William Mickelson, PhD
COINS Executive Director


PhD 2005 UC Berkeley (Physics)
BAS 1998 UC Davis (Physics and Chemistry)

Research Interests

Nanomaterials-based Sensors

Nanomaterials Synthesis

In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy



25 A. Fathalizadeh, T. Pham, W. Mickelson, A.Zettll, Scaled Synthesis of Boron Nitride Nanotubes, Nanoribbons, and Nanococoons Using Direct Feedstock Injection into an Extended-Pressure, Inductively-Coupled Thermal Plasma. Nano Letters, (2014)

24 P. Bai, J. Kao, J. Chen, W. Mickelson, A. Zettl, T. Xu, Nanostructures on graphene using supramolecule and supramolecular nanocomposites. Nanoscale 6 (9), 4503-4507 (2014)

23 W. Mickelson, A. Sussman, Q. Zhou, M. Veneziani, I. Ackerman, R. Fresca Fantoni,M. Piantanida,A. Zettl, O. Milgrome, An Innovative Wireless H2S Sensor Based On Nanotechnology To Improve Safety In Oil & Gas Facilities. SPE Offshore Europe Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, (2013)

22 M. Rousseas, A. P. Goldstein, W. Mickelson, M. A. Worsley, L. Woo, A. Zettl, Synthesis of Highly Crystalline sp²-Bonded Boron Nitride Aerogels. ACS Nano, (2013)

21 A. Gutes, B.-Y. Lee, C. Carraro, W. Mickelson, S.-W. Lee, R. Mabouduan, Impedimetric graphene-based biosensors for the detection of polybrominated diphenyl ethers. Nanoscale, (2013)

20 R. A. Fisher, J. E. Gordon, F. Hardy, W. E. Mickelson, N. Oeschler, N. E. Phillips, A. Zettl, Specific heat of Mg(B1-xCx)(2), x=0.05, 0.1. Physica C 485, 168 (Feb, 2013)

19 W. Mickelson, A. Sussman, A. Zettl, Low-power, fast, selective nanoparticle-based hydrogen sulfide gas sensor. Appl Phys Lett 100, (Apr 23, 2012)

18 A. Gutes, B. Hsia, A. Sussman, W. Mickelson, A. Zettl, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, Graphene decoration with metal nanoparticles: Towards easy integration for sensing applications. Nanoscale 4, 438 (2012)

17 B. J. Aleman, A. Sussman, W. Mickelson, A. Zettl, A carbon nanotube-based NEMS parametric amplifier for enhanced radio wave detection and electronic signal amplification. J. Phys: Conf. Ser. 302, 012001 (2011)

16 K. Jensen, W. Mickelson, A. Kis, A. Zettl, Buckling and kinking force measurements on individual multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Phys Rev B 76, (Nov, 2007)

15 X. S. Huang, W. Mickelson, B. C. Regan, S. Kim, A. Zettl, Pressure dependence of T-c and H-c2 of a dirty two-gap superconductor, carbon-doped MgB2. Solid State Commun 140, 163 (Oct, 2006)

14 T. D. Yuzvinsky, W. Mickelson, S. Aloni, G. E. Begtrup, A. Kis, A. Zettl, Shrinking a carbon nanotube. Nano Lett 6, 2718 (Dec 13, 2006)

13 A. Kis, K. Jensen, S. Aloni, W. Mickelson, A. Zettl, Interlayer forces and ultralow sliding friction in multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Phys Rev Lett 97, (Jul 14, 2006)

12 K. Jensen, C. Girit, W. Mickelson, A. Zettl, Tunable nanoresonators constructed from telescoping nanotubes. Phys Rev Lett 96, (Jun 2, 2006)

11 X. S. Huang, W. Mickelson, B. C. Regan, A. Zettl, Enhancement of the upper critical field of MgB2 by carbon-doping. Solid State Commun 136, 278 (Oct, 2005)

10 K. Jensen, C. Girit, W. Mickelson, A. Zettl, Tunable Nanoresonator. AIP Conference Proceedings 786, 607 (2005)

9 T. D. Yuzvinsky, W. Mickelson, S. Aloni, S. L. Konsek, A. M. Fennimore, G. E. Begtrup, A. Kis, B. C. Regan, A. Zettl, Imaging the life story of nanotube devices. Appl Phys Lett 87, (Aug 22, 2005)

8 K. Jensen, W. Mickelson, W. Han, A. Zettl, Current-controlled nanotube growth and zone refinement. Appl Phys Lett 86, (Apr 25, 2005).

7 T. D. Yuzvinsky, A. M. Fennimore, W. Mickelson, C. Esquivias, A. Zettl, Precision cutting of nanotubes with a low-energy electron beam. Appl Phys Lett 86, (Jan 31, 2005)

6 C. W. Chang, B. C. Regan, W. Mickelson, R. O. Ritchie, A. Zettl, Probing structural phase transitions of crystalline C-60 via resistivity measurements of metal film overlayers. Solid State Commun 128, 359 (Dec, 2003)

5 J. Cumings, W. Mickelson, A. Zettl, Simplified synthesis of double-wall carbon nanotubes. Solid State Commun 126, 359 (May, 2003)

4 W. Mickelson, S. Aloni, W. Q. Han, J. Cumings, A. Zettl, Packing C-60 in boron nitride nanotubes. Science 300, 467 (Apr 18, 2003)

3 A. Zettl, J. Cumings, W.-q. Han, W. Mickelson, Boron Nitride Nanotube Peapods. AIP Conference Proceedings 633, 140 (2002)

2 W. Q. Han, W. Mickelson, J. Cumings, A. Zettl, Transformation of BxCyNz nanotubes to pure BN nanotubes. Appl Phys Lett 81, 1110 (Aug 5, 2002)

1 W. Mickelson, J. Cumings, W. Q. Han, A. Zettl, Effects of carbon doping on superconductivity in magnesium diboride. Phys Rev B 65,  (Feb 1, 2002)