Education Director, CRISP
Professor of Physics,
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street; Jennings 119
New Haven, CT 06515-1355
Dr. Broadbridge received Ph. D. and M. S. degrees
in Engineering from Brown University where she conducted research
in the fields of materials science, semiconductor electronics and
solid -state physics. She immediately joined the faculty in the
Department of Engineering at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut
where she established a materials processing and characterization
facility supporting undergraduate research. During this time, she
also founded and directed the United Technologies/Trinity College
Engineering Initiative (UTCEI).
In January of 1998, Dr. Broadbridge was appointed
Visiting Fellow at Yale University and in September of 2000
she joined the faculty at Southern Connecticut State University
(SCSU) also in New Haven. The Physics Department at SCSU represented
an ideal match to Dr. Broadbridge's interests -- a very strong
research focus on materials science and condensed matter physics.
Since joining SCSU Dr. Broadbridge has established
a materials characterization facility that
has been successfully employed for solid-state research. Her
most recent project includes the establishment of the CRISP
NanoCharacterization Facility at SCSU for research and education.
Dr. Broadbridge's continued participation
in outreach efforts are facilitated by her
many contacts in academia, industry and in urban school districts
as well as her position as Education Director for the Center
for Research on Interface Structures and
Phenomena (CRISP) which is an NSF funded Materials
Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).
Established and managed research group supporting:
(1) advanced analytical techniques for structural,
chemical and electrical characterization of thin film and nanocrystalline
materials; (2) electron and scanning probe microscopy for evaluation
of structure-property relationships; (3) processing
of materials for microelectronic and optoelectronic applications.
Collaborators include faculty and students from Southern
Connecticut State University, Yale University, University of Connecticut
and Trinity College.