ALEX A. VOLINSKY
Alex A. Volinsky is an Associate
Professor at the University of South Florida, Mechanical Engineering
Department. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota,
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in 2000.
Prior to joining USF, Dr. Volinsky held an
Engineering Materials Senior Staff Member position at Motorola’s Process and
Materials Characterization Laboratory. There he conducted principal research
employing XRD, SEM, FIB, FA analytical techniques for advanced technologies
development, including porous low-K dielectrics and interconnect structures.
Professor Volinsky’s current research
interests are: thin films processing, mechanical properties and
characterization; adhesion and fracture of thin films; microelectronics and
MEMS reliability, environmental degradation of materials. He is in charge of
the Nanomechanical Testing and X-Ray laboratory at USF.
Dr. Volinsky has authored over 70 scientific
papers, one of which was determined to be the most cited paper in the field
of Materials Science by ISI® Essential Science Indicators (A.A. Volinsky,
N.R. Moody, W.W. Gerberich, Acta Mater. Vol. 50/3, pp. 441-466, 2002).
He has organized several conferences and
symposia. Professor Volisnky’s research has been recognized by national and
international awards. At USF Alex Volinsky has taught several courses
including Mechanics of Solids and Materials Selection in Mechanical Design
(Materials II) at the undergraduate level, as well as Advanced Materials at
the graduate level.