Daniel Marincel

Dr. Dan Marincel specializes in materials research and development, with past work in piezoelectric thin films and boron nitride nanotubes. He teaches courses associated with Rose-Hulman’s Micro-Nano Device and Systems lab focused on micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), nanomaterials, and semiconductors. Dr. Marincel is a member of the Materials Research Society and is a reviewer for Applied Physics Letters, the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, and the Journal of Materials Research. He is also an avid outdoorsman, always searching for materials science in nature while hiking, camping, climbing, and orienteering.

Teaching Interests

  • Dielectrics and Semiconductors
  • Nanotechnology
  • Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction
  • Fabrication of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Solid State Physics; Materials Anisotropy; Crystal Chemistry

Research Experiences

  • Electrically active materials development
  • Nanomaterials synthesis, processing, and applications
  • Thin film synthesis and device development
  • Engineering education

Publications & Presentations

M. Adnan, D.M. Marincel, O. Kleinerman, S.-H. Chu, C. Park, S.J.A. Hocker, C. Fay, S. Arepalli, Y. Talmon, and M. Pasquali, “Extraction of Boron Nitride Nanotubes and Fabrication of Macroscopic Articles Using Chlorosulfonic Acid,” Nano Lett. (2018).

O. Kleinerman, M. Adnan, D.M. Marincel, A.W.K. Ma, E.A. Bengio, C. Park, S.-H. Chu, M. Pasquali, and Y. Talmon, “Dissolution and Characterization of Boron Nitride Nanotubes in Superacid,” Langmuir 33 [50], 14340-14346 (2017).

H.R. Zhang, K. Kalantari, D.M. Marincel, S. Trolier-McKinstry, I. MacLaren, Q.M. Ramasse, W.M. Rainforth, I.M. Reaney, “The Effect of Substrate Clamping on the Paraelectric to Antiferroelectric Phase Transition in Nd-doped BiFeO3 Thin Films,” Thin Solid Films 616, 767-772 (2016).

H. Zhang, D.M. Marincel, S. Trolier-McKinstry, W.M. Rainforth, I.M. Reaney, “Coherent Growth of α-Fe2O3 in Ti and Nd Co-doped BiFeO3 Thin Films,” Mater. Res. Lett. 4 [3], 168-173 (2016).

H. Zhang, I.M. Reaney, D.M. Marincel, S. Trolier-McKinstry, Q.M. Ramasse, I. MacLaren, S.D. Findlay, R.D. Fraleigh, I.M. Ross, S. Hu, W. Ren, W.M. Rainforth, “Stabilisation of Fe2O3-rich Perovskite Nanophase in epitaxial Rare-earth Doped BiFeO3 Films,” Sci. Rep. 5, 13066 (2015).

D.M. Marincel, S. Jesse, A. Belianinov, M.B. Okatan, S.V. Kalinin, C.A. Randall, S. Trolier-McKinstry, “A-site Stoichiometry and Piezoelectric Response in Thin Film PbZr1-xTixO3” J. Appl. Phys. 117 [20], 204104 (2015).

D.M. Marincel, H.R. Zhang, S. Jesse, A. Belinaninov, M.B. Okatan, S.V. Kalinin, W.M. Rainforth, I.M. Reaney, C.A. Randall, S. Trolier-McKinstry, “Domain Wall Motion Across Various Grain Boundaries in Ferroelectric Thin Films,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 13535 (2015).

D.M. Marincel, H.R. Zhang, J. Britson, S. Jesse, A. Belianinov, S.V. Kalinin, L.Q. Chen, W.M. Rainforth, I.M. Reaney, C.A. Randall, S. Trolier-McKinstry, “Domain Pinning Near a Single Grain Boundary in Tetragonal and Rhombohedral Lead Zirconate Titanate Films,” Phys. Rev. B 91 [13], 134113 (2015).

D.M. Marincel, H.R. Zhang, A. Kumar, S. Jesse, S.V. Kalinin, W.M. Rainforth, I.M. Reaney, C.A. Randall, S. Trolier-McKinstry, “Influence of a single grain boundary on domain wall motion in ferroelectrics,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 24 [10], 1409 (2014).

R.K. Vasudevan, D. Marincel, S. Jesse, Y. Kim, A. Kumar, S.V. Kalinin, S. Trolier-McKinstry, “Polarization Dynamics in Ferroelectric Capacitors: Local Perspective on Emergent Collective Behavior and Memory Effects,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 23 [20], 2490 (2013).

R.L. Johnson-Wilke, D. Marincel, S. Zhu, M.P. Warusawithana, A. Hatt, J. Sayre, K.T. Delaney, R. Engle-Herbert, C.M. Schlepuetz, J.W. Kim, V. Gopalan, N.A. Spaldin, D.G. Schlom, P.J. Ryan, S. Trolier-McKinstry, “Quantification of octahedral rotations in strained LaAlO3 films via synchrotron x-ray diffraction,” Phys. Rev. B 88 [17], 174101 (2013).

R.K. Vasudevan, M.B. Okatan, I. Rajapaksa, Y. Kim, D. Marincel, S. Trolier-McKinstry, S. Jesse, N. Valanoor, S.V. Kalanin, “Higher order harmonic detection for exploring nonlinear interactions with nanoscale resolution,” Sci. Rep. 3, 2677 (2013).

F. Griggio, S. Jesse, A. Kumar, D.M. Marincel, D.S. Tinberg, S.V. Kalinin, S. Trolier-McKinstry, “Mapping piezoelectric nonlinearity in the Rayleigh regime using band excitation piezoresponse force microscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 212901 (2011).

Awards & Honors

  • Member of the Materials Research Society
  • Wiess Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Rice University
  • Cover Image, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 97 [12], (2014)
  • Materials Visualization Competition 3rd place, Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University

Academic Degrees

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2018
  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Materials Science and Engineering, 2014
  • BS, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Ceramic Engineering, 2010
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