Andy Schultz
Andrew M. Schultz, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Materials & Corrosion Engineering
  • Menlo Park

Dr. Schultz has 7 years of research experience in fabrication, processing, and characterization of functional oxide films. He has expertise in electroceramic materials, high temperature electronic oxides, and optoelectronic devices. Dr. Schultz also has extensive experience in thin film and bulk characterization methods, including scanning probe microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, electron backscatter diffraction, optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and UV/Vis/NIR spectroscopy. His thin film synthesis capabilities include pulsed laser deposition, magnetron sputtering, and sol-gel spin coating.

During his postdoctoral fellowship at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Dr. Schultz developed advanced gas sensor materials for extreme environment fossil energy applications. His doctoral work at Carnegie Mellon University focused on the growth and characterization of electronic oxide films for applications in solar water photolysis. While at CMU, he served as a teaching assistant for multiple materials science and engineering courses.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
  • B.A., Chemistry, New York University, 2008

Publications

Schultz AM, Brown TD, Ohodnicki PR. Optical and chemiresistive sensing in extreme environments: La-doped SrTiO3 films for hydrogen sensing at high temperatures. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2014; 119(11):6211–6220.

Ohodnicki PR, Brown TD, Holcomb GR, Tylczak J, Schultz AM, Baltrus JP. High temperature optical sensing of gas and temperature using Au-nanoparticle incorporated oxides. Sensors and Actuators B 2014; 202:489–499.

Schultz AM, Zhu Y, Bojarski SA, Rohrer GS, Salvador PA. Eutaxial growth of hematite Fe2O3 films on perovskite SrTiO3 polycrystalline substrates. Thin Solid Films 2013; 548:220–224.

Havelia S, Wang S, Balasubramaniam KR, Schultz AM, Rohrer GS, Salvador PA. Combinatorial substrate epitaxy: A new approach to growth of complex metastable compounds. CrystEngComm 2013; 15:5434–5441.

Zhang Y, Schultz AM, Li L, Chien H, Salvador PA, Rohrer GS. Combinatorial substrate epitaxy: A high throughput method for determining phase and orientation relationships and its application to BiFeO3/TiO2 heterostructures. Acta Materialia 2012; 60(19):6486–6493.

Li L, Zhang Y, Schultz AM, Liu X, Salvador PA, Rohrer GS. Visible light photochemical activity of heterostructured PbTiO3/TiO2 Core-Shell Particles. Catalysis Science & Technology 2012; 2:1945–1952.

Schultz AM, Salvador PA, Rohrer GS. Enhanced photochemical activity of Fe2O3 films supported on SrTiO3 substrates under visible light illumination. Chemical Communications 2012; 48:2012–2014.

Schultz AM, Zhang Y, Salvador PA, Rohrer GS. Effect of crystal and domain orientation on the visible light photochemical reduction of Ag on BiFeO3. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2011; 3(5):1562–1567.

Zhang Y, Schultz AM, Salvador PA, Rohrer GS. Spatially selective visible-light photocatalytic activity of TiO2/BiFeO3 heterostructures. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011; 21:4168–4174.

Selected Presentations

Schultz AM, Ohodnicki PR. Correlated perovskite films for optical sensing applications in extreme environments. MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2014.

Schultz AM, Brown TD, Ohodnicki PR, Jr. Optical sensing in extreme environments: La-doped SrTiO3 films for hydrogen sensing. Gordon Conference on Solid State Ceramics, South Hadley, MA, 2014.

Schultz AM, Zhang Y, Li L, Salvador PA, Rohrer GS. Developing ferroelectric/titania heterostructures for solar photolysis. Domen-Kubota lab seminar, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, November 2012.

Schultz AM, Zhang Y, Salvador PA, Rohrer GS. Photochemical behavior of BiFeO3 and heterostructures. Presented at the 3rd International Congress on Ceramics, Osaka, Japan, November 2010.

Patents

US Patent 9,019,502: Electronically conductive perovskite-based oxide nanoparticles and films for optical sensing applications, filed July 18, 2014, and issued April 28, 2015 (Paul R. Ohodnicki, Jr.).

Prior Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Energy Technology Laboratory, 2013–2015

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
  • B.A., Chemistry, New York University, 2008