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John Nelson

Nano-Mechanical Testing and SEM Specialist

(612) 625-4893


Ph.D.   1991, Materials Science, University of Minnesota
B.S.   1986, Mettalurgical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso

Professional Experience

1993 - present Research Associate, CSE Characterization Facility
1991 - 1993 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, U of M


  • Evaluation of Adhesion Strength in Ti/AL2O3 Composite
  • The Mechanical Behavior of a Passivating Surface Under Potentiostatic Control
  • Micro-tribological Study of Cobalt Alloys With and Without a Carbon Coating
  • Stress Generation During Anodic Oxidation of Titanium and Aluminum
  • Studies on Interfaces and Adhesion Mechanisms in Reinforced Diamond Composite Coatings