Steven Girard

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Biographical Sketch

B.A. Chemistry, Lawrence University, Appleton WI 2006
B.M. Music Performance, Lawrence University, Appleton WI 2006
Ph.D. Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston IL 2011
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, UW-Madison, WI 2011
NSF Science, Engineering, and Education Sustainability (SEES) Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, UW-Madison, WI, 2013
My research involves the sustainable synthesis of silicon and silicide nanostructures for use in renewable energy applications.
  1. Gelbstein, Y.; Davidow, J.; Girard, S. N.; Chung, D. Y.; Kanatzidis, M. G., Controlling Metallurgical Phase Separation Reactions of the Ge0.87Pb0.13Te Alloy for High Thermoelectric Performance. Advanced Energy Materials, 2013, 3, 815.
  2. Pokhrel, A.; Degregorio, Z. P.; Higgins, J. M.; Girard, S. N.; Jin, S., Vapor Phase Conversion Synthesis of Higher Manganese Silicide Nanowire Arrays. Chemistry of Materials, 2013, 25 (4), 632–638.
  3. Jaworski C. M.; Nielsen, M. D.; Wang, H.; Girard, S. N.; Cai, W.; Porter, W. D.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; Heremans, J. P., Valence-Band Structure of Highly Efficient p-type Thermoelectric PbTe-PbS AlloysPhysical Review B, 2013, 87, 045203.
  4. Girard, S. N.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Chasapis, T. C.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Njegic, B.; Levin, E. M.; Rawal, A.; Paraskevopolous, K. M.; Kanatzidis, M. G.,  Analysis of Phase Separation in High Performance PbTe – PbS Thermoelectric Materials.  Advanced Functional Materials 2012 22, 19. 
  5. Girard, S. N.; Chasapis, T. C.; He, J.; Zhou, X.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Uher, C.; Paraskevopoulos, K. M.; Dravid, V. P; Kanatzidis, M. G.; PbTe – PbSnS2 thermoelectric composites: low lattice thermal conductivity from large microstructures. Energy and Environmental Science 2012 5, 8716-8725.
  6. He, J.; Girard, S. N.; Zheng, J. –C.; Zhao, L.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; Dravid, V. P.; Strong Phonon Scattering by Layer Structured PbSnS2 in PbTe Based Thermoelectric Materials.  Advanced Materials 2012 22 (27), 13653. 
  7. Girard, S. N.; He, J.; Zhou, X.; Shoemaker, D.; Jaworski, C.; Uher, C.; Dravid, V. P.; Heremans, J. P.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; High Performance Na-doped PbTe – PbS Thermoelectric Materials: Electronic Density of States Modification and Shape-Controlled Nanostructures.  Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011 133 (41), 16588-16597
  8. Chasapis, T. C.; Girard, S. N.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Paraskevopoulos, K. M.; Kanatzidis, M. G., On the Study of PbTe-based Nanocomposite Thermoelectric Materials. Journal of Nano Research 2012 17, 165-174.  
  9. Wu, J.; He, J.; Han, M. K.; Sootsman, J. R.; Girard, S. N.; Arachchige, I. U.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; Dravid, V. P., Electron-beam activated thermal sputtering of thermoelectric materials. Journal of Applied Physics 2011 110 (4), 044325
  10. He, J. Q.; Sootsman, J. R.; Xu, L. Q.; Girard, S. N.; Zheng, J. C.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; Dravid, V. P., Anomolous Electronic Transport in Dual-Nanostructured Lead Telluride. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133 (23), 8786-8789. 
  11. Stevens, K. R.*; Kantazidis, M. G.; Johnsen, S.; Girard, S. N. Investigation of the Thermoelectric Properties of Metal Chalcogenides with SnSe. Nanoscape, 2010 7 (1), 52-58. (*undergraduate researcher) 
  12. Girard, S. N.; He, J.; Li, C.; Moses, S.; Wang, G.; Uher, C.; Dravid, V. P.; Kanatzidis, M. G., In Situ Nanostructure Generation and Evolution within a Bulk Thermoelectric Material to Reduce Lattice Thermal Conductivity. Nano Letters, 2010, 10 (8), 2825-2831.  
  13. He, J.; Sootsman, J. R.; Girard, S. N.; Zheng, J.-C.; Wen, J.; Zhu, Y.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; Dravid, V. P., On the Origin of Increased Phonon Scattering in Nanostructured PbTe Based Thermoelectric Materials. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132 (25), 8669-8675. 
  14. Ni, J. E.; Case, E. D.; Khabir, K. N.; Stewart, R. C.; Wu, C.-I.; Hogan, T. P.; Timm, E. J.; Girard, S. N.; Kanatzidis, M. G., Room temperature Young's modulus, shear modulus, Poisson's ratio and hardness of PbTe-PbS thermoelectric materials. Materials Science and Engineering: B, 2010, 170 (1-3), 58-66.  
  15. He, J.; Girard, S. N.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; Dravid, V. P., Microstructure-Lattice Thermal Conductivity Correlation in Nanostructured PbTe0.7S0.3 Thermoelectric Materials. Advanced Functional Materials, 2010, 20 (5), 764-772.