Michelle Leonard

Also known as: Michelle T. Leonard; Michelle Turner Leonard
Libraries

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9261-1180

Engineering, STEM, Data visualization, Python programming, Digitization, Social media, Science, Impact measurement, CritLib, Diversity

After earning a MS and BS in Materials Science and Engineering from NC State University, Michelle worked as a Materials Scientist/Engineer for Cree, Inc. in Durham, NC, where she utilized her expertise in electronic materials to developed the epitaxy process that enabled the first production of blue LEDs (light-emitting diodes) in the U.S. She has a Cree patent related to this work. After leading the epitaxy department at Cree for several years, she took time off to pursue other interests. Michelle is a Research Librarian for Engineering at North Carolina State University Libraries.

2000 conference paper

GaN homojunction and AlGaN/GaN heterojunction visible-blind photodiodes grown on SiC

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 3948, 273–282.

By: G. Bulman, H. Kong & M. Leonard

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

2000 conference paper

Improved 10-GHz operation of GaN/AlGaN HEMTs on silicon carbide

Materials Science Forum, 338.

By: S. Sheppard, K. Doverspike, M. Leonard, W. Pribble, S. Allen & J. Palmour

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1998 book

Chapter 7 SiC-Based UV Photodiodes and Light-Emitting Diodes

In Semiconductors and Semimetals (Vol. 52, pp. 283–306).

By: J. Edmond, H. Kong, G. Negley, M. Leonard, K. Doverspike, W. Weeks, A. Suvorov, D. Waltz, C. Carter

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1998 conference paper

Gain characteristics of InGaN/GaN quantum well diode lasers

Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest, 224.

By: Y. Song, M. Kuball, A. Nurmikko, G. Bulman, K. Doverspike, S. Sheppard, T. Weeks, M. Leonard ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1998 journal article

Gain characteristics of InGaN/GaN quantum well diode lasers

Applied Physics Letters, 72(12), 1418–1420.

By: Y. Song, M. Kuball, A. Nurmikko, G. Bulman, K. Doverspike, S. Sheppard, T. Weeks, M. Leonard ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1998 conference paper

Gain spectroscopy on InGaN/GaN quantum well laser diodes

Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest, 66.

By: M. Kuball, Y. Song, A. Nurmikko, G. Bulman, K. Doverspike, S. Sheppard, T. Weeks, M. Leonard ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1998 conference paper

InGaN/GaN lasers grown on SiC

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 3284, 82–93.

By: K. Doverspike, G. Bulman, S. Sheppard, H. Kong, M. Leonard, H. Dieringer, J. Edmond, K. More ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1998 conference paper

Nitride-based emitters on SiC substrates

Materials Science Forum, 264-268(pt 2), 1421–1424.

By: J. Edmond, G. Bulman, H. Kong, M. Leonard, K. Doverspike, W. Weeks, J. Niccum, S. Sheppard ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1997 journal article

Dynamics of photoexcited carriers in AlxGa1-xN/GaN double heterostructures

Journal of Applied Physics, 82(6), 3158–3160.

By: W. Shan, S. Xu, B. Little, X. Xie, J. Song, G. Bulman, H. Kong, M. Leonard, S. Krishnankutty

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1997 conference paper

First nitride laser diode on silicon carbide

Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, 482, 1179–1184.

By: J. Brown, J. Swindell, M. Johnson, Z. Yu, J. Schetzina, G. Bulman, K. Doverspike, S. Sheppard ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1997 journal article

Growth of GaN, InGaN, and AlGaN films and quantum well structures by molecular beam epitaxy

Journal of Crystal Growth, 175-176(PART 1), 72–78.

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1997 conference paper

MBE growth of III-V nitride films and quantum-well structures using multiple rf plasma sources

Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, 449, 271–276.

By: M. Johnson, Z. Yu, C. Boney, W. Rowland, W. Hughes, J. Cook, J. Schetzina, N. El-Masry ...

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1997 conference paper

Nitride-based emitters on SiC substrates

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 3002, 2–10.

By: J. Edmond, H. Kong, M. Leonard, K. Doverspike, G. Bulman, W. Weeks, K. Irvine, V. Dmitriev

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1997 conference paper

Photoluminescence, reflectance, magnetospectroscopy of shallow excitons in GaN

Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, 449, 713–718.

