Wayne State University

Aim Higher

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department of Chemistry
X-Ray Crystallography Adjunct Faculty
Ronald J. Baird, Ph.D.
Title Adjunct Professor
Location Lumigen Instrumentation Center
A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building
Education The Ohio State University Chemistry B.S. 1968
The Ohio State University Chemistry M.S. 1970
University of Hawaii Chemistry Ph.D. 1977
Office Chem TBD
Phone TBD

Dr. Baird brings over 40 years of industrial and academic research experience to the Lumigen Instrument Center. He worked for 24 years at the Ford Research Laboratories on a variety of projects including materials for exhaust gas treatment and sensing, semiconductor materials, polymeric materials for fuel system components, and materials for hydrogen production. He also served as Team Leader for Electron Microscopy and X-ray Physics. At Wayne State University he has been a Senior Lecturer in the Chemistry Department and a Research Professor in the Institute for Manufacturing Research. Dr. Baird has authored or co-authored 52 papers in refereed journals in the areas of electron spectroscopy, catalysis, alloy surfaces, molecular beam epitaxy and surface modification of materials. Since 2009, Dr. Baird has been an independent consultant in materials science. His primary activities with the Lumigen Instrument Facility are in the areas of X-ray diffraction and X-ray scattering.


R. J. Baird, R. C. Ku and P. Wynblatt, "Chemisorption of CO and NO on Rh(110)", Surf. Sci. 97, 346 (1980).

R. J. Baird, D. F. Ogletree, M. A. Van Hove, and G. A. Somorjai, "The Structure of the (√3x√3)R30° Superlattice Phase on (111) α-Cu 16at% Al; a LEED Intensity Analysis", Surf. Sci., 165, 345 (1986).

R. J. Baird and R. J. Haeberle, "The Effect of Alkali Ion Migration on the Adhesion of Sputtered Chromium Metallizations to Glass", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A4, 532 (1986).

R. J. Baird, T. J. Potter, G. P. Kothiyal, and P. K. Bhattacharya, "Indium Diffusion in the Chemical Potential Gradient at an In0.53Ga0.47As/In0.52Al0.48As Interface", Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 2055 (1988).

E. W Rothe, R. J Baird, C. W Manke, and R. Piparia, "Organic nanostructures on silicon, created with semitransparent polystyrene spheres and 248 nm laser pulses", Nanotechnology 19, 165301 (2008).

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