Michael Treacy

Professor & Associate Chair of Academics
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TEMPE Campus
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1504
Associate Chair - Academic Affairs
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TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1504

Biography

Michael Treacy graduated from Cambridge University in 1976 with a bachelor's in natural sciences, and, in 1979, graduated from the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, with a doctorate in physics. His doctoral topic was in electron microscopy, with emphasis on scanning transmission electron microscopy as a tool for studying heterogeneous catalysts. After postdoctoral positions at IBM Yorktown Heights, and the CNET in Paris, France, he worked at Exxon Research and Engineering Company in Annandale, New Jersey, where he studied heterogeneous catalysts and zeolitic materials. He won both the Barrer and the Breck Awards for his zeolite work conducted at Exxon.

In 1990, he joined the NEC Research Institute in Princeton where he worked on electron microscopy studies of carbon nanotubes, amorphous materials, in-situ studies of switching in ferroelectrics, enumeration of hypothetical zeolite structures, and nanophotonic systems. In 2003, he moved to Arizona State University. His two main research interests are; modeling hypothetical zeolite frameworks; the study of disordered materials by Fluctuation Microscopy, a technique he co-invented with Murray Gibson while at NEC.

Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge 1979
  • B.A. Natural Sciences, Cambridge University 1976

Publications

(1)    L. A. Freeman, A. Howie and M. M. J. Treacy,
Bright Field and Hollow-cone Dark-Field Electron Microscopy of Palladium and Platinum Catalysts,
J. Microsc., 111 165–178 (1977).
(2)    M. M. J. Treacy, A. Howie and C. J. Wilson,
Z Contrast of Platinum and Palladium Catalysts,
Philos. Mag., A38 569–585 (1978).
(3)    M. M. J. Treacy and A. Howie,
Contrast Effects in the Transmission Electron Microscopy of Supported Crystalline Catalyst Particles
J. Catal., 63 265–269 (1980).
(4)    M. M. J. Treacy, W. Krakow, D. A. Smith and G. Trafas,
A Technique For Comparing the Bulk and Surface Structure of Defects in Thin Films Using the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope,
Appl. Phys. Letts., 38 341–345 (1981).
(5)    M. M. J. Treacy,
Imaging With Rutherford Scattered Electrons in the STEM,
Scanning Electron Microsc., 1 185–197 (1981).
(6)    D. A. Smith and M. M. J. Treacy,
Low-Loss Surface Imaging and Transmission Electron Microscopy of Growth of Some Thin Films,
Applications of Surface Science, 11/12 131–143 (1982).
(7)    M. M. J. Treacy,
Optimizing Atomic Number Contrast in Annular Dark Field Images of Thin Films in the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope,
J. Microsc. Spectrosc. Eléctron., 7 511–523, (1982).
(8)    F. Glas, M. M. J. Treacy, M. Quillec and H. Launois,
Interface Spinodal Decomposition in LPE InGaAsP Lattice-Matched to InP,
J. de Physique, 43 C5 11–16 (1982).
(9)    C. Colliex and M. M. J. Treacy,
Le Microscope Eléctronique à Balayage et en Transmission, ou STEM,
in Microscopie Eléctronique en Science des Materiaux, ed. by B. Jouffrey, A. Bourret and C. Colliex, CNRS Publication (Paris) 391–424 (1983).
(10)    M. M. J. Treacy and J. Bellessa,
On the Measurement of Surface Step Heights by Low-Loss Imaging in STEM, 
Ultramicroscopy, 11 173–178 (1983).
(11)    M. M. J. Treacy,
Atomic Number Imaging of Supported Catalyst Particles Using the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope,
in Catalytic Materials: Relationship Between Structure and Activity, ed. by T. E. Whyte, R. A. Dalla Betta, E. G. Derouane and R. T. K. Baker, ACS Symposium Series No. 248 367–383 (1984).
(12)    J. M. Gibson and M. M. J. Treacy,
The Effect of Elastic Relaxation on the Local Structure of Lattice-Modulated Thin Films,
Ultramicroscopy, 14 345–350 (1984).
(13)    J. M. Gibson, R. Hull, J. C. Bean and M. M. J. Treacy,
Elastic Relaxation in Transmission Electron Microscopy of Strained Layer Superlattices,
Appl. Phys. Letts., 46 649–651 (1985).
(14)    M. M. J. Treacy, J. M. Gibson and A. Howie,
On Elastic Relaxation and Long Wavelength Microstructures in Spinodally-decomposed InGaAsP Epitaxial Layers,
Philos. Mag., A51 389–417 (1985).
