Jerry Cuomo

Distinguished Research Professor

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  • Engineering Building I (EB1) 3072A

Jerry Cuomo has been at NCSU since 1993, during which time he has demonstrated a commitment to uniting abstract engineering research with practical application. This is evident in his earlier work with CAMP-M, which focused on the application of plasmas processes.

Cuomo joined NCSU in 1993 after 30 years with IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, where he was Senior Manager of the Materials Processing Laboratory. While there, he developed innovations in materials synthesis and processes that enabled diverse technologies that include electron emission cathodes, tungsten films, ion beam technologies, amorphous magnetic materials and amorphous hydrogenated silicon. He has published >350 papers and has approximately 125 patents. Cuomo is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of the 1995 National Medal of Technology.

Dr. Cuomo’s research interests include Aging Aircraft Issues, Agile Manufacturing, Material Problem Solving Methodology, Depainting, Composite Materials, Renewable Energy, Plasma Processes, including Atmospheric Plasmas, Tribological Coatings, Basic studies in Thin Film Materials and Processes and their Industrial Applications.

Education

Ph.D. 1979

Physics

Odense Universitet, Denmark

M.S. 1960

Physical Chemistry

St. Johns University

B.S. 1958

Chemistry

Manhattan College

Publications

Oxygen reduction on metal-free nitrogen-doped carbon nanowall electrodes
McClure, J. P., Thornton, J. D., Jiang, R. Z., Chu, D., Cuomo, J. J., & Fedkiw, P. S. (2012), Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 159(11), F733–742.
Ion beam pretreatment of polymeric substrates for ITO thin film deposition
Cho, J. S., Han, Y., & Cuomo, J. J. (2008), Solid State Sciences, 10(7), 941–949. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2007.11.010
Microstructure, mechanical properties, and biological response to functionally graded HA coatings
Rabiei, A., Blalock, T., Thomas, B., Cuomo, J., Yang, Y., & Ong, J. (2007), Materials Science & Engineering. C, Biomimetic Materials, Sensors and Systems, 27(3), 529–533.
A novel technique for processing functionally graded HA coatings
Rabiei, A., Thomas, B., Neville, B., Lee, J. W., & Cuomo, J. (2007), Materials Science & Engineering. C, Biomimetic Materials, Sensors and Systems, 27(3), 523–528.
A study on functionally graded HA coatings processed using ion beam assisted deposition with in situ heat treatment
Rabiei, A., Thomas, B., Jin, C., Narayan, R., Cuomo, J., Yang, Y., & Ong, J. L. (2006), Surface & Coatings Technology, 200(20-21), 6111–6116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2005.09.027
Aluminum nitride thin films on an LTCC substrate
Lee, J. W., Cuomo, J. J., Cho, Y. S., & Keusseyan, R. L. (2005), Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 88(7), 1977–1980. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2005.00250.x
Plasma characteristics in pulsed direct current reactive magnetron sputtering of aluminum nitride thin films
Lee, J. W., Cuomo, J. J., & Bourham, M. (2004), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. A, Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, 22(2), 260–263.
Micro-Raman study of electronic properties of inversion domains in GaN-based lateral polarity heterostructures
Park, M., Cuomo, J. J., Rodriguez, B. J., Yang, W. C., Nemanich, R. J., & Ambacher, O. (2003), Journal of Applied Physics, 93(12), 9542–9547. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1570507
Optical and structural studies of hydride vapor phase epitaxy grown GaN
Chang, Y. C., Cai, A. L., Muth, J. F., Kolbas, R. M., Park, M., Cuomo, J. J., … Bumgarner, J. (2003), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. A, Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, 21(3), 701–705.
Wavelength-dependent Raman scattering of hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbon with red, green, and blue light excitation
Park, M., Sakhrani, V., Maria, J. P., Cuomo, J. J., Teng, C. W., Muth, J. F., … Nemanich, R. J. (2003), Journal of Materials Research, 18(4), 768–771. https://doi.org/10.1557/JMR.2003.0106
Modifying nylon and polypropylene fabrics with atmospheric pressure plasmas
McCord, M. G., Hwang, Y. J., Hauser, P. J., Qiu, Y., Cuomo, J. J., Hankins, O. E., … Canup, L. K. (2002), Textile Research Journal, 72(6), 491–498. https://doi.org/10.1177/004051750207200605
Surface treatment effects on the electron emission characteristics of ultra thin AlN coated molybdenum tips
Kang, D., & Cuomo, J. J. (2002), Journal of Ceramic Processing Research, 3(3), 228–230.
X-ray and Raman analyses of GaN produced by ultrahigh-rate magnetron sputter epitaxy
Park, M., Maria, J. P., Cuomo, J. J., Chang, Y. C., Muth, J. F., Kolbas, R. M., … Bumgarner, J. (2002), Applied Physics Letters, 81(10), 1797–1799. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1506781
Band gap structure and electron emission property of chemical-vapor-deposited diamond films
Liu, J. J., Chiu, D. Y. T., Morton, D. C., Kang, D. H., Zhirnov, V. V., Hren, J. J., & Cuomo, J. J. (2001), Solid-State Electronics, 45(6), 915–919. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0038-1101(00)00210-0
Field emission from ultrathin coatings of AlN on Mo emitters
Kang, D., Zhirnov, V. V., Sanwald, R. C., Hren, J. J., & Cuomo, J. J. (2001), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. B, Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 19(1), 50–54.
