The Catholic University of America


Lawrence P. Cook, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering Program

Research Ordinary Professor, Department of Chemistry



A.B., Geology/Engineering, Princeton University  

M.S., Geology/Geochemistry, University of Texas, Austin

Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Harvard University 


Dr. Cook has extensive experience in materials science, as a result of having worked in the MS&E Laboratory at NIST for more than three decades. His research has been funded by DoE, DARPA, ONR, and the U. S. Army. Areas of interest include: thin film processing, solid-state kinetics, cathodoluminescence spectroscopy, and porphyrinic materials for gas sorption. He is an editor of the Journal of Alloys and Compounds and a contributing editor for the Phase Diagrams for Ceramists Database.

Representative Publications

L. P. Cook, W. Wong-Ng, and G. Brewer, “Porphyrin-Based Chemistry for Carbon Capture and Sequestration,” p. 201-221 in Tatsuki Ohji, et al., editors, Advances in Materials Science for Environmental and Energy Technologies V, Ceram. Trans., 260, Wiley & Sons, 254 p. (2016).

L.P. Cook, ed., "Thermal Analysis,"  p. 461-550 in E. Kaufmann, ed., Characterization of Materials, 2nd edition, 2438 p., 3 Vol., John Wiley & Sons (2012).  


L. Cook, R. Cavicchi, W. Wong-Ng, N. Bassim, S. Eustis, U. Kattner, C. Campbell, C. Montgomery, W. Egelhoff, and M. Vaudin,  “Enhanced Mass Transport in Ultra-Rapidly-Heated Ni/Si Thin-Film Multilayers,”  J. Appl. Phys. 106, 104909 (2009).


W. Wong-Ng, M. Otani, Z. Yang, I. Levin, P. Schenck, G. Liu, M. Green, L. P. Cook, R. Feenstra, W. Zheng, and M. Rupich, “Combinatorial Studies of  Ba-Y-Cu-O Films for Coated Conductor Applications,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 171910 (2008).


R. K. Kummamuru, L. Hu, L. Cook, M. Y. Efremov, E. A. Olson, and L. H. Allen, “Close Proximity Self-Aligned Shadow Mask for Sputter Deposition onto a Membrane or Cavity,” J. Micromech. Microeng. 18, 095027 (9 pp.) (2008).                       

L. P. Cook, R. E. Cavicchi, M. L. Green, C. B. Montgomery, and W. F. Egelhoff, “Thin-Film Nanocalorimetry: A New Approach to the Evaluation of Interfacial Stability for Nanoelectronic Applications,” p. 151-155 in Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics, AIP Proc. 931, Amer. Inst. Phys., Melville, NY (2007).


L.P. Cook, W. Wong-Ng, P. Schenck, Z. Yang, I. Levin, and J. Frank, "Kinetic studies of the reactions of the Ba2YCu3O6+x Superconductor with the CeO2 Buffer system,"  J. Electronic Mater. 36[10], (2007).


L. P. Cook, R. Klein, W. Wong-Ng, Q. Huang, R. A. Ribeiro, and P.C. Canfield, “Thermodynamics of MgB2, by Calorimetry and Knudsen Thermogravimetry,” IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 15 [2], 3227-3229 (2005).


B. W. Lee, L. P. Cook, P. K. Schenck, W. Wong-Ng, C. K. Chiang, P. S. Brody, and K. W. Bennett, “Processing and Characterization of Composition-Modified PbTiO3 Thin Films Prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition,” J. Mater. Res. 12 (2), 509-517 (1997).


L. Robins, L. Cook, E. Farabaugh, A. Feldman, “Catholuminescence of Defects in Diamond Films and Particles Grown by Hot Filament Chemical Vapor Deposition,” Phys. Rev. B, 13367-13377 (1989).Bottom of Form