Jack Skinner - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Jack Skinner, Ph.D., P.E.

Jack Skinner

Associate Professor
Department Head

1300 West Park Street, Butte, MT 59701
S&E 309
Phone: 406-496-4460
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Biography

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 Mechanical Engineering in the General Engineering Department at Montana Tech, Butte, MT. He has been working in the field of nanotechnology and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) since 2001. His research interests include technological advancements in the understanding and application of nanoscale devices, materials, and methods.

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). He is a licensed professional engineer (WY/14963).


International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication

eipbn

The 64th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN) will be held in New Orleans, LA, May 26-29, 2020. The EIPBN Conference (also known as 3-Beams) is recognized as the foremost international meeting dedicated to lithographic science and technology and its application to micro and nanofabrication techniques. The conference brings together engineers and scientists from industries and universities from all over the world to discuss recent progress and future trends.

Research Interests

Dr. Skinner oversees the Montana Tech Nanotech Laboratory.

  • Nanoscale and microscale theory and design
  • Nanofabrication and microfabrication
  • Energy systems
  • Advanced materials
  • Plasmonics
  • Device characterization
  • Integration of microscale and nanoscale technologies

Courses Taught

  • EGEN 491 Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems
  • EMEC 448 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
  • EGEN 202 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics

Selected Publications

“Variable phase and electrochemical capacitance of electrospun MnOx fibers via controlled calcination,” M. C. Brockway and J. L. Skinner, MRS Advances, 2019.

“Plasmonic response of light-activated, nano-gold doped polymers,” J. M. Andriolo, M. L. Joseph, M. C. Brockway, and J. L. Skinner, MRS Advances, 2019.

“Electrospun charge transport structures for hybrid perovskite solar cells,” J. P. Murphy, M. C. Brockway, J. M. Andriolo, and J. L. Skinner, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 2018.

“Optically active fiber mats fabricated via melt electrospinning,” by J. P. Murphy, M. C. Brockway, J. M. Andriolo, N. J. Sutton, and J. L. Skinner, MRS Communications, 2018.

“Electrospun fibers for controlled release of nanoparticle-assisted phage therapy treatment of topical wounds,” J. M. Andriolo, N. J. Sutton, J. P. Murphy, L. G. Huston, E. A. Kooistra-Manning, R. F. West, M. L. Pedulla, M. K. Hailer, and J. L. Skinner, MRS Advances, 2018.

“Coaxial hybrid perovskite fibers: Synthesis and encapsulation in situ via electrospinning,” J. P. Murphy, J. M. Andriolo, N. J. Sutton, M. C. Brockway, and J. L. Skinner, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 2017.

“Nanomechanics and testing of core-shell composite ligaments for high strength, light weight foams,” A. Yermembetova, R. M. Rahimi, C.-E. Kim, J. L. Skinner, J. M. Andriolo, J. P. Murphy, and D. F. Bahr, MRS Advances, 2017.

“Iron-doped apatite nanoparticles delivered via electrospun fiber mesh for maximized bacterial killing by bacteriophage,” J. M. Andriolo, G. F. Wyss, M. L. Pedulla, M. K. Hailer, and J. L. Skinner, MRS Advances, 2017.

“Loading dependent electrical properties of hybrid perovskite composite media,” J. P. Murphy, J. M. Andriolo, G. F. Wyss, and J. L. Skinner, MRS Advances, 2017.

“Electrospinning for nano to mesoscale photonic structures,” J. L. Skinner, J. M. Andriolo, J. P. Murphy, and B. M. Ross, Nanophotonics, 2016.

“Lithography via electrospun fibers with quantitative morphology analysis,” J. D. Beisel, J. P. Murphy, J. M. Andriolo, E. A. Kooistra-Manning, S. Nicolaysen, O. Boese, J. Fleming, W. Nakagawa, and J. L. Skinner, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 2016.

“Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite composite fibers produced via melt electrospinning,” J. P. Murphy, B. M. Ross, J. M. Andriolo, J. L. Skinner, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 06KM01, November 2016.

“Performance analysis of a ground-source heat pump system using mine water as heat sink and source,” X. Liu, M. Malhotra, A. Walburger, J. L. Skinner, and D. M. Blackketter, ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 122, Part 2, pp. 160-172, 2016.

“Influence of iron-doped apatite nanoparticles on viral infection examined in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems,” J. M. Andriolo, R. J. Rossi, C. A. McConnell, B. I. Connors, M. K. Hailer, M. L. Pedulla, and J. L. Skinner, IEEE Transactions on BioNanoscience, 2016.

“Organometallic halide perovskite synthesis in polymer melt for improved stability in high humidity,” J. P. Murphy, J. M. Andriolo, B. M. Ross, G. F. Wyss, N. E. Zander, and J. L. Skinner, MRS Advances, May 2016.


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