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David Mackay

Country: Washington, United States of America

Qualification: Ph.D. in Material Science & Engineering; Washington State University

Communication style

Experienced mentor, will speak slow in easy English, and has interacted with ESL researchers.

  1. Instructor profile
David is an experienced scientific editor and he has served as a peer reviewer. Besides publishing manuscripts in reputed journals, he has also applied for three U.S. patents. David is available for consultation sessions on topics related to academic writing and publishing.
  • PhD in Material Science and Engineering
  • Washington State University; January 2012-May 2016 (estimated date)
  • Research focus: Battery and Electrodeposition systems
  • Learned battery control systems and electroplating procedures to fabricate tin nanoneedle anodes for Lithium-ion batteries.
  • Setup and maintained battery and electroplating facilities at WSU for fabricating and testing the batteries.
  • Setup battery testing profiles and electroplating procedures to test the viability of the tin nanoneedle anodes.
  • Authored a manuscript in the Journal of Material Science regarding tin nanoneedle battery research and applied for three patents on the same battery technology.
  • Taught labs, graded homework, and answered questions regarding material as a teaching assistant for MSE 302, electric and magnetic properties of materials, and ME 220, Mechanics of materials lab.
  • Co-authored four manuscripts with one as the first author on research on the optical properties of YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet).
  • Acquired knowledge of oscilloscopes, temperature control systems, positron spectroscopy, photoluminescence systems, and how to work with radioactive materials, C programming, and Origin software.
  • Bachelor of Sciences Washington State University Major: Physics Minor: Math, December 2011, Cumulative GPA: 3.43
Work Experience
  • Tutor-Etutoring.org Aug 2011-current Tutor of chemistry, math, and physics.
  • Explained difficult concepts and assisted students in solving physics, chemistry, or math problems.
  • Reported any problems with the site to the director so that they could be fixed.
  • Contract Science Editor-Accdon LLC Feb 2014-current
  • Edited academic manuscripts to review their writing quality.
  • Reviewed their scientific quality and provided comments to improve their manuscript.
  • Volunteer Manuscript Reviewer Jan 2012-current Journal of Materials Science
  • Electrochemical Society Journals Wiley-VCH Journals
  • Reviewed the scientific and written quality of various submissions to the journals and gave a recommendation of whether the journal should accept or reject the manuscript.
Journal Manuscripts
  • “Template-free electrochemical synthesis of tin nanostructures,” David T. Mackay, Matthew T. Janish, Uttara Sahaym, Paul G. Kotula, Katherine L. Jungjohann, C. Barry Carter, M. Grant Norton J. Mat. Sci. 49, 1476-1483(2014).
  • “Lithiation of Tin Nanoneedles Investigated by in-situ TEM,” Matthew T. Janish, David T. Mackay, Yang Liu, Katherine L. Jungjohann, C. Barry Carter, and M. Grant Norton Microsc. Microanal. 20 (Suppl 3), 1978-1979 (2014).
  • “Study of exciton dynamics in garnets by low temperature thermo-luminescence,” D. T. Mackay, C. R. Varney, J. Buscher and F. A. Selim J. Appl. Phys. 112 , 023522 (2012).
  • “Strong visible and near infrared luminescence in undoped YAG single crystals,” C. R. Varney, S. M. Reda, D. T. Mackay, M. C. Rowe and F. A. Selim AIP Advances 1 , 042170 (2011).
  • “Energy levels of exciton traps in yttrium aluminum garnet single crystals,” C. R. Varney, D. T. Mackay, A. Pratt, S. M. Reda and F. A. Selim J. Appl. Phys. 111 , 063505 (2012).
  • “On the optical properties of undoped and rare-earth-doped yttrium aluminum garnet single crystals,” C. R. Varney, D. T. Mackay, S. M. Reda and F. A. Selim,, J. Physics D: Applied Physics 45, 015103, (2012).
  • US-882732-01-US-REG- Tin Nanostructured Anodes for Lithium Batteries
  • US-882731-01-US-REG- Tin Nanostructured Anodes for Flexible Lithium Batteries
  • US-882730-01-US-REG- Nano-structured Alloy Anodes for Lithium Batteries

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