Physical Behavior of Materials
Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
Office of Basic Energy Sciences
SC-22.2/Germantown Building, Rm F-411
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290
Phone: (301) 903-3308
Fax: (301) 903-9513
Dr. Kortan was a post-doctoral fellow at the Physics Department in MIT before he joined then AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1984. Dr. Kortan utilized high-resolution x-ray scattering to study novel phase transitions in reduced dimensions, liquid crystals, and graphite intercalation compounds while he was at MIT. During his 20-year stay at Bell Labs, Dr. Kortan received numerous AT&T Exceptional Contribution Awards.
He has published over 200 papers, presented 182 invited and contributed talks, and held 13 patents. He was elected fellow of the American Physical Society in 1996 for his experimental studies of phase transitions on surfaces, liquid crystals, and intercalated systems; and his work on new materials such as quasicrystals and fullerenes.
Ph.D., M.S., Physics, University of Maryland