Materials Science Division
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California at Berkeley
I develop materials and materials processing technologies for demanding engineering applications, particularly in applications requiring engineered interfaces or thin films. Currently I am interested in synthesis and post-processing techniques to enhance the chemical stability of polymers synthesized by chemical vapor deposition. I also study laser damage of glass interfaces, free-standing polymer films, techniques for fabricating optical assemblies, and cleaning process development.
SH Baxamusa, T Laurence, M Worthington, P Ehrmann, "Photo-oxidation of polymer-like amorphous hydrogenated carbon under visible light illumination," Polymer Degradation and Stability 122, 133 (2015).SH Baxamusa, A Suresh, P Ehrmann, T Laurence, J Hanania, J Hayes, S Harley, D Burkey, "Photo-oxiation of polymers synthesized by plasma and initiated CVD," Chemical Vapor Deposition 21, 267 (2015).
SH Baxamusa, "Conformal Polymer CVD" in CVD Polymers: Fabrication of Organic Surfaces and Devices (Ed. KK Gleason) (2015).
SH Baxamusa, PE Miller, T Laurence, L Wong, R Steele, N Shen, J Bude, "Mitigation of organic laser damage precursors from chemical processing of fused silica," Optics Express 22, 29568 (2014).
SH Baxamusa, M Stadermann, C Aracne-Ruddle, AJ Nelson, M Chea, S Li, K Youngblood, and TI Suratwala, "Enhanced delamination of ultrathin free-standing polymer films via self-limiting surface modification,"
SH Baxamusa, J Field, R Dylla-Spears, B Kozioziemski, T Suratwala, and J Sater, "Effects of self-heating and phase change on the thermal profile of hydrogen isotopes in confined geometries,"
J Bude, P Miller, SH Baxamusa, N Shen, T Laurence, W Steele, T Suratwala, L Wong, W Carr, D Cross, and M Monticelli, "High fluence laser damage precursors and their mitigation in fused silica,"
T Suratwala, M Feit, W Steele, L Wong, N Shen, R Dylla-Spears, R Desjardin, D Mason, P Geraghty, P Miller, and SH Baxamusa, "Microscopic removal function and the relationship between slurry particle size distribution and workpiece roughness during pad polishing,"
H de Puig, A Cifuentes Rius, D Flemister, SH Baxamusa, and K Hamad-Schifferli, "Selective light-triggered release of DNA from gold nanorods switches blood clotting on and off,"
SH Baxamusa, SD Bhandarkar, JL Reynolds, B Maranville, J Horner, DC Mason, CL Heinbockel, NA Antipa, and AD Conder, "A solvent cleaning process for the outer surface of plastic ICF capsules,"
ME Alf, A Asatekin, MC Barr, SH Baxamusa, H Chelawat, G Ozaydin-Ince, CD Petruczok, R Sreenivasan, WE Tenhaeff, NJ Trujillo, S Vaddiraju, J Xu, and KK Gleason, "Chemical vapor deposition of conformal, functional, and responsive polymer films,"
SH Baxamusa, SG Im, and KK Gleason, "Initiated and oxidative chemical vapor deposition: A scalable method for conformal and functional polymer films on real substrates,"
SH Baxamusa and KK Gleason, "Random copolymer films with molecular-scale compositional heterogeneities that interfere with protein adsorption,"
SH Baxamusa and KK Gleason, "Thin polymer films with high step coverage in microtrenches by initiated CVD,"