Jessica Spear

Jessica  Spear
Jessica Spear
Research Scientist
(217) 300-7807
368 Seitz Materials Research Lab

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  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 2015
  • B.S. Applied Mathematics, Western Carolina University, 2010
  • B.S. Chemistry, Western Carolina University, 2010

Academic Positions

  • Research Scientist, University of Illinois Materials Research Laboratory, 2018-present
  • AFM Analyst, Environmental Protection Agency, 2016-2018
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University Chemistry, 2010-2015

Other Professional Employment

  • Packaging Engineer, Intel Corp, 2015-2016

Research Statement

I am a first generation research scientist providing expertise in the fields of surface science, nanomaterials, surface chemistry, atomic force microscopy, and electron microscopy.

Research Interests

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Nanoindentation
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy