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John Badding

John Badding

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  • Professor of Chemistry and Physics
  • Associate Head for Equity and Diversity
120 Chemistry Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: jvb2 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 777-3054


  1. B.S., Manhattan College, 1984
  2. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1989

Honors and Awards

  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellow.
  • NSF National Young Investigator

Selected Publications

Fitzgibbons, T.C., Guthrie, M., Xu, E., Crespi, V.H, Davidowski, S.K., Cody, G.D., Alem, N. and Badding, J.V., Benzene-derived carbon nanothreads, Nature Materials, doi: 10.1038/nmat4088.

Healy, N., Mailis, S., Bulgakova, N., Sazio, P.J.A., Day, T.D., Sparks, J.R., Chen, H.Y., Badding, J. V. and Peacock, A. C.,, Extreme electronic bandgap modification in laser-crystallized silicon optical fibres, Nature Materials, doi: 10.1038/nmat4098.

Sparks, J.R., Sazio, P.J.A., Gopalan, V., Badding, J. V., Templated Chemically Deposited Semiconductor Optical Fiber Materials, Annual Review of Materials Research, 43, 527-557 (2013).

Liu, X., Tang, Y., Xu, E., Fitzgibbons, T., Larsen, G., Gutierrez, H., Tseng, H.-H., Yu, M.-S., Tsao, C.-S., Badding, J., Crespi, V., Lueking, A., Evidence for Ambient-Temperature Reversible Catalytic Hydrogenation in Pt-doped Carbon, Nano Letters, 13, 137–141 (2013).

He, R., Day, T.D., Krishnamurthi, M., Sparks, J.R., Sazio, P.J.A., Gopalan, V., and Badding, J. V., Silicon p-i-n Junction Fibers, Advanced Materials, 25, 1461-1467 (2013).

Sparks, J.R., He, R., Healy, N., Chaudhuri, S., Peacock, A.C., Sazio, P.J.A., and Badding, J. V., Conformal Coating by High Pressure Chemical Deposition for Patterned Microwires of II-VI Semiconductors, Advanced Functional Materials, 23, 1647-1654 (2013).

He, R.,Sazio, P.J.A., Peacock, A.C, Healy, N., Sparks, J.R., Krishnamurthi, M., Gopalan, V., and Badding, J. V., Integration of GHz Bandwidth Semiconductor Devices inside Microstructured Optical Fibres, Nature Photonics, 6, 174-179 (2012).

Baril, N.F., He, R., Day, T.D., Sparks, J.R., Keshavarzi, B., , Krishnamurthi, M., Borhan, A., Gopalan, V., Peacock, A.C, Healy, N., Sazio, P.J.A., and Badding, J. V. Confined High-Pressure Chemical Deposition of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 19-22 (2012).

Mehta, P., Healy, N., Day, T.D., Badding, J. V., and Peacock, A. C., Ultrafast wavelength conversion via cross-phase modulation in hydrogenated amorphous silicon optical fibers, Optics Express 20, 26110-26116 (2012).

Sparks, J.R., He, R., Healy, N., Krishnamurthi, M, Peacock, A.M., Sazio, P.J.A., Gopalan, V. Badding, J.V. Zinc Selenide Optical Fibers,Advanced Materials, 23, 1647 (2011).

Calkins, J.A., Peacock, A.C, Sazio, P. J. A., Allara, D.L., and Badding, J. V. Spontaneous Waveguide Raman Spectroscopy of Self-Assembled Monolayers in Silica Micropores, Langmuir, 27, 630 (2011).

Baril, N. F., Keshavarzi, B., Sparks, J. Krishnamurthi, M., Temnykh, I., Sazio, P. J. A., Peacock, A. C., Borhan, A., Gopalan, V., Badding, J. V. High Pressure Chemical Deposition for Void-Free Filling of Extreme Aspect Ratio Templates, Advanced Materials, 22, 4605 (2010).

Sazio, P. J. A., Amezcua-Correa, A., Finlayson, C. E., Hayes, J. R., Scheidemantel, T. J., Baril, N. F., Jackson, B. R., Won, D.-J., Zhang, F., Margine, E. R., Gopalan, V., Crespi, V. H. & Badding, J. V. Microstructured Optical Fibers as High-Pressure Microfluidic Reactors, Science, 311, 1583 (2006).

Research Interests


Materials Chemistry, High Pressure Chemistry

Materials and Nanoscience

Photonic materials, carbon nanomaterials, nanostructured materials, thermoelectric materials, energy materials, solar cell materials and structures


Reaction thermodynamics and kinetics,  Raman spectroscopy, spectroscopy of solid state materials, light scattering