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Konrad Rykaczewski

Research Scientist, LMP



Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
-Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, 12/2009, Advisor: Prof. A. G. Fedorov
-M. S. in Mechanical Engineering, 12/2007
-B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, Highest Honors, 5/2005


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA 
-5/2012- Research Scientist in Prof. Varanasi’s group in Mechanical Engineering Department
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 
-5/2012- Guest Researcher in Surface and Microanalysis Science Division
-3/2010 to 4/2012- As NRC fellow worked on independent projects focused on fundamentals of microscale water condensation dynamics on nanostructured superhydrophobic surfaces and 3D silicon nanofabrication using metal assisted chemical etching
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
-1/2005 to 12/2009- PhD thesis project focused on fundamentals of mass and electron transport in Electron Beam Induced Deposition and application of the process to lowering of electrical contact resistance of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube interconnects
-5/2006 to 7/2006- Designed HVAC and solar water heating systems Georgia Tech Solar Decathlon 2007
-1/2005 to 5/2005- Capstone design project focused on development of a manual desalination pump for disaster relief scenarios
-8/2004 to 12/2004- Undergraduate research focused on characterization of Pd/Ag membranes for hydrogen separation
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
-5/2003 to 8/2003- As ORISE intern designed parts of shielding around LINAC Accelerator at Spallation Neutron Source
-8/2001 to 5/2002- As high school honor student participated in experiments on radioactivity of 140mDy and 141Ho.


-29 archival journal publications  (1st author on 15 publications including Nano Letters, 3 ACS Nano, Advanced Materials, 2 Soft Matter, Langmuir, and Applied Physics Letters papers published since 2011).
-25 conference presentations, 4 invited talks, and 1 US patents.


-Selected for participation in 2012 APS Energy Workshop 
-Interview regarding my work on nanoscale imaging of water condensation was featured in Episode 48 of ACS Nano Podcast
-ARRA National Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship 2010-2012
-Semiconductor Research Corporation Inventor Recognition Award 2009 
-Selected for participation in Pan American Science Institute 2007 in Brazil
-G.W.Woodruff Fellowship 2005-2009
-Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society 2004


-Reviewer for ACS Nano, Langmuir, ACS App. Mater. & Inter., Chem. Phys. Lett., and J. Electr. Mater.
-Co-organiziedbsymposium focused on in situ electron microscopy in liquid and gases at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2012
-Organized a class on superhydrophobic surfaces for Adventures in Science middle school educational outreach program in 2/2012
-Vice-President of American Society of Mechanical Engineers Georgia Tech student chapter, 2004-2005
-Diversity Chair, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Georgia Tech student chapter, 2003-2004

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