Post-Doctoral, Molecular Physics, The Rowland Institute for Science (1997)
Ph.D. Chemical Physics and Computational Chemistry,
Northwestern University (1994)
M.S. Chemical Physics, Northwestern University (1989)
B.S. Physical Chemistry, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL (1985)
- Technical leader or member of a skilled and
- Applying scientific or mathematical techniques to
commercial product research or development. Likely to involve my skills bridging science
and technical software development.
- Preference for a small company or independent,
dynamic group of a larger company in the Boston metro area.
- Solid understanding of a wide range of physical
sciences: physical chemistry, molecular physics, and scientific instrumentation.
- Experienced computer scientist specializing in
instrumentation interfaces, numerical simulation, algorithms for optimization, pattern
recognition and machine learning. Expert level knowledge of C++. Extensive application
development with mathematical and GUI C++ library
design experience. Detailed knowledge of Win32 API, multithreading, Visual C++.
- Laboratory and mechanical skills related to the
design, construction and operation of world class
research in molecular physics. Experience designing and building laboratory
electronics, laser optics, and ultra-high vacuum equipment.
- Mathematical and numerical analysis skills
commensurate with graduate level work in ab initio quantum chemistry. Developer
of custom software for molecular dynamics and molecular structure optimization.
- Capable presenter of technical material to inform
an audience. Capable group leader.
Research and Employment
Independent Consultant, Genetical.com and AlphaSquared.com, Wellesley, MA
Wrote statistical and information theoretic software for non-linear pattern
recognition. Follows a genetic algorithm implementation. Continuing development.
Additional consulting work providing Internet and networking expertise to a few Boston
Principal, Lamarck, Inc.,
171 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Lead programmer for a small team. Designed and developed software for a novel
computing environment in investment research and data mining for financial services
sector. Venture capital funded start up. Principal architect of C++ interfaces and
protocols for TCP/IP access to large, high-speed real-time databases.
External Consultant, The Rowland Institute for Science,
Developed computer simulations of scientific
experiments involving molecular dynamics and specialized image processing. (The Rowland
Institute is a non-profit collaborative foundation of Polaroid, Harvard and MIT
part of Harvard University.)
Top-down and horizontal views of the trajectories of three ions in a Paul
Research Associate, The Rowland Institute for Science,
Post-Doctoral Position, The Rowland Institute for Science,
Designed and built the world's first ion trap capable of simultaneous mass analysis and
electron diffraction for molecular structure determination. Studied unique
ion-molecule reactions of C60 and other fullerenes in custom mass
spectrometers. Joel Parks,
Graduate Student, Physical
Chemistry, Universität Karlsruhe,
Extended graduate research in an international environment. Trained a team of German
graduate students in experimental physics techniques building custom mass spectrometers
and lasers. Theoretical and computation work on quantum physics of atomic clusters.
Graduate Student, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Experimental and theoretical study of chemical and electronic properties of
gas-phase metal clusters. Laser desorption and spectroscopy of atomic and molecular
species in a molecular beam. Member of a team that designed and built electronics, laser,
and high vacuum chamber for the first determination of ionization potentials of silver
clusters, Ag2-Ag100. Thesis work under Prof. Manfred M.
Computational chemistry using local density theory on a Cray YMP supercomputer to study
alkali clusters with Prof. Donald E.
Ellis, Dept. of Physics.
Taught physical chemistry recitation classes. Teaching assistant in general chemistry and
Research Associate, R & D Baxter International,
Round Lake, IL
Analytical chemist. Chromatographic analysis of amino acids for
intravenous solutions. Reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on attainment of
product manufacturing requirements and product stability. Developed protocols for chemical
and statistical analysis. Employed a variety of analytical methods such as High
Performance Liquid Chromatography, Atomic Absorption, and Gas Chromatography. (Later
graduate work with UV-VIS, NMR, SEM, STM instruments.)
Extensive experience with interfacing computers
and laboratory instrumentation. LabView developer.
