for advanced technologies development, including porous low-K dielectrics and interconnect structures. Professor Volinsky’s current research interests are: Thin films processing, mechanical properties and characterization; adhesion and fracture of thin films; microelectronics and MEMS reliability, environmental degradation of materials. He is in charge of the Nanomechanical Testing and X-Ray lab at USF. Dr. Volinsky authored over 130 scientific papers, one of which was determined to be the highly cited paper in the field of Materials Science by ISI® Essential Science Indicators: A.A. Volinsky, N.R. Moody, W.W. Gerberich, Acta Mater. Vol. 50/3, pp. 441-466, 2002. He organized several conferences and symposia. Professor Volisnky’s research was recognized by national and international awards.

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