Scott Wolter

Associate Professor of Engineering
McMichael Science Building 003A
2625 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6254

Brief Biography

Dr. Scott Wolter, associate professor of engineering, holds degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and North Carolina State University in materials science and engineering, and Elon University in business administration. He has held posts as a National Research Council research associate through support from the US Army Research Office (ARO), as an IPA/materials engineer in the Materials Division at ARO, and as a research staff member in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. His research has centered on the development of novel materials including carbon nanotubes, graphene, diamond, and compound semiconductors with applications concerning energy technologies, biomedical instrumentation and devices, and environmental sensors. Much of this work has involved surface chemical modifications for tailoring desired properties. He is presently working on x-ray imaging technologies for detection of threat substances through a multi-university initiative sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. His research has resulted in over 60 publications, numerous international conference presentations, and intellectual property transactions.


Doctor of Philosophy, Intercollege Graduate Program in Materials Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Master of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Bachelor of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Elon University, Elon, NC


Most recent...

  • Joel A. Greenberg, Kalyani Krishnamurthy, Manu Lakshmanan, Kenneth MacCabe, Scott Wolter, Anuj Kapadia, and David Brady, “Coding and sampling for compressive x-ray diffraction tomography”, submitted for publication in SPIE.
  • Ryan T. Hill, Jack J. Mock, Angus Hucknall, Scott D. Wolter, Nan M. Jokerst, David R. Smith, and Ashutosh Chilkoti, “Plasmon Ruler with Ångstrom Length Resolution”, ACS Nano 6(10), 9237 (2012).
  • K. McKay, S.D. Wolter, and J. Kim, “A ultra-high vacuum wafer-bonding system”, Review of Scientific Instruments 83 (5), (2012).
  • S.D. Wolter, T. Tyler, and N.M. Jokerst, “Surface characterization of oxide growth on porous germanium films oxidized in air”, Thin Solid Films 522, 217 (2012).
  • S.D. Wolter, J.R. Piascik, and B.R. Stoner, “Characterization of plasma fluorinated zirconia for dental applications by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy”, Applied Surface Science 257(23), 10177 (2011).
  • J.R. Piascik, S.D. Wolter, B.R. Stoner, “Enhanced bonding between YSZ surfaces using a gas-phase fluorination pretreatment“, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 98B, 114 ( 2011).
  • Brian R. Stoner, Jeffrey R. Piascik, Billyde Brown, and Scott D. Wolter,A novel array chip to monitor in situ composite degradation using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy”, Dental Materials 27(8), 811 (2011). 
  • S.D. Wolter, B. Brown, C.B. Parker, B.R. Stoner, and J.T. Glass, “The effect of gold on platinum oxidation in homogeneous Au-Pt electrocatalysts” Submitted for publication in Applied Surface Science (2010).
  • Maria Losurdo, Maria M. Giangregorio, Fabiana Lisco, Pio Capezzuto, Giovanni Bruno, Scott D. Wolter, Michael Angelo, and April Brown, “InAs(100) Surfaces Cleaning by an As-Free Low-Temperature 100°C Treatment”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 156 (4) H263 (2009).
  • Cinzia Di Franco, Angela Elia, Vincenzo Spagnolo, Gaetano Scamarcio, Pietro Mario Lugarà, Eliana Ieva, Nicola Cioffi, Luisa Torsi, Giovanni Bruno, Maria Losurdo, Michael A. Garcia, Scott D. Wolter, April Brown, and Mario Ricco, “Optical and Electronic NOx Sensors for Applications in Mechatronics”, Sensors 9, 3337 (2009).

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