I study nanoscale science, through the use of a scanning
probe microscope (SPM). A small cantilever and tip (tip radius = 10 nm)
is brought close to or in contact with a surface to measure local
properties. Topography, magnetism, hardness, conductivity, and much
more can be locally mapped out in this way. There are applications to
materials science, device physics, and cell biology, to name just a
Please contact me if you wish to learn more.
CV (updated Jan 2012)
Awards and Honors:
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2010.
NSF Faculty Early CAREER Development Award, 2010.