Orlando Auciello

Profesor Distinguido

    Auciello graduated with M.S. (1973) and Ph.D (1976) degrees in Physics from the Physics Institute “Dr. Balseiro” (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina). Electronic Engineering at the University of Córdoba-Argentina (1964-1970).

    Auciello was Potdoc at MacMaster University-Canada (1976-1979), Researcher at the University of Toronto-Canada (1979-1984), Associate Professor at North Carolina State University (1985-1988), Senior Research Scientist at the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (1988-1996), Senior Scientist (1996-2005), and Distinguished Argonne Fellow (2005-2012) at Argonne National Laboratory. He is an Adjunct Professor at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and Michigan State University.

    Auciello is directing basic and applied research programs on different fields, involving multi-component/multifunctional oxide thin films and application to systems and devices (ferroelectric memories, resistive change memories, nanoscale CMOS devices, photovoltaic energy generation / storage devices, high-frequency devices, piezoelectric thin films for MEMS/NEMS sensors and actuators); and nanocarbon thin films (ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) and graphene films) and applications to industrial, electronics, MEMS/NEMS, and implantable medical devices).

    The UNCD film technology is now commercialized for industrial components and systems by Advanced Diamond Technologies (ADT), a Company co-founded by Auciello and Carlisle, spun-off from Argonne in 2003 (Profitable in 2014), and by Original Biomedical Implants (OBI-USA), a Company co-founded by Auciello and Gurman (MD) in 2013, and OBI-Mexico (company co-founded by O. Auciello and J.L. Rubio (Mexico), January 2016) commercializing a new generation of UNCD-coated implantable medical devices (e.g., UNCD-coated microchip implantable in the eye to return partial vision to people blind by retinitis picmentosa, dental implants, hips, knees and more) and medical treatments (e.g., retina reattachment and glaucoma treatment) based on nanotechnology.

    Auciello has edited 20 books on various topics, published about 500 articles in the fields described above, holds 20 patents, and organized, chaired, and lectured at numerous national and international conferences. He is associate editor of Appl. Phys. Lett., Integrated Ferroelectrics, and editor of two book series on thin films and applications to devices (Academic Press). He was member the Materials Research Society (MRS) Board of Directors (2000-2003), Co-Chair MRS International Relations Committee, Vice President of the MRS in 2012, President in 2013, and Past President in 2014.

    He has numerous Awards, including seven R&D 100 Awards, 2003 Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Award, 2006 Federation of National Laboratories Award, 2008 University of Chicago Distinguished Performance Award, Dr. “Honoris Causa”-Universidad Nacional de Córdoba-Argentina, and Fellow of the AAAS and MRS.