Janet Tate

Janet TateProfessor
Department of Physics, Oregon State University

Adjunct Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon


BSc (Hons) University of Natal, 1981
PhD Stanford University, 1988

Honors and Awards

Milton Harris Award in Basic Research, 2007
Frederick H. Horne Award for sustained excellence in teaching, 2002
Thomas T. Sugihara Young Faculty Research Award, 1998
Mortar Board Top Prof Award, 1997 and 1995
Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholar Award (OSU Chapter), 1993
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1991-1993
Young Scientist Prize (European Materials Research Society), 1989
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 1987-1989
Fulbright Scholarship, 1982-1984

Research Interests

My research program focuses on the structural, transport and optical properties of a wide variety of electronic materials, particularly thin films. Materials of current interest are transparent conductors and photovoltaic materials. We have several thin-film deposition systems including two pulsed laser deposition chambers.

CSMC Research Thrusts

Dielectrics and Semiconductors

Recent & Relevant Publications

  1. Wiedle, R.; Warner, M.; Tate, J.; Plassmeyer, P.N.; Page, C.J. Thermal Conductivity of Amorphous Thin-Film Al-P-O on Silicon. Thin Solid Films 2013, 548, 225-229. 
  2. Jiang, K.; Zakutayev, A.; Stowers, J.; Anderson, M.D.; Tate, J.; McIntyre, D.H., Johnson, D.C.; Keszler, D.A. Low-temperature, solution processing of TiO2 thin films and the fabrication multilayer dielectric optical elements. Solid State Sciences 2009, 11(9), 1692-1699.

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301 Weniger Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331
T: 541-737-1700
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