DR. JACK L. SKINNER
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Department of General Engineering
1300 West Park Street
Jack L. Skinner received the B.S. degree from Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, MT, in General Engineering with a Mechanical Engineering Option in 2000, the M.S. degree from Washington State University, Pullman, WA, in Mechanical Engineering in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Davis, CA, in Mechanical Engineering in 2007.
He was a graduate researcher with the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC), Berkeley, CA, from 2004 to 2007, where he developed diffractive optical microsystems. From 2003 to 2012, he was with Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA, where he was a Principal Member of the Technical Staff before accepting a position as Assistant Professor of General Engineering at Montana Tech, Butte, MT. He has been working in the field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology since 2001. His research interests include technological advancements in the understanding and application of microscale and nanoscale devices, materials, and methods, particularly to the area of energy.
Dr. Skinner is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Materials Research Society (MRS), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
- Energy systems
- Microscale and nanoscale theory and design
- Microfabrication and nanofabrication
- Advanced materials
- Device characterization
- Integration of microscale and nanoscale technologies
- EGEN 202 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics
- EGEN 491 Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems
- EMEC 448 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
“Fabrication of a large, ordered, three-dimensional nanocup array,” Joanne C. Lo, Soon Gweon Hong, Richard J. Anderson, Luke P. Lee, David A. Horsley, and Jack L. Skinner, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 101, pp. 081109, August 2012.
“Nanofabrication of SERS device by an integrated block-copolymer and nanoimprint lithography method,” E. L. Yang, C. C. Liu, C. A. Steinhaus, C. Y. P. Yang, P. F. Nealey, and J. L. Skinner, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, Vol. 28, Iss. 6, pp. C6M93-C6M97, November/December 2010.
“Nanotube surface functionalization effects in blended multi-walled carbon nanotubes/PVDF composites,” G. O’Bryan, E. L. Yang, T. Zifer, K. Wally, J. L. Skinner, and A. L. Vance, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, DOI: 10.1002/app.33264, November 2010.
“Fabrication methods for creating flexible polymer substrate sensor tags,” H. Ho and J. L. Skinner, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, Vol. 27, Iss. 6, pp. 3104-3108, November/December 2009.
“Low-power electrothermal actuation for microelectromechanical systems,” J. L. Skinner, P. M. Dentinger, F. W. Strong, and S. E. Gianoulakis, Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS, Vol. 7, Iss. 4, pp. 043025-1-7, November 2008.
“Large-area subwavelength aperture arrays fabricated using nanoimprint lithography,” J. L. Skinner, L. L. Hunter, A. A. Talin, J. Provine, and D. A. Horsley, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 527-531, September 2008.
“Electrical discharge across micrometer-scale gaps for planar MEMS structures in air at atmospheric pressure,” F. W. Strong, J. L. Skinner, and N. C. Tien, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 18, pp. 075025-1-11, July 2008.
“A MEMS light modulator based on diffractive nanohole gratings,” J. L. Skinner, A. A. Talin, and D. A. Horsley, Optics Express, Vol. 16, Iss. 6, pp. 3701-3711, March 2008.
“Effect of critical dimension variation on SAW correlator energy,” J. L. Skinner, G. F. Cardinale, A. A. Talin, and R. W. Brocato, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 497-501, February 2006.
“High strain behavior of composite thin film piezoelectric membranes,” I. Demir, A. L. Olson, J. L. Skinner, C. D. Richards, R. F. Richards, and D. F. Bahr, Microelectronic Engineering, Vol. 75, Iss. 1, pp. 12-23, July 2004.