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Hunter McDaniel

Lazaro Padilha

Phone: 505-664-0456
Email: hunter@lanl.gov


  • 2011 - PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC), Illinois, USA
  • 2001 - BS in Physics and electrical engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

Professional Career

  • Current position: - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Division , C-PCS, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA


  • Lemelson-MIT Illinois Prize for inventiveness semi-finalist (one of seven) UIUC, 2011
  • Spring MRS Best Poster Award, 2010
  • Intel-Ratcheff Award for outstanding grad student research, 2010
  • Arial Home Foundation Design Challenge winner, 2010
  • University Travel Award, UIUC, 2010
  • University Travel Award, UIUC, 2009
  • Interactive Brokers College Olympiad 29th place, 2009
  • Interactive Brokers College Olympiad 19th place, 2008
  • Interactive Brokers College Olympiad 10th place, 2007
  • Materials Science Department Hammer Fellow, UIUC, 2006
  • College of Engineering Dean's Honors, UCSB, four quarters 2001-2006
  • Hearst Foundation Scholarship for the College of Engineering, UCSB, 2003
  • Eagle Scout: Highest rank in scouting, Boy Scouts of America, 1999

Selected publications

  • Anisotropic Strain-Induced Curvature in Type-II CdSe/CdTe Nanorod Heterostructures, McDaniel, H.; Zuo, J.-M.; Shim, M.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 3286
  • Anisotropic Nanocrystal Heterostructures: Synthesis and Lattice Strain, Shim, M.; McDaniel, H.; Curr. Opin. Solid State Mater. Sci., 2010, 14, 83, cover article
  • Size and Growth Rate Dependent Structural Diversification of Fe3O4/CdS Anisotropic Nanocrystal Heterostructures, McDaniel, H.; Shim, M.; ACS Nano, 2009, 3, 434

August 2010

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