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Gary Halada

To truly understand interactions between the environment and natural and human-made materials, it is essential to understand reactions at the nanoscale. It is at this level, from single molecules to ultra-thin films on surfaces, that structural and chemical transformations first occur which affect critical environmental processes, such as corrosion of advanced alloys, association of hazardous waste with soil or buildings, and transformation of radioactive materials by microbes. In addition, to create the next generation of materials and technologies to solve critical environmental problems we need to create new methodologies and research partnerships that will provide the necessary combination of tools, software and knowledge for cross-disciplinary problem-solving.



  • Nominated, Student Organization Advisor Award, Campus Life Awards program, May 2, 2007
  • Honorary Membership, Golden Key International Honor Society, November 17, 2006
  • John Pilkington Memorial Award for Outstanding Service, ICON 24 convention, Stony Brook University, 2005
  • Promising Inventor Award, from the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, 2004
  • Presidential Minigrant Award for Innovative Teaching Projects on Creating a Collaborative Learning Environment for Engineering Design, 1997
  • Eastern Electron Spectroscopy Society, Student Paper Award, Spring Meeting, 1992
  • American Society of Metals, Regional (Long Island) Chapter, Graduate Research Award, 1991
  • SUNY at Stony Brook, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, S. M. Ohr Teaching Award, 1990


  • Ph.D., Materials Science, 1993, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA
  • B.S. Physics, with honors, 1985, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA


  • Associate Professor Materials Science and Engineering Stony Brook University, present.
  • Undergraduate Program Director Engineering Science degree program Materials Science and Engineering Stony Brook University, present.
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