(15)    M. M. J. Treacy, J. M. Newsam, R. A. Beyerlein, M. E. Leonowicz and D. E. W. Vaughan, 
The Structure of Zeolite CSZ-1 Interpreted as a Rhombohedrally-Distorted Variant of the Faujasite Framework,
J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun. 1211–1214 (1986).
(16)    M. M. J. Treacy and J. M. Gibson,
The Effects of Elastic Relaxation on TEM Studies of Thinned Composition- Modulated Materials,
J. Vac. Sci. B4 1458–1466 (1986).
(17)    M. M. J. Treacy, R. C. Haushalter and S. B. Rice,
Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of the Reaction of Sn94- Zintl Ions with Single Crystal Au Films,
Ultramicroscopy, 23 135–150 (1987).
(18)    M. M. Disko, M. M. J. Treacy, S. B. Rice, R. R. Chianelli, J. A. Gland, T. R. Halbert and A. F. Ruppert,
Spatially Resolved Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy of MoS2 Platelets,
Ultramicroscopy, 23 313–320 (1987).
(19)    M. M. J. Treacy and J. M. Newsam,
Electron Beam Sensitivity of Zeolite L,
Ultramicroscopy, 23 411–420 (1987).
(20)    M. M. J. Treacy, R. C. Haushalter and S. B. Rice,
Reaction of Sn94-  with Single Crystal Au: Textured Fiber Epitaxial growth of AuSn at Room Temperature,
Angew. Chemie. 26 1155–1156 (1987).
(21)    M. M. J. Treacy, J. M. Gibson, K. T. Short and S. B. Rice,
Channeling Effects From Impurity Atoms in the High Angle Annular Detector of the STEM,
Ultramicroscopy, 26 133–142 (1988).
(22)    M. M. J. Treacy and J. M. Newsam,
Two New Three–Dimensional Twelve–Ring Zeolite Frameworks of which Zeolite Beta is a Disordered Intergrowth,
Nature, 332 249–251 (1988).
(23)    M. M. J. Treacy and S. B. Rice,
Catalyst Particle Sizes from Rutherford Scattered Intensities,
J. Microsc., 156 211–234 (1989).
(24)    J. M. Newsam, M. M. J. Treacy, W. Koetsier and C. B. deGruyter,
Structural Characterization of Zeolite Beta,
Proc. R. Soc. Lond., A420 374–405 (1988).
(25)    J. M. Newsam, M. M. J. Treacy, D. E. W. Vaughan, K. G. Strohmaier and W. J. Mortier,
The Structure of Zeolite ZSM–20; Mixed Cubic and Hexagonal Stackings of Faujasite Sheets,
J. Chem Soc. Chem. Commun., 493–495 (1989).
(26)    D. E. W. Vaughan, M. M. J. Treacy, J. M. Newsam, K. G. Strohmaier and W. J. Mortier,
Synthesis and Characterization of Zeolite ZSM–20,
in Zeolite Synthesis ed. by M. L. Occelli and H. E. Robson, ACS Symposium Series No. 398 544–559 (1989).
(27)    M. M. J. Treacy, S. B. Rice, A. J. Jacobson and J. T. Lewandowski,
An Electron Microscopy Study of Delamination in Dispersions of the Perovskite-Related Layered Phases K[Ca2Nan-3NbnO3n+1]: Evidence for Single Layer Formation,
Chemistry of Materials, 2 279–286 (1990).
(28)    C. B. de Gruyter, J. P. Verduijn, J. Y. Koo, S. B. Rice and M. M. J. Treacy,
A Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Grain Boundaries in Zeolite L,
Ultramicroscopy, 34 102–107 (1990).
(29)    S. B. Rice, J. Y. Koo, M. M. Disko and M. M. J. Treacy,
On the Imaging of Pt Particles in Zeolite Frameworks,
Ultramicroscopy, 34 108–118 (1990).
(30)    M. M. J. Treacy, J. M. Newsam and M. W. Deem,
A General Recursion Method for Calculating Diffracted Intensities from Crystals Containing Planar Faults,
Proc. R. Soc Lond. A433 499–520 (1991).
(31)    J. M. Newsam and M. M. J. Treacy,
ZeoFile: A Stack of Zeolite Structure Types,
Zeolites, 13 183–186 (1993).
(32)    M. M. J. Treacy and J. M. Gibson,
Coherence and Multiple Scattering in ‘Z Contrast’ Images,
Ultramicroscopy 52 31–53 (1993). 
