Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Black is a Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, a national scientific user facility operated at Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. Each year, the CFN supports the science of more than 550 researchers from universities, industry, and national laboratories worldwide.
Prior to becoming Director, Dr. Black was Group Leader for CFN Electronic Nanomaterials, leading a research program exploring nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion.
From 1996 to 2006, Dr. Black was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. His research at IBM investigated polymer self-assembly for fabrication of high-performance semiconductor electronics.
During his career, Dr. Black has also performed experimental research on ferroelectric non-volatile memories, nanocrystal-based electronic devices, superconductivity in metal nanoparticles, single-electron tunneling devices, and low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy.
Dr. Black earned the Ph.D. degree in Physics from Harvard University in 1996, and B.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University in 1991. Dr. Black is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.