David N. McIlroy 2004
David N. McIlroy, associate professor of physics, has made significant contributions to his field of research, nanoscience and critical phenomena. His research on nanostructures is particularly significant and has garnered international attention. McIIroy's research group was the first to identify and grow nanosprings. The group received an $860,000 grant from the prestigious W. M. Keck Foundation. He leads the Idaho EPSCoR project on Nanoscale Materials. McIlroy also cultivates interdisciplinary research among undergraduates from the sciences and engineering.