Erratum to “Coherence and Multiple Scattering in ‘Z Contrast’ Images”,
Ultramicroscopy 54 93 (1994).
(33)    M. M. J. Treacy, J. M. Newsam and M. W. Deem,
Simulation of Electron Diffraction Patterns from Partially Ordered layer Lattices, 
Ultramicroscopy, 52 512–522 (1993).
(34)    S. B. Rice, M. M. J. Treacy and J. M. Newsam,
Shear Faults in Lovelock Ferrierite: An X-Ray and Electron Diffraction Analysis,
Zeolites, 14 335–343 (1994).
(35)    B. McVicker, J. L. Kao, J. J. Ziemiak, W. E. Gates, J. L. Robbins, M. M. J. Treacy, S. B. Rice, T. H. Vanderspurt, V. R. Cross and A. K. Ghosh,
Effect of Sulfur on the Performance and on the Particle Size and Location of Platinum in Pt/KL Hexane Aromatization Catalysts,
J. Catal. 139 48–61 (1993).
(36)    M. M. J. Treacy, M. E. Bisher and A. J. Jacobson,
A Hollow-Cone Dark-Field Study of Interlayer Cracks in Delaminated H[Ca2Nan-3NbnO3n+1] Materials,
Philos. Mag., 72 161–177 (1995).
(37)    M. M. J. Treacy and J. M. Gibson,
Atomic Contrast Transfer in Annular Dark-Field Images,
J. Microsc. 180 2–11 (1995).
(38)    K. Fossheim, E. Tuset, T. W. Ebbesen, M. M. J. Treacy and J. Schwartz,
Enhanced Flux Pinning in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x Superconductors with Embedded Carbon Nanotubes,
Physica C, 248 195–202 (1995).
(39)    M. M. J. Treacy, D. E. W. Vaughan, K. G. Strohmaier and J. M. Newsam,
Intergrowth Segregation in FAU–EMT Zeolite Materials,
Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 452 813–840 (1996).
(40)    T. W. Ebbesen, H. Hiura, M. E. Bisher, M. M. J. Treacy, J. Shreeve-Keyer and R. Haushalter, 
Decoration of Carbon Nanotubes,
Advanced Materials, 8 155–157 (1996).
(41)    M. M. J. Treacy and J. M. Gibson,
Variable Coherence Microscopy: A Rich Source of Structural Information from Disordered Materials,
Acta Cryst. A52 212–220 (1996).
(42)    M. M. J. Treacy, T. W. Ebbesen and J. M. Gibson,
Exceptionally high Young’s modulus observed for individual carbon nanotubes,
Nature, 381 678–680 (1996). 
(43)    Singhal, J. M. Gibson, M. M. J. Treacy, P. D. Lane and J. R. Shapley,
Stability of Supported Organometallic Clusters Probed by a Mass-Sensitive TEM Technique,
J. Phys. Chem., 100 6385–6388 (1996).
(44)    M. M. J. Treacy, K. H. Randall, S. Rao, J. A. Perry and D. J. Chadi,
Enumeration of Periodic Tetrahedral Frameworks,
Z. Krist., 212 768–791 (1997).
(45)    J. M. Gibson and M. M. J. Treacy,
Diminished Medium-Range Order Observed in Annealed Amorphous Germanium,
Phys. Rev. Letts. 78 1074–1077 (1997). 
(46)    A. Krishnan, E. Dujardin, M. M. J. Treacy, J. Hugdahl, S. Lynum and T. W. Ebbesen, 
Graphitic Cones and the Nucleation of Curved carbon Surfaces,
Nature, 388 451–454 (1997).
(47)    D. R. Hines, G. T. Seidler, M. M. J. Treacy and S. A. Solin,
Random Stacking of a Commensurate Guest layer in an Ordered Host: of Ni/Al Layer-Double-Hydroxides,
Solid State Commun., 101 835–839 (1997).
(48)    D. Hagrman, J. Zubieta, L. M. Meyer, C. Warren, M. M. J. Treacy and R. C. Haushalter,
A New Polymorph of VO2 Prepared by Soft Chemical Methods,
J. Solid State Chem., 138 178–182 (1998).
(49)    J. M. Gibson, M. M. J. Treacy, P. M. Voyles, H-C. Jin and J. R. Abelson,
Structural Disorder Induced in Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon by Light-Soaking,
 Appl. Phys. Letts. 73 3093–3095 (1998).
