Dr. Cynthia J. Jenks

Assistant Director for Scientific Planning and Division Director of Chemical and Biological Sciences
311 Technical and Administrative Services Facility (TASF)
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-8486
Fax 515-294-4456
Email cjenks@ameslab.gov

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education


  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Columbia University, 1992
  • M.Phil., Physical Chemistry, Columbia University, 1991
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, 1988
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, 1986

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments


  • Assistant Director for Scientific Planning, The Ames Laboratory, 2008 - present
  • Acting Chief Research Officer, The Ames Laboratory, 2009 - 2010
  • Scientist, The Ames Laboratory, 2002 - 2008
  • Associate Scientist, The Ames Laboratory, 1995 - 2002
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Iowa State University, 1992 - 1995

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • AAAS Fellow, 2012
  • Iowa Board of Regents Award for Staff Excellence, 2006
  • Iowa State University P&S Council CYtation Award, 2006
  • Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for P&S Staff Excellence, 1999
  • U.S. Department of Energy Award for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Materials Chemistry (shared with others), 1999

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Wearing L H; Smerdon J A; Leung L; Dhesi S S; Ledieu J; Bencok P; Fisher I; Jenks C J; McGrath R . 2008. Iron deposition on the tenfold surface of the Al72Ni11Co17 decagonal quasicrystal. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 20:015005. abstract
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Qin F; Anderegg J W; Jenks C J; Gleeson B; Sordelet D J; Thiel P A . 2008. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies of the early-stage oxidation behavior of (Pt, Ni)(3)Al(111) surfaces in air. Surface Science. 602:205-215. abstract
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Unal B; Jenks C J; Thiel P A . 2008. Comparison between experimental surface data and bulk structure models for quasicrystalline AlPdMn: Average atomic densities and chemical compositions. Physical Review B. 77:195419. abstract
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Unal B; Qin F; Han Y; Liu D J; Jing D P; Layson A R; Jenks C J; Evans J W; Thiel P A . 2007. Scanning tunneling microscopy and density functional theory study of initial bilayer growth of Ag films on NiAl(110). Physical Review B. 76:195410. abstract
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Shen M M; Wen J M; Jenks C J; Thiel P A; Liu D J; Evans J W . 2007. Ripening of monolayer vacancy pits on metal surfaces: Pathways, energetics, and size-scaling for Ag(111) versus Ag(100). Physical Review B. 75:245409. abstract
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Qin F; Jiang C; Anderegg J W; Jenks C J; Gleeson B; Sordelet D J; Thiel P A . 2007. Segregation of Pt at clean surfaces of (Pt, Ni)(3)Al. Surface Science. 601:376-380. abstract
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Qin F; Anderegg J W; Jenks C J; Gleeson B; Sordelet D J; Thiel P A . 2007. The effect of Pt on Ni3Al surface oxidation at low-pressures. Surface Science. 601:146-154. abstract
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Unal B; Fournee V; Schnitzenbaumer K J; Ghosh C; Jenks C J; Ross A R; Lograsso T A; Evans J W; Thiel P A . 2007. Nucleation and growth of Ag islands on fivefold Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystal surfaces: Dependence of island density on temperature and flux. Physical Review B. 75:064205. abstract
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Samavat F; Gladys M J; Jenks C J; Lograsso T A; King B V; O'Connor D J . 2007. Surface layer self diffusion in icosahedral Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystals. Surface Science. 601:5678-5682. abstract
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Unal B; Evans J W; Lograsso T A; Ross A R; Jenks C J; Thiel P A . 2007. Terrace-dependent nucleation of small Ag clusters on a five-fold icosahedral quasicrystal surface. Philosophical Magazine. 87:2995-3001. abstract
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