U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Greg Kimmel

NPSI Project Manager, Scientist
Greg Kimmel
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  • 1992   Ph.D., Applied Physics, Cornell University
  • 1984   B.S., Engineering Physics (with distinction), Cornell University   

Professional Positions

  • 2010-present: Scientist Level V, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • 2001-09: Senior Research Scientist II, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • 1998-2001: Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • 1995-98: Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 
  • 1992-95: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Service and Leadership

  • Program Chair (Division Chair) for the Surface Science Division of the AVS in 2013 (2014)
  • Executive Committee of the Surface Science Division of the AVS from 2011 through 2014
  • AVS Surface Science Division representative to the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA)
  • Conference Chair for DIET 14th: Dynamics, Interactions and Electronic Transitions at Surfaces which was held 13-17 October 2014 at Asilomar, Pacific Groves, CA
  • Editor for Advances in Physics: X (Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Palmer, Univ. Birmingham, Birmingham UK.)
  • Invited participant and writing team member of DOE/BES Workshop on Basic Research Needs for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (August 2006)
  • Organized Symposium for the American Chemical Society National Meeting on “Water: Structure, Dynamics & Reactions across the Phase Diagram,” San Diego, CA (March 2005)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Society (Fellow)
  • American Chemical Society
  • AVS (Fellow)

Selected Publications

  1. G. A. Kimmel, T. M. Orlando, C. Venzia, and L. Sanche, "Low-Energy Electron-Stimulated Production of   Molecular Hydrogen from Amorphous Water Ice," J. Chem. Phys. 101, 3282 (1994).
  2. G. A. Kimmel and T. M. Orlando, "Low-Energy (5-120 eV) Electron-Stimulated Dissociation of Amorphous D2O Ice: D(2S), O(3P2,1,0), and O(1D2) Yields and Velocity Distributions," Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 2606 (1995).
  3. K. P. Stevenson, Greg A. Kimmel, Z. Dohnálek, R. Scott Smith, and Bruce D. Kay, “Controlling the Morphology of Amorphous Solid Water,” Science 283, 1505 (1999).
  4. Greg A. Kimmel, Nikolay G. Petrik, Zdenek Dohnálek and Bruce D. Kay, “Crystalline ice growth on Pt(111): Observation of a hydrophobic water monolayer,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005) 166102.
  5. Greg A. Kimmel and Nikolay G. Petrik, “Tetraoxygen on reduced TiO2(110): Oxygen adsorption and reactions with oxygen vacancies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 196102 (2008) (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.196102).
  6. Nikolay G. Petrik, Zhenrong Zhang, Yingge Du, Zdenek Dohnálek, Igor Lyubinetsky, and Greg A. Kimmel, “The Chemical Reactivity of Reduced TiO2(110): The dominant role of surface defects in oxygen chemisorption,” J. Phys. Chem. (C) 113, 12407 (2009) (DOI: 10.1021/jp901989x).
  7. Greg A. Kimmel, Jesper Matthiesen, Marcel Baer, Christopher J. Mundy, Nikolay G. Petrik, R. Scott Smith, Zdenek Dohnálek, and Bruce D. Kay, “No Confinement Needed: Observation of a Metastable Hydrophobic Wetting Two-Layer Ice on Graphene,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 12838 (2009) (DOI:10.1021/ja904708f).
  8. Nikolay G. Petrik and Greg A. Kimmel, “Photoinduced Dissociation of O2 on Rutile TiO2(110),” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 1, 1758 (2010) (DOI: 10.1021/jz100513e).
  9. G. A. Kimmel, M. Baer, N. G. Petrik, J. VandeVondele, R. Rousseau, and C. J. Mundy, “Polarization- and azimuth-resolved infrared spectroscopy of water on TiO2(110): Anisotropy and the hydrogen-bonding network, ” J. Phys. Chem. Lett, 3, 778 (2012) (DOI: 10.1021/ jz3001079).
  10. Yuntao Xu, Collin J. Dibble, Nikolay G. Petrik, R. Scott Smith, Bruce D. Kay, and Greg A. Kimmel, “Complete Wetting of Pt(111) by Nanoscale Liquid Water Films,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 541 (2016) (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b02748).
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