(50)    J. M. Gibson and M. M. J. Treacy,
Fluctuation Microscopy: Atomic Order revealed in Seemingly Random Electron Speckle Patterns,
in The Electron, Proceedings of the International Centennial Symposium on the Electron
ed. by A. Kirkland and P. Brown, IOM Communications Ltd, Institute of Materials (London)
ISBN 1-86125-051-7, pp 212–221 (1998).
(51)    E. Dujardin, A. Krishnan, M.M.J. Treacy and T.W. Ebbesen, 
Purification of single-walled nanotubes,
Advanced Materials, 10 611–613 (1998).
(52)    E. Dujardin, T. W. Ebbesen, A. Krishnan and M. M. J. Treacy,
Wetting of Single Shell Carbon Nanotubes,
Advanced Materials, 10 1472–1475 (1998).
(53)    N. Yao, V. Lordi, and S. X. C. Ma, E. Dujardin, A. Krishnan, M. M. J. Treacy, and T. W. Ebbesen,
Structure and oxidation patterns of carbon nanotubes,
J. Mater. Res., 13 2432–2437 (1998).
(54)    M. M. J. Treacy, J. M. Gibson and P. J. Keblinski,
Paracrystallites found in evaporated amorphous tetrahedral semiconductors,
J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 231 99–110 (1998). 
(55)    A. Krishnan, E. Dujardin, T. W. Ebbesen, P. N. Yianilos and M. M. J. Treacy
Young’s modulus of single-walled nanotubes,
 Phys. Rev. B 58 14013–14019 (1998).
(56)    M. M. J. Treacy,
Dynamical Diffraction in Metallic Optical Gratings,
Appl. Phys Letts. 75 606–608 (1999).
(57)    M. M. J. Treacy,
Deactivation of Pt/KL Reforming Catalysts by Pt Agglomeration and Entombment,
 J. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 28 271–292 (1999).
(58)    P. M. Voyles, J. M. Gibson  and M. M. J. Treacy,
Fluctuation Microscopy: A Probe of Atomic Correlations in Disordered Materials,
J. Electron Microsc. 49(2) 259–266 (2000).
(59)    M. M. J. Treacy, P. M. Voyles and J. M. Gibson,
Schläfli Cluster Topological Analysis of Medium Range Order in Paracrystalline Amorphous Semiconductor Models,
J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 266–269 150–155 (2000).
(60)    G. Xu, G. Aeppli, M. E. Bisher, C. Broholm, J. F. DiHusa, C. D. Frost, T. Ito, K. Oka, R.L. Paul, H. Takagi and M. M. J. Treacy,
Holes in a quantum spin liquid,
Science, 289 419–422 (2000).
(61)    M. M. J. Treacy, A. Krishnan and P. Yianilos,
Inferring Physical Parameters from Images of Vibrating Carbon Nanotubes,
Microsc. Microanal. 6 317–323 (2000).
(62)    J. M. Gibson, M. M. J. Treacy and P. M. Voyles,
Atom Pair Persistence in Disordered Materials from Fluctuation Microscopy, 
Ultramicroscopy 83 169–178 (2000).
(63)    M. M. J. Treacy,
Book review of “Structures and Structure Determination”, ed by: H. G. Karge and J. Weitkamp,
J. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, (2000).
(64)    P. M. Voyles, J. E. Gerbi, M. M. J. Treacy, J. M. Gibson and J. R. Abelson,
Absence of an Abrupt Phase Change from Polycrystalline to Amorphous in Silicon with Deposition Temperature,
Phys. Rev. Letts, 86 5514–5518 (2001).
(65)    P. M. Voyles, J. E. Gerbi, M. M. J. Treacy, J. M. Gibson, J. R. Abelson,
Increased Medium-Range Order in Amorphous Silicon with Increased Substrate Temperature
J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 293–295, 45–52 (2001).
(66)    P. M. Voyles, N. Zotov, S. M. Nahkmanson, D. A. Drabold, J. M. Gibson, M. M. J. Treacy and P. Keblinski,
The Structure and Physical Properties of Paracrystalline Atomistic Models of Amorphous Silicon,
J. Appl. Phys., 90 4437–4451  (2001). 
(67)    A. Krishnan, M. M. J. Treacy, M. E. Bisher, P. Chandra and P. B. Littlewood,
Efficient Switching and Domain Interlocking Observed in Polyaxial Ferroelectrics
Integrated Ferroelectrics. (2002).