By: B. Skromme, H. Zhao, B. Goldenberg, H. Kong, M. Leonard, G. Bulman, C. Abernathy, S. Pearton

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1997 conference paper

Status of nitride based light emitting and laser diodes on SiC

Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, 482, 1169–1178.

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1997 journal article

Strain determination in heteroepitaxial GaN

Applied Physics Letters, 71(6), 829–831.

By: B. Skromme, H. Zhao, D. Wang, H. Kong, M. Leonard, G. Bulman, R. Molnar

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1996 conference paper

AlGaN/GaN/AlGaN double-heterojunction blue LEDs on 6H-SiC substrates

Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, 395, 903–907.

By: H. Kong, M. Leonard, G. Bulman, G. Negley & J. Edmond

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1996 journal article

Optical studies of GaN and GaN/AlGaN heterostructures on SiC substrates

Applied Physics Letters, 69(6), 740–742.

By: W. Shan, A. Fischer, J. Song, G. Bulman, H. Kong, M. Leonard, W. Perry, M. Bremser, R. Davis

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1996 conference paper

Recent progress in AlGaN/GaN laser structures on 6H-SiC

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2693, 57–63.

By: G. Bulman, J. Edmond, V. Dmitriev, H. Kong, M. Leonard, K. Irvine, V. Nikolaev, A. Zubrilov, D. Tsvetkov

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1995 journal article

Large area depositon of Cd1-xZnxTe on GaAs and Si substrates by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition

Journal of Electronic Materials, 24(5), 483–489.

By: N. Karam, R. Sudharsanan, A. Mastrovito, M. Sanfacon, F. Smith, M. Leonard, N. El-Masry

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1995 conference paper

Recent progress in GaN/SiC LEDs and photopumped lasers

Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS, 2, 100–101.

By: G. Bulman, J. Edmond, H. Kong, M. Leonard, V. Dmitriev, K. Irvine, V. Nikolaev, A. Zubrilov, D. Tsvetkov

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1995 journal article

Selenium doping of GalnP by atomic layer epitaxy

Journal of Electronic Materials, 24(2), 75–78.

By: D. Jung, M. Leonard, N. El-Masry & S. Bedair

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1994 conference paper

Production of low-cost large-area CdZnTe films by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) on GaAs and Si substrates

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2228, 118–129.

By: N. Karam, F. Smith, R. Sudharsanan, A. Mastrovito, J. Daly, M. Sanfacon, M. Leonard, N. El-Masry

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1992 journal article

Low temperature growth of AIGaP and GaP on si substrates by atomic layer epitaxy

Journal of Electronic Materials, 21(10), 965–970.

By: J. Gong, S. Nakamura, M. Leonard, S. Bedair & N. El-Masry

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

1992 journal article

Low-temperature growth of high resistivity GaP by gas-source molecular beam epitaxy

Applied Physics Letters, 61(14), 1646–1648.

By: J. Ramdani, Y. He, M. Leonard, N. El-Masry & S. Bedair

Source: ORCID
Added: August 21, 2020

Employment

2020 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Research Library for Engineering NCSU Libraries

2019 - 2019

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries Chapel Hill, NC, US
Tarheel Library Apprentice Kenan Science Library

2019 - 2019

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Digitization/Metadata Assistant Special Collections, NCSU Libraries

2019 - 2019

UNC Greensboro Greensboro, NC, US
NC Literary Map Social Media Coordinator Special Collections

2017 - 2018

Quail Ridge Books and Music Raleigh, NC, US
Bookseller/Social Media Coordinator Children/Teens

2000 - 2006

Cree Inc Durham, NC, US
Process Engineering Consultant Nitride Epitaxy

1997 - 2000

Cree Inc Durham, NC, US
Department Manager Nitride Epitaxy

1994 - 1997

Cree Inc Durham, NC, US
Process Engineer Nitride Epitaxy

1991 - 1994

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Graduate Assistant Materials Science and Engineering

Education

2019 - present

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC, US
MS Library and Information Science

1991 - 1994

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
MS Materials Science and Engineering

1987 - 1991

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
BS Materials Science and Engineering