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Mark S. Oliver, Ph.D.

Title: Senior Engineer

Dr. Mark Oliver is a Senior Engineer at Veryst Engineering. Dr. Oliver has broad expertise in the structure and mechanical behavior of engineering materials. He has worked extensively on adhesive joints, materials interfaces, and thin films, with particular focus on the topics of fracture, fatigue, and delamination.

He has conducted research on structure-mechanical property relationships in a variety of materials using such tools as molecular dynamics modeling, materials characterization, and experimental mechanics. His research has included fatigue crack growth in metals, delamination in adhesive joints and composite laminates, deformation and fracture of polymers, and environmentally-assisted cracking in glasses. He also has industrial experience developing new adhesive formulations for use in electronics packaging.

Prior to joining Veryst Engineering, Dr. Oliver was an Associate Research Scientist at The Dow Chemical Company. He has taught a graduate-level course on defects in solids at Stanford University and managed the Scanning Probe Microscopy lab at the Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory.          (781) 433-0433 x.300          Download vCard

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2010
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2007
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005

Selected Publications
"Moisture-Assisted Cracking and Atomistic Crack Path Meandering in Oxidized Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Carbide Films,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 113, No. 8, p. 083521, 2013 (with Y. Matsuda, S.W. King, and R.H. Dauskardt).

"Interlayer Adhesion in Roll-to-Roll Processed Flexible Inverted Polymer Solar Cells,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 97, pp. 171-175, 2012 (with S.R. Dupont, F.C. Krebs, and R.H. Dauskardt).

"Mobile Ferroelastic Domain Walls in Nanocrystalline PZT Films: The Direct Piezoelectric Effect,” Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 21, No. 16, pp. 3104-3110, 2011 (with R. Zednic, A. Varatharajan, N. Valanoor, and P.C. McIntyre).

"Mechanical Fatigue of Hybrid Glasses,” Small, Vol. 6, No. 17, pp. 1892-1896, 2010 (with R.H. Dauskardt).

"Molecular Origins of the Mechanical Behavior of Hybrid Glasses,” Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 20, No. 17, pp. 2884-2892, 2010 (with G. Dubois, M. Sherwood, D.M. Gage, and R.H. Dauskardt).

"Molecular Structure and Fracture Properties of ZrOx/Epoxysilane Hybrid Films,” Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 360-368, 2010 (with K.Y. Blohowiak and R.H. Dauskardt).

“Ephemeral bonding,” Patent US9269623 (with M. Gallagher and K. Brantl).
“Toughened arylcyclobutene polymers,” Patent US9296915 (with Z. Bai, M. Gallagher,  Z. Wang, C. Tucker, M. Bishop, E. Lagodkine).


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