(68)    M. J. Higgins, A. Krishnan, M. M. J. Treacy and S. Bhattacharya,
Depoling a ferroelectric capacitor,
J. Appl. Physics. 80 3373–3376 (2002).
(69)    P. Keblinski, M. Z. Bazant, R. K. Dash and M. M. Treacy,
Thermodynamic behavior of a model covalent material described by the environment-dependent interatomic potential,
Phys. Rev. B 66 064104 (2002).
(70)    M. M. J. Treacy,
A dynamical diffraction explanation of the anomalous transmission of light through metallic gratings,
Phys. Rev. B 66 195105 (2002).
(71)    M. M. J. Treacy,
Describing ordered microporous and mesoporous materials,
J. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 58 1–2 (2003).
(72)    R. K. Dash, P. M. Voyles, J. M. Gibson, M. M. J. Treacy and P. Keblinski,
A quantitative measure of medium-range order in amorphous materials from transmission electron micrographs,
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 15 1–12 (2003).
(73)    J. E. Gerbi, P. M. Voyles, M. M. J. Treacy, J. M. Gibson and J. R. Abelson,
Increasing medium-range order in amorphous silicon with low-energy ion bombardment,
Appl. Phys. Letts. 82 3665–3668 (2003).
(74)    Ju-Yin Cheng, M. M. J. Treacy, P. J. Keblinski and J. M. Gibson,
Diffraction microscopy for disordered tetrahedral networks,
J. Appl. Phys. 95 7779–7784 (2004).
(75)    M. M. J. Treacy, I. Rivin, E. Balkovsky, K. H. Randall and M. D. Foster,
Enumeration of Periodic Tetrahedral Frameworks. II. Polynodal Graphs,
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 74 121–132. (2004).
(76)    L. Fan, I. McNulty, D. J. Paterson, M. M. J. Treacy and J. M. Gibson
Fluctuation microscopy – a tool for examining medium-range order in non-crystalline systems, 
Nuclear. Inst. Method. B238 196–199 (2005).
(77)    M. D. Foster, M. M. J. Treacy, J. B Higgins, I. Rivin, E. Balkovsky and K. H. Randall,
A Systematic Topological Search for the Framework of ZSM-10,
J. Appl. Cryst. 38 1028–1030 (2005).
(78)    R. Sharma, P. Rez, M. M. J. Treacy, and S. J. Stuart,
In situ observation of the growth mechanisms of carbon nanotubes under diverse reaction conditions,
J. Electron Microsc.  54 231–237 (2005).
(79)    O. Delgado Friedrichs, M. D. Foster, M. O’Keeffe, D. M. Proserpio, M. M. J. Treacy and O. M. Yaghi,
What do we know about three-periodic nets?
J. Solid State Chemistry, 178, 2533-2554 (2005).
(80)    M. M. J. Treacy, M. D. Foster and K. H. Randall,
An Efficient Method for Determining Zeolite Vertex Symbols,
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 87 255–260 (2006).
(81)    M. D. Foster, I. Rivin, M. M. J. Treacy and O. Delgado Friedrichs,
A geometric solution to the Largest-Free-Sphere problem in zeolite frameworks,
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 90 32–38 (2006).
(82)    M. M. J. Treacy, J. M. Gibson, L. Fan, D. J. Paterson and I. McNulty,
Fluctuation Microscopy; A Probe of Medium Range Order,
Rep. Prog. Phys. 68 2899–2944 (2005).
(83)    M. M. J. Treacy,
What is Fluctuation Microscopy?
Microscopy Today, 13(5) 20–21 (2005).
(84)    A. Bodapati, M. M. J. Treacy, M. Falk, J. Kieffer and P. Keblinski,
Medium range order and the radial distribution function,
J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352 116–122 (2006).
(85)    S. A. Wells, M. D. Foster and M. M. J. Treacy,
A Simple Geometric Structure Optimizer for Accelerated Detection of Infeasible Zeolite Graphs,
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 93 151–157 (2006).
(86)    R. Sharma, P. Rez and M. M. J. Treacy,
Direct Observations of the Growth of Carbon Nanotubes using in situ Transmission Electron Microscopy
 Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology 4 460–463 (2006).
(87)    A. Sartbaeva, S. A. Wells, M. M. J. Treacy and M. F. Thorpe,
The flexibility window in zeolites,
Nature Materials 5 962–965 (2006).
(88)    L. Fan, D. J. Paterson, I. McNulty, M. M. J. Treacy and J. M. Gibson,
Fluctuation X-ray Microscopy: A Novel Approach for the Structural Study of Disordered Materials,
J. Microsc, 225 41–48 (2007).
(89)    M. M. J. Treacy,
When structural noise is the signal: Speckle statistics in fluctuation electron microscopy,
Ultramicroscopy 107 166–171 (2007).
