Anna Domask, Ph.D.

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Title: Patent Engineer
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Location: Houston
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domask@oshaliang.com

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED

Dr. Domask assists with prosecuting foreign and domestic patents in the electronics, telecommunications, nanotechnology, optics, sensors, and materials science industries.

EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Osha Liang, she received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in December 2017 with an emphasis on understanding the interactions between transition metals and 2D materials. The specific 2D materials she focused on, transition metal dichalcogenides, are intrinsic semiconductors and are being researched for their application in microelectronics, catalysis, lubrication, and photovoltaics. She used various fabrication and characterization tools to study these material systems, including transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, physical vapor deposition, photolithography, and many others. Her master’s project focused on the design and fabrication of a simulated test structure to more closely study the failure of RF microelectromechanical switches.

Dr. Domask also was an instructor for “Materials in Today’s World,” an online, general education course on materials science. Her commitment to and hard work on the course was rewarded in 2014 when she was named the Schenick Teaching Assistant of the Year, the highest graduate teaching award in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State.

Prior to graduate school, she worked as a government contractor for the Department of Energy (DOE) doing technical writing, grant overview, and serving as a liaison between researchers, private-sector representatives, and her DOE clients. Her primary client was the Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University (2017)
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University (2012)
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University (2006)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • A.C. Domask, K. A. Cooley, B. Kabius, M. Abraham, and S. E. Mohney. Room temperature van der Waals epitaxy of metal thin films on molybdenum disulfide. Cryst. Growth Des., 18 (6): 3494–3501. April 2018.
  • Y. Zeng, A.C. Domask, and S. E. Mohney. Condense phase diagrams for the metal-W-S systems and their relevance for contacts to WS2. Mater. Sci. Eng. B-Solid, 212:78–88. October 2016.
  • A.C. Domask , R.L. Gurunathan , and S.E. Mohney. Transition metal MoS2 reactions: Review and thermodynamic predictions. J. Elec. Mater., 44 (11):4065–4079. August 2015.
  • S. Raghavan, T.A. Palmer, K. C. Kragh-Buetow, A.C. Domask, E.W.Reutzel, S.E. Mohney. And T. DebRoy. Employing microsecond pulses to form laser-fired contacts in photovoltaic devices. Prog. Photovoltaics, 23 (8):1025–1036. 2015.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • A.C. Domask, M. Abraham , R. L. Gurunathan, Y. Zeng, and S. E. Mohney. Metallurgical considerations for contacts to MoS2, WS2, and WSe2. Oral presentation. Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, December 2015.
  • A.C. Domask and P. Brown. Structuring and delivering a web-based, general education course on materials. Poster presentation. Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, December 2015.
  • A.C. Domask and S. E. Mohney. Metallurgical considerations for contacts to MoS2. Oral presentation. 56th Annual Electronic Materials Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, June 2014.
  • A.C. Domask and S. E. Mohney. Transition metal/MoS2 literature review and thermodynamic prediction. Poster presentation. Graphene and Beyond: From Atoms to Applications, State College, PA, March 2014.
  • A.C. Domask, A. Romasco-Tremper, and S. E. Mohney. Novel contact materials and innovative switch testing device for RF ohmic contact switches. Poster presentation. NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Boston, MA, July 2012.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Schenick Teaching Assistant of the Year, Penn State University College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, 2014
  • Teaching Assistant of the Year, Penn State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2014
  • Gold Award, Girl Scouts of the United States of America, 2002

LANGUAGES

  • English