Zachary Robinson

Zachary Robinson , Ph.D

Associate Professor
(585) 395-2182
Office: Smith Hall 118


  • BS in Physics, SUNY Geneseo, 2007
  • MS in Nanoscience, SUNY Albany Nano, 2009
  • PhD in Nanoscience, SUNY Albany Nano, 2012

Courses Taught

  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Physics III
  • Optics and Electronics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Advanced Lab II
  • Senior Seminar

Research Interests

Dr. Robinson studies the surface science of thin-film growth processes that are used to fabricate next-generation electronic and photonic materials. He involves undergraduates in all aspects of his research, and invites anyone interested in doing research in his group to stop by his lab for a tour!

Recent Student Research Projects

  • Andrew Rowley: Tube-Furnace Modification of Niobium Oxide Thin-Films for Memristor Applications, ongoing.
  • Mayuka Sasaki: Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Materials: Development and Automation of an Ultra-High Vacuum System, 2016-2018.
  • Alex Sidou: Growth of Graphene on Silicon Carbide, 2017.
  • Heather Lavallee: Design and Assembly of Inert Gas Annealing Chamber for Aluminum Nitride Films, 2016.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C., 2012-2015
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, SUNY Brockport, 2014-present