(90)    R. Sharma, P. Rez, M. Brown, G. Du and M. M. J. Treacy
Dynamic observations of the effect of pressure and temperature conditions on the selective synthesis of carbon nanotubes,
Nanotechnology 18 125602 1–8 (2007)
(91)    M. M. J. Treacy, D. Kumar, A. Rougée, G. Zhao, P. R. Buseck, I. McNulty, L. Fan, C. Rau and J. M. Gibson, Probing medium-range structural correlations by fluctuation microscopy,
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19 455201 (2007).
(92)    M. M. J. Treacy, M. D. Foster and I. Rivin,
Towards a catalog of designer zeolites,
in Turning Points in Solid State, Materials and Surface Science, ed. By K.D.M. Harris and P.P. Edwards, RSC Publishing, Cambridge, U.K. Ch. 12, pp. 208–220, (2008).
(93)    M. M. J. Treacy, D. Kumar, A. Rougée, G. Zhao, P. R. Buseck, I. McNulty, L. Fan, C. Rau and J. M. Gibson,
Glimpsing order within the disarray,
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 126 012001 (2007).
(94)    J. M. Gibson and M. M. J. Treacy,
Beam transit effects in single molecule coherent diffraction,
Phys. Rev B. 78 245401 (2008).
(95)    G. Zhao and P. R. Buseck, A. Rougée and M. M. J. Treacy, 
Medium-range order in molecular materials: Fluctuation electron microscopy for detecting fullerenes in disordered carbons, 
Ultramicroscopy 109 177–188 (2009).
(96)    M. M. J. Treacy and M. D. Foster,
Packing Sticky Hard Spheres into Rigid Zeolite Frameworks,
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 118 106–114 (2009).
(97)    R. Sharma, E. Moore, P. Rez and M. M. J. Treacy,
Site-Specific Fabrication of Fe Particles for Carbon Nanotube Growth,
Nano Letters, 9 689–694 (2009).
(98)    V. Kapko, M. M. J. Treacy, M. F. Thorpe and S. D. Guest,
On the Collapse of Locally Isostatic Networks,
Proceedings of the Royal Society A 465 3517–3530 (2009).
(99)    A. Gamalski, E. S. Moore, M. M. J. Treacy, R. Sharma and P. Rez,
Diffusion-Gradient-Induced Length Instabilities in the Catalytic Growth of Carbon Nanotubes,
Applied Physics Letters 95 233109 (2009).
(100)    G. Zhao, M. M. J. Treacy and P. R. Buseck,
Fluctuation Electron Microscopy of Medium-Range Order in Ion-irradiated Zircon,
Philosophical Magazine 90 4661–4677 (2010).
(101)    M. O’Keeffe and M. M. J. Treacy,
Dense quasicrystalline tilings by squares and equilateral triangles,
Acta Cryst. A66 5–9 (2010).
(102)    V. Kapko, C. Dawson, M. M. J. Treacy and M. F. Thorpe,
Flexibility of Ideal Zeolite Frameworks,
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12 8531–8541 (2010).
(103)    J. M. Gibson, M. M. J. Treacy, T. Sun and N. J. Zaluzec,
Substantial crystalline topology in amorphous silicon,
Physical Review Letters 105 125504 (2010).
(104)    M. M. J. Treacy,
Z Dependence of Electron Scattering by Single Atoms into Annular Dark-Field Detectors,
Microscopy and Microanalysis 17 847–858 (2011).
(105)    M. M. J. Treacy and J. M. Gibson,
Examination of a polycrystalline thin-film model to explore the relation between probe size and structural correlation length in fluctuation electron microscopy.
Microscopy and Microanalysis 18 241–253 (2012).
(106)    K. B. Borisenko, B. Haberl, Amelia C.Y. Liu, Y. Chen, G. Li, J. S. Williams, J. E. Bradby, D. J. H. Cockayne, M. M. J. Treacy,
Medium-range order in amorphous silicon investigated by constrained structural relaxation of two-body and four-body electron diffraction data,
Acta Materiala 60 359–375 (2012).
(107)    V. Kapko, I. Rivin, C. Dawson and M. M. J. Treacy,
Density of mechanisms within the flexibility window of zeolites,
Phys. Rev. Letts. 107 164304 (2011).
