Dr. Snjezana Balaz

Associate Professor
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Dr. Snjezana Balaz

Associate Professor

Physics, Astronomy, Geology, & Environmental Sciences

Ward Beecher Hall 1001

phone: (330) 941-7467

sbalaz@ysu.edu

Research Interests

Properties of advanced electronic material thin films, interfaces, nanoclusters, single crystal complex oxides, semiconductors, and polycrystalline photovoltaics at the nano scale.

  • Education
    • 2007

      Ph D, Chemical and Materials Engineering

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    • 2005

      MS, Physics

      University of Nebraska - Lincoln

    • 2001

      BS, Physics

      Northland College

    • 1997

      Other

      Peta Gimnazija, Zagreb

  • Awards and Honors
    • 2023

      YSU

      Distinguished Professor Award For Excellence In Teaching

    • 2020

      YSU

      Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Service

    • 2019

      YSU

      Assessment Mini-Grant Award

    • 2018

      YSU

      Dean's Professional Development Reassigned Time

    • 2018

      YSU

      Assessment Mini-Grant Award

    • 2017

      YSU

      Research Professorship Award

    • 2016

      YSU

      Dean's Professional Development Reassigned Time

    • 2015

      YSU

      Dean's Professional Development Reassigned Tim

    • 2009

      DIET XII

      Workshop Fellowship, Pine Mountain, Georgia

    • 2004

      AVS

      Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Travel Grants

    • 2003

      CAMD

      Summer Workshop Fellowship, Louisiana State University,

  • Past History
    • 2023

      Physics, Astronomy, Geology, and Environmental Science (PAGES), Youngstown State University

      Associate Professor

    • 2013

      Physics, Astronomy, Geology, and Environmental Science (PAGES), Youngstown State University

      Assistant Professor

    • 2009

      The Ohio State University

      Postdoctoral Researcher

    • 2007

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln

      Researcher

    • 2007

      University of California-Riverside

      Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2023

      "Utilizing Technology For Specific Mindfulness Training To Lower Test Anxiety And Increase Understanding Of Physics Concepts"

    • 2023

      "Orientation-Dependent Native Defect Segregation at SrTiO3 Single Crystal Surfaces."

    • 2023

      "Orientation - Dependent Defect Segregation and Dipole Formation at SrTiO3 Surfaces"

    • 2023

      "Examining the Bonding Behavior of 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane on Titanium Using Three Biocompatible Solvents"

    • 2021

      "Deep level defect spectroscopies of complex oxide surfaces and interfaces"

    • 2019

      "A γ to α type transition of CuO species over CeO2-SiO2 composites supported CuO catalysts"

    • 2018

      "Support structure effect on CO oxidation: A comparative study on SiO2 nanospheres and CeO2 nanorods supported CuOx catalysts"

    • 2018

      "A comparative study of CO oxidation over Cu-O-Ce solid solutions and CuO/CeO2 nanorods catalysts"

    • 2013

      "Impact of Native Point Defects and Ga Diffusion on Electronic Properties of Degenerate Ga-Doped ZnO"

    • 2013

      "Heterjunction Band offsets and dipole formation at BaTiO3/SrTiO3 interfaces"

    • 2013

      "Electronic Structure of Tantalum Oxynitride Photocatalysts"

    • 2013

      "Depth resolved studies of SrTiO3 defects using x-ray excited optical luminescence and cathodoluminescence"

    • 2011

      "Low energy alkali ion scattering investigation of Au nanoclusters grown on silicon oxide surfaces"

    • 2010

      "Comparison of K+ and Li+ ion scattering from Au nanoclusters deposited on SiOx"

    • 2007

      "The Influence of the Molecular Dipole on the Electronic Structure of Isomeric Icosahedral Dicarbadodecaborane and Phosphacarbadodecaborane Molecular Films"

    • 2007

      "The Electronic Structure of 1,7-PCB10H11 Molecular Films"

    • 2007

      "Doping of boron carbides with cobalt, using cobaltocene"

    • 2007

      "Atomic Layer Deposition of Lanthana Thin Films Using High-Purity Lanthanum Amido Precursors"

    • 2006

      "The Electronic Structure of 1,2-PCB10H11 Molecular Films: Precursor to a Novel Semiconductor"

    • 2006

      "The All Boron Carbide Diode Neutron Detector: Comparison with Theory"

    • 2006

      "Electronic Structure and Vibrational Spectra of B10C2 Based Clusters and Films"

    • 2006

      "Boron Carbide Heterojunction Diodes: Temperature Effects, Band Offsets, and Intrinsic and Extrinsic Carriers"

    • 2006

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    • 2005

      "The Coadsorption and Interaction of Molecular Icosahedra with Mercury"

    • 2005

      "Evidence for Multiple Polytypes of Semiconducting Boron Carbide (C2B10) from Electronic Structure"

    • 2004

      "The Surface Photovoltage Effects on the Isomeric Semiconductors of Boron-Carbide"

    • 2004

      "The Heteroisomeric Diode"

  • Professional Service
    • 2018 - present

      Officer, President/Elect/Past
      Ohio-Region Section American Physical Society (OSAPS)

    • 2017 - present

      Board of Directors of a Company
      Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispana Americana

    • 2017 - present

      Officer, President/Elect/Past
      Ohio-Region Section American Physical Society (OSAPS)

    • 2016 - present

      Officer, President/Elect/Past
      Ohio-Region Section American Physical Society (OSAPS)

    • 2015 - present


      OSAPS

    • 2015 - present

      Officer, President/Elect/Past
      Ohio-Region Section American Physical Society (OSAPS)

    • 2014 - present

      Member
      Faculty Online Learning Community (FOLC)

    • 2009 - present

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Scientific Journal Referee

    • 2001 - present

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Nanotechnology, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A and B, New Journal of Physics