|University of California at Berkeley||B.S., 1995||G.P.A. 3.2|
|Materials Science and Engineering||M.S., 1998||G.P.A. 3.8|
|Ph. D.anticipated Dec. 1999|
|with minors in Chemical Engineering
and Mechanical Engineering
|8/97-cur.||University of California at Berkeley, advisor Prof. R. O. Ritchie|
|Studying the effect of numerous chemical environments and loading conditions on the bulk metallic glass, Zr-Ti-Cu-Ni-Be in order to assess this novel material's advantages and limitations.|
|Summer 97||Seagate Magnetics Corp., Tribology Research Group|
|Evaluated the surface spreading kinetics of many polymers that have been considered for use as hard disc lubricants, acquiring the time to repair damage to a thin film of each polymer.|
|7/95-5/97||University of California at Berkeley, advisor Prof. T. M. Devine|
|Combined surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and galvanostatic polarization to evaluate the passive film on iron in borate buffer.|
|Summer 94||Xerox Corp., Manufacturing Technology Center|
|Conducted experiments to determine the variables affecting shrinkage in Selective Laser Sintered parts and the feasibility of extrusion as a method for coating fuser rolls for copiers.|
|Spring 94||Brookhaven National Laboratory, Corrosion Research Group|
|Performed experiments on the electrochemical process for etching Pt/Ir in chloride solutions and W in caustic solutions with the objective of producing better Scanning Tunnelling Microscope probe tips.|
|Summer 93||Xerox Corp., Physical Analysis Area|
|Evaluated experimental toners with transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction.|
|Spring 97||Teaching assistant for Phase Transformations and Kinetics|
|Spring 95||Workshop coordinator for Introduction to Materials Science|
|Fall 93||Teaching assistant for Bonding and Crystallography|
|University Fellowship, 1998/1999|
|Joseph A. Dias Scholarship, 1996
National Association of Corrosion Engineers conference scholarship, 1996
Department of Energy appointment to Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1993
|Fatigue and fracture testing, electrochemical techniques, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy|
|Board member of the local American Society of Materials chapter|
|Materials Research Society member|
|1. V. Schroeder, C. J. Gilbert, R. O. Ritchie, "Effect of aqueous environment
on fatigue-crack propagation behavior in a Zr-based bulk amorphous metal,"
submitted to Scripta Materialia, Jan. 1999.
2. C. J. Gilbert, J. W. Ager III, V. Schroeder, J. P. Lloyd, J. R. Graham, and R. O. Ritchie, "Light emission during fracture of a Zr-Ti-Cu-Ni-Be bulk metallic glass," submitted to Applied Physics Letters, Jan. 1999.
3. C. J. Gilbert, V. Schroeder, and R. O. Ritchie, "Mechanisms for fracture and fatigue-crack propagation in a bulk metallic glass," Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (1999) in press.
4. V. Schroeder, C. J. Gilbert, and R. O. Ritchie, "Comparison of the corrosion behavior of a bulk amorphous metal, Zr41.2Ti13.8Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5, with its crystalline form," Scripta Materialia 38 (10) 1481-5 (1998).
5. L. J. Oblonsky, S. Virtanen, V. Schroeder, T. M. Devine, "Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy of iron oxide thin films: comparison with the passive film on iron," Journal of the Electrochemical Society 144 (5) 1604-9 (1997).
|1. V. Schroeder and T. M. Devine, "Surface enhanced Raman scattering
study of the passive film on iron," Masters Thesis 1998.
2. C. M. Vitus, H. S. Isaacs, and V. Schroeder, "A study of the electrochemical behavior of W in caustic solution and Pt/Ir in chloride solutions," Brookhaven National Laboratory internal report 1994.