Paul Meyer Reimer
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Paul Meyer Reimer
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Office / Lab: Science 011   ·   Physics Department
Goshen College   ·  1700 S Main St   ·   Goshen, Indiana 46526
tel. +1.574.535-7318   ·   fax +1.574.535-7509   ·   paulmr@goshen.edu

Home: 618 South 6th Street   ·   Goshen, Indiana 46526-4003
(574) 533-3995

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1986-1993. Ph.D. in Physics, September 1993. 

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1984-1986. M.S. in Physics, December 1985. 

Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, West Germany, 1983-1984. 

Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, 1979-1983. B.A. in Physics, October 1984.

Honors and Awards

JSPS (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science) Fellow at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1995-1996. Related awards included a $10,000 NSF travel grant and successful application for a Monbusho (Japanese Ministry of Education) research equipment grant of $12,000, 1995-1996. 

PEW consortium cooperative undergraduate research grant, summer 1993. 

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Fellow at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, 1991-1992. 

IBM Fellow, Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois, 1989-1990. 

University Fellow, Department of Physics at the University of Illinois, 1986-1987.

Research and Technical experience

Research at Goshen College -- Growth of calcite, monitored by x-ray reflectivity, with undergraduate students, 2010-present.

Visiting researcher in the UK -- X-ray characterization of semiconductor heterostructures, B. Tanner, Durham University, 2005-2006.

Postdoctoral research in Indiana -- Investigation of II-VI semiconductor superlattice structure with J.K. Furdyna, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1993-1995, 1997-2005.

Postdoctoral research in Japan -- Diffuse x-ray scattering from Si/SiGe heterostructures. Growth of calcite, in-situ x-ray scattering from submerged/electrochemical surfaces, with H. Hashizume, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1995-1997. 

Adjunct Professor, Turner Precision X-ray Laboratory, Department of Physics, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana -- research projects, involving undergraduate physics majors have included: Orientational ordering in thin films (with C. P. Flynn, University of Illinois) spontaneous ordering of II-VI compounds, and structure and crystalline ordering of bivalve and gastropod shells (with G. Stuckey, University of California at Santa Barbara), 1993-present. 

Thesis research -- Hydrogen in metal films investigated with x-ray diffraction and related tools. Thesis advisor: Prof. Hartmut Zabel.

Research assistant in biophysics with Professor Hans Frauenfelder, University of Illinois. 1987-1988.

Thesis research -- Hydrogen in metal films. Two principal results: Epitaxially-clamped single crystal films show a dramatically enhanced (three times that expected based on the bulk response) lattice expansion on hydrogen loading. Hydrogen annealing of defects appears to play a role in a new, highly perfect crystalline ordering of Nb metal films grown on ceramic substrates--correlation lengths approach those of the covalent substrate, 1993. 

Research assistant in condensed matter physics with Professor Hartmut Zabel, University of Illinois and Ruhr-Universität Bochum -- Our primary tool was x-ray scattering: Bragg diffraction, glancing angle reflectivity and surface diffraction methods were used to investigate structural and thermodynamic properties of hydrogen-containing thin films and surfaces. Additional analytic tools used include secondary ion mass spectroscopy and ion beam analysis. Duties included setting up and maintaining X-ray sources (fixed tube and rotating anode) and diffractometers, programming a diffractometer control and data acquisition/analysis package, and designing and building high vacuum, x-ray compatible, hydrogen-loading chambers, 1988-1993. 

Research assistant in biophysics with Professor Hans Frauenfelder, University of Illinois-- Research into the properties of heme proteins involved experience with time-resolved laser absorption spectroscopy, fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and low temperature (He) dewars and thermometry, 1987-1988. 

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Synchrotron experience -- since 1993 I've run experiments at Brookhaven National Lab, New York, the Advanced Photon Source, Illinois, the Photon Factory, Tsukuba, Japan, and the Pohang Light Source, Pohang, Korea.

Graduate Laboratory Courses -- One semester of solid state physics and two semesters of electronics.

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Publications and Presentations 

Talks on Carlos Eire's Waiting for Snow in Havana and Julia __ In the Time of the Butterflies. Middlebury Public Library, Spring 2005.

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X. Liu, Y. Sasaki, L. V. Titova, P. M. Reimer, S. Lee, J. K. Furdyna,
Fabrication and characterization of III-V semiconductor superlattices with sinusoidal compositional modulation,
Physica E, 13, pp. 1143-1146 (2002).

Y. Sasaki, P. Reimer, S. Lee, J. K. Furdyna, "Sinusoidally modulated III-V supperlattice by molecular beam epitaxy" The 43rd Electronic Materials Conference, June 27-29 Notre Dame USA (2001).

S. Lee, G. Yang, X. Liu, U. Bindley, M. Dobrowolska, J. K. Furdyna, P. M. Reimer, and J. R. Buschert, Fabrication and optical properties of ZnSexTe1–x superlattices with sinusoidal compositional modulation, J. Crystal Growth, 214/215, 25 (2000).

