Positions

Overview

  • I have lived in Birmingham for over 25 years and have come to think of it as one of the south's best kept secrets. Prior to living here I resided in Sacramento, California, where I earned my BS degree in physics (with a mathematics minor). As a graduate student in the materials science program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, my Ph.D. research was focused primarily on structure and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline diamond films made via chemical vapor deposition, although I also contributed to "designer diamond anvil" technology for high pressure physics research.

    After earning my Ph.D. in 1999, I elected to continue my postdoctoral research at UAB in other aspects of diamond coatings, particularly for more challenging materials, including those associated with biomedical applications. As of 2016, I have been an Associate Professor of physics at UAB with primary research interests in the areas of interfacial structure/processes for wear-resistant coatings, surface modification, bone regeneration, and molecular detection.

    You can also learn more about Dr. Catledge through ResearchGate and LinkedIn.

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shane_Catledge
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-catledge-0a34334
  • Research Overview

  • Structure/Properties of Surfaces and Interfaces:
    My research group investigates wear-resistant and diffusion-barrier interfaces/coatings with applications targeted for orthopedic/dental implant materials. A primary focus is to develop well-adhered nanostructured diamond coatings onto cobalt-chromium and cemented tungsten carbide metals. Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) of diamond and other hard forms of carbon continues to be a very active area of research, particularly in the field of tribology where coatings of high hardness and low friction are required. Much interest has been generated in the synthesis of hard carbon films exhibiting a wide range of structural forms and properties. The computer hard-disc, cutting tool, and biomedical implant industries are only a few examples in which hard carbon coatings have been investigated. We are interested in tailoring the chemistry and structure at interfaces between diamond and metal so that coating adhesion is improved to the level needed for these applications. This includes studying interfacial nitrides, oxides, carbides, and more recently borides that can provide effective diffusion barriers and improve interfacial bonding.

    Molecular Detection:
    A sensitive and rapid detection method is needed in the form of portable sensor arrays that will result in molecule-specific reporting. The importance of the scanning probe lithography direct-write technique is to enable a novel sensor platform with extremely high spatial resolution and precise/repeatable control of array element size, position, and composition. We can create sensor array platforms with individual sensor features as large as 10 µm and as small as 15 nm. Biosensor arrays for molecular detection have the potential for convenient and immediate diagnosis characteristic of “Point-Of-Care-Treatment” (POCT) devices, whereby the medical test is done at or near the site of patient care. We are developing a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) as a synthetic receptor, directly written as array elements using the scanning probe lithography technique. Fluorescent nanodiamond probes embedded in the MIP elements act as “reporters” of adsorbed molecules, whose fluorescence intensity is concentration-dependent.
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by BAMA MINE & MILLING, INC. 2014 - 2015
  • Teaching Overview

  • The majority of my teaching has been focused on Introductory, General, and Modern Physics courses at the undergraduate (200-400) level.

    Recent courses include:
    PH223 "General Physics III: Thermodynamics & Quantum Physics"
    PH350 "Computation, Theory, and Measurement in Quantum Physics and Relativity"
    PH450/550 " Introductory Quantum Mechanics I"

    Nominated, UAB President’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2015
  • Teaching Activities

  • PH699 - Research for Thesis (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • PH223 - Gen Phys III: Therm. & Quantum (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH223L - General Physics Lab III (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH699 - Research for Thesis (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH350 - Computation Theory & Measur. (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH350L - Comput. Theory & Measur. Lab (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH450 - Intro Quantum Mechanics I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH550 - Intro to Quantum Mechanics I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • BME491 - Individual Study in BME (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH351 - Modern Physics I (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH351L - Modern Physics I Lab (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH352 - Modern Physics II (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH352L - Modern Physics II Lab (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH450 - Intro Quantum Mechanics I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH550 - Intro to Quantum Mechanics I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH491 - Advanced Physics Lab I (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PH698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Res (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PH351 - Modern Physics I (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH351L - Modern Physics I Lab (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH352 - Modern Physics II (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH352L - Modern Physics II Lab (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH491 - Advanced Physics Lab I (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH351 - Modern Physics I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PH351L - Modern Physics I Lab (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PH450 - Intro Quantum Mechanics I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PH550 - Intro to Quantum Mechanics I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PH222 - General Physics II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH222R - General Physics II Recitation (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH222R - General Physics II Recitation (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH222R - General Physics II Recitation (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH352 - Modern Physics II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH352L - Modern Physics II Lab (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH491 - Advanced Physics Lab I (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH794 - Scientific Communications II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PH351 - Modern Physics I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PH351L - Modern Physics I Lab (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PH495 - Honors Research - RES (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PH352 - Modern Physics II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PH352L - Modern Physics II Lab (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PH495 - Honors Research - RES (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PH793 - Scientific Communications I (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PH351 - Modern Physics I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PH351L - Modern Physics I Lab (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PH495 - Honors Research - RES (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • PH352 - Modern Physics II (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PH352L - Modern Physics II Lab (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PH351 - Modern Physics I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PH351L - Modern Physics I Lab (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PH797 - Special Topics in Physics (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PH352 - Modern Physics II (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PH352L - Modern Physics II Lab (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PH495 - Honors Research - RES (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PH351 - Modern Physics I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PH351L - Modern Physics I Lab (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PH491 - Advanced Physics Lab I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PH495 - Honors Research - RES (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • PH222 - General Physics II (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PH222R - General Physics II Recitation (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PH222R - General Physics II Recitation (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PH222R - General Physics II Recitation (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PH222R - General Physics II Recitation (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PH491 - Advanced Physics Lab I (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PH221 - General Physics I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH491 - Advanced Physics Lab I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PH201 - College Physics I (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PH201R - College Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PH201R - College Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PH201R - College Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PH201R - College Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PH221 - General Physics I (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PH221R - General Physics I - Recitation (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PH202 - College Physics II (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PH202R - College Physics II Recitation (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PH202R - College Physics II Recitation (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PH201 - College Physics I (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PH201R - College Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PH201R - College Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PH201R - College Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PH201R - College Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PH100 - Preparatory Physics (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PH100 - Preparatory Physics (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PH100 - Preparatory Physics (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PH697 - Special Topics in Physics (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PH698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Res (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PH100 - Preparatory Physics (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PH699 - Research for Thesis (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1999
  • Full Name

  • Shane Catledge