Donald Clayton received his M.S. degree from the University of Oregon in 2013, focusing on photovoltaic and semiconductor device processing. He continued his education at the University of Oregon under the supervision of Dr. Mark Lonergan receiving his Ph.D. in 2017. His areas of interest include materials chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and green chemistry.
Donald Clayton, David Lepage, Paul N. Plassmeyer, Catherine Page, Mark C. Lonergan, Low-Temperature Fabrication of Lithium Aluminum Oxide Phosphate Solid Electrolyte Thin Films from Aqueous Precursors, RSC Advances 7, 7046 (2017)
Research in the Clayton group investigates the electrical and chemical properties of solid-state ionic conductors as they pertain to energy storage. Synthetic methods emphasize green chemistry, specifically the use of environmentally benign solvents for thin-film deposition. Results from this work explore the fundamental chemistries governing film properties in both single films and multi-layered structures.