Frances Ross is in the Research Division at
the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, and is currently on sabbatical
at the National Centre for High Resolution Electron Microscopy and the
Department of Polymer and Materials Chemistry at Lund University. Her research
interest is the study of surface and interface reactions using dynamic
electron microscopy. She is currently studying the growth of Si and Ge nanowires
using chemical vapour deposition, the formation of
quantum dots, and the electrochemical deposition of copper, carrying out
these processes during observation in a transmission electron microscope.
She received her Ph.D. in materials science
from Cambridge University in 1989. She then
joined A.T.&T. Bell Laboratories in 1990 as a
postdoctoral member of the technical staff. From 1992 to 1997 she worked as a
staff scientist at the National Center for Electron
Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In 1997 she joined IBM as
a research staff member and in 2000 became manager of the nanoscale
materials analysis department.
In 1999 Frances Ross received the UK Institute
of Physics Charles Vernon Boys Medal, in 2000 the Materials Research Society
Outstanding Young Investigator Award, and in 2003 the Burton Medal from the Microscopy
Society of America and an IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.