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Education

Jul 2000Present

MS

University of Wisconsin

“Antenna Configurations for Large Area rf Inductive Plasma Sources”

Jun 1996Present

BS

University of Florida

Work experience

Aug 2008Present

Assistant Professor of Physics

Stout Polytechnic University

Teaching

  • developed new top-down, applications-focused College Physics II curriculum
  • revised solid state physics as "Condensed Matter Physics" for F09
  • submitted two course proposals for "University Physics I"
    • learning community proposal
    • honors course proposal

Research

  • submitted a "Faculty Research Initiative" proposal and was funded
  • submitted an NSF CAREER proposal (unfunded)
  • attended and presented at "Magnetism and Magnetic Materials" conference in 10/08
  • submitted a Journal of Applied Physics article for the conference proceedings (rejected)
  • hired 2 research students to conduct work jointly with me and help with lab work
  • active member of Stout's "CORE" research committee
  • continuing CUR physics and astronomy division councilor

Physics Service

  • revised physics mission statement
  • formed a "Curriculum Reform Committee" for physics faculty to revise and update course offerings
  • serve as physics webmistress

Materials Service

  • serve as "champion" for the "Materials Science Concentration" in Applied Science
  • formed and chair the Materials Science, Engineering and Technology (MSET) faculty committee and have completed a 1st draft revision of the materials minor
  • gave 11/09 Applied Science Seminar "Nanomagnetism and the Storage Revolution"
  • co-chair for a Materials Research Society Symposium on Materials Education and Outreach
Aug 2004Aug 2008

Assistant Professor of Physics

Engineering Physics at UWP

Teaching

  • improved and re-wrote engineering physics lab curriculum
  • taught studio-style (combined lecture and lab), calc-based physics course (summer 2006)
  • coordinated nanotechnology intro course (Spring 06)
  • updated astronomy observation labs
  • re-developed physical science course and lab in interactive (studio) style
  • coordinated introductory nano/MEMS course offering
  • supervised 8 undergraduate research projects
  • supervised a 5-person senior design project
  • developed and taught a 4 week nanomagnetism course module

Physics Education Research (PER)

  • administer assessments as part of the CCLI award project
  • eading studio physics transition of intro physics sequence for engineers
  • work with J.D. Patterson, retired professor of physics, FIT, "Effect of Current-Topic 'Commercials' on Introductory Physics Learning"
  • monitoring pre and post concept test results
  • UWP SoTL Project: "Iterative Grading of 'Mastering Physics' Homework: A Comparative Study"

Service

  • faculty advisor to SPS physics student honor society
  • maintained two bulletin boards (EP research opportunities, EP description board)
  • spoke at SPS student honorary dinner
  • Chemistry student poster session judge
  • committees
    • Chem/EP search and screen committee
    • UWP Nanotechnology Program planning committee
    • UWP EMS Minority Education Committee
    • MS in Engineering committee
    • chair, EP search and screen (Physics lecturer)
    • Chem/EP search and screen (Chem lecturer)
  • presented Career Camp activities for Women in Engineering
20062008

Visiting Research Professor

Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
  • created crystallographically ordered FePt nanoclusters in situ (new result)
  • measured plasma parameters during FePt fabrication
  • established some theoretical limits on FePt nanoparticle phase transition in argon sputtering plasma
  • co-supervised an undergraduate research project on MnAu nanoparticle characterization
Aug 1997Mar 2005

Research Assistant

Materials Science Program at the UW

PhD Research

  • developed voltage waveform construction methodology
  • created in-situ predictive software for plasma diagnostic
  • assembled probe for plasma diagnostic
  • designed and manufactured in-house ion energy analyzer
  • designed and assembled plasma diagnostic housings
  • 2 month resident, Sandia National Labs
  • manufacture and testing, over 100 micron-scale ion energy analyzers
  • research collaboration, test of analyzers
  • developed software for ion energy analyzer data acquisition
  • designed and assembled a dedicated vacuum chamber for above research

MS Research

  • completed antenna model for inductive plasma generation
  • designed and manufactured large area, rectangular induction antennas
  • developed shielding designs for these antennas
  • collaborated with researchers based outside the US
  • rehabilitated unused vacuum chamber

Service

  • Materials Science student advisory committee member
  • College of Engineering welcoming committee member
Jan 2004May 2004

Adjunct Physics Faculty

Madison Area Technical College (MATC)
  • developed technical science course curriculum
  • created new laboratory exercises
  • taught intermediate algebra course
Aug 1993Aug 1997

Member of Technical Staff-I

Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Microelectronics Group

Multilevel Interconnect Development Engineer

  • chaired cross-departmental team to identify and correct problems with pattern-dependent plasma processing
  • served as president of Women in Leadership at Lucent (WILL)