S. Lee, U. Bindley, J. K. Furdyna, P. M. Reimer, and J. R. Buschert, Controlled growth of ZnSexTe1–x superlattices with sinusoidal compositional modulation, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 18, pp. 1518-1521 (2000).

P. M. Reimer, John R. Buschert, S. Lee, and J. K. Furdyna, Sinusoidally modulated ZnSexTe1–x superlattices: Fabrication and structural studies, Phys. Rev. B 61, no. 12, pp. 8388-8392 (2000).

S. Lee, P. M. Reimer, J. R. Buschert, G.Yang, and J. K. Furdyna, "Fabrication and characterization of sinusoidally modulated ZnSeTe superlattice", 10th Frontier science research Conference in material science and technology" November 6-8, La Jolla, USA (2000).

P. M. Reimer, J.-H. Li, Y. Yamaguchi, O. Sakata, H. Hashizume, N. Usami, and Y. Shiraki, Interfacial roughness of SiGe/Si multilayer structures on Si(111) probed by x-ray scattering, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 9, no. 22, pp. 4521-4534 (1997).

P. M. Reimer, Y. Yamaguchi, J.-H. Li and H. Hashizume, Correlated roughness information from diffuse x-ray scattering from stepped surfaces, Presented at the August, 1996 Congress of the International Union of Crystallography, Seattle, Washington. (Two other posters presented with the same authors).

P. M. Reimer, Y. Yamaguchi, and H. Hashizume, Roughness correlations of Si/Si0.9Ge0.1 heterostructures, Presented at the March, 1996 meeting of the American Physical Society. 

Y. Yamaguchi, P. M. Reimer, and H. Hashizume, Microstructure of polished Si surfaces, Presented at the November, 1995 meeting of the Asian section of the International Union of Crystallography, Bangkok, Thailand. 

S. P. Ahrenkiel, S. H. Xin, P. M. Reimer, J. J. Berry, H. Luo, S. Short, M. Bode, M. Al-Jassim, J. R. Buschert, and J. K. Furdyna, Self-Organized Formation of ZnSe1-xTex/ZnSexTe1-x Superlattices, Physical Review Letters 75, 1586 (1995). (With undergraduate students from Goshen College).

P. M. Reimer, H. Zabel, C. P. Flynn, and J. A. Dura, Structural characterization of Nb on sapphire as a buffer layer for MBE growth, J. Cryst. Growth 127, 643 (1993). 

P. M. Reimer, H. Zabel, C. P. Flynn, A. Matheny, K. Ritley, J. Steiger, S. Blässer, and A. Weidinger, Elastic properties of hydrogen-loaded epitaxial films, Z. Phys. Chem. 181, 367 (1993). Presented at the International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems, Uppsala, Sweden, June 7-12, 1992. 

P. M. Reimer, H. Zabel, C. P. Flynn, and J. A. Dura, Hydrogen Annealing: Effect of hydrogen on the coherence of epitaxial Nb films on sapphire substrates, Z. Phys. Chem. 181, 375 (1993). Presented at the International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems, Uppsala, Sweden, June 7-12, 1992. 

P. M. Reimer, H. Zabel, C. P. Flynn and J. A. Dura, Extraordinary alignment of Nb films with sapphire and the effects of added hydrogen, Phys. Rev. B 45, 11426 (1992). 

P. M. Reimer, H. Zabel, A. Matheny, K. Ritley, C. P. Flynn, J. Steiger and A. Weidinger, Giant hydrogen-induced out-of-plane expansion in thin film niobium . Presented at the March 1992 meeting of the American Physical Society. 

P. M. Reimer, H. Zabel, A. Matheny, J. Dura and C. P. Flynn, Hydrogen enhanced structural correlation in metal films . Presented at the March 1991 meeting of the American Physical Society. 

Epitaxy of Niobium on sapphire Ruhr Universität Bochum, January 1991. 

X-ray investigations of Hydrogen in thin metal films. Goshen College X-ray Colloquium, March 1990.

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Röntgenographische Untersucheungen von Wasserstoff in Metallen. Experimental Physics Colloquium, Ruhr Universität Bochum, January 1990. 

V. G. Oyer, P. M. Reimer and M. Sprunger, First Mennonite Church of Champaign Urbana, a Twenty Five Year history. Champaign, Illinois (1989).

Teaching 

Associate Professor of Physics, Goshen College - 2009 - present -- See my list of classes taught.

Adjunct Professor, Goshen College - 1993-2009 -- I supervised undergraduate involvement in x-ray diffraction research projects, including PEW and Maple Scholars summer students.

Science Olympiad (High School science competition), Regional Director, Goshen College, 1994. 

Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Physics, University of Illinois, 1988-1989. 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana -- I taught laboratory and discussion sections in the first year physics sequence, 1986-1987. 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Purdue University -- I taught mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics to engineers, pharmacy undergraduates, premed students, and others. I also served as administrator for the freshman physics sequence, organizing the activities of 20 other teaching assistants, 1984-1986. 

A total of two academic years as laboratory assistant in General Physics and General Chemistry as well as grading assistant for a calculus sequence at Goshen College, 1979-1983. 

Taught English as a second language at Colegio La Immaculada, Comayagua, Honduras, 1982

Information Technology

I was the Web Administrator for Goshen College from 1995 to 2009. I worked closely with both the Information Technology department and the Public Relations department. Responsibilities included:

Wrote a campus-wide event calendar for Goshen College, incorporating different levels of user access, session management, category and date sorting, 2000. Web/database integration using PHP, SQL, Oracle and Linux. See gconline.goshen.edu/public/eventcal/eventb.php3.

Wrote code to fit/simulate low-angle x-ray scattering in the distorted wave Born approximation, 1995-96. C-based Scientific programming and data analysis. See www.goshen.edu/~paulmr/susuro/.

As a programmer I have worked on projects including motion control, robot motion visualization for a NASA grant, inventory tracking and others, using C, SQL, Perl, and PHP among other languages.

Installed and managed Linux-based web server for Goshen College, 1994-present. HTML authoring, C, Perl-based CGI programming under Unix, TCP/IP networking. 

At Yoder Software Incorporated projects have included robot motion visualization for NASA, bar-code inventory tracking applications, 1993-present. Computer graphics and database programming (Paradox and SQL). 

Program to control x-ray diffractometers, 1993. Object-oriented Pascal, motor control and serial communications. 

Programmed computers to operate an automated warehouse for GEI GmbH, Stuttgart, 1984. 

Implemented programs to evaluate the safety of radioactive storage and shipping configurations during a summer internship at Argonne National Labs, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1983.

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Filing and sorting of historical collections for the Archives of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana, 1981-1983. 

Bicycle mechanic and salesman at Hollinger Bicycles, Goshen, Indiana, 1978-1983.

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International Education

Co-leader, Goshen College SST (Study, Service Term) program, Cuba, 2003. See http://www.goshen.edu/sst/cuba03/.

Co-leader, Goshen College SST (Study, Service Term) program, Dominican Republic, 1998. See http://www.goshen.edu/sst/dr98/.

International Education Committee, Goshen College, 2003-2005. 

I am fluent in Spanish and German, and have lived in Costa Rica, Germany, and Japan for more than a year.

JSPS Fellow, Tokyo Institute of Technology 1995-96.

DAAD Fellow at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, 1991-1992. 

Studied physics and German literature at Universität Stuttgart, West Germany, 1983-1984. 

Work camp with Aktion Sühnezeichen in Gotha, East Germany, 1982. 

Goshen College Study Service Trimester. Studied Spanish and taught English in Honduras. Later wrote and presented episode for "International Understanding" (Fort Wayne TV Program) on Honduras, 1981. 

Work camp with Aktion Sühnezeichen in Gotha, East Germany, 1982. 

Participated in Goshen College's Study Service Trimester studying Spanish and teaching English in Honduras. Later wrote and presented episode for "International Understanding" (Fort Wayne TV Program) on Honduras, 1981. 

Lived and worked at Kibbutz Sha'ar Ha'amakim, Israel, 1981 

Lived and worked in rural Alberndorf, Austria, 1980.

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International Education Committee, Goshen College, 2003-2005. 

Science Olympiad (High School science competition), Regional Director, Goshen College, 1993-1994. 

Member, American Physical Society, 1988-present. 

Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Physics, University of Illinois, 1988-1989. 

Church Council, Mentor, various committees, First Mennonite Church, Urbana, Illinois, 1987-1991. 

Member and Case Coordinator, Amnesty International chapter, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1984-1986.

Personal

I was born February 7, 1961 in Basel, Switzerland and grew up in Goshen, Indiana with several high school years in Costa Rica. In June of 1986 I married Kathryn Meyer. I am a citizen of both the United States and Canada and am fluent in German and Spanish, with basic skills in French and Japanese.

References

Hartmut Zabel Professor and Head Institute for Condensed Matter Physics Ruhr Universität Bochum Bochum, Germany (011) 49/234 700-3649 (011) 49/234 700-3650 (011) 49/234 7094-173 fax C. P. Flynn Professor Department of Physics University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois (217) 244-6297 (217) 244-2278 fax Norman Perlman Professor and Assistant Head Department of Physics Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana (317) 494-5516 A. Weidinger Professor Hahn-Meitner Institut Berlin, Germany (011) 49/30 8009-2719 (011) 49/30 8009-2097 fax (011) 49/30 8009-2421 secretary 

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