• Title
    Staff Scientist
  • Email
  • Phone
    (925) 424-3583
  • Organization
    Not Available

Research Interests

My research interests include colloid and interfacial chemistry of inorganic materials; and processing and performance of optical materials, coatings and protective films in severe environments. I provide the systems engineering interface to ensure the laser optics can support the physics experiments on the National Ignition Facility.

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Case Western University, 1986

SM., SB., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977

  1. Beeler, R; Casey, A; Conder, A, et al. "Shot planning and analysis tools on the NIF project", Fusion Eng. Des., 87, 2020-2023, (2012).
  2. Kegelmeyer, LM; Clark, R; Leach, RR, et al. "Automated optics inspection analysis for NIF", Fusion Eng. Des., 87, 2120-2124, (2012).
  3. P.K. Whitman, D. Hahn, T. Soules, M. Norton, S. Dixit, G. Donohue, J. Folta, W. Hollingsworth, M. Maienschein-Cline, "Performance of Thin Borosilicate Glass Sheets at 351-nm," Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2004, SPIE Vol. 5647, 333-342 (2005).
  4. P. Wegner, J. Auerbach, T. Biesiada, S. Dixit, J. Lawson, J. Menapace, T. Parham, D. Swift, P. Whitman, W. Williams, "NIF final optics system: frequency conversion and beam conditioning," SPIE 2004 V.1 5314-3, (2004).
  5. T.I. Suratwala, M.L. Hanna, E.L. Miller, P.K. Whitman, I.M. Thomas, P.R. Ehrmann, R.S. Maxwell, A.K. Burnham, "Surface Chemistry and Trimethylsilyl Functionalization of Stöber Silica Sols in Solution " J. Non-Cryst. Sol. 316, 349-363 (2003).
  6. De Yoreo, JJ; Burnham, AK; Whitman, PK. "Developing KH2PO4 and KD2 PO4 crystals for the world's most powerful laser", Int. Mater. Rev., 47, 113-152, (2002).