(108)    C. J. Dawson, V. Kapko, M. F. Thorpe, M. D. Foster and M. M.J. Treacy,
Flexibility as an Indicator of Feasibility of Zeolite Frameworks,
J. Phys. Chem. 116, 16175−16181 (2012).
(109)    D. Kumar and M. M. J. Treacy,
Interferometric scanning microscopy for the study of disordered materials,
Appl. Phys. Letts. 99, 251912 (2011).
(110)    M. M. J. Treacy and D. Van Dyck,
A Surprise in the First Born Approximation for Electron Scattering,
Ultramicroscopy 119 57–62 (2012).
(111)    M. M. J. Treacy and K. B. Borisenko,
The Local Structure of Amorphous Silicon,
Science 335 950–952 (2012).
(112)    M. M. J. Treacy,
Speckles in Images and Diffraction Patterns,
Handbook of Nanoscopy, Ed. by Gustaaf van Tendeloo, Dirk van Dyck, and Stephen J. Pennycook, Ch 12 , 405–435 (2012).
(113)    M. M. J. Treacy and K. B. Borisenko,
Response to Comment on “The Local Structure of Amorphous Silicon,”
Science 338 1539 (2012).
(114)    M. M. J. Treacy, C. J. Dawson, V. Kapko, I. Rivin,
Flexibility Mechanisms in Ideal Zeolite Frameworks,
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 372, 20120036, (2014).
(115)    C. J. Dawson, M. Pope, M. O’Keeffe and M. M. J. Treacy,
Double-layer silicas (DLSs) and arbitrarily low-density, low-energy DLS zeolite families. Calculated structures, energies and stabilities,
Chemistry of Materials 25 3816-3821 dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm401471r (2013).
(116)    P. Rez and M. M. J. Treacy,
Three-dimensional imaging of dislocations,
Nature 503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12660 (2013).
(117)    C. J. Dawson, R. Sanchez-Smith, P. Rez, M. O’Keeffe and M. M. J. Treacy,
Ab initio calculations of the energy dependence of Si-O-Si angles in silica and Ge-O-Ge angles in germania crystalline systems,
Chemistry of Materials 26 1523–1527 (2014).
(118)    E. Verheyen, L. Joos, C. Martineau, C. J. Dawson, C. Weidenthaler, W. Schmidt, R. Yuan, E. Breynaert, V. Van Speybroeck, M. Waroquier, F. Taulelle, M. M. J. Treacy, J. A. Martens and C. E. A. Kirschhock,
Reversible transformation of flexible periodically interrupted -COK-14 to rigid fully connected OKO zeolite,
Materials Horizons 1 582–587 (2014).
(119)    T. Sun, F. A. M. Koeck, A. Rezikyan, M. M. J. Treacy and R. J. Nemanich,
Thermally enhanced photoinduced electron emission from nitrogen-doped diamond films on silicon substrates,
Physical Review B, 90 121302(R) (2014).
(120)    A. Rezikyan, Z. Jibben, B. A. Rock, G. Zhao, F. A. M. Koeck, R. F. Nemanich, and M. M. J. Treacy,
Speckle Suppression by Decoherence in Fluctuation Electron Microscopy, 
Microscopy and Microanalysis 21 1455–1474 (2015).
(121)    A. Rezikyan, J. A. Belcourt and M. M. J. Treacy
Interferometric Diffraction from Amorphous Bilayers,
Microscopy and Microanalysis 21 1348–1360 (2015).
(122)    J. M. Gibson and M. M. J. Treacy,
Fluctuation Microscopy Analysis of Amorphous Silicon Models,
Ultramicroscopy 176 74–79 (2017).
(123)    S. M. Collins, R. K. Leary, P. A. Midgley, R. Tovey, M. Benning, C.-B. Schönlieb, P. Rez and M. M. J. Treacy,
Entropic Comparison of Atomic-Resolution Electron Tomography of Crystals and Amorphous Materials,
Phys. Rev. Letts. 119 166101 (2017).
(124)    Y. Liu, M. O'Keeffe, M. M. J. Treacy and O. M. Yaghi,
The geometry of periodic knots, polycatenanes and weaving from a chemical perspective: A library for reticular chemistry,
Chem. Soc. Rev. 47 4642–4664 (2018). DOI: 10.1039/c7cs00695k.
(125)    M. M. J. Treacy, C. N. Ramirez, and M. O’Keeffe,
Hotness and coldness indexes based on the Fahrenheit scale,
Eos, 100, (2019). https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO127323. Published on 05 July 2019.
