- Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2023
- B.A., Chemistry, Macalester College, 2017
- University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2021-2022
Dr. Truttmann's general expertise lies in materials science, chemistry, and solid-state physic applied to the fundamental properties, deposition, and characterization of thin films and heterostructures. His specific expertise lies in understanding how defects originate and propagate in materials during and after processing, and how this affects their functional properties. He has substantial experience in various characterization techniques including high-resolution X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and Hall measurements. He is interested in applying this expertise to understanding failures at functional interfaces.
Dr. Truttmann received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2023. His research focused on the growth of wide-band-gap semiconductors with molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). His dissertation scrutinized how deposition techniques and growth conditions can be tailored to a specific material and application of interest. His dissertation work made substantial contributions to doping novel semiconductors with complex stoichiometries and to improving their functional properties.