Edward J. Kintzel Profile

Edward J. Kintzel, Jr. 
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy - Western Kentucky University

Biographical Sketch

Professional Preparation:

State University of New York at Buffalo                                           Mathematical Physics                  B.S.   1998

Florida State University                                                                    Physics                                        M.S.  1999

Florida State University                                                                    Physics                                        Ph.D. 2002

Professional Appointments:

2008 - Present   Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, WKU

2007 - 2008        Staff Scientist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University Medical School, MO

2007 - 2007        Research Fellow, Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University Medical School, MO

2002 - 2007        Postdoctoral Research Associate, Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN


1)         Kintzel, Jr., E.J., Herwig, K.W., and Rols, S., “Neutron diffraction study of p-phenylene oligomer molecules adsorbed onto graphite” Thin Solid Films, Vol. 518, pp. 3786-3791, 2010

2)   Smilgies, D.-M. and Kintzel, Jr., E.J., “Epitaxial orientations of para-sexiphenyl platelets grown on alkali halide (001) surfaces” Phys. Rev. B, Volume 79, pp. 235413-1 – 235413-10, 2009

3)   Mamontov, E., Cole, D.R., Daib, S., Pawel, M.D., Liang, C.D., Jenkins, T., Gasparovic, G., Kintzel, E. “Dynamics of water in LiCl and CaCl2 aqueous solutions confined in silica matrices: A backscattering neutron spectroscopy study” Chem. Phys., Vol. 352, pp. 117-124, 2008

4)   Kintzel, Jr., E.J., Smilgies, D.-M., Skofronick, J.G., Safron , S.A., and Van Winkle, D.H. “Ultrathin film growth of p-phenylene oligomers on alkali halide substrates“  J. Crys. Growth, Vol. 289, Iss. 1, pp. 345-350, 15 March 2006

5)    Kintzel, Jr., E.J., Smilgies, D.-M., Skofronick, J.G., Safron , S.A., and Van Winkle, D.H. Effect of temperature on the growth of ultrathin films ofp-sexiphenyl on KCL001”J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 107-110, 2004


Synergistic Activities

1) Service: General Member of National User Facility Organization (NUFO), Peer Review Committee for the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor, Journal Reviewer

2) Presentations: Selected contributions: Florida State University (Invited), “Neutron Scattering and Materials for Alternative Energy Sources” (Oct. 2009, Tallahassee, FL); International Conference on Neutron Scattering, “Interfacial interactions of alkane and ether molecules tethered to mesoporous MCM-41 using quasielastic neutron scattering” (May 2009, Knoxville, TN).

3) Engagement and Pedagogy: Use of National User Facilities (SNS) to develop novel labs for senior level Solid State Physics Course; Arrange student tours of Oak Ridge National Laboratory Facilities; Supervise student research with significant involvement of traditionally underrepresented groups in Physics; Collaborative activities with Spallation Neutron Source to develop novel research and internship activities for students.