Brian Daly

Prior to arriving at Vassar, Brian Daly received the PhD. in Physics from Brown University and worked for three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has been a member of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Vassar College since 2005. He is co-author of 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, and regularly presents his research at international conferences in physics and optics.


“Picosecond ultrasonic study of surface acoustic waves on periodically patterned layered nanostructures,” M. Colletta, W. Gachuhi, S.A. Gartenstein, M.M. James, E.A. Szwed, B.C. Daly, W.Cui, G.A. Antonelli, Ultrasonics 87, 126 (2018).

“Picosecond ultrasonic study of surface acoustic waves on titanium nitride nanostructures,” M.M. Bjornsson, A.B. Connolly, S. Mahat, B.E. Rachmilowitz, B.C. Daly, G.A. Antonelli, A. Myers, K.J. Singh, H.J. Yoo, and S.W. King, Journal of Applied Physics 117, 095305 (2015).

“Influence of Network Bond Percolation on the Thermal, Mechanical, Electrical, and Optical Properties of high and low-k a-SiC:H thin films,” S.W. King, J. Bielefeld, G. Xu, W.A. Lanford, Y. Matsuda, R.H. Dauskardt, N. Kim, D. Hondongwa, L. Olasov, B. Daly, G. Stan, N. Liu, D. Dutta, D. Gidley, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 379, 67 (2013).

“Noncontact optical metrologies for Young’s modulus measurements of nanoporous low-k dielectric thin films,” Brian C. Daly, Sheldon T. Bailey, Ratnasingham Sooryakumar; Sean W. King, Journal of Nanophotonics 7 (1) 073094 (2013).

“Thermal Conductivity and Sound Velocity Measurements of Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposited a-SiC:H Thin Films,” D.B. Hondongwa, L.R. Olasov, B.C. Daly, S.W. King, J. Bielefeld, Thin Solid Films 519 (2011) 7895–7898.

“Ultrasonic Attenuation in Amorphous Silicon at 50 and 100 GHz,” D.B. Hondongwa, B.C. Daly, T.B. Norris, B. Yan, J. Yang, and S. Guha, Physical Review B 83, 121303R (2011).

“Picosecond Ultrasonic Measurements of Attenuation of Longitudinal Acoustic Phonons in Silicon,” B.C. Daly, K. Kang, Y. Wang, and David G. Cahill, Physical Review B 80, 174112 (2009).

“Optical Pump-Probe Measurements of Sound Velocity and Thermal Conductivity of Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon Films,” J.L. Arlein, S.E.M. Palaich, B.C. Daly, P. Subramonium, and G.A. Antonelli, J. Appl. Phys. 104, 033508 (2008).

“Ultrafast Acoustics for Imaging at the Nanoscale,” B.C. Daly and T.B. Norris. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 92, 012094 (2007).

“Characterization of Mechanical and Thermal Properties Using Ultrafast Optical Metrology,” G.A. Antonelli, B. Perrin, B.C. Daly, and D.G. Cahill. MRS Bull. 31, 609 (2006).

“Picosecond Acoustic Phonon Pulse Propagation in Silicon,” B.C. Daly, T.B. Norris, J. Khurgin, J. Chen. Phys. Rev. B 70, 214307 (2004).

“Imaging Nanostructures with Coherent Phonon Pulses,” B.C. Daly, N.C.R. Holme, T. Buma, C. Branciard, T.B. Norris, S. Pau, D.M. Tennant, J.A. Taylor, and J.E. Bower. Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 5180 (2004).

“Gouy Phase Shift of Single-Cycle Picosecond Acoustic Pulses.” N.C.R. Holme, B.C. Daly, M.T. Myaing, and T.B. Norris.  Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 392 (2003).

“Molecular dynamics calculation of the In-Plane Thermal Conductivity of Superlattices.” B.C. Daly, H.J. Maris, Y. Tanaka, and S. Tamura. Phys. Rev. B 67, 033308 (2003).

“Coherent Generation of 100 GHz Acoustic Phonons by Dynamic Screening of Piezoelectric Fields in AlGaN/GaN Multilayers,” E. Makarona, B. Daly, J.-S. Im, H. Maris, A. Nurmikko, and J. Han.  Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2891 (2002).

“Optical Pump and Probe Measurements of the Thermal Conductivity of Low-k Dielectric Thin Films,” B.C. Daly, H. J. Maris, W. K. Ford, G.A. Antonelli, L. Wong, E. Andideh.  J. Appl. Phys. 92, 6005 (2002).

“Measurements of the Thermal Conductivity of Nitride Thin Films,” B.C. Daly, H.J. Maris, M. Kuball, A.V. Nurmikko.  J. Appl. Phys. 92, 3820 (2002).

“Molecular Dynamics calculation of the Thermal Conductivity of Superlattices,” B.C. Daly, H.J. Maris, S. Tamura, K. Imamura.  Phys. Rev. B 66, 024301 (2002).

“Measurements of the Thermal Conductivity of Amorphous Materials with Low Dielectric Constants,” B.C. Daly, G.A. Antonelli, H.J. Maris, W.K. Ford, L. Wong, E. Andideh.  Physica B 316-317C, 254 (2002).

“Calculation of the Thermal Conductivity of Superlattices by Molecular Dynamics Simulation,” B.C. Daly and H.J. Maris.  Physica B 316-317C, 247 (2002).