Jon-Paul Maria


Maria’s research focuses on the processing science issues associated with synthesizing integrated systems for intelligent microwave communication, telemetry, and radar systems. Specifically, his team designs and fabricate microwave circuit components using novel materials, processing conditions, and integration approaches. A specific focus of this work is to replace the expensive or difficult-to-manufacture materials with inexpensive alternatives that do not compromise performance. This requires that they fundamentally understand the materials science of processing as in many cases they are dealing with system components that have narrow windows of stability.

Dr. Maria’s research interests include Thin film deposition via vapor and chemical routes, X-ray diffraction, novel materials development and novel integration for electroceramic applications, ferroelectric crystals, dielectric property characterization.


Ph.D. 1998

Ceramic Science

The Pennsylvania State University

M.S. 1996

Materials Science and Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

B.S. 1994

Ceramic Science and Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University


Charge confinement and thermal transport processes in modulation-doped epitaxial crystals lacking lattice interfaces
Radue, E., Runnerstrom, E. L., Kelley, K. P., Rost, C. M., Donovan, B. F., Grimley, E. D., … Hopkins, P. E. (2019), PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS, 3(3).
Cold sintering with dimethyl sulfoxide solutions for metal oxides
Kang, X., Floyd, R., Lowum, S., Long, D., Dickey, E., & Maria, J.-P. (2019), JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 54(10), 7438–7446.
High-harmonic generation from an epsilon-near-zero material
Yang, Y., Lu, J., Manjavacas, A., Luk, T. S., Liu, H., Kelley, K., … Brener, I. (2019), NATURE PHYSICS, 15(10), 1022-+.
Influence of mass and charge disorder on the phonon thermal conductivity of entropy stabilized oxides determined by molecular dynamics simulations
Lim, M., Rak, Z., Braun, J. L., Rost, C. M., Kotsonis, G. N., Hopkins, P. E., … Brenner, D. W. (2019), JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 125(5).
Instrumentation for automated and quantitative low temperature compaction and sintering
Floyd, R., Lowum, S., & Maria, J.-P. (2019), REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 90(5).
Mechanical strength of cold-sintered zinc oxide under biaxial bending
Lowum, S., Floyd, R., Bermejo, R., & Maria, J.-P. (2019), JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 54(6), 4518–4522.
Mechanism studies of hydrothermal cold sintering of zinc oxide at near room temperature
Kang, X., Floyd, R., Lowum, S., Cabral, M., Dickey, E., & Maria, J.-P. (2019), JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, 102(8), 4459–4469.
Multiple Epsilon-Near-Zero Resonances in Multilayered Cadmium Oxide: Designing Metamaterial-Like Optical Properties in Monolithic Materials
Kelley, K. P., Runnerstrom, E. L., Sachet, E., Shelton, C. T., Grimley, E. D., Klump, A., … Maria, J.-P. (2019), ACS PHOTONICS, 6(5), 1139–1145.
Planar Hall effect and anisotropic magnetoresistance in semiconducting and conducting oxide thin films
Akouala, C. R., Kumar, R., Punugupati, S., Reynolds, C. L., Jr., Reynolds, J. G., Mily, E. J., … Hunte, F. (2019), APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 125(5).
Polaritonic Hybrid-Epsilon-near-Zero Modes: Beating the Plasmonic Confinement vs Propagation-Length Trade-Off with Doped Cadmium Oxide Bilayers
Runnerstrom, E. L., Kelley, K. P., Folland, T. G., Nolen, J. R., Engheta, N., Caldwell, J. D., & Maria, J.-P. (2019), NANO LETTERS, 19(2), 948–957.

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