Experience with digital-analog interfaces and signal and image processing. Developer of
custom software for scientific CCD camera. Developer of assembly and C/C++ routines for
embedded processors, especially DSPs for controlling scientific instruments and complex
Developer of low level multithreaded C++ code
handling TCP/IP and HTTP communications. Experienced in HTML design, and WinNT network
Experience with a range of lasers and optics,
techniques of ultra-high vacuum design and generation, mass spectroscopy (linear and
reflectron time-of-flight, quadrupole), and radio frequency ion (Paul) traps.
Majority of computing and development
experience is on Windows and Mac platforms, with less experience on Unix and Linux
systems. Open to improving Linux/Unix skills.
Personable leadership style. Patient
- Electron Diffraction of
Trapped Cluster Ions
Mathias Maier-Borst, Douglas B. Cameron, Mordechai Rokni, and Joel H. Parks
Physical Review A, 59 (1999) R3162-R3165.
- Charge-exchange collisions of C60z+:
a probe of the ion charge distribution
Douglas B. Cameron, J.H. Parks
Chemical Physics Letters, 272 (1997) 18-24.
- Charge-Exchange and Cluster
Formation in an rf Paul Trap: Interaction of Alkali Atoms with C60+
Stuart Pollack, Douglas Cameron, Mordechai Rokni, Winfield Hill, J.H. Parks
Chemical Physics Letters, 256 (1996) 101-108.
- Photofragmentation of Ag4(N2)x+,
x=0-3: N2 Binding Energies
Susanne Haupt, Julian Kaller, Douglas Cameron, Detlef Schooß, Manfred M. Kappes
Z. Physik D, 40, Issue 1-4 (1997) 331-333.
- Photodissociation Spectroscopy of Metal
Clusters: a Status Report
Douglas Cameron, Susanne Haupt, Julian Kaller and Manfred M. Kappes, SPIE Proceedings,
1994, 2124, 418-425.
- Electronic and Geometric Structure
in Silver Clusters.
George Alameddin, Joanna Hunter, Douglas Cameron and Manfred Kappes, Chem. Phys.
Lett., 1992, 192, 122-128.
- Impurity Doped Simple Metal Clusters: Optical
Geoffrey M. Koretsky, Tina A. Dalhseid, Stuart Pollack, C.R. Chris Wang, George
Alameddin, Joanna Hunter, Douglas Cameron, Shengzhong Liu and Manfred Kappes, Ber.
Bunsenges. Phys. Chem., 1992, 96, 1270-1272.
- Optical Response of Doped s1-Electron
Tina A. Dahlseid, Geoffrey M. Koretsky, Stuart Pollack, C.R. Chris Wang, Joanna
Hunter, George Alameddin, Douglas Cameron, Shengzhong Liu and Manfred Kappes, Z. Physik
D., Proceedings of the 88th Heraeus Seminar, "Nuclear Concepts in the Study of Atomic
Cluster Physics," R. Schmidt, H. Lutz and R. Dreizler (Eds.), pp. 262-265, Springer
Verlag, Berlin, 1992.
- Photoabsorption Spectra of s1-Electron
C.R. Chris Wang, Stuart Pollack, Joanna Hunter, George Alameddin, Tina Dahlseid,
Douglas Cameron, Shengzhong Liu and Manfred Kappes, Z. Physik D, 1991, 19, 13-17.
- Optical absorption spectroscopy of
sodium clusters as measured by collinear molecular beam photodepletion. C.R. Chris
Wang, Stuart Pollack, Douglas Cameron and Manfred Kappes, J. Chem. Phys., 1990, 93,
- Electron Diffraction of
Trapped Cluster Ions (poster)
Reactions with Alkali Metals in an rf Trap (poster)
- Paul Traps,
Fullerenes, and Electron Diffraction (talk slides)
- Silver Clusters: Spectroscopic Probes
and Theoretical Models of Gas Phase Structure (thesis)
publicly available programs
- Books on my bookshelf
- Personal web site
American Physical Society (APS),
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)