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Luiz G. Jacobsohn

Luiz G. Jacobsohn

Assistant Professor

Phone: (864) 656-5965
Office: Sirrine 375
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Dr. Jacobsohn obtained a B.Sc. in Physics in 1992, a Master’s degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering in 1994, and a D.Sc. in Physics in 1999, all from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He joined the Materials Science and Technology Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2002 as a post-doctoral research associate, and in 2005 was converted to limited term technical staff member in the same division. In 2009, he joined Clemson University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Clemson’s Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, COMSET, as a research faculty.

Since 2013, he has been an assistant professor with the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, and also a researcher affiliated with COMSET. Dr. Jacobsohn has authored and co-authored 1 book chapter and 89 publications that received more than 1,000 citations to date, and is the co-author of a patent application submitted to the USPTO. Dr. Jacobsohn’s research interests are broad and include scintillators and luminescent materials, involving transparent ceramics, nanoparticles and glasses. His research is or has been funded by the National Science Foundation - NSF, Savannah River National Laboratory, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency - DTRA, the Bavaria-California Technology Center - BaCaTeC, and the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium through a fellowship to one of his undergraduate students.


D.Sc., PUC-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1999)
M.S., PUC-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1994)
B.S., PUC-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1992)

Research Areas

Luminescent materials

Selected Publications

Yukihara, E. G., Milliken, E. D., Oliveira, L. C., Orante-Barrón, V. R., Jacobsohn, L. G. & Blair, M. W. (2013). Systematic development of new thermoluminescence and optically stimulated luminescence materials. Journal of Luminescence, 133, 203-210.

Jacobsohn, L. G., Toncelli, A., Sprinkle, K. B., Kucera, C. J., & Ballato, J. (2012). Spectral engineering of LaF3:Ce3+ nanoparticles: the role of Ce3+ in surface sites. Journal of Applied Physics, 111(7).

Jacobsohn, L. G., McPherson, C. L., Sprinkle, K. B., Yukihara, E. G., DeVol, T. A., & Ballato, J. (2011). Scintillation of rare earth doped fluoride nanoparticles. Applied Physics Letters, 99(11).

Jacobsohn, L. G., Tornga, S. C., Blair, M. W., Bennett, B. L., Muenchausen, R. E., Wang, R., Crozier, P. A., & Cooke, D. W. (2011). Synthesis, structure and scintillation of Ce-doped gadolinium oxyorthosilicate nanoparticles prepared by solution combustion synthesis. Journal of Applied Physics, 110(8).

Jacobsohn, L. G., Sprinkle, K. B., Roberts, S. A., Kucera, C. J., James, T. L, Yukihara, E. G., DeVol, T. A., & Ballato, J. (2011). Fluoride nanoscintillators. Journal of Nanomaterials.