Keenan Woods

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon
Advisor: Prof. Catherine J. Page
 

Education

M.S. in Chemistry, University of Oregon, Oregon, 2015
B.S. in Chemistry, California Lutheran University, California, 2013
 

Honors and Awards

CSMC Informal Science Education Fellowship, University of Oregon, 2015 and 2014
NSF Scholar, ACS Green Chemistry Institute, 2015
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention, NSF, 2015
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) Science Communication Fellowship, OMSI, 2014
CFS Science Scholarship, California Lutheran University, 2012
Academic Excellence Award, California Lutheran University, 2012 and 2011
Swenson Summer Research Fellowship, California Lutheran University, 2011 and 2010
Presidential Scholarship, California Lutheran University, 2009

Publications

  1. Mitchson, G.; Ditto, J.; Woods, K. N.; Westover, R.; Page, C. J.; Johnson, D. C. “HAADF STEM Signal Intensity Analysis Method for Extracting Structural Information from Complex Thin Films.” Semicond. Sci. Tech. 2016, 31, 084003. 
  2. Norelli, K. M.; Plassmeyer, P. N.; Woods, K. N.; Glassy, B. A.; Knutson, C. C.; Beekman, M.; Page, C. J. “Influence of Composition and Processing Parameters on the Properties of Solution-Processed Aluminum Phosphate Oxide (AlPO) Thin Films.” Solid State Sci. 2016, 55, 8-12. 
  3. Fairley, K. C.; Merrill, D. R.; Woods, K. N.; Ditto, J.; Xu, C.; Oleksak, R. P.; Gustafsson, T.; Johnson, D. W.; Garfunkel, E. L.; Herman, G. S.; Johnson, D. C.; Page, C. J. “Non-uniform Composition Profiles in Inorganic Thin Films from Aqueous Solutions.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2016, 8, 667-672. 
 

Oral Presentations

  1. Woods, K. N. “SMaRT Camp Thin Film Module: What are thin films? What are they used for? And how do I make them?” Oral presentation, 2016 Summer Materials Research Training (SMaRT) Camp, Eugene, OR, 2016.
  2. Woods, K. N.; Bauers, S. R.; Page, C. J.; Johnson, D. C. “Elucidating the Chemistry of Film Formation using Multiple Complimentary Techniques.” Oral Presentation, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry 2015 Annual Meeting, Corvallis, OR, 2015.
  3. Woods, K.; Ditto, J.; Kayal, D.; Frisella, K.; Johnson, D.; Page, C. “Aqueous solution-processed thin films: Determining the chemistries and effects of interfacial regions in multilayer lanthanum zirconium oxide dielectrics.” Oral Presentation, 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, Bethesda, MD, 2015.
  4. Woods, K.; Wiley, C.; Simmons, B.; Boggess, S.; Rudenko, A.; Thompson, B. C.; Tannaci, J. F. “Enhancing the regioselectivity of C-​H activation in palladium-​catalyzed direct arylation polymerization (DARP).” Oral Presentation, 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, 2013.
  5. Wiley, C.; Stone, S.; Rudenko, A.; Woods, K.; Dorsey, A.; Springer, R.; Cyffka, E.; Lawrence, L.; Thompson, B. C.; Tannaci, J. F. Oral Presentation, “Synthesizing organic electronic materials by palladium-​catalyzed direct arylation polymerization.” 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, 2012.