Intern

  • designed a servo for a plasma etch system at Lucent Microelectronicas, Madrid, Spain ('95)
  • assisted plasma etch engineers at Lucent Technologies ('94)
  • tested metallization manufacturing processes, AT&T ('93)
Aug 1993Aug 1996

Honors Physics Student

Research

  • aided in fabrication of superconducting nanowires
  • operated SEM for electron-beam lithography of above nanowires

Service

  • president, society of physics students (SPS), UF-Gainesville chapter
  • member, Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society, UF-Gainesville chapter

Publications

Journal Articles

Books

  • Materials Education, M.M. Patterson, E.D. Marshall, C.G. Wade, J.A. Nucci, D.J. Dunham (eds), Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, (1233), 2010 .

Conference Presentations

Conference Posters

  • M.G. Bouc, C.J. Buelke, K.P. Coughlin, T.J. Yungbauer, M.M. Patterson, "Structure Determination of FePt, FeAu and MnAu Using Single Crystal HRTEM Transforms", Materials Research Society, 2012 Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • M.M. Patterson, X. Rui, J.E. Shield, D.J. Sellmyer, "Method to Create Cubic FePt Clusters During in situ Gas-Phase Aggregation", Materials Research Society, 2008 Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • M.M. Patterson, X. Rui, J.E. Shield, D.J. Sellmyer, "Method to Create Cubic FePt Clusters During in situ Gas-Phase Aggregation", 2007 Midwest Solid State Conference, Lincoln, NE.
  • M.M. Patterson, T. Lho, A.E. Wendt, N. Hershkowitz, "Antenna Configurations for Large-Area rf Inductive Plasma Sources", 47th Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Boston (2000).
  • M.M. Patterson, A.E. Wendt, "Antennas for Large-Area Inductively Coupled Plasmas", 46th Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, Seattle 1999).

Local Posters and Presentations

  • MM Patterson, "Plasma Probe and AFM Characterization of Fe Nanomagnets", 2008 UW-Platteville Research Poster Day.
  • C Hineline, L Johnson, M Lowery, M Sala, J Smith, MM Patterson, "Deposition of Nano-Magnets via Aggregate Sputtering", 2007 UW-Platteville Research Poster Day.
  • MM Patterson, "Plasma-Aided Nanomagnet Control and Characterization", Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing talk, 2007, Madison, WI
  • J Smith, X Rui, P Rasmussen, MM Patterson, JE Shield, "Magnetic property characterization of MnAu nanoclusters in an Fe matrix", UW-Platteville Research Presentation, December 2006.
  • MM Patterson, D Foust, T Baker, H Evensen and JP Hamilton, "Observation of Self Assembly of Nickel Nanowires", 2006 UWP Research Poster Session.
  • MM Patterson, "Control and Measurement of Ion Bombardment Energies at Substrates Biased with Tailored Voltage Waveforms", 2002 Plasma-Aided Manufacturing Seminar, UW-Madison
  • MM Patterson, "Antenna Configurations for Large-Area rf Inductive Plasma Sources", 2000 Plasma-Aided Manufacturing Seminar, UW-Madison
  • MM Patterson, "Making Diamond-Like Carbon", 1999 Materials Science Program Seminar, UW-Madison.

References

Prof. Amy Wendt (PhD thesis advisor)

[email protected] E-HALL, 1415 ENGINEERING DRMADISON WI 53706(608) 262-8407

Prof. Jeff Shield

[email protected] ENGINEERINGN109 WSEC UNL 68588-0656(402)472-2378

Prof. Noah Hershkowitz

[email protected] ERB, 1500 ENGINEERING DRMADISON WI 53706(608) 263-4970

Prof. R. Claude Woods

[email protected] CHEMISTRY, 1101 UNIVERSITY AVEMADISON WI 53706(608) 262-2892

Prof. Harold (Hal) Evensen

[email protected] 216, 1 UNIVERSITY PLAZAPLATTEVILLE,WI 53818(608) 342-1531

Honors and Awards

As an Assistant Professor

  • 06, 07, 08  Faculty/Student Pair Summer Research Fellowship (Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, UNL)
  • 08/07 awarded a Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) NSF grant as a co-PI (UWP)
  • 02/07 High Merit rating on annual review (UWP)
  • 01/07 Elected Councilor for Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) (UWP)

As a Student

  • 07/02 Graduate Engineering Research Scholarship (UW - Madison)
  • 07/97 Advanced Opportunity Fellowship (UW - Madison)
  • 03/93 Opportunity Awards Fellow (OAP) (AT&T, now Lucent Technologies)

Professional Memberships

Education

  • American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
  • Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers (WAPT)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma
  • American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)

Research

  • American Vacuum Society (AVS)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • American Physical Society (APS)