Philip D. Rack

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is a Professor, Leonard G. Penland Chair and Associate Department Head in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee and holds a joint staff position at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 

His overarching research interest is nanoscale materials synthesis which includes advanced focused ion/electron/photon beam induced processing, self and directed assembly via pulsed laser induced dewetting, and electronic and photonic nanoscale materials and device integration. 

He has published 3 book chapters, 7 invited review articles and over 175 peer reviewed publications.  Professor Rack received his BS degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his PhD at the University of Florida.  Prior to coming to the University of Tennessee, he was a faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology and was a Research Scientist for a small company investigating vacuum electronic and optoelectronic devices (Advanced Vision Technologies).