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Pilar C Herrera-Fierro


University of Michigan

Surface Science Domain Expert

Dr. Pilar Herrera-Fierro has expertise in surface analysis, AFM, SEM, electrochemistry, microfabrication and wet etches (KOH, EDP TMAH), soft lithography, Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN), ink jet printing, CMP. She has been with the LNF since 2007, and supports laboratory users and their research projects, especially focusing on projects related to chemistry and surface science. Prior to joining the LNF, Dr. Herrera-Fierro worked in industry, developing CMP and PECVD processes for a-Si based solar cells applications.


  • Power, E. P., George, L., Vanderelzen, B., Herrera-Fierro, P., Murphy, R., Yalisove, S. M., & Raithel, G. (2012). Design and Fabrication of a Chip-based Continuous-wave Atom Laser. arXiv preprint arXiv:1202.0479.
  • J. González-Hernández, P. Herrera-Fierro, B. Chao, Yu. Kovalenko, E. Morales-Sáanchez, E. Prokhorov, “Structure of Oxygen Doped Ge:Sb:Te films”, Thin Solid Films, 503, (2006) 13-17.
  • Hurtado Macias, A., González-Hernández, J., Muñoz Saldaña, J., Herrera-Fierro, P., Garcia-Jimenez, P., Espinoza Beltrán, F. J., ... & Schneider, G. A.. Mechanical characterization of thin amorphous tungsten–carbon films prepared by DC-cosputtering. Vacuum, 76(2), (2004) 173-176.
  • Shogrin, B. A., Jones Jr, W. R., Herrera‐Fierro, P., & Jansen, M. J. "The effects of acid passivation, tricresyl phosphate presoak, and UV/ozone treatment on the tribology of perfluoropolyether‐lubricated 440C stainless steel couples." Journal of Synthetic Lubrication 19.4 (2003): 283-301.
  • Herrera-Fierro, P., Shogrin, B. A., & Jones, W. R. (2000). Spectroscopic analysis of perfluoropolyether lubricant degradation during boundary lubrication©. Lubrication engineering, 56(2), 23-29.