(126)    M. O’Keeffe and M. M. J. Treacy,
Crystallographic descriptions of regular 2-periodic weavings of threads, loops and nets.
Acta Cryst A 76 110–120 (2020).

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
PHY 441 Statistical/Thermal Physics
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 521 Classical&Continuum Mechanics
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
PHY 312 Mechanics and Electromagnetism
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
PHY 521 Classical&Continuum Mechanics
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 312 Mechanics and Electromagnetism
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
PHY 521 Classical&Continuum Mechanics
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 493 Honors Thesis
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
PHY 201 Math Methods Physics I
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 493 Honors Thesis
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
PHY 302 Mathematical Mthds Physics II
PHY 492 Honors Directed Study
PHY 495 Project Research
PHY 499 Individualized Instruction
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  • M. M. J. Treacy. Designer Zeolites. Colloquium, ETH Zurich, Dept of Crystallography (Dec 2009).
  • M. M. J. Treacy. Fluctuation Electron Microscopy. Dept of Materials, University of Vienna (Dec 2009).
  • M. M. J. Treacy. Designer Zeolites. Colloquium, University of Southampton (Dec 2009).
  • M. M. J. Treacy. Designer Zeolites. Colloquium in Oxford Dept of Materials (Nov 2009).
  • M. M. J. Treacy. Designer Zeolites. Colloquium Dept of Materials Cambridge University (Nov 2009).
  • M. M. J. Treacy. What spatially resolved electron diffraction tells us about amorphous materials. Symposium in Honour of David Cockayne's Retirement (Sep 2009).
  • Treacy, Michael. Fluctuation Microscopy. Physics Graduate Colloquium (Mar 2007).
  • Treacy, Michael. Weeding and Harvesting Zeolite frameworks. Global Optimization of structures (Jul 2006).
  • Treacy, Michael. Fluctuation X-Ray Microscopy. APS User's Meeting (May 2006).
  • Treacy, Michael. The search for useful hypothetical zeolite frameworks. NIRT meeting (ASU Biophysics) (Apr 2006).
  • Treacy, Michael. Fluctuation Microscopy for the Masses. Microscopy Society of America (Aug 2005).
  • Treacy, Michael. A sharper view of Randomness? What aberration-corrected imaging of amorphous materials can reveal. Microscopy Society of America (Aug 2004).
  • Treacy, Michael. Extracting the "signal" from structurally noisy materials. NIRT Workshop "Structure of Nanocrystals"
  • Treacy, Michael. Building a Database of Hypothetical Zeolite Frameworks. PACIFICHEM '05
  • Treacy, Michael. Designer Zeolites. Physics Nanomaterials Colloquium
  • Treacy, Michael. Designer zeolites. Turning Points in Solid State, Materials and Surface Science
  • Treacy, Michael. Fluctuation microscopies with electron, x-ray and optical probes. International workshop on nanoscale order in amorphous and partially ordered solids
  • Treacy, Michael. Fluctuation Microscopy. Invited seminar
  • Treacy, Michael. Glimpsing disorder within the disarray. Electron Microscopy and Analysis group

Service

  • Executive Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Director of the Undergraduate Program, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • Director of the Undergraduate Program, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • Director of the Undergraduate Program, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • Director of the Undergraduate Program, Director (2005 - Present)
  • Colloquium Committee, Chair (2004 - Present)
  • Structure Commission of the International Zeolite Association, Chair (2001 - Present)
  • Structure Commission of the International Zeolite Association, Chair (2001 - Present)
  • Structure Commission of the International Zeolite Association, Chair (2001 - Present)
  • Structure Commission of the International Zeolite Association, Chair (2001 - Present)
  • Structure Commission of the International Zeolite Association, Chair (2001 - Present)
  • Structure Commission of the International Zeolite Association, Chair (2001 - Present)
  • Academic Program Review, Member (2011 - 2012)
  • Budget and Policy Committee, Member (2008 - 2009)
  • NSF Workshop on In-Situ Electron Microscopy for the nano-World, Co-organizer (2006 - 2006)
  • Undergraduate Program Committee, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Co-organizer (2006 - 2006)
  • Science Olympiad, Tutor (2003)
  • Meeting Chair (2002 - 2002)

Industry Positions

1982–1984: Exxon Chemical Company, (Linden New Jersey/ Annandale New Jersey); Physicist.

1984–1990: Exxon Research & Engineering Company, Corporate Research, (Annandale New Jersey); Senior Physicist.

1990 – 2002: NEC Research Institute, Inc., (Princeton New Jersey); Senior Research Scientist.