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Steven Hardcastle

  • Researcher Emerit, Advanced Analysis Facility

Dr. Hardcastle retired in August of 2021 after a 32-year career at UWM. Hardcastle was Manager of the Advanced Analysis Facility (AAF) in the College of Engineering & Applied Science. The AAF is a core research and teaching facility that serves CEAS, UWM, and Industries in SE Wisconsin. His expertise is in surface chemistry and elemental analysis (XPS) and structures of bulk materials and thin films (XRD).


  • Ph.D. - Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1985.
  • M.S. - Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1979.
  • B.S. - Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 1977.


  • “Bonding of the iron Lewis acid-THF adduct CpFe(CO)(2)center dot THF to silica gel and its implication for cyclopropanation reactions”: Casper DJ, Sklyarov AV, Hardcastle S, Barr TL Forsterling FH, Surerus KF, Hossain MM INORGANICA CHIMICA ACTA 359 (10): 3129-3138 JUL 1 2006
  • Effect of anodic treatment on the composition and structure of electrodeposited Zn-Cr alloy coatings: Boiadjieva T, Kovacheva D, Petrov K, Hardcastle S, Monev M CORROSION SCIENCE 46 (3): 681-695 MAR 2004
  • “XPS study of the cBN-TiC system”: Benko E, Barr TL, Hardcastle S, Hoppe E, Bernasik A, Morgiel J. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL 27 (6): 637-643 2001
  • “X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy investigations of the chemistries of soils”: Barr TL, Hoppe EE, Hardcastle S, Seal S. JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY A-VACUUM SURFACES AND FILMS 17 (4): 1079-1085 Part 1, JUL-AUG 1999.
  • ESCA studies of yttrium orthoaluminum perovskites”: Pawlak DA, Wozniak K, Frukacz Z, Barr TL, Fiorentino D, Hardcastle S. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 103 (17): 3332-3336 APR 29 1999
  • “ESCA, solid-state NMR, and X-ray diffraction studies of perisubstituted naphthalene derivatives”: Wozniak K, He HY, Klinowski J, Barr TL, Hardcastle SE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 100 (27): 11408-11419 JUL 4 1996
  • "Photoemission Spectromicroscopy of Neurons": Destasio, G., Hardcastle, S., Koranda, SF., Tonner, BP., Mercanti, D., Ciotti, MT., Perfetti, P., Margaritondo, G. Physical Review E47(3): 2117-2121 Mar 1993.
  • "Structural Effects in Single-Crystal Photoelectron, Auger-Electron, and Kikuchi-Electron Angular Diffraction Patterns": Han, Z.L., Hardcastle, S., Harp, G.R., Li, H., Wang, X.D., Zhang, J., Tonner, B.P. Surface Science 258 (1-3): 313-327 Nov. 1991.