Poster Presentations

  1. Woods, K. N.; Ditto, J.; Xu, C.; Kayal, D.; Frisella, K.; Gustafsson, T.; Garfukel, E. L.; Johnson, D. C.; Page, C. J. “Composition and Consequences of Interfacial Regions in Stacked Lanthanum Zirconium Oxide (LZO) Dielectric Films from Aqueous Solutions.” Poster, 2016 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2016.
  2. Plassmeyer, P. N.; Woods, K. N.; Page, C. J.; Park, D.-H.; Keszler, D. A. “Densification of La2Zr2O7 Thin Films Deposited from Aqueous Nitrate Solutions.” Poster, 2016 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2016.
  3. Cochran, E.; Kast, M.; Plassmeyer, P.; Woods, K.; Page, C. J.; Johnson, D. W.; Boettcher, S. W. “A Study of Alternatives and Modifications to Traditional Thermal Annealing of Solution Processed Metal Oxide Thin Films.” Poster, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry 2015 Annual Meeting, Corvallis, OR, 2015.
  4. Fairley, K.; Woods, K.; Ditto, J.; Johnson, D. W.; Page, C. J.; Johnson, D. C. “Crust Formation in Solution-Deposited Inorganic Thin Films: Density Profiles of HafSOx and LZO.” Poster, Oregon Challenges:  Determining the Composition & Structure of Small Volumes II, Eugene, OR, 2015.
  5. Woods, K. N.; Ditto, J.; Kayal, D.; Frisella, K.; Johnson, D. C.; Page, C. J. "Aqueous solution-deposited thin films: characterization and consequences of layering artifacts in multilayer films." Poster, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry 2015 Site Review, Portland, OR, 2015.
  6. Plassmeyer, P.; Archila, K.; Woods, K.; Wager, J. F.; Page, C. J. "LaAlO3 Thin Films Condensed from Aqueous Solution." Poster, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry 2015 Site Review, Portland, OR, 2015.
  7. Kast, M. G.; Enman, L. J.; Cochran, E. A.; Seife, C.; Luo, F.; Plassmeyer, P. N.; Woods, K. N.; Page, C.; Garfunkel, E.; Boettcher, S. W. "Controlling the Electronic Structure of Mixed Metal Oxide Amorphous Thin Films." Poster, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry 2015 Site Review, Portland, OR, 2015.
  8. Wood, S.; Plassmeyer, P.; Woods, K.; Bauers, S.; Jensen, K. M. O.; Billinge, S.; Page, C.; Johnson, D. “Normal Incidence Thin Film Transmission Pair Distribution Analysis: A New Method.” Poster, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry 2015 Site Review, Portland, OR, 2015.
  9. Decker, S.; Wills, L.; Woods, K.; Jackson, M.; Bedingfield, A. “Informal Science Education (ISE) & Outreach.” Poster, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry 2015 Site Review, Portland, OR, 2015.
  10. Johnson, H.; Schwochert, T.; Enders, J.; Olivares, A.; Hougen, T.; Woods, K.; Lawrence, L.; Tannaci, J. F. “Catalyst-transfer direct arylation: Selectivity and potential initiators.” Poster, 249th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, 2015.
  11. Woods, K.; Ditto, J.; Kayal, D.; Frisella, K.; Johnson, D. C.; Page, C. J. "Investigations of the 'Crust' Hypothesis and the Fundamental Differences between Dry- and Humid-Annealed Multilayer LZO Thin Films." Poster, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry 2014 Annual Meeting, Eugene, OR, 2014.
  12. Johnson, H.; Olivares, A.; Woods, K.; Lawrence, L.; Tannaci, J. F. “Catalyst-​transfer direct arylation and related polymer applications.” Poster, 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX, 2014.
  13. Boggess, S.; Cyffka, E.; Dorsey, A.; Heeber, R.; Lawrence, L.; Lombardi, S.; Mayers, M.; Olivares, A.; Orr, V.; Simmons, B.; Springer, R.; Stone, S.; Wiley, C.; Woods, K.; Rudenko, A.; Thompson, B. C.; Tannaci, J. F. Poster, “Continued development of palladium-​catalyzed direct arylation polymerization (DARP).” 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, 2013.
  14. Wiley, C.; Stone, S.; Rudenko, A.; Woods, K.; Dorsey, A.; Springer, R.; Cyffka, E.; Lawrence, L.; Thompson, B. C.; Tannaci, J. F. “Optimization and substrate scope for direct arylation polymerization.” Poster, 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, 2012.
     

Leadership Experience

Team Lead for CSMC Summer Research (SMaRT Camp) Program, University of Oregon, Summer 2016 
Team Lead for CSMC Thin Film Formation Group, University of Oregon, Fall 2015-present
Team Lead for CSMC Thin Film Electrical and Spectroscopic Characterization Group, University of Oregon, Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Teaching Experience

CSMC Summer Undergraduate Research Program Mentor for UO Team, University of Oregon, Summer 2016
CSMC Summer Materials Research Training (SMaRT) Camp Module Developer and Lecturer, University of Oregon, June 2016
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Honors General Chemistry), University of Oregon, Fall 2015
CSMC Sustainable Materials Research Training (SMaRT) Camp Coach, University of Oregon, June 2015
Undergraduate Research Mentor, University of Oregon, 2014-present 
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Oregon, 2013-2014
Chemistry Department Assistant, California Lutheran University, 2010-2013
 
Contact
1253 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

 

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