Dr. David A. Willis
Associate Professor at Southern Methodist Univ
SPIE Involvement:
Senior status | Conference Program Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
laser ablation , laser micromachining , thermal science , laser texturing , laser-induced forward transfer , time-resolved studies
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Profile Summary

I have a PhD in heat transfer and have taught graduate and undergraduate thermal sciences courses since 2001. I have extensive experience in laser-based thermal processesing, primarily in laser microfabrication. Specific experience includes laser ablation, laser micromachining, laser-induced forward transfer, and laser texturing. My laser background includes time-resolved studies of short pulse micromachining. I founded and manage the Laser Micromachining Laboratory at Southern Methodist University, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Publications (8)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 7, 2008
Proc. SPIE. 6879, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics VII
KEYWORDS: Thin films, Metals, Dye lasers, Nickel, Laser processing, Nd:YAG lasers, Laser ablation, Aluminum, Micromachining, Explosives

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 13, 2007
Proc. SPIE. 6458, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics VI
KEYWORDS: Metals, Image processing, Nickel, Chromium, Laser ablation, Aluminum, Explosives, Laser damage threshold, Pulsed laser operation, Liquids

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 12, 2005
Proc. SPIE. 5713, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics IV
KEYWORDS: Thin films, Glasses, Nickel, Interfaces, Nd:YAG lasers, Scanning electron microscopy, Laser irradiation, Aluminum, Micromachining, Pulsed laser operation

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 15, 2004
Proc. SPIE. 5339, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics III
KEYWORDS: Thin films, Glasses, Particles, Interfaces, Photography, Nd:YAG lasers, Scanning electron microscopy, Aluminum, Laser damage threshold, Pulsed laser operation

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 15, 2004
Proc. SPIE. 5339, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics III
KEYWORDS: Oxides, Thin films, Polymers, Glasses, Indium, Laser ablation, Micromachining, Pulsed laser operation, Positron emission tomography, Tin

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | June 29, 2001
Proc. SPIE. 4274, Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing VI
KEYWORDS: Gold, Femtosecond phenomena, Scattering, Metals, Nickel, Laser ablation, Micromachining, Picosecond phenomena, Pulsed laser operation, Liquids

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Conference Committee Involvement (1)
Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing XIII
21 January 2008 | San Jose, California, United States
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