Barrett Potter Jr.

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Optical Sciences
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MSE 141
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The University of Arizona
1235 E. North Campus Dr.
P.O. Box 210012
Tucson, AZ 85721-0012

Specific Research Interests: 

  • Synthesis and study of glass, ceramic and molecular hybrid materials for photonic and electronic applications.
  • Optically driven molecular assembly strategies.
  • Nanostructured photovoltaic energy conversion materials.
  • Photoactivated phenomena in glass and hybrid thin films.
  • Solution and physical vapor phase deposition of thin films and nanocomposites (oxides, inorganic-organic hybrids).
  • Thermal stability of complex oxide optical materials.
  • Environmental sensing.
  • Optical behavior of rare-earth-doped matrices.
  • Semiconductor quantum-dot ensembles.
  • Optical spectroscopy.


  • Ph.D., University of Florida, 1991
  • M.S., University of Florida, 1987
  • B.S., New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 1985