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Dr. Maureen Joel Lagos

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Expertise:
Nanomaterials, EELS spectroscopy (phonons and plasmons), in-situ HRTEM, Nanomechanics
Areas of Specialization:
Research Clusters:

Overview

 Currently Accepting Graduate Students

  Research Areas Include:  

  • Electron Microscopy of novel nanomaterials
  • Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (Plasmons and Phonons)
  • Low-Loss terahertz nanophotonics
  • Nanoscale heat transfer
  • Correlation between structure-properties of nanomaterials

Education

  • Ph.D. The State University of Campinas
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Antwerp.
  • Research Associate, RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey.

Did you know…

Dr. Lagos is one of six McMaster researchers getting the Discovery Accelerator Supplement, an additional $120,000 over three years awarded to Discovery Grant recipients who have a well-established research program and who show strong potential to become international leaders in their respective areas of research. Full article from the Daily News can be found here

Publications

Recent

Representative Publications: 

  • Nanoscale Temperature Measurements using Phonon Spectroscopy, NanoLetters 18, 4556, (2018).
  • Mapping Surface and Bulk Phonon Modes in a Single Nanocube, Nature 543, 529 (2017).
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy in the Electron Microscope, Nature 514, 209 (2014).
  • Attosecond and Femtosecond Forces exerted on Nanoparticles induced by Swift Electrons, Physical Review B 93, 205440 (2016).
  • The Role of Electronic Coupling between Substrate and 2D MoS2 Nanosheets in Electrocatalytic Production of Hydrogen, Nature Materials 15, 1003 (2016).
  • Mechanical Deformation of Atom-sized Metal Rods: When Size and Shape Matter, Physical Review Letters 106, 55501 (2011).
  • The Smallest Metal Nanotube with a Square Cross-section, Nature Nanotechnology 4, 149 (2009)

Achievements

  • NSERC Early Career Research award (2019)
  • Microscopy & Microanalysis Postdoctoral Scholar Award (2018)
  • Invited speaker presentation Award – EDGE meeting (2017)
  • Capes Best Thesis Prize, Category: Physics (2012)
  • 3rd Paulo Gontijo Best Thesis Prize, Category: Physics (2011)
  • Marechal do Ar Casimiro Montenegro Filho Prize, Category: Nanoscience (2010)