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Christopher J. Kiely

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Director: Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication Facility

Director: Lehigh Microscopy School

Phone: (610) 758-4291




Harold B. Chambers Senior Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, PhD Bristol University (1986).

Chris Kiely obtained his BSc in Chemical Physics (1983) and PhD in Microstructural Physics (1986) from Bristol University. From 1986-89 he was a visiting postdoctoral research associate in the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the USA. He joined the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Liverpool University as a Lecturer in 1989, where he worked his way through the ranks of Senior Lecturer (1994), Reader (1997) and finally Professor of Materials Chemistry (1999). Kiely joined Lehigh University (Pennsylvania, USA) as Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in 2002. He is currently the Director of the Center of the Nanocharacterization Laboratory at Lehigh University, which houses an array of twelve electron microscopes, including two aberration corrected instruments. He is also Director of the Lehigh Microscopy Schools.

His research expertise lies in the application and development of transmission electron microscopy techniques for the study of nanoscale features in materials. His areas of interest include catalyst materials, nanoparticle self-assembly, carbonaceous materials, and heteroepitaxial interface structures. He has published more than 300 research papers and given numerous invited presentations throughout Europe and the USA on these topics. He is also involved in microscopy technique development, and his current interests include X-Ray Ultramicroscopy (XuM) and aberration corrected Analytical Electron Microscopy (AEM).