University of Michigan
California Institute of Technology
BS Hon. ’94
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Dr. Hammig’s scientific work is currently focused in three areas: 1) nanostructured semiconducting materials for enhanced photonic and particle sensing , 2) stochastic systems’ research, and 3) photonic devices. His current projects include: a) the detection of high explosives using neutron interrogation, b) the imaging of the radiation-induced electron cloud using silicon detectors, c) the investigation of charge-carrier transport through condensed matter, d) mitigating the noise in electrical oscillators via active control, e) the study of optical-solid interactions with applications for photonic thrusting, f) the development of high-resolution, low- cost radiation detectors comprised of lead and cadmium chalcogenide semiconducting materials, and g) long-range detection of nuclear materials using laser-based interrogation of the surrounding air.
- Distinguished Dissertation Award (at the Univ. of Michigan) 2005
- McIvor Award Winner (at the Univ. of Michigan) 2005
- Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Recipient (at the Univ. of Michigan) 1998-99
FIVE RECENT SIGNIFICANT RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:
- M. Jeong and M.D. Hammig, “Microstrip transmission-line electrodes for position sensitive radiation detection”, IEEE Trans. on Nuc. Sci., 61, n 6, p 3682-3689, December 1, 2014.
- M.D. Hammig, M. Jeong, and I. Kwon, “Suppression of Interface-Induced Noise by the Control of Electron-Phonon Interactions”, IEEE Trans.on Nuc. Sci. 60, n 4, p 2831-2839 (2013).
- M. D. Hammig, X. J. Chen, J. C. Campbell, T. Kang, W. Sun, E. B. Johnson, K. Lee, and J. F. Christian, “Development of Al0.8Ga0.2As Photodiodes for use in Wide Band-Gap Solid-State Photomultipliers”, IEEE Trans. on Nuc. Sci. 60, n 2, pt.1, p 1175-81, April 2013.
- M.D. Hammig, “Nanoscale Methods to Enhance the Detection of Ionization Radiation”, in Current Topics in Ionizing Radiation Research (Intech, June 2012).
- I. Kwon, T. Kang, B.T. Wells, L. D’Aries, and M.D. Hammig, “Compensation of the detector capacitance presented to charge-sensitive preamplifiers using the Miller effect”,Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A (2015);784:220-225.