Yoosuf Picard obtained a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 2001, and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Michigan in 2006. During his graduate career, he was a Microsystems Engineering and Science Applications Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories where he researched focused ion beam applications, as well as pulsed laser ignition phenomenon in energetic thin films. Following his doctoral research on materials modifications by femtosecond lasers, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the U.S. Naval Research Lab (NRL), where he conducted electron microscopy studies of GaN devices, SiC thin films, and metal-oxide nanowires. He was subsequently hired as a staff scientist at NRL to carry out electron microscopy studies of metal alloy surfaces and magnetic metal-oxide thin films. He joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon in 2009 as a research faculty member of the Materials Science and Engineering Department.
His research group develops and applies advanced electron microscopy methods for quantitative microstructural characterization and in situ analysis of nanoscale materials, devices, and novel alloys. He is an active member of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), Microscopy Society of America (MSA), and Microanalysis Society (MAS). He currently serves as MAS director and a co-organizer for
Advancing the science of electron microscopy
Professor Picard's research group develops and applies advanced electron microscopy methods for quantitative microstructural characterization and in situ analysis of nanoscale materials, devices, and novel alloys.
2006 Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
2001 BS, Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University
Picard wins Heinrich Award
MSE’s Yoosuf Picard is the recipient of the 2018 Microanalysis Society Kurt F.J. Heinrich Award