Nondestructive measurement of a glass transition temperature at spin-cast semicrystalline polymer surfaces
Hyun, J., Aspnes, D. E., & Cuomo, J. J. (2001, April),
Optical characterization of wide band gap amorphous semiconductors (a-Si: C: H): Effect of hydrogen dilution
Park, M., Teng, C. W., Sakhrani, V., Mclaurin, M. B., Kolbas, R. M., Sanwald, R. C., … Cuomo, J. J. (2001), Journal of Applied Physics, 89(2), 1130–1137. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1332421
Optimizing high-current yields from diamond coated field emitters
Zhirnov, V. V., Lizzul-Rinne, C., Wojak, G. J., Sanwald, R. C., Cuomo, J. J., & Hren, J. J. (2001), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. B, Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 19(1), 17–22.
Effect of Ar+ ion beam in the process of plasma surface modification of PET films
, (2000). Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 77(8), 1679–1683. https://doi.org/10.1002/1097-4628(20000822)77:8<1679::AID-APP4>3.0.CO;2-F
Ultrathin DLC and SiOx layer deposition on poly(ethylene terephthalate) and restriction of surface dynamics
Hyun, J., Pope, M., Smith, J., Park, M., & Cuomo, J. J. (2000), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 75(9), 1158–1164. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1097-4628(20000228)75:9<1158::AID-APP9>3.3.CO;2-C
Effect of nitrogen incorporation on electron emission from chemical vapor deposited diamond
Park, M., Sowers, A. T., Rinne, C. L., Schlesser, R., Bergman, L., Nemanich, R. J., … Choi, W. B. (1999), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. B, Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 17(2), 734–739.
Investigation of thickness effects on AlN coated metal tips by in situ I-V measurement
Kang, D. H., Zhirnov, V. V., Wojak, G. J., Preble, E. A., Choi, W. B., Hren, J. J., & Cuomo, J. J. (1999), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. B, Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 17(2), 632–634.
Raman analysis and field emission study of ion beam etched diamond films
Park, M., McGregor, D. R., Bergman, L., Nemanich, R. J., Hren, J. J., Cuomo, J. J., … Zhirnov, V. V. (1999), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. B, Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 17(2), 700–704.
Raman scattering of tetrahedrally-bonded amorphous carbon deposited at oblique angles
Park, M., Camphausen, S. M., Myers, A. F., Barletta, P. T., Sakhrani, V., Bergman, L., … Cuomo, J. J. (1999), Materials Letters, 41(5), 229–233. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0167-577X(99)00135-4
Electron energy distribution of diamond-coated field emitters
Choi, W. B., Schlesser, R., Wojak, G., Cuomo, J. J., Sitar, Z., & Hren, J. J. (1998), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. B, Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 16(2), 716–719.
Environmental effect on the electron emission from diamond surfaces
Zhirnov, V. V., Liu, J., Wojak, G. J., Cuomo, J. J., & Hren, J. J. (1998), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. B, Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 16(3), 1188–1193.
Fine structure of near-band-edge photoluminescence in He+- irradiated GaN grown on SiC
Joshkin, V. A., Parker, C. A., Bedair, S. M., Krasnobaev, L. Y., Cuomo, J. J., Davis, R. F., & Suvkhanov, A. (1998), Applied Physics Letters, 72(22), 2838–2840. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.121474
Secondary electron emission patterning of diamond with hydrogen and oxygen plasmas
Park, M., Choi, W. B., Streiffer, S. K., Hren, J. J., & Cuomo, J. J. (1998), Applied Physics Letters, 72(20), 2580–2582. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.121424
Electron field emission from amorphous carbon-cesium alloys
Bozeman, S. P., Camphausen, S. M., Cuomo, J. J., Kim, S. I., Ahn, Y. O., & Ko, Y. (1997), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. A, Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, 15(3 pt.2), 1729–1732. https://doi.org/10.1116/1.580928
Field emission enhancement from Mo tip emitters coated with N containing amorphous diamond films
Ding, M. Q., Choi, W. B., Myers, A. F., Sharma, A. K., Narayan, J., Cuomo, J. J., & Hren, J. J. (1997), Surface & Coatings Technology, 94(1-3), 672–675.
Field emission from amorphous diamond coated Mo tip emitters by pulsed laser deposition
Ding, M. Q., Myers, A. F., Choi, W. B., Vispute, R. D., Camphausen, S. M., Narayan, J., … Bruley, J. (1997), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. B, Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 15(4), 840–844.
Harnessing reverse annealing phenomenon for shallow p-n junction formation
Krasnobaev, L. Y., Cuomo, J. J., & Vyletalina, O. I. (1997), Journal of Applied Physics, 82(10), 5185–5190. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.366323
Low energy ion beam assisted grain size evolution in thin film deposition
, (1997). Journal of Electronic Materials, 26(11), 1270–1273. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-997-0068-x
Wide band gap materials for field emission devices
Zhirnov, V. V., Wojak, G. J., Choi, W., Cuomo, J. J., & Hren, J. J. (1997), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. A, Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, 15(3 pt.2), 1733–1738. https://doi.org/10.1116/1.580929

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